AUGUST HOLIDAY PROGRAMME
Designed to be fun whilst developing a range of aquatic skills and correct stroke technique, the holiday programme will run from 19 – 30 August. This programme is part of ongoing teacher training and complies with the highest standards expected by the club and Swim Ireland. It is hoped that there will be taster sessions for diving and water polo; also provision for children with disabilities. Please indicate your interest in these additional activities and details will follow.
For further details click on Information on the Summer Scheme Aug 2013
Hilary: tel 07429 700024; email@example.com
NOTIFICATION OF POOL CLOSURES
We received late notification of pool closures. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter. Revised dates and fees can be seen in the document Term Dates 2012-13.
Please note the following dates of cancellations:
Tuesday 9 & Wednesday 10 April due to maintenance
Friday 10 May
Friday 31 May
Friday 7 June
Monday 24 to Sunday 30 June due to pool maintenance
CHILD LEARN TO SWIM
The LCSC Learn to Swim Programme is based on the Swim Ireland Child Learn to Swim syllabus and award scheme, and is designed for children from the age of 5 years.
With the emphasis on building confidence and enjoyment, children learn the fundamental skills for water safety and for developing a wide range of aquatic skills alongside the four main swimming strokes.
Each child is placed in an appropriate level according to experience and ability, and will progress at his or her own rate through the Levels 1 – 6. Children who have completed Level 6 may apply for a trial to join the Development Squads in the club, which start them on the competitive pathway (there may be restrictions due to the number of places available). Not all children wish to proceed to competitive swimming; the aim of the programme is make swimming fun, develop safety and competency in the water, and provide the foundation for a lifetime involvement in aquatics. The diving and water polo programmes provide an excellent opportunity to challenge and further develop skills.
To view the objectives of the Swim Ireland levels click here: Swim Ireland Child Learn to Swim Levels 1 – 6
Below is a downloadable leaflet and application form
ASSESSMENT, REPORTS ON PROGRESS & AWARD SCHEME
The club has invested in an advanced database programme (SwimSoft) that enables us to track the progress of each individual pupil. The teachers will assess the children towards the end of each term and complete their reports on line. From the reports we are able to provide feedback on specific areas a child needs to work on in order to move to the next level. This information is also made available the following term, so the subsequent teacher will be aware of the child’s strengths and weaknesses. On completion of a level, the child is awarded a Swim Ireland Certificate and badge.
CLUB TRIALS FOR 2012-13
A trial for entry to the Development Squads took place on Tuesday 2 April. If you want information about future trials please contact Hilary to discuss what is involved. See below the squad criteria for development squad 3 (which is the first level within the club structure)
With the use of the diving pit and competition diving boards, and the commitment of our fully qualified diving instructor we are able to offer both introductory and intermediate diving courses. The standard of diving has continued to increase. Children must be fully competent in deep water, practised in jumping and able to somersault in the water. This term the classes take place on Thursdays: introductory (Stage 1) at 6.30pm, the intermediate class (Stage 2) at 7.30pm.
Ball skills and games are included in many of the lessons, to add variety, build on confidence, enjoyment and coordination. We can now offer children the opportunity to further their skills and develop the sport of water polo. The 2012-13 season will include inter club league matches. Stage 1 sessions are on Thursday 5.45 – 6.30pm, ideal for children aged 7 – 11 yrs (shallow water). Stage 2 is for children from age 11 yrs who have acquired the basic skills and can move on to the challenge of playing in deep water. To increase fitness and swimming skills, we now offer a main pool session on Sundays, 1-2pm: this is targeted for children in Stage 2.
Many children benefit and enjoy the challenges of learning skills that are the foundation of the other aquatic disciplines. MultiSkills provides an introduction to diving, water polo and synchronised swimming, with a swimming component, along side personal survival skills. The syllabus is tailored to the ages, ability and interests of the children. In September, we offer just one session, Tuesday 8.15 – 9pm, which is aimed for children from the age of 11yrs.
New to the programme for 2012-13 is a SwimFit session on Sundays 1-2pm in the main pool. Places will be limited, with priority to children aged 11yrs+ who are already in the club or learn to swim programme. The aim will be to improve technique and develop stamina and speed.
DATES & TIMETABLE
For information on dates and the timetable of classes, click on the documents below.
We have received confirmation of all cancellations due to events that will affect Friday and Sunday classes during the Winter Term. Our apologies for not being able to supply this information at the time of invoicing and enrollment.
RE-ENROLLMENT FOR THE SUMMER TERM
All children who were registered for the Spring Term 2013 should have received re-enrollment details, either by email or post by 15 March. Parents, please check your emails, and if you have not received the correspondence, or if there are any errors, notify Hilary straight away. You may request to change if the session offered does not suit. Places must be confirmed by email or text; if you do not wish to re-enroll or if you would like to return at a later time, please let us know, so that places can be re-allocated. Reports and certificates were available the last session of term. Hilary will be in the gallery the first week of term to hand out reports and complete enrollment. Any parents who have overpaid fees collect the refund. Due to weather conditions, the pool was closed Friday 22 March; pupils will be credited for that session, either refunded or carried over to the Summer Term.
Places will be offered to children on the waiting list as soon as they become available. To register, phone or text Hilary on 07429 700024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org providing the following information: Name, Date of Birth, Home Address, Contact Telephone Numbers, a brief description of swimming experience and any special needs. Children who can swim may be invited to an assessment to ensure they are placed in the most appropriate class.
For more details please contact Hilary Idzikowska:
Phone or text: 07429 700024
For a guide to the technique and skills of swimming, go to the BBC sports website: