LCSC Learn To Swim Programme
The LCSC Learn to Swim Programme is designed for children from the age of 4 years.
Our programme will allow your child to develop the important life skill of swimming in a nurturing and supportive environment. Your child will not only develop the skills and techniques that could save their life but will potentially open a range of aquatic sports and activities to them.
For parents, encouraging your child to learn to swim is one of the most important skills you will teach them. If you get children interested in swimming when they’re young there’s a good chance they’ll enjoy the water for the rest of their life and remain fit and healthy.
Our programme is based on seven skill levels and a continuous assessment approach. Your child will be assessed during each class and when the teacher feels he or she has mastered the required skills, they will suggest to you that they move to the next level.
The aim of our programme is to make swimming fun, allow children to develop safety and competency in the water, and provide the foundation for a lifetime involvement in aquatics.
Where possible, children with disabilities are integrated in the mainstream classes.
We work in partnership with parents building a swimming journey that works for child, teacher and parent.
We also run disability classes where teaching and objectives are adapted to the meet the needs of each individual swimmer.
All places must be confirmed and paid for before the start of term. If you do not wish to re-enrol, please inform the Admin Officer so places can be offered to children on the waiting list. Dates and fees are detailed below.
DATES & TIMETABLE
Dates and fees are provisional until notification of events at the LeisurePlex are confirmed. For information on dates and the timetable of classes, click on the document below.
Term 1 Sun 01 09 19 to Fri 13 12 19
Term 2 Sun 05 01 20 to Thu 09 04 20
Term 3 Sun 26 04 20 to Fri 03 07 20
Term 4 Mon 13 07 20 to Thu 20 08 20
Places will be offered to children on the waiting list as soon as they become available. To register please use the online enrollment form link
Children who can swim, may be invited for an assessment to ensure they are placed in the most appropriate class.
CLUB TRIALS FOR 2019/20
Trials for entry to the Development Squads will take place periodically throughout the year.
This is the first step for children who are keen to pursue competitive swimming. Selection is based on skills, stamina, commitment and desire to progress in the sport; if selected, a 6-week settling in period allows the swimmer, coaches and parents time to decide whether full membership of the club is the route they wish to take.
The squad criteria for Development Squad 3 (which is the first level within the Lisburn City Swimming Club structure) can be found by following the link Development-Squad-3 Criteria