infinity Lessons

Child

Swimming is fun. Young children will start with a programme which introduces them to the water, developing early-years water confidence encouraged through sessions such as infinity Little Ones sessions.

Of utmost importance to us is the development of the child’s fundamental motor and aquatic skills with an introduction to water and the swimming environment taught through fun and games.

If your child has some swimming experience it is best to book an infinity Assessment to assess the level at which they should start.

infinity Little Ones

6 Weeks to 4 Years

infinity Little Ones Swim classes are especially designed for babies 6 weeks to 4 years.

The emphasis of these classes is building your Little Ones confidence, developing their fundamental motor skills while learning through fun and games.

Children’s Lessons

4 to 16 years

At infinity Swim Academy we are passionate about swimming and use Swim Ireland ‘Learn to Swim’ Programme Levels 1 to 7.

Once Level 7 has been achieved the opportunity is available for your child to progress to infinity AQUACLUB.

Learn to Swim

Swim Ireland Levels 1-7

The different stages of the programme take your child through from Fundamental Movement stage advancing through to Level 8. Your child progresses through the stages developing skills, movement in the water, and most of all having fun.  Once your child proves their competency within each stage of the syllabus they will progress to the next level.

Swim Ireland Levels

Learn to Swim Levels 1-7

The different stages of the programme take your child through from Fundamental Movement stage advancing through to Level 8. Your child progresses through the stages developing skills, movement in the water, and most of all having fun.  Once your child proves their competency within each stage of the syllabus they will progress to the next level.
Swim Ireland Level 1
  • Understanding of basic pool rules
  • Pick up objects from the bottom of the pool in shallow water
  • Enter and exit the pool safely without support
  • Using a board/aid float on back unassisted
  • Bob up and down repeatedly, submerging body & blow bubbles through nose & mouth
  • Roll 180 degrees from front to back then regain standing position.
  • Kick on front unsupported
  • Kick on back with aid unsupported
Swim Ireland Level 2
  • Understanding of basic pool rules
  • Pick up objects from the bottom of the pool in shallow water
  • Enter & exit pool safely without assistance
  • Using a board/aid float on back unassisted
  • Bob up and down repeatedly, submerging body and blow bubbles through nose and mouth
  • Roll 180 degrees from front to back then regain standing position.
  • Kick on front with aid unassisted
  • Kick on back with aid unassisted
Swim Ireland Level 3
  • From a standing position swim through a submerged hoop
  • Safe pool entry from a standing and sitting position
  • Demonstrate a floating position on front and back for 10 seconds
  • Push off wall and slide on front and back then regain standing position
  • Demonstrate breathing on rotation – display head turning to the side to breathe
  • Rotate 360 degrees without touching the pool floor
  • Demonstrate a freestyle arm action with a board for 5m
  • Demonstrate a backstroke arm action with a board for 5m
Swim Ireland Level 4
  • Using an aid, tread water using a cycle kicking action and a breaststroke type leg action for 20 seconds
  • Demonstrate a handstand from the bottom of the pool
  • Demonstrate a sitting dive and glide
  • From a floating position swim through submerged hoop
  • Push and glide on front and back holding glide for 2m
  • Swim 5m freestyle breathing to the side
  • Swim 5m backstroke tummy up
  • Swim 5m ‘froggy’ arms
  • Kick on front and back with board for 10m
Swim Ireland Level 5
  • Demonstrate a forward somersault from a standing position
  • Demonstrate a kneeling dive
  • Demonstrate 3 different floating positions
  • Demonstrate a good push off from the wall on front and kick in a streamlined position for 5m
  • Demonstrate understanding of bi-lateral breathing
  • Swim 10m freestyle breathing to one the side
  • Swim 10m backstroke keeping head still
  • Swim 10m on front showing breaststroke type actions
  • Kick on front and back for 15m with no support
Swim Ireland Level 6
  • Tread water for 15 seconds keeping the head clear of the water and then swim 15m
  • Surface dive and retrieve an object from the pool floor in deep water
  • Demonstrate a kneeling dive and swim out
  • Demonstrate a good push off with streamlining, on front and back from good starting position
  • Scull 10m on the front in a forward direction
  • Swim 2 x 15m freestyle showing good technique and breathing without stopping
  • Swim 2 x 15m backstroke showing good technique without stopping
  • Using a kickboard kick 2 x 15m breaststroke
  • Kick 10m arms by side using a butterfly style undulating action
  • Swim 4 x 10m each of freestyle and backstroke without stopping
Swim Ireland Level 7
  • Demonstrate life jacket use/survival position ie. H.E.L.P
  • Demonstrate a front somersault from floating position
  • Demonstrate a crouching dive
  • Using a pull buoy scull 15m on front head first and feet first
  • Swim 25m freestyle with good technique
  • Swim 15m breaststroke with correct timing
  • Attempt butterfly arms and legs together for 5m
  • Tread water attempting eggbeater kick for 45 seconds then swim 25m
  • Swim 50m using 2 different strokes holding good technique, attempting turns

infinity Sensations

infinity Swim Academy offer this sensory friendly swimming by making small adjustments which have a big impact on children with sensory difficulties for them and their families. Peaceful music will be played at a very low volume, infinity Swim Academy’s lighting will be reduced and whistles will not be used within the pool to ensure a sensory-friendly environment with staff who understand the needs of these children and families.

infinity AQUACLUB

infinity AQUACLUB is available to children Aged 7 -17 who have completed and are competent at Swim Ireland ‘Learn to Swim’ Level 7. All children will be assessed by the infinity Swim Academy CREW for progression to infinity AQUACLUB.
infinity AQUACLUB is a non-competitive club which runs for 50 weeks of the year. It introduces the learner to lots of water based activities such as lifesaving, kayaking, waterpolo, synchro, stand-up paddle boarding, rowing, open water swimming, subaqua, canoeing, water bouldering and plenty more.  infinityAQUACLUB offers a new and exciting water based activity every week for six weeks.
 infinityAQUACLUB classes can be availed of once or twice weekly for one hour.
Interest forms for the try-outs are available at reception, there are fours intake dates please contact us for more information.

Level 7 (Aqua Strokes)
  • Demonstrate butterfly over 25m
  • Demonstrate backstroke over 25m
  • Demonstrate breaststroke over 25m
  • Demonstrate front crawl with bilateral breathing over 25m
  • Demonstrate 100m of continuous swimming utilising full stroke technique in any of the four strokes
  • Demonstrate a front crawl tumble-turn
  • Demonstrate a backstroke tumble-turn
  • Scull 5m on back, feet first, utilizing a figure of 8 action to move forwards with arms extended above head
  • Demonstrate 5m underwater undulation on front and back from a dive and backstroke start
  • Demonstrate a track start

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