FREE Children’s Swimming Assessments
Aura Leisure Centre is offering free swimming assessments for children whose parents are interested in enrolling them in our Term 6 course of lessons at its popular Swim Academy.
Places on the eight week course are filling up fast with Aura lending a helping hand to parents who want their children want to make their child waterproof for life!
“Any parent with a child aged four or more is welcome to the free assessment which is designed to assign their child to a swim class which reflects their ability instead of their age,” explained Mary Horgan, Operations Manager at Aura Youghal.
“The value of the assessment is that their child will be enrolled in a class which enables them to learn alongside youngsters of a similar level. This is a very important part of building their confidence in the water,” she added.
“The success of our Swim Academy is down to the fact that it allows youngsters to progress through ten levels. Each level focuses on developing new swimming skills. We cater for children of all ages and abilities and it is never too late to learn how to swim,” Mary continued.
The eight week course starts with the basics of making sure that children feel comfortable in the water. They are shown how to enter and exit the pool safely, how to float on their front and back and to how to complete simple water movements.
“The classes are designed to ensure that kids learn this valuable life skill and have fun at the same time. We work with them to develop their confidence and swim strokes, to help them with their breathing techniques and to teach them how to tread water,” said Mary.
Participants are assessed on week six of the eight week course. Children progressing through its 10 levels receive a graduation certificate for each level that they complete.
Parents who wish to have Aura’s swim instructors assess their child’s swimming ability before enrollments for Term 6 are welcome to visit their local Aura centre at any time or click here to enquire.