Swimming Classes Resume in September
What Every Parent Needs to Know
Swimming lessons will be offered to pupils from first to sixth class starting in September.
Lessons are at a very affordable price, transport is very generously subsidised by Ballyleague N.S. Parents' Association.
Lessons continue for seven weeks. At the end of the course every child has the opportunity to move on to the next level if they pass their assessment.
HOW CAN YOU HELP YOUR CHILD TO GET THE BEST OUT OF SWIMMING LESSONS?
Practise. Bring your child to the pool during the holidays.
Encourage your child to get used to being in the water. If nervous, gently play with your child so your child gradually gets used to the water and doesn’t mind water on his or her face. Get into the pool with your child.
Practise in between lessons so your child can show you what he /she has learned.
If your child has not been in the pool since last Autumn, find time to practise during the Summer, at least once every week.
Check out what time the public swim hours are on at. Off-Peak Hours are cheaper.
WHY IS BEING ABLE TO SWIM SO IMPORTANT FOR YOUR CHILD?
Swimming is a very important SKILL for LIFE.
Swimming is an activity that your child can continue to enjoy for life.
Swimming is a healthy active activity.
Swimming encourages independence.
Swimming helps your child to achieve a sense of confidence and success.
Swimming is FUN!
BALLYLEAGUE N.S. SWIMMING RULES
Swimming is a LEARNING ACTIVITY and part of the P.E. Primary Curriculum.
Parents are asked not to gather on the swim deck during swim lessons, as this is a distraction to the children, learning to swim.
Only parents/guardians of pupils in first & second class ARE ALLOWED into the dressing room to dress their OWN child/children.
Pupils from third to sixth class are capable of dressing themselves and are expected to do so. If this is not the case, please discuss with your class teacher.
No eating at the pool. Children will have their lunch immediately after they return to school.
All pupils must obey Ballyleague N.S. School Rules and the Rules of the Pool
Swimming lessons are a fantastic opportunity for your child to learn and grow in a child friendly environment. Happy Swimming to all!