Child Swim Lessons

We have the one of the largest children’s group swimming lesson programmes in the south east and our lessons are extremely popular. Our syllabus follows the Swim Ireland Child Learn to Swim Programme. Our team of swim teachers specialise in teaching children to swim and take immense pride in bringing swimmers who join as complete novices through each programme level as they grow into skilful and proficient young swimmers. 

All new swimmers wishing to start lessons with us will be able to enrol for our September term from 9:30am on Friday August 18th.  Please call 056 7734625 to enrol your child.  Please download our mobile app and subscribe to notifications to receive instant alerts and updates! 

'Ducklings' Pre-School Introduction to Swimming (6 week Programme) €65

'Ducklings' is a six week term of swim sessions for three to five year olds, designed to give very young children confidence and independence in the water.  Sessions are thirty minutes duration and take place on Wednesdays at 2:15pm and 2:45pm, arm-bands must be worn.  Parents/guardians do not get in the water with the children and are not permitted on pool deck, they must remain in the viewing gallery.  Numbers are small and strictly limited to eight children per group.  The instructor is in the water with the children throughout.

The next term of Ducklings will start later on October 20th and enrolments will be taken via Eventbrite from 6pm on Friday October 8th.

Child Swim Lessons (9 week Programme) €85

To be eligible for our Group Lessons programme, swimmers must be aged five and attending primary school before enrolling.

During term time, lessons take place on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, on Saturday mornings from 9am to 2:30pm and on Sunday mornings from 10am to 12 noon.  Please click here for a full breakdown of the lesson times.

Fore more information on the syllabus that we teach in our lessons, along with some advice on how to choose the correct level for your child, please click here.

Viewing your child's assessment results is possible via our online system.  If you are having any difficulty with this, please contact us by email and include your child's full name, date of birth and the email address that your account with us is under.

How to view your Child's progress online

The next open enrolment for all new students wishing to join the programme will take place in the Sports Hall here at The Watershed, on Saturday October 30th, from 7am to 10am.  Full details of all the places available for open enrolment will be published on Facebook at approximately 9pm the evening beforehand.

‘Sharks’ Lane Swimming €90

To be eligible for 'Sharks', swimmers must have either graduated from Level 8 of our lessons or be aged from ten to fifteen years and be able to swim 100 metres (4 Lengths) Front Crawl, Backstroke and Breaststroke to attend these coaching sessions.

During term time, 'Sharks' takes place on Wednesday evenings at 7pm and on Sundays at 10am and 12 noon. 

The next term of Sharks will begin in later this year and details of enrolment will be posted here closer to the time.

Additional Programmes

We recommend that children attending our Group Lessons Programme (Levels 1 to 8) take part in our Swim Skills Camp programme during the summer holidays.  Swim Skills will follow the same syllabus as our group lessons and are an ideal way to make progress in between terms.  Swim Skills costs €45 per child per week and you can find more information here.

Our Summer Swim Clinics are for for students who are Level 8 of our Lesson Programme/attending our Sharks' lessons/or members of Swim Club C and D squads.  Swim Clinics cost €40 per child per four week block and you can find more information here.