General Rules for Children Swimming Lessons
  • A minimum of one parent or guardian must remain poolside throughout the swimming lessons.
  • Lockers are provided at each swimming venue. Please check the rules of the venue you are attending as every venue has its own locker policy.
  • You should inform your swimming instructor if your child has any medical condition that may be relevant to the swimming lessons.
  • Lessons start promptly so please ensure you arrive at the pool 10 minutes prior to your lesson’s start time. This will ensure you have enough time to get your child changed and on poolside for a hassle-free start.
  • Please note that children are not allowed in the water before swimming lessons begin (this includes the steps). Children may only enter the water when the swimming teacher gives them permission.
  • We encourage that each child experience their lessons without the use of goggles, however once the child gets comfortable without the use of them, we then introduce the goggles as this can enable them to make greater progress with their swimming.
  • Please bring your own towel and all the toiletries you need for your child.
  • Flip flops or pool shoes are highly recommended.
  • Children may wear pool socks on the deck but we ask them to remove them during lessons as they tend to create drag and make it hard for children to kick in the water. Contrary to popular belief, pool socks do not protect against athlete’s foot in the pool.
  • Children should eat at least 90 – 120 minutes before swimming lessons.
  • We highly recommend that children bring a water bottle so they can have a drink during swimming lessons. Like other forms of exercise, swimming is dehydrating and encouraging children to remain hydrated is good practice for later life.
  • Children must be supervised by their parent or guardian at all times before, during and after swimming lessons.
  • Parents or guardians are entirely responsible for any children they bring who are not partaking in swimming lessons and must supervise them fully at all times.
  • After the swimming lesson, children must leave the pool immediately.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot allow any video or still photography poolside at any of our venues (unless organised by Diana’s Swim Academy).
  • Please do not leave valuables unattended as Diana’s Swim Academy or the venue are not responsible if items are damaged, lost or stolen.
General Rules for Private Lessons
  • You do not have to be a member of the venue’s leisure centre to do Adult Swimming Lessons with iSwim Academy.
  • Lockers are provided at each swimming venue. Please check the rules of the venue you are attending as every venue has its own locker policy.
  • You should inform your swimming instructor if you have any medical condition that may be relevant to the swimming lessons.
  • Lessons start promptly so please ensure you arrive at the pool 10 minutes prior to your lesson’s start time. This will ensure you have enough time to get changed and on poolside for a hassle-free start.
  • We recommend a swimming cap and goggles in case we need to use them.
  • Please bring your own towel and all the toiletries you need for yourself.
  • Flip flops or pool shoes are highly recommended.
  • Pool socks may be worn on the deck but we ask you to remove them during lessons as they tend to create drag and make it hard to kick in the water. Contrary to popular belief, pool socks do not protect against athlete’s foot in the pool.
  • Eat at least 90 – 120min before swimming lessons.
  • We highly recommend that you bring a water bottle so you can drink during swimming lessons as swimming as an exercise is dehydrating.
  • You must vacate the pool immediately after the lesson unless you are a member of the facilities at the venue.
  • Please do not leave valuables unattended as Diana’s Swim Academy or the venue are not responsible for items that are damaged, lost or stolen.

 

 

·        I declare that I acknowledged the term & conditions and privacy policy of iSwim Academy available on their website www.iswim.ie and the regulations of the swimming pool facility on my behalf and on of behalf of my child/children and accept its conditions.

·        I declare that my child/children have no health conditions that may obstruct or preclude my child/children from participating in swimming lessons after consultation with the GP.

·        Payment is required for blocks in advance of beginning your sessions.

·        All pre-paid block courses and packages of 10 lessons have a completion date of 6 months, 5 lessons-3 months, 1 lesson-1 month. Outstanding sessions will not be carried over the completion date.

·        The result of any training session cannot be guaranteed and all progress depends on the client’s effort and co-operation in and outside the session. We ask that you acknowledge that individual results may vary and no particular result is guaranteed by your instructor.

·        Any sessions that have been pre-paid are non-refundable or transferable.

·        In the event you are cancelling or rescheduling your session, whenever possible, please notify your instructor with 24 hours’ notice.

·        In the event of a ‘no show’ or ‘insufficient notice’ of a minimum of 12 hours the session will be lost.

·        If you are running late for your session please note the instructor may not be able to provide you with your full session. If however, your instructor is late you will be entitled to your full session time or it will be added to another session.

·        I declare I know that in the swimming pool is strictly forbidden to take photos and the participants of classes as well as parents are obliged to obey the rules prevailing at the given facility.

·        I declare that I don’t agree for posting the photographs and video materials containing my child’s/children's image registered during the iSwim Academy classes (ex. when handing out certificates).  Moreover, I don’t agree for placing and publishing them on the iSwim Academy website and Facebook profile.

·        I agree to use mine and my child/children personal details in order to process the application.

·        I’m advised that iSwim’s instructors can touch my child/children during classes which is an inseparable element in the teaching process (ex help in maintaining a correct position on the water, showing the correct technique, etc.)

·        I declare I know that parents and children who do not have a membership of a given club or purchased entry ticket are forbidden to stay in the water before, during and after classes. The fee for a child’s/children's course includes only the child’s/ children's participation in the swimming lesson.

 

·        Swim Academy is responsible for children only during the classes. Before and after the lesson, parents or legal guardians are responsible for the children. The class organizer is not responsible for the items left or stolen in the locker room.

General Rules for Swim Camps
  • A maximum of one parent or guardian (per child) can accompany the particpant to the venue of the swimming lessons and can remain in viewing area for the session
  • You should inform your swimming instructor if your child has any medical condition that may be relevant to the swimming lessons.
  • Lessons start promptly so please ensure you arrive at the pool 10 minutes prior to your lesson’s start time. This will ensure you have enough time to get your child changed and on poolside for a hassle-free start.
  • Please note that children are not allowed in the water before swimming lessons begin (this includes the steps). Children may only enter the water when the swimming teacher gives them permission.
  • We highly recommend that each child wears a swimming cap and goggles, as this may enable them to make greater progress with their swimming. The swimming cap keeps the child’s hair from going into their eyes and face and the goggles make it more interesting to explore under water as the child can see clearly.
  • Flip flops or pool shoes are highly recommended.
  • Children may wear pool socks on the deck but we ask them to remove them during lessons as they tend to create drag and make it hard for children to kick in the water. Contrary to popular belief, pool socks do not actually protect against athlete’s foot in the pool.
  • Children should eat at least 90 – 120mins before swimming lessons.
  • We highly recommend that children bring a water bottle so they can have a drink during swimming lessons. Like other forms of exercise, swimming is dehydrating and encouraging children to remain hydrated is good practice for later life.
  • Children must be supervised by their parent or guardian at all times before, and after swimming lessons.
  • Parents or guardians are entirely responsible for any children they bring who are not partaking in swimming lessons and must supervise them fully at all times.
  • After the swimming lesson, children must leave the pool immediately.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot allow any video or still photography poolside at any of our venues (unless organised by Diana’s Swim Academy and we have agreement from all parents/guardians).
  • Please do not leave valuables unattended as Diana’s Swim Academy or the venue are not responsible if items are damaged, lost or stolen.
  • Please ensure that you have filled your Covid-19 form before you get to venue. if the form is not filled, entry to venue will not be allowed until form is completed. All Covid-19 forms are done online, and the link will be on email reminders. 
How many participants are in the group?

We achieve very good results because we approach each child individually. At the initial levels our groups consist of 6 people while the older children groups do not exceed 8 participants in the class.

Should I sign up for the full course or can I come to class when I want?

In order to achieve appropriate results in learning systematic attendance is required.

How long will it take my child to learn to swim?

Every child is an individual, and in kids’ swimming lessons there are many different factors that influence the rate of learning where swimming is concerned. These general factors include the child’s age (chronological, biological, and functional), the frequency and consistency of the swimming lessons, and the starting point in terms of whether the child has any previous experience in the pool and whether even they have had an experience that frightened them in the water. Understanding the above factors with regards to each individual child is vital and this knowledge enables us to develop the most trusting, flexible, and growth-centered relationship between the child and teacher, in and outside of the water.

Will my child get the attention they need in the pool?

Our specialist kids’ swimming lessons are small in size with a low student teacher ratio. We love engaging with children and we address every child by name. Each child gets the attention and individual guidelines that they need and our personable teachers are all qualified swimming experts. We continually monitor and track the progress of each child in their lessons to ensure their optimum development. Our aim is to ensure that children can swim confidently for a variety of important reasons including safety in and around the water, health and fitness through exercise, becoming a skilled swimmer or enjoying water activities when they are going on family holidays.

What age is the best for child to start learning to swim?

Getting used to water lessons can begin at 3 months of age as the baby remembers the reflexes of the fetal life that helps adaptation to the activity. At this age the baby in position on the tummy itself starts to keep the head up. However, proper swimming lessons begin at the age of 5 when the muscle structure allows performing appropriate exercises.

Does the instructor stay inside the swimming pool during classes?

Children at the age of 4 are already big enough to be without a parent in the pool but with the instructor supervision. Thanks to this the learning process is much faster and the little swimmer is not afraid to stay in the deep pool.

At the more advanced levels of training the instructor teaches while standing on the edge of the pool. This way instructor teaches more effectively and is able to see technical errors at advanced stages of training.

What should we take with us to the swimming pool?
  • Swimsuit
  • Pool slippers
  • Towel
  • Shower gel
  • Swimming goggles
  • Cap
My child is afraid of water and does not like the feel of getting water on his face

Not to worry, you can always go with him to the pool. Each child should be approached individually and not forced to do so. He will gradually get used to the water. The most important thing is to have fun and satisfaction.

Is water chlorinated and what is the water temperature?

Nowadays, only chlorine provides microbiological purity of water. Additional systems like UV lamps or ozone are just add-ons. Thanks to it, the chlorine concentration may be slightly lower than at other swimming pools. However, it cannot exceed the lowest limits that are fixed by HSE/HPSC and other EU directives.

How to go to the pool in winter and stay healthy?

It is important to thoroughly dry your child and stay in the pool for example in the lobby for about 30 minutes after leaving the locker room. The air in the lungs is still warm and time is required to acclimatize to the colder and drier air than in the basin of the pool.

How about absences?

According to the terms & conditions in the case of absence due to illness confirmed by medical certificate the cost of absent classes will be deducted from the next carnet.

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