Swim classes for adultsDo you want to learn how to swim?
Some of our leisure centres offer adult swimming lessons, giving you the chance to learn basic swimming strokes and build your confidence in the pool.
TimetableAdult swim lessons are available at the following leisure centres. For more information, call the numbers below:
|Grove Wellbeing Centre||028 9072 6363||Monday||6.30pm to 7.30pm (beginners)
|Ballysillan Leisure Centre||028 9091 8731||Monday||8pm to 8.30pm (beginners)
8.45pm to 9.15pm (improvers)
|Olympia Leisure Centre||028 9091 8746||Wednesday||12pm to 12.30pm|
|Grove Wellbeing Centre||028 9072 6363||Wednesday||6pm to 7pm (improvers)
|Andersonstown Leisure Centre||028 9072 6311||Wednesday||7.10pm to 7.40pm
|Whiterock Leisure Centre||028 9023 3239||Thursday||5.30pm to 6pm (beginners)
6pm to 6.30pm (improvers)
|Olympia Leisure Centre||028 9091 8746||Saturday||1pm to 1.30pm|
PricesAdult swim lessons are free for Boost members or £32 for pay-as-you-go users for the 8 week course.
Swim classes for childrenChildren can learn to swim with Make A Splash, our fun programme which offers swimming lessons for kids at leisure centres across Belfast.
Suitable for children aged five and above, the classes, taught by professional coaches, offer instruction in different swimming strokes and encourage kids to build up their skills as they move from one level to the next.
TimetableMake A Splash swimming lessons are available at the following leisure centres. For more information, call the numbers below:
|Centre||Telephone number||Day||Time||Assessment and enrolment|
|Ballysillan Leisure Centre (lessons start Thursday 7 March)||028 9091 8731||Thursday||4pm to 5.15pm
||Enrolment Saturday 2 March 2013|
|Ballysillan Leisure Centre (lessons start Thursday 7 March)||028 9091 8731||Thursday||7pm to 8pm||Enrolment Saturday 2 March 2013|
|Ballysillan Leisure Centre (lessons start Saturday 9 January)||028 9091 8731||Saturday||9.30am to 1.10pm||Enrolment Saturday 2 March 2013|
|Falls Leisure Centre (lessons start Saturday 9 March)||028 9050 0510||Saturday||9am to 12.30pm||Enrolment Sunday 3 March (assessment from 1pm to 2pm)|
|Grove Wellbeing Centre (lessons start Monday 11 March)||028 9072 6363||Monday||3.30pm to 7.30pm||Monday 4 March|
|Shankill Leisure Centre (lessons start Monday 4 March)||028 9091 8750||Monday||3.20pm to 6pm||Saturday 2 March|
|Whiterock Leisure Centre (lessons start Thursday 7 March)||028 9023 3239||Thursday||3.45pm to 6.35pm||Saturday 2 March|
PricesMake A Splash swim lessons are free for Boost members. Your child's membership must be valid for the duration of the programme. If you pay monthly (by cash or cheque), you must pay up front for your membership to cover the duration of the swimming course. If your child does not have a Boost card, the eight week programme costs £32.
Payment for swimming lessons must be paid in full at enrolment.
Ability levelsMake A Splash is divided into five levels. Each level is suitable for children aged five or more who are attending primary school, but assessments are carried out at enrolment to check ability.
Please note that class numbers and minimum age restrictions can vary according to which centre you enrol at.
|Level||Ability||What it involves||Maximum class size|
|Sammy Shrimp||1 and 2||Non-swimmers
||Introduction to water
Developing confidence to submerge and travel freely through water
Learning to travel without swimming aids Development of leg action
Basic water skills
|Ozzy Otter||3 and 4||Children who can swim unaided
||Jumping into water and submerging
Introduction to breathing techniques
Retrieving objects from pool floor
|Dolly Dolphin||5 and 6||Children who don't need swimming aids and can swim unaided for at least ten metres
Pushing from the side with the correct technique Developing front crawl, breaststroke and backstroke Surface dives
|Flying Fish||7 and 8||Children who can swim two widths of each of the three main strokes (front crawl, breaststroke, back crawl)
||Development towards swimming 25 metres in the three main strokes and 50 metres in a preferred stroke using the correct leg action
Somersault and rotation skills
|Sharks||9 to 12||Children who can swim at least one length of each of the four main strokes
||All four strokes are developed into an efficient technique
Starts, turns and stroke drills
Preparation for advancement to swimming clubs
|Depends on the number of lanes available in the pool|