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Kids swimming lessons GALWAY & WATERFORD

Kingfisher kids swim academy

Why Choose Us
kids swim academy

Our Kids Swimming Lessons focus on your child developing confidence in the water through a programme that makes swimming fun & rewarding whilst developing skills for life.

Rookie Lifeguards

The Rookie Lifeguard programme teaches valuable survival, rescue & sports skills in an fun environment for children 8 - 12 years old.


Our one to one swimming classes are tailored to your child's exact requirements, helping them gain confidence at their own pace.


Creating Strong, Competent, & Confident Swimmers With Swim Ireland's LeaRn To Swim Programme!

The Kingfisher Club have been running kids swimming lessons for over 30 year, and are proud to follow the nationally recognised Swim Ireland Learn to Swim programme which is designed to empower and inspire children to challenge and push their swimming abilities further. The Learn to Swim programme focuses on repetitive, accurate and quality practice through structured play ensuring each lesson is taught through a great mix of fun activities. Our trained swim instructors will work with your child through different swim levels to give your child the best learning experience possible in a safe, fun & friendly learning environment where all children can learn at a pace that suits them.

Whether your child is a beginner, improver or even an advanced level swimmer our award winning Kingfisher Swim Academy has something to help your child improve their swimming confidence and skills even further! Our swim instructors will work with your child to teach them essential water skills and get them comfortable in the water. Our expert swim instructors conduct individual end-of-term assessments  and advise the best way forward for your child in our kids swimming lessons programme. When your child has achieved all the elements within their stage of the swimming plan, they will move onto the next level to become competent and confident swimmers in front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.  Contact us today to find out more about our next term of Kids Swimming lessons.

we build confidence in the water


Level 1 - Tadpole

Tadpole’s is our introduction level to swimming where we aim to teach basic pool rules and how to safely get in and out of the pool in a fun learning environment.

Level 2 - Jellyfish

Our Jellyfish level reinforces basic pool rules while learning new skills such as balance, rotation, flotation to develop water confidence while laying the foundation for stroke technique

Level 3 - Clownfish

The Clownfish level aims to wean children off the buoyancy aids while introducing basic strokes.

Level 4

Level 4 - Goldfish

The Goldfish level builds upon the skills taught in Level 3 but with a stronger focus over a longer distance and aim to achieve deep water confidence.

Level 5

Level 5 - Octopus

The Octopus level is an introduction into deepend swimming  we focus on retaining the skills learned in Level 4 but over a longer distance without stopping. Introduction to dives is brought in with pencil dives.

Level 6

Level 6 - Swordfish

The Swordfish level swimmers are bilateral breathing and more emphasis on technique particularly the timing of the breathing and the leg kick with correct foot position. Swimmers become stronger in all strokes and on longer distance.

Level 7

Level 7 - Stingray

The Stingray is an introduction into lane swimming while constantly emphasizing good stroke technique, swimmers learn to swim more efficiently and are introduced to some fun drills, basics of tumble turning.