Glenview Kids Swim School
The longest running swim school in Wicklow!
We teach kids from ages 3-14 starting with the very basics of swimming right up to pool lifeguarding skills. See below for our levels.
A major factor in our success is our understanding of kids. Kids love to be challenged but in the right environments. We train our teachers to be friendly, supportive and fun! Your child will soon be taking off their armbands and swimming unaided. Also we recommend that your child stays with the same teacher and so we assign the same teachers to classes whenever practical.
Level 1 Little Swimmers
The 1st level for children ages 3-6. Learn the most basic skills required to swim such as blowing bubbles (breathing), floating, having fun in the pool all in the safety and comfort of the baby pool. Ideal for nervous children!
Level 2 Ducklings
The next level to Little Swimmers or the start level for more confident 3-6 year olds. Ducklings learn to swim in the main pool with armbands and learn swimming strokes on front and back and other skills such as jumping in and looking into the water. Towards the end of the course, armbands are substituted for float aids.
Level 3 Goldfish
Goldfish start not only to remove armbands all together, they learn underwater swimming and how to get back up again! Also new strokes are introduced such as the breaststroke. At the end of the course, kids should be able to swim without armbands across the pool and back!
Level 4 Sealions
Sealions have learned all the basics and now it’s time to start to improve strokes so they can swim further with more ease! This is a vital class in the overall development of the swimmer and by the end of the course, kids really begin to look like competent swimmers and are able to swim the equivalent of 2 lengths of the pool!
Level 5 – Trainee Pirates
Trainee Pirates like to be able to swim long distances, just in case they fall off their ships. They learn new strokes but also how to look after themselves if they get tired in the water. Diving and kickturns are also taught in this course!
Level 6 – Pirates
Pirates have all their techniques and want to work on speed and also how to help other pirates (lifesaving). Pirates are very competitive with other pirates and will always try to finish before other pirates. On completion of this course, kids will have stamina and speed in swimming and are set for life!
Level 7 – Rookie Lifeguard
The ultimate skill for children. Our rookie lifeguards have the skills to save themselves in general situations but also to help their friends whilst maintaining personal safety.