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Puffins, level 1

To progress to guppies, level 2 a swimmer must be able toKick on front, without aid, with face submerged, blowing bubbles, Kicking within the body line., Float on back confidently, regain standing position from front and back and be tall enough to stand in water in level 2.

Guppies, level 2        

To progress to clown fish level 3, a swimmer must be able to Push and glideaway from the side wall of the pool. Kick on front and back unassisted withoutaids, rotate from front to back to front and regain standing position, develop aquatic breathing, pick up objects from the bottom of the pool in shallow water,enter and exit pool without assistance, begin to understand and demonstrate armmovements of front and back crawl.

Clown fish, level 3

to progress to star fish, level 4 a swimmer must be able to Demonstrate efficient  front crawl & back crawl , rotate 360 degrees without touching the pool floor, demonstrate rotary breathing, push and glide on front and back, floating on front and back. In back crawl the hips and legs must be high and efficient.

Perform a surface dive

Starfish, level 4   

To progress to dolphins, level 5 a swimmer must be able to Swim frontcrawl and back crawl perfectly, all body, legs, arms and breathing skills in place, swim 5 metres brst arms. Push and glide front and back holding glide for 2 metres. Swim through hoop from floating position. Demonstrate a hand stand from the bottom of the pool. Tread water for 20 seconds

Dolphins, level 5    

To graduate from level 5 a swimmer must be able to Demonstrate a forward somersault form a treading water position, demonstrate a kneeling dive, demonstrate an understanding of bilateral breathing. Swim 10 metres front crawl breathing to the side, back crawl keeping head still, breastroke with full efficiency.

Graduating from Dolphins level 5, a swimmer is finished with the DSC LTSP. Congratulations. Should places be available in our am1/2/3 NON COMPETITIVE lane swimming session the swimmer graduating will be offered a place there. If however there are not any places available the swimmer has the option of going on a waiting list.

Thank you and we hope your swimmer is enjoying her/his time with us in our learn to swim programme

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"I love the mix of fun, discipline and exercise that Dolphin and their fantastic coaches offer. Best of all though the kids love it and they'd be up there every morning if they could"

Gemma, Douglas

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Location Swimming Club CorkWe are located at the Mayfield Sports Complex, Mayfield, County Cork. You can click on the imahge to the right to be directed to our location on Google maps.

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