Learn to swim at The Water School
Our Children’s lessons consist of four different levels being taught by four different teachers simultaneously, a beginner one (Seahorses), beginner two (Otters), the improvers (Salmon) and a deep end (Dolphins). This means that we can teach children of different abilities at the same time, which can be convenient for families with children of different ages.
Our Adult lessons are made up in the same way as the children’s classes but with only one beginners section, an improvers section and a deep end class, each with its own instructor.
We run Water Safety courses for both Adults and Children, all of which are run by IWS (Irish Water Safety) qualified instructors and to IWS syllabuses.
Our aim is to ensure that as many people as possible (of all ages) have the opportunity to become competent swimmers and life savers. In an area like West Cork, full of rivers and lakes and surrounded by the sea, we believe swimming is an essential skill.
The water-based tourism/leisure industry is a growing part of West Cork’s economy too, and we want people working in it to be safe and confident.
Swimming with a Disability or Illness
Here at the Water School we try to be as inclusive as possible and make swimming a joyful experience for everyone in our community.
Whether you are able-bodied or not, a good swimmer or a non-swimmer, being in the water will do you good. Swimming and water exercise will improve your cardio-vascular system, keep your joints supple, help you lose weight and boost your mental well-being regardless of your age or health.
Over the last 10 years we have helped people with various problems; all sorts of physical disabilities, amputees, people recovering from strokes, major surgery, and heart attacks, people with learning disabilities, diabetes, obesity, epilepsy and various degenerative diseases like M.S. and Arthritis. So perhaps we can help you too!
If you would like to learn to swim – We can help!
Or perhaps you would like to re-learn (For example after a stroke) – We can help!
If you have no interest in swimming but would like to improve your health through exercise or therapy in the pool – We can help!
The Water School pool is designed to be warm and welcoming and easy to access down non-slip steps. The water is pure and chemical free and varies in depth from shallow to water deep enough to dive into!
Our staff are friendly and well-informed and we have a range of health and safety equipment including a defibrillator and medical oxygen. We also have a large range of equipment that can help people with various disabilities to swim and float comfortably in the water.
Why not give us a call on 086-8109071 and see what we can do for you.