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Academy Swimmers

Various Sessions Wednesday evenings Brownlow

LASC swim academy Programme is designed for children from the age of 5 years.

With the emphasis on building confidence and enjoyment, children learn the fundamental skills for water safety and for developing a wide range of aquatic skills alongside the four main swimming strokes.

Each child is placed in an appropriate level according to experience and ability, and will progress at his or her own rate through the Academy 1-4.  Children who have completed Academy 4 will progress into the Pre- Development Squad. This will provide the opportunity to further develop the skills and endurance to join the Development Squads in the club, which starts them on the competitive pathway. Please note there may be restrictions due to the number of places available.

Entrance acceptance and squad’s movements are assessed and at the discretion of the Assistant Head Coach in conjunction with each Academy coach’s input. Feedback on progression will be given via the new swim portal in Active Hytek. Our Swim Academy is technique driven (not distance) and therefore all Academy session takes place in the minor pool at Brownlow. For the purpose of fulfilling Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) as set out by Swim Ireland, we work over the shorter distances to develop accurate skills before starting to add distance. Parents of swimmers transferring from council lessons will notice this difference from council distance badge programmes. As swimming sessions are only 30 minutes, swimmers must be on time and it is recommended to enhance progression, that young swimmers are took to the pool with their parents regularly to practise skills taught in lessons. 


Foundation & Skills

Tuesday & Thursday 6pm - 7pm

Foundation and Skills Squads build upon core techniques. These squads will start to develop their competitive side.


Development 1 & 2

Tuesday - Thursday 7pm - 8pm
Saturday 7:30am - 9am
Sunday 10am - 12pm

Dev 1 & 2 Squads work on further competitive swimming. Teaching swimmers .....


Development 3 & Performance

Tuesday - Thursday 8pm - 9:30pm
Friday - 7pm - 9pm
Saturday 7:30am - 9am
Sunday 10am - 12pm

Swimmers aged  10 and upwards have the opportunity to train hard and reach the maximum potential. These squads work endurance, stamina and skill to be the best the can be.


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