Adults who want to learn how to swim or to improve their swimming technique have no excuse not to take the plunge at Aura following the launch of a new course to get people swimming.
Aura has designed the course to help adults who are afraid of water to overcome their fears and aims to have them swimming within eight weeks while also catering for competitive swimmers.
“This is about helping people to conquer their fear of water and providing competitive swimmers and tri-athletes with a structure to step up their game”, said Josephine Pepper, general manager at Aura Dundalk.
The new course is broken down into four levels to accommodate adults of all abilities and each class, across all levels, runs for 45 minutes.
The introductory non-swimmer course is focused on helping people who experience aqua-phobia, who never learnt how to swim, who had a previous bad water experience, or who have been advised by their GP to take up swimming for medical reasons.
Class sizes are small and Aura’s supportive swim instructors join swimmers in the water to help them develop water confidence.
“People who are genuinely terrified of water are taught how to enter and exit the water”, Josephine explained.
“We concentrate on building their confidence so that they can submerge their whole body and face into the water”.
Intermediate level swimmers will learn how to perfect their swimming over 25 metres.
The class breaks down the mechanics of freestyle and backstroke while introducing the breaststroke.
“Triathlon is one of the fastest growing sports in Ireland and our competitive level is all about helping competitive swimmers to improve their stamina and endurance across all swimming disciplines,” said Josephine.
This one hour session takes place on Tuesday evenings at 8.45pm with Len Mc Kevitt .
The courses are commencing this Thursday, 18 September at 8.45pm.
A morning ladies only course will being tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11am.
The cost is €80 for 8 weeks. For further details call Aura Dundalk on 042-9336230 or visit www.auraleisure.ie.