Swimming Lessons for all ages including tots, babies, children, students and adults. Training courses for both swimming teachers and lifeguards.
Cossum Swim Schools are Northern Ireland's largest provider of aquatic training courses and swimming lessons. Our wide range of cources provide the professional training necessary for both swimming tutors and lifeguards. Our swimming courses cater for people of all ages starting from tiny babies ranging to senior adults.
All our teachers are CRB checked and are trained to the highest STA / RLSS /ASA standards.
At Cossum all our pupils are monitored throughout their courses. After gaining the bronze silver and gold awards many of our pupils who came originally to learn to swim, progress to Student Teacher and can graduate to fully qualified Swimming Teachers and Lifeguards
After a career as a professional commercial diver, in the 80s. Des Cossum (founder) worked for the Swimming Teachers Association as a National Tutor training swimming teachers and lifeguards.
In 1990, The STA awarded him their highest accolade for his: 'Outstanding Contribution to Swimming'. Cossum Swim Schools is the only body in Ireland that offers the complete spectrum of aquatic training from our Starfish Classes (Infants) to teacher/ lifeguard and first aid training.
If you would like to attend our exciting swim schools then see our range of venues for further information contact us.
If you would like to gain employment in the Leisure industry or maybe fancy a career change why not check out our range of teaching lifeguarding or first aid courses.
At swim time all our little tots love the learn to swim classes and before long are swimming like true water babies
Cossum Swim School use the STA’s International Learn to Swim Programme (ILSP) also supports STA’s swimming teaching qualifications. The incentive based learn to swim programme, which promotes the importance of water safety, consists of 5 levels to provide people of all ages, from babies to adults, with a structured, progressive and transparent swimming and water scheme. It is supported with a range of colourful badges and certificates
See syllabus below