Swimming Club for Schools
The objective of the club is to introduce school students to the water environment, to teach them basic floating and swimming skills. Proceed with learning competitive swimming styles and other water sports elements with those who make a good progress in basic exercises.
Benefits for kids
Benefits for parents
Benefits for the school
Who can apply?
Primary or secondary schools in Riga can apply for swimming club led by our swimming coaches. Either a class, a team or students from different classes of the same school can attend the club. The practice time is not shared with other schools.
For advanced swimmers
It might happen that some students are invited to participate in sports practices organised by Latvian Water Polo Federation or its partners besides the swimming club. Should this happen the attendant teacher or the representative of the school will be contacted to approach the parents of the student.
The club will take place in RTU Ķīpsala Swimming Pool sports complex located on Ķīpsalas iela 5, Rīga, https://www.baseins.eu/
Club schedule is negotiated on a monthly basis respecting school and national holidays.
For more details contact
Mihails Galuška +371 29137360, firstname.lastname@example.org
During 2019/2020 season we deliver swimming club to the Jules Verne School
How do we run the club?
Latvian Water Polo Federation will organise a swimming club during the whole school season (September to mid-June incl.) on a weekly basis. All students of the school will be split into groups of not more than 12 students per group based on their floating & swimming skills (age is not as important as the skills!).
Those who need to learn basic skills will train in a shallow swimming pool. However, more experienced swimmers will train in the large, deep swimming pool. The coach decides.
The content of the lessons will be adjusted by the coach to the averaged skills of the particular group. The coach will follow the progress and gradually drive students to develop their awareness of the water, floating, submerging, gliding and swimming skills while having fun in the water. Students might get switched between the groups during the season depending on their progress and vacant student slots available in other groups.
Since the time of the swimming pool is booked specifically for the school no late arrivals are allowed. For safety reasons not more than 12 students are allowed per group. All groups has to be accompanied by the attendant teacher of the school for safety reasons.
Latvian Water Polo Federation ensures that all coaches involved have a proper qualification and permissions to run swimming club. Coach assistants might also participate in the training sessions. The lessons can be delivered by the coach either in Latvian, English or mixed. Attendant teachers’ assistance needed for other languages.
About Latvian Water Polo Federation
Latvijas Ūdenspolo federācija (Latvian Water Polo Federation) is a non-profit organisation established in 2013 with the main goal to give a start to and develop water polo sports in Latvia. It consists of several member clubs and in season 2019/2020 has about 80 active water players, mainly in the age 8-15.
Latvijas Ūdenspolo federācija is the only member of Latvijas Peldēšanas federācija (The Swimming Federation of Latvia) exclusively delegated to develop water polo sports in Latvia. There are both swimming and water polo coaches onboard for the daily sports activities.