Wavebreakers is the club's learn to swim programme. The primary aim of the programme is to provide children in North Belfast and Newtownabbey with the swimming skills necessary to keep them safe and healthy in the water. We hope they'll go on to enjoy swimming for life.
The programme runs on Wednesday and Friday evenings at the Belfast Royal Academy (BRA) pool on Cliftonville Road, Belfast. The costs of the programme are subsidised by the club in order to keep prices low, while also ensuring that group sizes are small enough to allow young swimmers quickly to develop water confidence and great swimming technique (6 swimmers max, with a teaching ratio as low as 1.5:1).
On 'graduating' from the learn to swim programme, swimmers can choose to join the swim club and to develop their competitive focus in a friendly and supportive environment. The club also offers a 'swim-fit' stream, and can point its swimmers towards local opportunities to get involved in life-saving and water-polo.