Rookie Lifesaving

Rookie lifeguard is aimed at 8-12 year-olds to provide a fun and safe way to learn lifesaving skills and water safety. It is a natural progression from formal swimming lessons and is now integrated into Scottish Swimming's national plan for teaching swimming.

Children can join at any age from 8 upwards (Swim Skills 3 or above) and progress through the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. By age 12, children are ideally placed to continue on with their lifesaving activities and move onto the senior lifesaving and lifeguarding awards.

For further information on the current programme please contact our Aquatics Team on 01224 047934 or [email protected]

Survive and Save

Survive and Save is a progressive award that teaches personal survival, rescue, sport, fitness skills and knowledge to anyone 12 years old and above who can swim approximately 50 metres in 1 minute or less.  This is a great programme for those who may wish to become a lifeguard in the future.

For further information on the current programme please contact our Aquatics Team on 01224 047934 or [email protected]

Waterpolo

Learn basic polo skills, develop fitness in a fun environment and challenge other children and teams during mini games.

Suitable for children 8 years+ who can swim a minimum of a length (25 meters).

For further information on the current programme please contact our Aquatics Team on 01224 047934 or a[email protected]

Swimming Clubs

There are 5 junior swimming clubs across the city who are members of the University of Aberdeen Performance Swimming Programme.  UOA is an elite programme and relies on swimmers coming through from the junior clubs on a regular basis.

When your child completes Swim Skills 4 or above, they have the opportunity to trial with a swimming club. The squad members are required to attend 2 or 3 sessions per week. If your child progresses into a swimming club the competition events begin at the age of 8 with local mini meets and novice galas. These are fun events and introduce the swimmer to the excitement of a swimming gala.

Not all swimmers wish to commit themselves to many hours of training and most clubs have a section for swimmers who wish to train fewer sessions for enjoyment and fitness or to compete on a limited basis in order to fit in with other activities that they may participate in.

Club Information

The following clubs are Junior Swimming Clubs in Aberdeen City.

Aberdeen Dolphin Swimming Club

Squads train at Northfield Pool

www.aberdeendolphin.co.uk

Bridge of Don Swimming Club

Squads train at Bridge of Don Swimming Pool

www.bodasc.co.uk

Bon-Accord Thistle Swimming Club

Squads train at Tullos pool

www.bonaccordthistleasc.co.uk

Bucksburn Swimming Club

Squads train at Bucksburn pool

www.bucksburnasc.org.uk

Cults Otters Swimming Club

Squads train at Cults Sports Complex

www.cultsotters.co.uk

Dyce (Aberdeen) Swimming Club

Squads train at Dyce Academy pool

Aberdeen Amateur Swimming Club

Squads train at International Pool