• When you are on holiday there are lots of opportunities to be in and around water. Countryside / walking holidays with rivers, lakes and reservoirs, beach holidays with the sea and hotel / holiday park holidays with swimming pools and splash / water parks. Wherever you are, home or abroad, it is important that water safety remains a priority. Before you go on holiday it is a good idea to test and refresh your swimming
  •   Swimming is good for children in so many ways but some of them may surprise you. Let’s start with the serious stuff. Safety Drowning is still one of the most common causes of accidental death in children. Living so close to the coast, not a summer goes by when we do not hear of a tragedy in our seas, rivers, lakes, or reservoirs. Being able to swim is an essential life skill and could
  • There are a wide variety of buoyancy aids out there all which aid floatation and can support children when in a swimming pool. It is important to note that these are not safety devices and should always be used under direct and competent supervision.   In our swimming lessons we work on children achieving a horizontal body position, experiencing their own balance and buoyancy and rotation to enable them to be confident independent swimmers. This
  • Everyone knows that exercise is great for children’s physical development but it’s also great for brain development and mental health too. Swimming for children is a fun way to exercise and provides all the benefits to help maintain a happy brain too. Helps Brain development. Swimming contributes to brain development by boosting hormones helping with cell growth and the creation of neurons. Studies have shown that fit children tend to have greater brain volume in
  • Have you sat at your children’s swimming lessons watching the swimmer’s faces as they achieve a new skill, master something they have been struggling with or jump in the pool on their own for the very first time. Do you marvel at the teacher’s patience, imagination and skills and think “I would like to do that? Swimming teaching is a very rewarding career, and nothing beats seeing children enjoying themselves in the water and growing
  • Water safety is a fundamental part of our swimming lessons. From entering and exiting the water safely to personal survival sessions for our more advanced swimmers, we offer plenty of practical guidance for swimmers of all ages and abilities who want to make sure they never place themselves at undue risk when they’re in the pool, at the beach, or even taking part in outdoor swimming. We are very lucky to live close to the
  • It’s that time of year when families are eager to enjoy the better weather and are looking for fun activities to do together. Family swimming is a great option for family members of all ages, all year round – and the good news is, it isn’t dependable on the weather, because everyone is guaranteed to get wet, regardless of whether it’s blazing hot or drizzling with rain!    One of the surest ways to support
  •   We’ve been busy putting together some of our favourite affirmations, which are available to download here.
  • (The million-dollar question!) It will not surprise you to hear that this is one of the most frequently asked questions here at Swim2Swim, and equally it is one of the most difficult of all, simply because there is no definitive answer. Much like crawling, walking, talking, reading, and writing, everyone is different and learns in different ways and at different paces. The key is not to compare your child’s progress to other children’s; they all
  • Little diver
    It is not unusual for parents to feel a little nervous when they first start swimming with their babies and young toddlers, here at swim2swim we can answer any questions or concerns you may have and will support you, your babies and little toddlers during each class.  Our adult and child classes are designed to help build water confidence as well as developing essential water safety skills, we practise these skills from the very first
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