Lessons from America: Highlights from the 2017 U.S Swim School Association (USSSA) annual conference

‘There is no desire more natural than the desire for knowledge.’ Michel de Montaigne The USSSA the largest swim school association in the U.S, with over 400 member schools around the U.S and in 16 different countries, held its annual conference in Orlando, Florida in October under the banner “Breakthrough to Excellence”. The aim of Read More

How can I teach my own child to swim?

Ask the coach! The most frequently ‘learn to swim’ questions answered- Question #1 Parents often ask how they can teach their own child to swim, even if they are not good or confident swimmers themselves. Some parents question whether an external teacher or classes are really necessary. Parents teach their children many things everyday and you Read More

Fear of Water! How to Build Water Confidence in Anxious Children

Anxious Child In Swimming Lessons Anxiety in the water for a child learning to swim can be a common problem but the ways this anxiety manifests can vary. A swim teacher once asked for guidance with a particular concern. She had a toddler who kept having poop accidents during her swimming lessons. After the third Read More

12 Interesting Facts About Swimming

Swimming is full of fascinating facts. In this blog, we are listing some interesting facts about swimming by looking back at its long history, how it has been blended into different cultures and some less known statistics. 1) As early as the Stone Age, people swam. Prehistoric man learnt to swim in order to cross rivers Read More

How Long Will It Take To Learn to Swim?

A competent swimmer is a swimmer who travels in water independently, smoothly and efficiently with good technique. Swimming can look really easy when one watches good swimmers, but it is actually very technical. If you have been watching any TV coverage of 2017 FINA World Championships which is on now, you know what I mean. Swimming Read More