All schools soon will be out for summer and with seven weeks of free time to fill in for children, most families start getting some programme together for their children. To avoid your child spending most of his or her time watching TV or staring at a mobile device, it’s important to keep busy with activities. Normally a healthy and fun activity which has an element of learning could be a perfect replacement for watching TV during holidays. Have you considered swimming crash courses?
Some parents due to work commitments would like to choose the summer camp options which fill in most of the daytime hours for children. But, there are families who want to have some physical activity in the daytime without losing all of the valuable daytime. Summer camps are usually several hours a day (for example 9 am to 5 pm) and unless your child is a really really good swimmer and can swim up and down a pool non-stop, summer swimming camp is not a good option.
If you are one of those parents who
1) would like to keep some hours free to go out and about with your children and explore interesting places like parks and museums over the holidays
2) if you have a child or children at the beginner or intermediate stage of swimming, doing short summer crash courses could be ideal.
Remember that only children who are capable of swimming laps easily, can benefit of a full summer camp which involves hours of swimming.
Let’s talk a bit more about why swimming crash courses could be an excellent pick for the summer holidays.
July is the time that most families start getting ready for their summer holidays and August is when most people go away for their summer holidays. Doing some beach reading or some poolside sudoku are great ways to enjoy the warm summer days for adults including parents.
What about the children? Are they going to be in and out of the pool as you are reading your book?
Most children love to get into the sea or pool and play with other children in the water on hot summer days. But that is only possible if the can swim.
According to a study done in 2015 by Swim England, 20% of men and 22% of women aged over 14 years in England cannot swim (almost 2.13 million adults in England) and every year, 1 in 3 children who leave primary schools (11 years old and above) are unable to swim.
That’s a large number of people who cannot swim, and sadly it is those who don’t know how to swim who cannot enjoy swimming over the summer and are more likely to get into difficulties in the water.
Spending time with family and friends in water is fun and memorable, but it’s also important to be safe in and near the water.
Whether swimming in the ocean, off a boat on the lake or in the hotel swimming pool on a float, to ensure a good and safe time for everyone in your family, everyone should know how to swim at least at the very basic level.
There are a few common-sense rules that all experts agree upon to prevent drownings and all swimming experts around the world recommend taking swimming lessons is ‘a must’ for being safe in the water.
If your child missed out on weekly swimming lessons, no need to worry!
You can try summer crash courses and have intensive swim lessons over school breaks to sharpen up your child’s swimming skills.
You can express your interest in Summer 2023 Crash Course
We have been providing swimming lessons in Wimbledon (London) for more almost 10 years so, we know a thing or two about how to teach swimming.
So, to be sure everyone in your family has a good time this summer, you can book your child or children in our intensive swim lessons in South London for the summer.
Swimming crash course or intensive swim lessons are common terms used for swim lessons delivered over the school holidays. Intensive swim lessons are delivered based on a lesson a day over weekdays, normally Monday to Friday- over the weeks that schools are on holidays.
Whilst weekly swim lessons are based on one lesson a week when schools are open but, with a packed schedule that most children have these days, weekly lessons may not be practical for some families. So, the intensive swim lessons could be a great substitute or a good complement of weekly lessons. Taking a swim lesson every day over a week or two also has even shown to produce good results both for learning to swim and perfecting technique.
Summer crash courses are not just for children, adults can take lessons too over the summer! If you like to improve your swimming skills before you hit the beach, consider doing adult intensive swim lessons with us this summer.
We are the only swim school which offers summer swimming crash courses in Southwest London.
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