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Swimming Lessons For Children with Autism

What is Autism? How Does it Affect Children? Autism is a ‘spectrum’ condition and affects different people in different ways. Autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) incorporates a group of neurodevelopmental disorders causing impaired communication skills and social skills and behavioural challenges. Communication and interacting with the world is a big challenge for people with …


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Swimming Certificates and Badges Explained

There are well over 5,000 publicly accessible swimming pools in England and swimming is England’s most popular mass participation sport. 2.5 million people swimming at least once a week! No wonder two third of primary schoolchildren in England take swim lessons. It could be school swim lessons part of school curriculum or at swim schools …


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Never Too Late: Take Private Adult Swimming Lessons

Why Adult Private Swimming Lessons? At our swim school, we regularly get enquiries about our private adult swim lessons. This is a typical statement that we hear from adults who are looking for private adult swim lessons: “I am 40 year old male afraid of water. Want to learn swimming to overcome my fear and …


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Private versus Group Swimming Lessons

Are Private Swimming Lessons Better Than Group Lessons? The decision of whether to select private or small group swimming lessons doesn’t always simply boil down to the cost implications, there’s more to consider when you are dealing with a child or adult who is really uncomfortable in water. A child or an adult could be …


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6 Top Baby Swimming Questions Are Answered

Q&As With A Baby Swimming Expert (Part 2) In part one of this blog, baby swimming guru and writer of ‘Swim With Love’, Terje Stakset, explained that the goal of baby and toddler swim lessons. He explained young children can develop an affinity for swimming and learn the very basics in order to be ready …


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The Best Age To Start Children’s Swimming Lessons

History of Teaching Swimming Swimming is a fun sport and a life skill, and it is no wonder that it’s high on most children’s activity lists. Teaching children to swim dates back to early biblical times and it was part of the ancient school programmes in Greek and Roman empires. Roman soldiers had to be …


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French Style of Teaching Toddler Swimming

Teaching Little Ones to Swim, French Style In May 2015 I had the privilege to be invited to a swim school in France and observe their toddler swimming classes. These Parent and Child swimming classed for under 5 year olds have been established by clinical psychologist Dr Daniel Zylberberg. The classes are now running in …


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How Do You Spot a Good Swimming Teacher?

Swimming is a sport that depends upon developing a base level and gaining skills over time. Most people think that, in swimming, you start with teaching and then move onto coaching. However, the reality is that you never stop teaching swimming, since you always have to show swimmers how it’s done correctly when you teach …


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Practising ‘Push and Glide’; Learning Fundamentals of Swimming

Learning the Fundamentals with ‘Push & Glide’ Swimming requires a set of skills which can only be built over time by different practices.  A swimmer who swims with correct technique can travel in water with his/her body as close as possible to the surface of water. Swimmers need to do variety of drills and practices to learn …


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