When Is My Child Going to Swim?

Very often, after a term or two of swimming lessons, parents start asking their kid’s swim teacher this question:‘when is my child going to swim?’. Although there are so many ways that people imagine and define ‘swimming’, normally what most parents mean by ‘swimming’ is when their kids can move their arms, kick their legs Read More

I never learnt to swim as a child, is it too late to learn as an adult?

20% of adults in England cannot swim, but, is it too late to learn? If you are an adult and cannot swim, you are not alone and it is nothing to be embarrassed about.  Swim England published a report in 2015 showing that 20% of men and 22% of women aged over 14 years in 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

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