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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What’s the Best Age for a Child to Begin Swimming Lessons?

History of Learning to Swim 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 …


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Swimming Cancellation Under Tier 4

Swimming Pool Closure in London for the 3rd Time in 2020 As of Sunday 20th of December 2020, London and South East of England have been put under tier 4 of restrictions. Although, the government’s plan for England was to keep swimming pools and gyms open in all 1 to 3 tiers of restrictions, it …


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Pools & Swim Lessons Under Tier 3

London and Tier 3: What does it mean? In tough times-and for sure 2020 has been full of it- one of the things makes things hard is the uncertainty. With London being out under tier 3 of restrictions from Wednesday December 16, life has changed again. Understanding and decoding tier systems hasn’t been the easiest …


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Reasons Everyone Must Start Swimming Post #2 Lockdown

How Lockdown Impacted Our Mental Health For sure, 2020 has been a year like no others. COVID-19 pandemic and two lockdowns have given us long periods of self-isolation. The impacts affected all regardless of age. A collection of leisure sector and grassroots sports including swimming being stopped and a heavy reliance on ‘screens’, our brains …

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What England #2 lockdown AND Vaccine Mean for Swimming

What happened to Swimming In 2020?! This year has been a rollercoaster with the coronavirus. In England, swimming pools had to shut in March for the first lockdown and remained closed till 25th of July and then again shut for the second lockdown on 5th of November for 4 weeks. #2 Lockdown was announced to …


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What Are Swimming Crash Courses?

Weekly Swimming lessons Vs Crash Courses This is what a Harvard University’s scientist tells all parents about swimming lessons: all children should have them. Although swimming lesson are not just for children, a vast majority of people who attend swimming lessons- at least in London-are children aged 0 to 11 years old. For this reason, …


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Swimming And Swim Lessons Under Tier 2 of Restrictions in London

Swimming In Autumn And October Half-Term 🍂🍁🍁 After 6 weeks of re-opening of schools and offices in September, school October half-term break has arrived. It’s time to think about half-term activities for your children. In October, the government introduced a Coronavirus ‘three-tier’ system for England, which will be labelled as “medium”, “high” or “very high”. …


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Children Are Less Active Post Corona! What To Do?

What Do We Know About Coronavirus? Close your eyes and imagine the world you were living in September 2019. Coronavirus and Covid-19 have changed the world beyond recognition in many ways however, one of the very few things which has not changed with the pandemic is the ‘stay active and keep healthy message’. What Coronavirus …


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10 Things To Know Before Swimming Again Post COVID-19

Swimming Pools And Lessons Post Coronavirus Pandemic After two lockdowns due to COVID-19 pandemic, swimming pools have been permitted to re-open again (from 2ned of Dec 2020) and swimming lessons can re-start in almost all parts of England.  Indoor swimming pools were permitted to re-open in England from 25th of July 2020, after #1 lockdown. …


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Why Not All Swimming Pools Are Open Post Lockdown

As part of lifting lockdown restrictions due to COVID-19, the U.K government has permitted the re-opening of outdoor swimming pools from 11th of July and indoor pools from 25th of July 2020. Everybody in the swimming world, was so pleased to hear this announcement in July but, unfortunately not all pools managed to open on …


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Re-opening Pools Post Lockdown

Boris Johnson’s Announcement Means Swimming Pool Staying Shut Yesterday, 23 June 2020, we had further announcements by the PM about the roadmap for easing of lockdown and openings. Unfortunately, swimming pools, gyms, leisure centres were not part of the businesses which permitted to re-open after 4th of July. Also, indoor grassroots sport cannot start either. …


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