October 8, 2019Comments are off for this post.

Start swimming lessons earlier to secure a big win for your kids

I recently ran into an old friend of mine I hadn't seen in a long time. With two young kids, we got to chatting about when to start swimming lessons. Despite being a swimmer himself, he said "I've been told it's a waste of time getting them in the water until they're 4 or 5 years old."

It sort of shocked me to hear that the thinking from twenty or thirty years ago is still very much in our collective attitudes towards swimming. It's easy to forget that new ways of thinking about learning to swim don't always flow through to the public from a rite of passage that doesn't seem to have changed much from when we were kids ourselves.

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September 9, 2019Comments are off for this post.

How to make a pool feel like a pristine, unspoilt lake

Or, why we decided to kick Chloramines to the curb – the toxic by-product of chlorinated pools.

Every person who dives into a pool, no matter how clean you are – even if you've just rinsed off in the shower beforehand – leaves a lot of organic waste in the pool. If you spend a lot of time in chlorinated pools, we warn you that this next paragraph isn't pretty. Maybe move along if you easily get queasy?!

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August 5, 2019Comments are off for this post.

First time learning to swim? We’re dishing on all you can expect at our initial assessment.

So you're ready to introduce your child to our nation's favourite past-time? Y A Y ! 🐬 We're always excited to introduce newbies to the magic and wonder of being in the water, and learning to swim. We're honoured to be part of their swimming journey.

We thought we'd set the record straight on what you might be expecting at our learn to swim assessment.

This is for those kids who are new to swimming, or may have experienced some swimming; playing in the backyard pool, down at the beach or a few lessons.

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July 9, 2019Comments are off for this post.

Let’s get bored?! Why I think swimming is a powerful tool in our switched-on lives.

In a culture that has taught us being productive is the key to our success, we've ignored what can happen when we power down our screens, slow down and allow stillness into our day to day lives. Today, most of us are focused on squeezing out every minute of the day into the building blocks of a promised future, and we assume that doing less – or GASP! even being bored – is a sign of weakness, discomfort, or something to be fearful of. With devices that distract just an arms length away at all times, we don't have a quiet moment to ourselves. Fear lies in even entertaining the idea.

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June 5, 2019Comments are off for this post.

With only twenty hours of swimming practice per year, how should we make the most of them?

As I was sitting in an auditorium in Brisbane last year, I was struck by this revelation from speaker, Karen Baildon of Superfish Swim Schools on the Gold Coast. At one half-hour lesson per week, over four terms, kids are spending just twenty hours a year learning to swim. Until this moment, I hadn't considered how little time there is. With only twenty hours spaced out over a year, it hit me. How incredible our kids are at what they accomplish with their swimming practice in this time.

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December 12, 2018Comments are off for this post.

Is your child really safe with that floatation device?

Take a deep breath. Close your eyes. Can you picture what it is that you love about swimming? For me, it's in the magic of being weightless, in a world where I'm suspended, no feet on the ground, completely immersed and surrounded. It's like a big hug!

However, without the skill of knowing how to float, the water can easily be a dangerous place. When I was little, I absolutely LOVED the water. My aunt and uncle had a pool, and this was my favourite place in the world. I had the energy to outlast everyone.

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November 23, 2018Comments are off for this post.

How family beach-hang-times can help your kids advance in their swimming lessons.

Why do we enrol our kids into swimming lessons? Is it just for safety and survival?

Sure, this is a base-level need. What about lifestyle, fun and enjoyment? I suspect this is really what we want to give our children. Going from danger to belonging! From nerves to pure joy!

The water should bring us all pleasure and adventure. And this can only come from skill. Read more

September 12, 2018Comments are off for this post.

Head’s up! Why overarms equates to drowning.

When I first started teaching swimming as a casual swim teacher in the late 90's, I worked at many different schools with many differing programs. All of them had one thing in common: a focus on teaching overarms – the school of thought that swimming happened when children started bringing their 'big over arms' out of the water. Parents beamed so proudly, believing that this was it, our Johnny could now swim!

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