July 29, 2022Comments are off for this post.

Five MORE lessons about leadership I’ve learnt from teaching kids to swim.

Learning leadership skills can start in the most unexpected of places; of teaching a child to swim.

In last month’s article I explored how teaching kids to swim holds a lot of key lessons in leading my team. Here, I share another five lessons on leadership I've learnt in my two decades of teaching kids to swim.

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June 30, 2022Comments are off for this post.

Five lessons about leadership I’ve learnt from teaching kids to swim.

Teaching kids to swim has taken me to surprising places in my life, and none more rewarding than learning the art of leadership. It’ll help you develop the soft skills companies and organisations are crying out for. Teaching kids the complex skill of swimming requires good communication, adaptability, creativity, problem-solving, and behavioural management.

Communication and confidence are skills that kids push you to develop because they’re a tough audience – they’re hard to win over, and will be distracted. You’re compelled to engage with them on their level and help them overcome their fears. If you can master a classroom in the water, those well-honed (and increasingly rare) soft skills will help you land your dream–gig! Although you may fall in love with the water, and want to stay, #lovemyjob!

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June 1, 2022Comments are off for this post.

Going under this thing called water.

How we teach kids to overcome the fear of going under the water.

Swimming without going under the water is a big mistake. Until you fully immerse yourself in water, there's a barrier holding you back from experiencing it's wonders.

We see this with kids who've yet to put their face under the water. Kids know it's supposed to be fun, but there's also apprehension and fear. It's evident even if they've been relying on floatation devices to keep them propped above it. This isn't swimming. Until you go under the water, you're missing out on the joy of being free. Of learning to trust it, keeping a barrier between you and the water in place.

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February 25, 2021Comments are off for this post.

From streamlined fins to growing wings!

In recent years, I had noticed our newer teachers trying to get through what felt to them as an overwhelming amount to teach in thirty minutes. With their confidence lost, I knew I needed to make it easier for them. We're always adapting and re-modelling here at In The Deep Swim School; soaking in feedback from parents, concerns from teachers and constantly asking ourselves what small changes can we make that'll have the biggest impact on the school. An overarching, repeating theme began to appear while we were making ongoing, smaller adjustments; taking the time is key.

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February 25, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Improved FINS stroke development program is on it’s way!

...and wow, they're looking pretty spiffy! We're busy refining our stroke development program and we thought we'd give you a little taste of what's to come.

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December 18, 2019Comments are off for this post.

Wrapping Up The Year Like, Woo!

An interview with our director, Sasha Hanic.

Just like our business name, In The Deep suggests, we love exploring things below the surface. We thought to wrap up this year, we'd do a little in-depth self-reflection. So we sat down with our director, Sasha to get her take. Where we've been, what we've learnt and most importantly, what's on her summer reading list to end 2019!
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November 11, 2019Comments are off for this post.

Having fun. One of our values we take oh-so-seriously!

At In The Deep we want to win the hearts, minds and smiles of every child we teach. We want to tell cute jokes and be so beautifully silly it makes little kids giggle. We want to put a smile on all faces, and bring the whole school together to have fun. We want to be completely uplifting and light people up, even if they’re having a really terrible day.

And we can't help but crack a silly joke, right now... What do you call a bear with no teeth? Read more

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 today... Read more

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.

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Eastern suburbs of Sydney.

Level 3, The Juniors
558 Anzac Pde, Kingsford NSW 2032

Baby and kids swimming lessons.
Eastern suburbs of Sydney.

Level 3, The Juniors | 558 Anzac Pde, Kingsford NSW 2032

Baby and kids swimming lessons.
Eastern suburbs of Sydney.

Level 3, The Juniors | 558 Anzac Pde, Kingsford NSW 2032

Baby and kids swimming lessons.
Eastern suburbs of Sydney.

Level 3, The Juniors | 558 Anzac Pde, Kingsford NSW 2032

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