Never Compromise on Supervision

Eye watching

The pool is right outside of the kitchen window. Will it really hurt anything to run in and put dinner in the oven? I mean, they know the rules. It will be really fast… Any parents who say these things to themselves are putting their children at risk. Supervision is absolutely necessary whenever a child […]

Getting their Face Underwater

Putting face underwater

Moving ahead with teaching toddler swimming, you will reach a point where it becomes necessary for your child to put their face underwater. One of your goals should be to help them reach a level of confidence where they will be comfortable doing this, and eventually this will progress to further swimming skills. It’s really […]

Floating on the Back

Learning floating on back

As with swimming lessons for any age group, learning to float on the back is one of the most essential toddler swimming skills. A child must be able to float on their back when they are older and swimming freely in the sea (or should they unexpectedly fall into deep water), and it is important […]

Water Familiarisation for Newborns

baby in bath

Obviously you can’t teach a newborn baby to swim… yet. However, this is an important time where a baby can learn to be comfortable in the water. By introducing a couple of fun games at bathtime, you can set a good foundation for the future because your baby will come to associate the water with […]

How to choose the right goggles

goggleskids

It’s a fantastic development when your toddler first feels confident to put their face under the water. It opens the door to so many new games and activities, and obviously is crucial to learning to swim in any meaningful way. A good, comfortable pair of swimming goggles will help tremendously in this regard. While some […]

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Swimming Diapers and Nappies for Babies

Everything You Need to Know but Were Afraid to Ask Have you ever been at a pool and seen someone’s toddler go in the water in a regular diaper? The diaper swells alarmingly, absorbing pool water like a dehydrated sponge. If left on, eventually it will begin to leak the sodium polyacrylate crystals (the polymer […]

September 3, 2011 0
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Toddler Swimming & The Weather

Swimming with your toddlers is great fun and can be enjoyed all year round, especially if you’ve got access to a heated pool. If your pool is outdoors, keep these pointers in mind to help you all have a safe and fun time. Sun Going for a swim on a sunny day is great – […]

January 12, 2011 0
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Holding your Baby in the Pool

When introducing babies to the swimming pool, they obviously require full support and assistance from an adult to help them become comfortable with the water and this new environment. A variety of different “holds” and support postures are suitable for babies as they increase in age, ability, and their level of comfort in the pool. […]

October 11, 2010 0
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At what Age can we start?

At what age is teaching a toddler swimming appropriate? At any age they can be introduced to the water, but their development will dictate what you are able to teach.

October 11, 2010 0
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