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When Should I Cancel Swimming Lessons?

Whilst it’s never too late for your child to start swimming lessons, it can be too soon to stop.

As passionate swim educators, of course, you’d expect our answer to be “never” when asked, “when should I cancel swimming lessons?”

However, whilst we support the theory that learning never stops, we are realistic. We accept that, in practice, parents do cancel lessons. 

So when could you consider cancelling lessons?

As the key driver for learning to swim is usually safety, we’ve considered some highly respected research, facts, and stats to help answer this question.

National Swim & Water Safety Benchmarks

Before cancelling, you should assess if your child is meeting swim safety benchmarks.

After working closely with experts across the aquatic industry, education sector, and academia, the Royal Life Saving Society – Australia (RLSSA) developed the National Swimming and Water Safety Framework (the Framework), which identified a range of national benchmarks.

There are 3 key national benchmarks that you should consider, and to help you, we’ve matched these to the corresponding Aquabliss levels.

Note the ages stated are the latest to reach each target. Children can achieve them earlier.

And there’s no need to pay for swimming lessons until your child is 17. 

Once they’ve smashed the second benchmark, they’ll have the basic skills to achieve the third without Aquabliss. They can build their strength and stamina while enjoying whatever water-based swimming activity floats their boat. Just keep encouraging them.

Of course, if you have a super fish in the family interested in swimming, or your child needs a bit more discipline to keep on track, after completing all the levels in our Stroke Development Program, we have some great Squad opportunities!

Australian Royal Life Saving BenchmarksCorresponding Aquabliss Swim Level
By 6 years
Swim 5 metres without stopping, swim underwater, simulate an accidental entry and move to safety, know how to call Triple Zero (000).
Our pre-schooler Jellyfish or school-aged Turtles will smash this first benchmark before moving to the next level.
By 12 years
Swim 50 metres without stopping, float in deep water for 2 minutes, demonstrate survival skills wearing clothing, rescue a conscious person and have basic resuscitation skills.
That 50-metre goal kicks in at our Stroke Development levels and is achieved by some Dolphins but mastered by all Sharks.
By 17 years
Swim 400 metres without stopping, tread water for 5 minutes and swim survival strokes for 4 minutes wearing clothing, rescue an unconscious person and provide first aid.
For keen swimmers who continue with our program, graduating as an Orca from our Stroke Development program can help your child achieve this benchmark. And they can definitely blitz it if they enrol in our Squad Program.

Competently & without goggles!

The distances should be achieved with your child feeling confident and not too out of breath. And without goggles!

Yikes! Why? Because it’s likely your child won’t be wearing them if they accidentally fall into dangerous water.

Dependency on goggles can cause a child to panic and keep their eyes closed instead of looking for ways to get to safety.

So before cancelling, get your child to take off their goggles and see how far and how well they can swim without them. It’s better to find out in the calm water of the pool.

Minimum skills to achieve

The RLSSA recommend that children should stay in swimming lessons long enough to at least achieve the 50-metre swim and 2-minute float national benchmark.

And we agree.

At Aquabliss, that equates to either a Dolphin or Shark level.

Don’t over-estimate your child’s swimming and water safety abilities. 25 meters (or less) is not far enough to forge a well-rounded swimmer.

Our pools are calm, warm, quiet, and familiar. Conversely, it’s much harder to swim in open water environments. So, this 50-meter benchmark will better prepare kids to cope with different aquatic situations.

Technique matters – don’t miss a stroke

Don’t miss our Stroke Development Levels. Some of the technical elements of swimming can be very hard to master.

Good technique = learning to swim WELL = swimming efficiently.

Essential for safety reasons. Your child will tire less quickly if they know how to swim more easily and efficiently and, therefore, less likely to panic should they find themselves in trouble.

From kids to adults – risk management

Additionally, keeping children in swimming lessons until they reach this 50m benchmark, being a little older and/or more mature, gives us more time and opportunity to really drill into them how important it is to respect the water.

You never stop being a parent, worrying and caring for them, but you won’t always be with them when they are in and around water.

Through swimming lessons, children learn to recognise and understand risk factors. Being safe in and around water is all about risk management. This is a great life skill to learn.

As they enter their teens and adulthood, this vital skill can help them make better decisions when you’re not around – and not just in the pool but on land too.

We Swim Campaign

The RLSSA have launched the We Swim Campaign to encourage parents to achieve and exceed this 50-metre, 2-minute float benchmark after their research showed that:

40% of 12-year-olds are unable to meet the national benchmark for swimming and water safety.

Want to cancel?

Discuss your child’s swim and water safety ability with us first, especially if it’s because you think your child has plateaued. Most kids face a learning plateau, and our staff will have some ideas for getting through this stage.

Or, if you’re thinking of cancelling and replacing with another sport, ask yourself, can that replacement sport potentially save a life?

Want to enrol?

Contact Aquabliss for a FREE swim assessment and/or to book into a program. Contact details are listed on each school’s location page.

Aquabliss Supports the We Swim Campaign

We Swim is inspiring parents across Australia to take action to ensure their children enjoy all the benefits of swimming.

Facts & stats identify the need for action

The Royal Life Saving Society – Australia (RLSSA) took a deep dive into the water world of swimming lessons. Their research uncovered the following concerning situation:

Many children drop out of lessons before the age of 8 and miss developing critical lifesaving skills

40% of 12-year-olds can’t swim continuously for 50 meters or float for 2 minutes in deep water – a basic swimming and water safety benchmark

As a result of these alarming statistics, the RLSSA, supported by the Australian Government, has launched the We Swim Campaign.

Aquabliss is a  proud supporter of this campaign.

Life is better when we swim

As a nation, we love water. From the local pool, lake or river to the oceans and bays. When children learn to swim, it opens a world of possibilities.

Kids can enjoy heaps of water activities and be involved in water-based sports, school camps, beach holidays, riverside camping and playing with friends and family at the pool. Just to name a few! 

Many studies have shown that we are stronger and healthier in body and mind when swimming. 

Given our national lifestyle, swimming is a vital life skill. Not being able to swim, or swim well enough, diminishes the enjoyment of life and puts lives at risk. 

Campaign’s key focus

The We Swim movement focuses on children staying in lessons long enough to competently swim continuously for 50 meters and float in deep water for 2 minutes by 12 years of age – a vital national benchmark for swimming and water safety.

Failing to develop critical swimming and lifesaving skills leads to a lifelong drowning risk and missing out on a lifetime of enjoying the water.

From kids to adults

You won’t always be with your child when they’re in and around water, but you never stop being a parent, worrying and caring for them.

Through swimming lessons, kids learn to recognise and understand risk factors. As they enter their teens and adulthood, this vital skill can help them make better decisions when you’re not around – and not just about water dangers.

So, giving them these safety and risk assessment skills, life skills and lifesaving skills, is one of the best things you can do for them.

And for yourself, because you’ll enjoy some greater peace of mind.

Next Steps

As a parent, you want the best for your child/children. You want to keep them safe and for their lifelong journey to be filled with fun, confidence and experiences that take them far and wide.

So be a champion for your child by keeping them in swimming lessons until they achieve this 50-metre swim and 2-minute float national benchmark.

And you can help build momentum for the campaign by sharing messages across your network of family and friends, further promoting keeping children safe so they can enjoy the many benefits of swimming and how life-changing it is.

Because life is better when we swim.

Not enrolled in swimming lessons?

Contact Aquabliss for a FREE swim assessment and/or to book into a program.

Full contact details are listed on each school’s location page.

Swimming gives your brain a boost – but scientists don’t know yet why it’s better than other aerobic activities

Written by Seena Mathew, Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

It’s no secret that aerobic exercise can help stave off some of the ravages of aging. But a growing body of research suggests that swimming might provide a unique boost to brain health.

Regular swimming has been shown to improve memory, cognitive function, immune response and mood. Swimming may also help repair damage from stress and forge new neural connections in the brain.

But scientists are still trying to unravel how and why swimming, in particular, produces these brain-enhancing effects.

As a neurobiologist trained in brain physiology, a fitness enthusiast and a mom, I spend hours at the local pool during the summer. It’s not unusual to see children gleefully splashing and swimming while their parents sunbathe at a distance – and I’ve been one of those parents observing from the poolside plenty of times. But if more adults recognized the cognitive and mental health benefits of swimming, they might be more inclined to jump in the pool alongside their kids.

New and improved brain cells and connections

Until the 1960s, scientists believed that the number of neurons and synaptic connections in the human brain were finite and that, once damaged, these brain cells could not be replaced. But that idea was debunked as researchers began to see ample evidence for the birth of neurons, or neurogenesis, in adult brains of humans and other animals.

Now, there is clear evidence that aerobic exercise can contribute to neurogenesis and play a key role in helping to reverse or repair damage to neurons and their connections in both mammals and fish.

Research shows that one of the key ways these changes occur in response to exercise is through increased levels of a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor. The neural plasticity, or ability of the brain to change, that this protein stimulates has been shown to boost cognitive function, including learning and memory.

Studies in people have found a strong relationship between concentrations of brain-derived neurotrophic factor circulating in the brain and an increase in the size of the hippocampus, the brain region responsible for learning and memory. Increased levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor have also been shown to sharpen cognitive performance and to help reduce anxiety and depression. In contrast, researchers have observed mood disorders in patients with lower concentrations of brain-derived neurotrophic factor.

Aerobic exercise also promotes the release of specific chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. One of these is serotonin, which – when present at increased levels – is known to reduce depression and anxiety and improve mood.

In studies in fish, scientists have observed changes in genes responsible for increasing brain-derived neurotrophic factor levels as well as enhanced development of the dendritic spines – protrusions on the dendrites, or elongated portions of nerve cells – after eight weeks of exercise compared with controls. This complements studies in mammals where brain-derived neurotrophic factor is known to increase neuronal spine density. These changes have been shown to contribute to improved memory, mood and enhanced cognition in mammals. The greater spine density helps neurons build new connections and send more signals to other nerve cells. With the repetition of signals, connections can become stronger.

But what’s special about swimming?

Researchers don’t yet know what swimming’s secret sauce might be. But they’re getting closer to understanding it.

Swimming has long been recognized for its cardiovascular benefits. Because swimming involves all of the major muscle groups, the heart has to work hard, which increases blood flow throughout the body. This leads to the creation of new blood vessels, a process called angiogenesis. The greater blood flow can also lead to a large release of endorphins – hormones that act as a natural pain reducer throughout the body. This surge brings about the sense of euphoria that often follows exercise.

Most of the research to understand how swimming affects the brain has been done in rats. Rats are a good lab model because of their genetic and anatomic similarity to humans.

In one study in rats, swimming was shown to stimulate brain pathways that suppress inflammation in the hippocampus and inhibit apoptosis, or cell death. The study also showed that swimming can help support neuron survival and reduce the cognitive impacts of aging. Although researchers do not yet have a way to visualize apoptosis and neuronal survival in people, they do observe similar cognitive outcomes.

One of the more enticing questions is how, specifically, swimming enhances short- and long-term memory. To pinpoint how long the beneficial effects may last, researchers trained rats to swim for 60 minutes daily for five days per week. The team then tested the rats’ memory by having them swim through a radial arm water maze containing six arms, including one with a hidden platform.

Rats got six attempts to swim freely and find the hidden platform. After just seven days of swim training, researchers saw improvements in both short- and long-term memories, based on a reduction in the errors rats made each day. The researchers suggested that this boost in cognitive function could provide a basis for using swimming as a way to repair learning and memory damage caused by neuropsychiatric diseases in humans.

Although the leap from studies in rats to humans is substantial, research in people is producing similar results that suggest a clear cognitive benefit from swimming across all ages. For instance, in one study looking at the impact of swimming on mental acuity in the elderly, researchers concluded that swimmers had improved mental speed and attention compared with nonswimmers. However, this study is limited in its research design, since participants were not randomized and thus those who were swimmers prior to the study may have had an unfair edge.

Another study compared cognition between land-based athletes and swimmers in the young adult age range. While water immersion itself did not make a difference, the researchers found that 20 minutes of moderate-intensity breaststroke swimming improved cognitive function in both groups.

Kids get a boost from swimming too

The brain-enhancing benefits from swimming appear to also boost learning in children.

Another research group recently looked at the link between physical activity and how children learn new vocabulary words. Researchers taught children age 6-12 the names of unfamiliar objects. Then they tested their accuracy at recognizing those words after doing three activities: coloring (resting activity), swimming (aerobic activity) and a CrossFit-like exercise (anaerobic activity) for three minutes.

They found that children’s accuracy was much higher for words learned following swimming compared with coloring and CrossFit, which resulted in the same level of recall. This shows a clear cognitive benefit from swimming versus anaerobic exercise, though the study does not compare swimming with other aerobic exercises. These findings imply that swimming for even short periods of time is highly beneficial to young, developing brains.

The details of the time or laps required, the style of swim and what cognitive adaptations and pathways are activated by swimming are still being worked out. But neuroscientists are getting much closer to putting all the clues together.

For centuries, people have been in search of a fountain of youth. Swimming just might be the closest we can get.

Credits – Written by Seena Mathew, Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Published by The Conversation, a world-leading publisher of research-based news and analysis

Books for Young Children Who Fear the Water

Taking those early splashes into swimming lessons can be difficult for parents who have a little one who doesn’t take to water like a fish.

Children feel safer when they are in a familiar environment. Yet growing up and learning is all about exploring. So that means your “mini-me” is likely to feel out of their comfort zone now and again.

If your tot is having that sinking feeling about being in the pool (no pun intended!), then helping them to become familiar with the idea and process of swimming can be extremely beneficial in the early stages of their swim journey. Exposing them to swimming, whilst on dry land, can calm their fears and anxieties.

So how do you do this? One way is education!

Here’s a list of children’s books that encourage a positive mindset and familiarity with swimming. Great for kids about to begin swimming lessons, or for those who need a little bit of comfort once started.

Dive into Swimming with Knowledge

Book 1: Peppa Goes Swimming – Neville Astley

(For ages; 2-6 years old)

Peppa Pig is a very familiar character in the world of children. Peppa and George are at the swimming pool. It’s George’s first time so this strikes some fear in George. This book looks at how Mummy and Daddy Pig try to convince George to hop in and give swimming a go! Peppa Pig also has many activity books that are parallel with the story book. I’m Ready for Swimming – Penguin Random House Australia

Book 2: I’m Ready for Swimming – Jedda Robaard

(For ages; up to 3 years old)

This book details the excitement of hopping in the pool without Mum or Dad! This book contains brilliant illustrations that are sure to get your children excited for swimming lessons. Spot Goes to the Swimming Pool – Eric Hill

Book 3: Spot Goes to the Swimming Pool – Eric Hill

(For ages; up to 3 years old)

Spot, yet another popular children’s character, feels extremely nervous going to the pool, until his Mum and friends offer him some support! He is splashing around in no time! The Swimming Lesson by Dori Chaconas

Book 4: Cork and Fuzz: The Swimming Lesson – Dori Chaconas

(For ages; 6-8 years old)

Details two friends, Cork and Fuzz. Cork, a muskrat is a confident swimmer, and Fuzz, a possum, still yet to learn. Which is not easy for Fuzz because as a possum, swimming doesn’t come naturally. Through illustrations, the reader can follow along with Fuzz as he dives into learning. Concepts of problem solving, fear and making comprises are all explored. Best fun of all whilst learning – this book is full of humour!

Book 5: Saturday is Swimming Day – Hyewon Yum

(For ages; 3+ years old)

This book is fantastic! New things can be scary. Share with your little one the experiences of one young girl as she discovers that it can take time to feel comfortable and confident in the water. And that sometimes, a little bravery and a lot of patience can conquer fears.

Book 6: There’s a Sea in my Bedroom – Margaret Wild

(For ages; 3+ years old)

David, a little boy, is scared of swimming in the ocean. To cope, he creates an imaginary world where he is free to explore things that scare him in the safety of his own bedroom. And when the time comes to test his fear of the ocean in real life? Oh, he is ready. All about conquering fear, and the illustrations are awesome.

Reviews and Recommendations?

You can help other parents who have young beginner swimmers by leaving reviews on the above books or recommending and reviewing others.

Ways to reduce the overall cost of swimming lessons

It takes time for a child to learn to swim well. Longer than some parents expect. And a lot of effort too. Not just from your wannabe swimmer, but also you.

Remember how long it took for your child to learn how to walk and talk. How much effort you both put in for them to take their first step or utter their first word. (Or at least you think it was a word!) Skills practised every day, and usually, with no costs involved.

But formal swimming lessons cost money. So, consider some of the following suggestions that can make the overall cost of swimming lessons much cheaper.

1. Taking a break may be a mistake

When learning a new skill, repetition is a crucial focus until the skill becomes “second nature”. This state is known as “unconscious competence”.

Younger and/or less advanced swimmers can struggle to store learnings in their long-term memory in a way that can easily be recalled. After a break, it may take them longer, or they may need extra instruction, to get back to where they were. Even advanced swimmers will suffer some sort of setback after an extended break.

Consistency and routine also help to build momentum. When kids lose this, they often lose their confidence and interest too.

So, it’s important to avoid regression, the loss of learned skills, or worse, going back to square one. That will cost you more money in the long run and will slow down your child mastering vital water safety skills.

We usually see an increase in extended breaks during the cooler months. We get it. When it’s cold outside, it’s tempting to huddle up indoors. Think about the annual goal a lot of people have for a “summer beach body“. They’ve got to start, or keep up, their diet and exercise regime throughout autumn and winter. Similarly, your child, to be safer in and around water in the warmer months, needs to practise regularly in the weeks and months ahead.

Our pools are a toasty 30 degrees all year round! As colds or flu are spread by a virus, not by swimming in cold water or having wet hair, we hope to see you at the pool all year round too!

2. Immersion therapy – School Holiday Intensive Programs

Our School Holiday Intensive Programs are intensive – but not intense!

An intense course would be an extremely tough one. Most kids, at some stage of their swimming journey, will find mastering some swim skills a tough challenge. Our intensive courses can help in these situations. Intensive, meaning, focusing thoroughly on something specific for a short time.

Offered during every school holiday, these back-to-back days of lessons can improve and accelerate your child’s progression. A big advantage is pure chronological frequency. They’ll be learning specific skills more often, so those skills will be easier to recall. With one month’s worth of lessons packed into one week, children can easily pick up from where they left off the day before. Those learnings will be fresh in their minds and can be more easily reinforced during the intensive program.

Your child will also likely be taught by a different teacher, in a class with different students. Providing the opportunity to learn how to adapt to new people and new situations; teaching them resilience and how to cope with change. Skills that can help speed up overall learning – both in and out of the pool by the way!

When a child’s struggling, a new teacher, with a different personality and/or different approach, can sometimes achieve a breakthrough. Being in a class with different students can also be a positive. It might boost your child’s competitiveness, or they might find a new friend to buddy up with and they can learn from each other.

Adding School Holiday Intensives into your child’s swim program can speed up their learning. They can develop the skills they need to succeed much sooner, which means you’ll be spending less money on swimming lessons in the long run. Especially when each week offers a discount of one free lesson per week.*

3. Swim more than once a week

Speed up your child’s learning by enrolling in swimming lessons more than once a week – and enjoy the discounts. There’s a 20%* discount for the second lesson. For the third, and any subsequent lessons, the discount increases to 25%* (of the original full priced lesson).

As mentioned in Points 1 & 2, it’s all about repetition, consistency, intensity. And there’s the added opportunity of building swim fitness too!

4. Private lessons or group lessons?

There are lots of benefits from learning in a group situation. The main one is that a lot of kids like to keep up and are often spurred on to learn faster. For our very young fishes, swimming lessons can be their first introduction to a formal lesson structure. They’re learning and practising how to wait for their turn; how to share the teacher’s attention; how not to get distracted by others in their class. We strongly recommend group lessons.

However, sometimes a parent will raise the concern that their child is taking the same regular group class over and over; practising the same skill over and over. There’ll always be a strong repetitive component to regular lessons because that’s how children learn. That’s how we learnt. We touched on the importance of repetition in Point 1. So private lessons could be one way to speed up your child’s progress, especially if they have missed lessons because of taking an extended break. Sometimes, a child might just need some one-on-one time, to get them over a specific hurdle that’s been holding them back for a while.

Naturally, private lessons are more expensive. But they’ll speed up learning due to the one-on-one attention, or in cases where there’s a hurdle, achieve a quick breakthrough.

5. Practice outside of lessons

Take some swim homework away with you! There’s unlikely to be any pen and paper involved, so it won’t really feel like homework for your up-and-coming swimmer. Ask the supervisor for specific hints and tips. There are common skills that kids can practise to overcome things that can hold them back. These might be things they can practice in the bath. Or even on land exercises, such as turning their feet out for a breaststroke kick – which they can practise on the couch! Try and visit

your local pool to practise. And in the warmer months, hit the beach or find friends with a backyard pool if you don’t have one!

The more practice the better. Remember, ensure there’s safe supervision at all times, even for the land-based exercises!

6. Use First Lap, Active Kids Vouchers and Aquabliss Gift Cards

We accept First Lap Vouchers ($100 per year)* and Active Kids Vouchers ($200 per year)*, making swimming lessons more affordable. And you can always drop a hint to family and friends about our Aquabliss Swim Gift Cards for your little fish’s next birthday or Christmas present. Valid for three years, but the skills learnt will last a lifetime. They’ll also be giving your child the chance to make new friends and a heap of character-building traits too. Such as teaching your child about

success and failure, discipline and routine, setting goals and how to push past the limits – and so much more.

Faster is cheaper

Legendary Aussie Swim Coach Laurie Lawrence explains why children should be doing more swimming lessons:

“The reality with swimming lessons is that most children will only attend one 30-minute lesson per week when they are learning to swim, and parents wonder why it can sometimes be a slow process. If you miss 4 weeks out of 52 in the year, and your swimmers attend EVERY lesson without missing any others, that is just 24 hours of swimming instruction per year. That’s one day out of 365 each year. That’s nothing! Boost your child’s swimming skills whenever possible!”

Any, or a combination, of the above suggestions, can help speed up the development of your child’s swimming skills so that they can be swimming well sooner. Sooner is safer, as well as being cheaper. Avoiding regression and taking up all the discount offers, will contribute to swimming lessons costing less money in the long run.

Enquiries and bookings

Contact our friendly bookings staff to speed up your child’s swim journey so that you’ll spend less in the long run.

*Discounts/programs current at the time of publishing. Please verify when enquiring/booking.

Don’t miss out on getting a PASS!

PASS Class is for all levels – except squads because they’ve already achieved their PASS!

One of the main reasons parents enrol their child/children with Aquabliss is safety. Our popular PASS Class, held twice a year, plays a key role in reinforcing and boosting swim survival skills.

What is PASS Class?

Personal Aquatic Survival Skills (PASS), such as sculling, treading water, floating, safe entry and exit from the water, along with basic swimming skills, are regularly taught in our classes.

We know that kids learn by repetition. So our PASS Class is a critical component of the Aquabliss curriculum because swim survival skills already learnt will be consolidated and refreshed.

Plus, where relevant, (and age-appropriate), new skills will be introduced. Such as techniques for clothed swimming survival. For most classes, there will also be mock rescue and emergency simulations. Then those new skills will need to be reinforced at the next PASS Class. It’s that all-important repetition factor again…. and again… and again.

Teaching kids how to save themselves [and not panic] if they find themselves in a risky situation is sooooo important. With more practice, a child is more likely to quickly recall the skills learnt and less likely to panic.

No child will be forced to do anything they’re not comfortable with. If a child prefers to sit on the pool edge and observe, that’s ok, because they’re still learning by watching others.

PASS Class is important no matter the season

Water rules will also be discussed, focusing on the risks of the season. The risk of drowning isn’t over when summer ends. Kids are around water all year round. Riding a bike next to a river, watching the ducks at the pond or going fishing with Dad. Some of you might be lucky enough to enjoy a winter holiday somewhere warm, with access to a pool or the beach.

In the cooler months, your kids will also be wearing more clothes. You know how heavy clothes get when wet. And, of course in summer, well, the risks increase because kids are around water more often. So, no matter what time of year it is, PASS Class is important.

These key swim survival skills, consolidated in our PASS Class, should be practised more than once a year. Yep, there’s that repetition factor again!

Why are kids encouraged to wear clothes in the pool?

Water-related accidents or drownings don’t always happen when a child is in their swimmers. So it’s really important they learn survival swimming strokes and skills while wearing clothes.

One objective, even for the real young ‘uns, is to give kids the chance to know what it feels like to be clothed in water. To experience how heavier the clothes feel when wet, and how harder it is to swim in clothes.

Falling into a pool of water with clothes on can produce fear and hysteria in an otherwise calm swimmer. Sometimes one minor thing (such as not being in swimmers) can throw a child completely off and cause them to forget the skills they’ve learnt.

Remember – no child will be forced to do anything. But we hope most will feel confident to enter the pool, in a controlled environment, wearing their clothes. As PASS Class is all about saving lives, a suggestion to wear any superhero clothes or PJs might help any nervous tiny tots.

No extra costs

During the scheduled week, classes will just be run a little differently than usual. This provides a vital opportunity to focus on water safety and education. To really focus on swim survival skills, which could ultimately save a child’s life.

More information will be emailed

We always send out emails to our customers closer to the date, including what to bring and how to prepare swimmers for a different kind of lesson.

Don’t miss out

PASS Class is only available to enrolled students. Not enrolled? Then contact us so we can welcome you into the Aquabliss fam!

For existing customers who don’t already have the dates in their diary, get in touch and we’ll let you know what days and times to block out in your calendar so your kids don’t miss this really important class. Usually held twice a year, in May and November.