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The water can be a scary place for a child. That’s why having a safe, positive experience is paramount when you’re getting your water legs. To equip your child with the skills they need to be water-wise and unlock a lifelong love of swimming, you need to know that the right people are teaching your kids the right way. A quality swim center is more than just a schmick logo on some snazzy swimmers; lookout for these five signs that can help you determine the accredited and successful swim centers from the ones that are making a big splash with no substance.

It’s About People

At our super swim school, your child will be taught by a highly qualified teacher who’ll give them a positive experience in the pool.

All our instructors are AustSwim or Swim Australia qualified. Having undergone 20-hours of training in the Aquabliss teaching methodology, our team is all on the same page when it comes to our pool program. Each of our staff members has also had their Working With Children Check, as well as being CPR certified, so your kids are in qualified, safe hands. Aquabliss is also accredited with the peak industry body, Swim Australia, and to ensure we keep up with new ripples across the industry, we conduct regular refresher training with our staff.

Beyond their qualifications, we choose each teacher based on their ability to inspire and educate with kindness and patience. A great swimming experience is created by instructors who are invested in each child, and an environment which supports them. As we believe consistency and continuity are crucial, each team member is across both the detail and big-picture outcomes for each child.

It’s About Programs

At our super swim school, your child will have access to a consistent program which delivers consistent results.

Our program accommodates age appropriate skill sets. Working towards defined outcomes, each skill we teach is achievable in terms of stages of development, so we can organically build every child’s swim confidence and competency. To ensure a positive experience in the pool, we place your child at an appropriate level; carefully assessing their ability and readiness. To strengthen our approach, we continually reassess our methodology based on continued testing, team meetings, and feedback.

It’s About Safety

At our super swim school, your child will be supported by a program that assures water safety as a prime priority.

To us, learning to swim should be fun, but it’s about much more than playing in the pool. To support the message of safety, our lessons are built on the bedrock of basics, such as floating, entering and exiting the pool safely, as well as increasing stamina and strength.

It’s About Communication

At our super swim school, we’ll keep you in the loop about your child’s progress so you can ask the ‘why’s’ and the ‘how’s.’

There’s nothing worse than watching a process without understanding the principles behind it. We believe it’s important to share the aims of our methodology, so we offer regular feedback around how your child’s progressing, and how you can play a part in moving them forward. We also have a Supervisor on deck to assist with any questions you might have.

It’s About Maintenance

At our super swim school, your child will learn to love swimming in a safe, secure and clean place with regular checks.

At Aquabliss, we’re highly vigilant. All our centers undergo frequent checks to confirm everything’s running according to optimum standards. If we discover any anomalies, we act immediately, so you or your child is never at risk. We’re all about attention to detail, even down to the water levels; our centers are a safe place for your kids to learn and build a love for swimming.

To avoid finding yourself in deep water, follow these indicators to select a super swim school. All five Aquabliss centers cover all these points, so contact us to book in your little swimmer to be part of our super swim school today!

Your little one has just completed their last swim class for the year, and as swim season is here, they’re going to have ample time in the water to practice. So, no need to continue with swimming lessons, right? Wrong!
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Building kids’ confidence in the water while having fun

Weekly swimming lessons for kids are awesome. It’s great for their routine and learning new skills in the water, but if you’re keen to take the kids’ skills in the pool up a notch or improve their confidence around water, a school holiday intensive program is a crackin’ idea.

Why? We spoke to the Aquabliss Frensham team to find out.

1 // Keeps kids busy and active

It’s sooooo tempting to resort to the world of video games and devices to give the kids some downtime in the hols, we get it (confession time, we’ve also done it). And while screens have their place and time, there’s a truckload of research that points towards the positive benefits of getting kids active – and not just physical benefits. Regular activity in kids also have psychosocial and cognitive health effects. Cool, right? Imagine how well they’ll sleep after participating in the Intensive program?

2 // Builds confidence in the water

Intensive swimming programs are great for building a child’s confidence in the water. There is something about knowing your kid is capable in the water that makes a parent breathe a little easier, right? Plus, these sorts of programs reinforce swim safety awareness in and around water – perfect because the weather is still warm enough to head off to the beach or pool parties. And no matter what time of year, kids are always in and around water which is why regular swimming lessons and intensive programs are important to keep your little one water-wise and confident in and out of the water all year round.

3 // Builds muscle memory

Back-to-back days of practice builds muscle memory in kids. What’s muscle memory? Let’s get technical – it’s consolidating a specific motor task into memory through repetition. Which means your child is more likely to remember how to frog kick, or dive or do a tumble turn….whatever it is they may be learning…..if they do it regularly. Plus, they can spend a bit more time on mastering specific skills, rather than trying to squeeze learning that particular skill into a 30 – 60 minute lesson, and then try and remember it a week later (a week is a long time in a child’s life!). The best bit about daily back-to-back lessons is children easily pick up from where they left off the day before.

4 // Make new friends

Cos’ friends and fun are life, right? Developing social skills are a fabulous side-effect of a school holiday intensive program as kids meet and mix with new friends.

5 // Fast track your child’s progress

Who has a mini-Thorpie in their midst? Or a child who Just. Really. Loves. Swimming? Or has your child’s swimming skills plateaued a bit? An intensive program is a way to reboot or kickstart their growth and ability in the water with one month’s worth of lessons in one week.

6 // Peace of mind for parents

We mentioned it quickly at the top, but when your child is confident, skilled and safety-aware in and around the water, as a parent you can definitely relax a little bit more (of course, never taking your eye off the supervising ball!).

Us Highlanders love getting outdoors and that usually means being around water in some form. And it’s still warm enough to enjoy a pool party, hang out at the beach, go fishing or boating……..being confident of your child’s abilities to manage themselves in the water makes that time much more enjoyable for everyone!

To find out when we run this program, please click here.

There is a free lesson on offer for each week! So don’t miss out and contact our friendly Customer Service team today to book your little one into our School Holiday Intensive program.