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!
There’s a big difference between splashing around with friends and focusing on mastering specific skills. Plus, it’s easy to pick up bad habits, or slack off on improving a particular technique, when the teacher isn’t watching.
So, playtime should not be a complete sub for lessons. Most importantly, taking a break from lessons can even hinder your child’s progress.
You feel proud when your child improves. Thrilled when they move up to the next level. Such success is based on commitment and consistency. Any kind of learning suffers when you take a break. Swimming is no different.
Repetition is a key factor of how children (and adults) learn to swim.
As an adult you can do a lot of things instinctively and easily, like throwing a ball. However, for a young child to master such a skill, they must practice it repeatedly.
Breaking their pattern of repetition could result in your water babe re-doing levels or losing water skills and confidence.
As the weather warms up it means more fun in the sun, but it also means your “mini-me” is likely to be around water more often. So now is the worst time to become complacent.
Repetition develops their muscle memory
The more they practice a swim skill, the easier they’ll learn and remember it. Until it becomes automatic, instinctive, so that if they fall in the water, they’ll know what to do and will be less likely to panic.
Furthermore, keeping a routine is a great discipline to instill in young children. Luckily we have our School Holiday Intensive program where our back-to-back days of practice over a 2 week period during the January holidays will surely help your little one get back into the swing of things and help them get back into a routine.
Week One: 11th to 15th January
Week Two: 18th to 22nd January
You can choose to do week one or week two or even both! Both weeks are a discounted 5 day booking – only pay for 4 days!
This program is for Pre-School Age AND School Age.
Our regular classes will also be back up running from the 4th January 2021.
To book or for more information, contact our friendly Customer Service Team today.