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First Swimming Lesson

How to prepare your kid for their first swimming lesson…
Great advice for parents to help them understand what to do on their child’s first swimming lesson.

Let’s run through a few bullet points, which are essential when they starting to swim:

  • Check that swimming googles are packed in their bag
  • Make sure your child knows how to properly dress and undress themselves
  • Make your child aware of general water safety before going in
  • Pack a hairband or a swimming cap
  • Keep their belongings safe by labeling them with name and address tags
  • Your child may need a hairbrush with them as well as a container to keep personal effects like jewellery or watches safe
  • Pack a healthy snack and a drink that can be consumed following a swimming lesson
  • Bring along swimming trunks/costume, towel and all the essentials in a suitable-size bag

Then, after they had their first swimming lesson and now are on a good run of swimming lesson, then they can start having some practice drill sessions by themselves.
Something similar as below:

  • 25 yards – freestyle, x4 easy warm-up
  • 25 yards – kick-board, x4 20 sec rest between laps
  • 25 yards – freestyle, x6 decrease each lap by one stroke, 20 sec rest between laps
  • 25 yards – sprint laps, x4 decrease each lap by 2 secs, 30 sec rest between laps
  • 25 yards – freestyle, x2 easy cool down

And so does the swimming lifestyle starts…

I hope this is somehow helpful towards you.

Enjoy your swimming lesson 🙂

Goggle and Giggle team

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