Information and announcements about the current YMCA Swimming Lessons Program.
Swimming Lesson News 1 June 2019
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Swim Lessons Inflatable Day
Sunday 2nd June
Monday 17th June– Sunday 23rd June
Water Safety Week
Monday 24th June– Sunday 30th June
KEEPING WARM IN WINTER
It may be snowing on the mountains and mighty chilly outside, but the pool is as toasty as ever! We keep pool deck warmed to 27 degrees and our changerooms have been set to the same temperature to make hopping out of the pool a better experience for all of our swimmers.
Other ways to make swimming lessons a positive experience in winter is to create a routine around drying off. Make sure your towel is close by to prevent evaporative cooling and have a warm shower before popping on something cosy!
And remember consistent swimmers, are safer swimmers.
We are so excited to announce that our new Aquaguard program has launched! This program is offered to all participants with intermediate to advanced swimming skills between the ages of ten and fourteen. Aquaguard is designed to develop participant’s strokes while focusing on key self-rescue and safety knowledge in a fun and inclusive team environment.
This program is based on Bronze Star curriculum and is perfect for anyone who spends time recreating in and around our beautiful lakes and rivers, or visiting the surf!
Aquaguard is currently offered on Mondays at 6pm.
To find out more or to enrol speak to our customer service team or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAKE UP LESSONS
We are updating our Make Up lessons terms and conditions. To obtain a copy of our new Make Up lessons terms and conditions speak to your Teacher In Charge when next in the centre, or
alternatively email Mercedes.email@example.com to obtain a copy.
“ARE YOU WATCHING YOUR CHILD?”
Is your child under 10 years of age?
They must be accompanied into the facility and constantly supervised by an adult (16 years or older) while in the facility. This means the supervising adult must position themselves within the pool hall to have a clear view of your child and be free of distractions.
Is your child under 5 years of age?
The supervising adult must be within arm’s reach, or close enough to react quickly if necessary.
THIS POLICY STILL APPLIES WHILE YOUR CHILD IS IN SWIMMING LESSONS
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT AN UNSUPERVISED CHILD WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE WATER.
Swimming Lesson News 17 April 2019
HAPPY EASTER TO ALL OF OUR FAMILIES!
We hope all of our students enjoyed our Easter celebration last week and we hope the Easter bunny finds all of our students where ever they are over the coming weekend. There are no lessons from Friday 19th April through to Monday 22nd inclusive due to the public holidays but we will see you all back again on Tuesday the 23rd. If you wish to book in a make-up for a missed lesson give us a call or email direct to the coordinator.
KEEPING ACTIVE IN THE COLD
Keeping kids engaged in swimming lessons during the cold weather can be challenging but maintaining a good routine is key to success! Here are some tips to keep kids comfortable in lessons during the cooler weather:
• Bring along their favourite warm and cosy clothing to get changed into after lessons (pyjamas and ugg boots are very acceptable!)
• Remind them that once they’re wet, the best way to keep their temperature stable is to stay low in the water and exercise their arms and legs across their distances.
• Make sure they are having a carbohydrate rich healthy snack prior to hopping into their lesson and a warm drink after always goes well!
• Consider investing in a wet suit or double up their layers with an extra rashie or light woollen top!
PHOTOGRAPHY ON POOLDECK
We love capturing moments when our student achieve milestones and we know that you do to!
However, everyone has a right to privacy. If you wish to capture a special moment in your child’s lesson, please be sure to obtain permission from the teacher if you are capturing their image, and be especially mindful to only capture your child. In line with our safeguarding policies staff member may request to view and remove any images captured should they appear to compromise any of our participants privacy.