The latest research, released by national governing body Swim England, found that 96 per cent of youngsters are stopping lessons too early, revealing only 142,000 seven to 11-year-olds – four per cent – are meeting the required grade. The research also found that while 81 per cent of parents want their children to learn to swim so they can look after themselves if they get into trouble, the majority of mums and dads are taking their children out of lessons before they are able to do so.
In order to be a competent swimmer, children should be able to:
- Swim at least 100 metres without stopping
- Tread water for at least 30 seconds
- Experience swimming in clothing
- ‘Float to live’ (performing a star float on their back for at least 30 seconds)
Only one in seven parents correctly thought that their child would ‘float to live’ if they fell into open water, with more than a quarter believing that they would try to swim to safety – which is far more dangerous.
Our Holiday Intensive Swimming Courses are the ideal way to build their confidence in the water and accelerate their progression over a very short period of time. We are running Holiday Intensive Swimming Courses in Richmond, Petersham, Kingston and Wimbledon during October half-term holiday from 25th to 29th October. They consist of five 30-minute lessons over the course of one week. You will be amazed how quickly your child’s swimming will improve in just one week.
DATES & VENUES:
Mon 25th -29th October 2021
- Richmond, TW10 6EG, 9am – 12 pm
- Petersham, TW10 7AD, 9 am – 2 pm
- Wimbledon, SW19 5NA, 9 am – 1pm
- Kingston, KT2 5BD, 9 am – 2 pm
For information regarding prices and availability contact us or call us 0208 940 9431.