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A to Z of Nottingham Swim School

Apr 25 2019

Ever wondered why swimming is regarded as one of the most beneficial activities for young people?

Look no further than our A–Z of Nottingham Swim School to understand why.

Active –  Children that are active are happier, healthier and more able to learn.  Increased activity is essential for a child’s development.
Butterfly stroke – they’ll learn the skills to swim this more complicated of strokes during their lessons.
Competitiveness – Swimming is great for developing positive competitiveness, as each child strives to achieve the next badge or move through the stages.  If they join a swimming club, they’ll learn competitive teamwork too.
Diving – Knowing the technique of how to, safely, launch yourself headfirst into water is a skill taught during swimming lessons.
Energy – Swimming builds your child’s muscles and lung capacity, giving them more energy to achieve.
Free stuff – All Nottingham Swim School members receive free access to all our public swim sessions across the city and a swim hat on joining and at each stage reached too!

Graduation As each skill is perfected your child will graduate, receiving badges, medals and certificates of achievement.
Health – Swimming is great for your child’s heart and circulation, providing natural, low-impact resistance to build muscle and it release those happy endorphins.
Intelligence – Holding your breath can increase intelligence and says swimming is THE best exercise for building lung capacity, which improves the ability to take in more information.
Joints – The natural support and resistance provided by water, means swimming is a fantastic activity for developing strong joints.
Kick – Each swim stroke has a different style of kick, and your child will master them all by the time they reach Stages 8-10 of our Swim School.
Lifesaving – Being able to swim is a real life saver and after all the key skills have been achieved your child can train to become a rookie lifeguard too.
Motivation – Motivational instructors will ensure your child gets the best from their weekly lessons.
No equipment necessary – Apart from a swimsuit, there’s no expensive equipment needed to swim.

 

Open to all – Some our pools offer specialist sessions for children with a disability or additional needs, along with lessons for older children and adults.
Portal – With our Swim School Portal you can track your child’s progress and move class, when they’re ready.
Quality time – In a pool or at the seaside swimming is a great opportunity for parents and children to bond and share quality time in otherwise busy lives.
Related sports –  Being able to swim gives opportunities to try other sports, like water polo. surfing, competitive diving or even triathlon.
Safety – Safety is an essential part of learning to swim and your child learns to be aware of hazards in and around water.
Training – To become a competent or advanced swimmer, training is essential, providing your child with a routine to follow that will set them up for life.
Underwater skills – Between stages 8 and 10 children learn underwater skills like synchronised swimming.
Vitality – Swimming’s benefits for physical and mental well-being mean your child with have more vitality and vigour.
Weight – Water is around 800 times denser than air, so your child will burn more calories, keeping your child at a healthy weight.
X-Factor – Swimming is such a great sport for health, well-being, social skills and mental attitude, your child will develop the X-Factor to help in all aspects of their life.
Year-round activity – Come rain or shine, winter or spring, swimming can be enjoyed any time.
Zzz – Swimming uses huge amounts of energy, so your child will sleep better after exercising.

For more information visit Nottingham Swim School or call us on 0115 8761600 to book a lesson at your nearest leisure centre.