News & Events / A to Z of Nottingham Swim School
Apr 25 2019
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.