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A journey is just as important as the destination. At the swim school we believe learning to swim must happen at the child’s pace. That means there are no guarantees as to how long it will take for a child to learn skills like floating, moving though water or simply overcoming fear.
Learn to swim lessons can be a child’s first experience of being with a person other than their parents in whom they have to put absolute trust. Building a trust relationship with each swimmer is of cardinal importance and the first few lessons can be taken up with the teacher and student forming the bond of trust.
Becoming comfortable in the water and instilling a love for water is one of the primary objectives of the Swim School. Once swimming becomes fun, learning new skills becomes fun and not another classroom activity.
Learning to overcome the fear of water in a happy, safe environment can do wonders for a child’s self esteem and confidence. By teaching children with patience, consistency and by always respecting the child as a unique individual, each child progresses at their own pace.
(Above: Zoe Van Der Berg waits for her lesson. Photo by Greg Reynolds)
When a child is ready to put their head underwater, they know without a doubt that they did it themselves.
Each new skill is taught with the same philosophy so that even learning to swim butterfly becomes fun and seems to become a game with the little swimmers.
Playing in the pool and looking for baby dolphins and fish are all part of the learning process, so don’t be surprised if all you child can talk about after the swim lesson, is how many dolphins they saw under the water!
We encourage parents to be at the poolside when lessons take place. Your child is embarking on one of the best adventures of their young lives and many happy memories will be made in the pool.
Watching your child float unaided for the first time, or taking their first tentative freestyle strokes is just as rewarding as watching them crawl or walk by themselves.
It is also a great bonding experience with your child. They will be excited about what they have learnt and will want to share it with you. It’s even more special when the little swimmer can actually demonstrate to their parents that they can touch the floor, or pick up a fish or even swim like a frog!
- Above: The Penguin squad ready to enter the water and begin their lesson
The philosophy taught at the Swim School is that of harmonious movement through water. Children are taught to kick first and then pull with their hands to propel themselves. Once this is accomplished the basic underwater pulls that will one day become a full swim stroke are taught.
We want all our students to be happy and healthy individuals who will always have a love and respect for water that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
Contact Brenton’s Swim School at firstname.lastname@example.org