Here at BlueFit Swimming our program runs perpetually, meaning it runs all year round, including the winter season.
We know that keeping motivated during winter can be difficult, but we’re here to help. Here are a few reasons why we recommend that you partake in winter swimming lessons:
- Maintain progression and learn new skills.
Many people learn best through continual practice and repetition. Often when we implement repetition into our routine skills will develop and become automatic.
Taking a child out for three to four months may impact their technique, delaying their progress through the level or worse, important safety knowledge could be forgotten when they get back into swimming.
- Continue learning
Rather than potentially losing skills and knowledge, when students continue lessons during winter, they also continue learning. It is throughout the winter season that we are more likely to see progression in students.
- Get ready for summer
Time flies when you’re having fun! Winter is here today but could be gone tomorrow.
Swimming lessons in winter are designed to help students prepare for the upcoming summer season. Through learning water safety skills and becoming more familiar with aquatic environments, lessons have been proven to decrease the number of drownings.
- Heated pools
Did you know that most of our pools are heated? Generally they will be sitting somewhere between 30 to 32ºc. Keeping our students and instructors nice and warm throughout their lessons.
The following are a few tips to help our students keep warm this winter:
- Wear a swimming cap
- Wear swimwear with more coverage during your lessons, such as a swim shirt
- Have a dry towel ready after your lesson
- Get dry as quickly as possible
- Wear warm clothing and footwear to and from your lesson
- Take advantage of our warm showers
- Indulge in a warm beverage from the café
Our team understands and recognised that many parents/guardians pause swimming lessons during winter for a number of reasons.
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Bluefit Swimming has a specific focus on water confidence and the basic skills of swimming. We have a strong emphasis on developing aquatic safety and developing the confidence of people in the aquatic environment.