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Swimmer of the week

Teacher Chat Posted on Tue, March 18, 2014 06:54:12

I would like to congratulate Edward (Teddy) Davies on being awarded “Swimmer of the week”.

Edward has been progressing very well in my lessons and is a very good listener.

Well done Teddy. smiley

Shakespeare Hospice 10,000m swim

Teacher Chat Posted on Mon, November 11, 2013 11:46:36

Well done to my ten year old Edward who helped me complete the six mile relay for Shakespeare Hospice at The Stratford Leisure and Visitor Centre.

An amazing swim challenge that tests your strategy and team work. The event encourages teams of ten to work together to complete the race and raise money. I have to confess when people asked what I did for a living, I had to say sales…

My thoughts on rubber rings…

Teacher Chat Posted on Fri, September 06, 2013 10:09:23

It amazes me how many people turn up at a lesson with a rubber ring. I ask you, how on earth is your child going to learn how to swim?

I was recently on holiday in France, and I suppose you can just about get away with using a ring on holiday, however, I feel if you can avoid them, please do.

I watched several parents happily pop their youngster in the ring and bob them around. Fine, but then they left them! On one occasion a sibling swam up held onto the back of it and tipped them over, I’ve never seen parents fall off their deckchairs so quick. If the rubber ring tips forward, the child will struggle to get back up.

This pool was a busy fun pool. The water was not particularly warm (or clean for that matter) so the poor baby was put in the ring and froze and they couldn’t understand why it was screaming. Also they take an age to get the child in to it.

My advice would be to hold your child, make them feel secure, wish them around in the water to make it fun, let them see you enjoying it.