The Swim Specialist Blog

Drowning Prevention

Jun 20, 2018

Basic Rescues! What is Drowning Prevention Week? This week the RLSS (Royal Life Saving Society) are campaigning to create awareness to help promote drowning prevention. […]

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Learn How to Swim Competition!

Jun 17, 2018

Swim in 60 Minutes Competition Winner! Learn to swim in 60 minutes Competition Swimming with The Swim Specialist, take a look at a swimming lesson […]

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Volunteering In Swimming!

Dec 3, 2017

After watching her sister perform in our exciting swimming lessons every week she thought it would be a great environment to gain some work based voluntary experience. After all, our swim instructors just seem to play games and have fun. Would that be right, or is that a little bit naive…

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5 Tips to improve your Front Crawl

Sep 20, 2017

One of the problems with learning to swim efficiently is the front crawl head turn. Whether you’re an adult wanting to compete in a triathlon or a child learning the strokes, this post will help you.

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Can your child put their face under water?

Sep 13, 2017

How many of you hated putting your face in the water as a child? Can you remember the first time you experienced water getting showed over your head or being submerged under water?

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Learn to swim with 5 exciting games

Sep 6, 2017

Our mission is to make this process a fun, imaginative, and a safe space for children to learn to swim with parents and instructors. So here are 5 Games to Learn how to swim!

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Drowning Prevention Week

Basic rescues

15 - 25th June 2018

What is Drowning Prevention Week?

This week the RLSS (Royal Life Saving Society) are campaigning to create awareness to help promote drowning prevention.

There are currently 700 deaths related to drowning each year here in the U.K, that equates to one person in every 20hrs suffering from a fatality in the water.

Why is Drowning Prevention Week important?

It's even more surprising that only 1 in 3 children leave primary school each year being able to swim 25m, perform a self-rescue, and demonstrate all four stroke to meet the curriculum standards for swimming.

Another shocking fact is that drowning is the third most common cause of accidental death here in the U.K within children.

How can we help reduce Drowning?

To help reduce these statics and help promote swimming as an essential life skill we deliver swimming lessons to all ages and abilities.

We believe that everyone has the right to learn how to swim.

We hope that you share our belief and the importance of learning how to swim.

Who can part take in Drowning Prevention Week?

As a parent you have a moral obligation to ensure that your child is taught how to swim.

This will allow them to be safe and confident in and around water.

There are many ways you can help reduce the likelihood of your child being in a position of danger in the water.

It's staggering to know that two thirds of parents fear that their child would not be able to save themselves from difficulty in the water.

Where can you find more information?

We have produced a short video to help encourage children to learn how to perform 4 basic rescues that could potentially save a life.

To make it safe, fun, and exciting we have safety considerations, challenges, and games to play.

The idea being that children play, practice, and perfect the skills in a structured environment so they become skilled in case of a real life scenario.

Swimming Lessons:

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