TEAM ACCELERATE IS HERE!

TEAM ACCELERATE IS HERE!

We are excited to welcome you to our NEW squad swimming program for children and adults of all ages. TEAM ACCELERATE, launching at Hampton Swim School on Monday 31 July! The Top 10 of TEAM ACCELERATE: The brand new squad swimming program at Hampton Swim School to...
Pool Supervision Essentials For Parents

Pool Supervision Essentials For Parents

Pool Supervision Essentials  Everybody needs to remember not to be complacent about SUPERVISION as the primary layer of protection in the prevention of drowning. Vigilance is required, no matter how confident a young swimmer may be. Home pools are becoming more common...

Learn to Swim Week

We are proud to be in partnership with Laurie Lawrence’s, Kids Alive – Do the Five and over 500 other swim school Australia wide, as we band together to spread the message about how important it is to teach kids to swim so we can as a community can work towards zero...
Do babies enjoy swimming lessons?

Do babies enjoy swimming lessons?

Many parents wonder whether their baby will enjoy swimming lessons. Deciding whether to start lessons usually involves weighing up the benefits against what the experience will be like—not just for the baby, but also for the parents! No one wants to be in a pool with...
Winter swimming at Hampton Swim School

Winter swimming at Hampton Swim School

Winter Swimming –It’s Benefits For Football, Netball and Hockey Playing Kids Autumn and winter are when kids tend to flock to the outdoor courts and fields across Brisbane for the usual cool weather sports. Football in all its codes – soccer, rugby league, rugby union...
Swimming all year at Hampton Swim School

Swimming all year at Hampton Swim School

Swimming all year – Why It’s Good to Keep Swimming Through Winter As the days get colder and shorter, swimming all year is a must through the winter months. At this time of year we all slow down a little – that’s us adults and the kids – we’re indoors more, we wear...
SwimSafer week at Hampton Swim School

SwimSafer week at Hampton Swim School

Why interrupt regular swimming lessons for SwimSAFER week activities? Some parents wonder why we take a break from the children’s usual learn to swim classes to practice SwimSAFER activities. We know it’s great to see the kids learning all the skills they need to...

Why Learning to Swim is Important

Why Learning to Swim is Important Babies learn so many new things at a rapid rate. From the moment they enter the world, their brains are making connections and they are interacting with the world through their senses. It’s not long before they are achieving major...

What To Look For In A Swim School Brisbane

What You Should Look For In A Swim School Once you have made the decision to send your kids to swim school, choosing which one in Brisbane they go needs careful consideration. It’s much easier to get it right the first time than it is to change teachers just...

Learn to Swim with Hampton Swim School

How A Learn To Swim Program Can Help Your Child There’s a lot of excuses people make for why they haven’t enrolled their child into swim school. The weather, the child’s age or getting the timing right are all valid reasons to delay starting learn to swim lessons....

What’s Bubbling 7th June 2010

What’s Bubbling 7th June 2010 Jul 27 Written by: 27/07/2010 1:49 PM  The latest Hampton Swim School What’s Bubbling Newsletter contain information on: Fact of the Week Assessment Week Term 3 and 4 Enrolments “Like” us on Facebook to receive a FREE SWIM...

Summer Supervision Essentials

Summer Supervision Essentials May 24 Written by: 24/05/2010 7:05 AM  Everybody needs to remember not to be complacent about SUPERVISION as the primary layer of protection in the prevention of drowning. Vigilance is required, no matter how confident a young swimmer may...

Year Round Swimming

Year Round Swimming Aug 18 Written by: 18/08/2010 11:04 AM  Heading into Easter marks the end of Queensland’s hotter weather, and with this change in seasons many parents choose to forego swimming lessons in favour of other winter sports or activities. WAIT! There are...

Benefits of Baby Swimming

What are the benefits of Baby Swimming Having spent 9 months suspended in the warm fluid of a mother’s womb, newborn babies have a natural affinity with the water. Once baby is born, parents can help maintain this affinity that their baby has with the water through...

Tears for Fears

Tears for Fears Aug 18 Written by: 18/08/2010 10:59 PM  Young babies have a natural affinity to water. However, there may be times when your baby becomes restless or upset in their swimming lesson. No parent likes to see their child’s tears, and a common reaction of...

Swim Clubs

Swim Clubs If you live in a neighbourhood with a school or a community pool, then chances are you have the opportunity to join a local swim club and become involved in one of Australia’s most popular sports. Swim clubs are not-for-profit organisations that are...

Learning Plateau

Learning Plateau Aug 18 Written by: 18/08/2010 11:02 PM  It is likely there will be stages during the learn-to-swim process when your child experiences a “learning plateau”. During a period of skill acquisition or technique mastery, a “learning plateau” describes the...

Swimming Lesson Etiquette

Swim Lesson Etiquette Aug 18 Written by: 18/08/2010 11:08 PM  For parents attending their first swim lesson with their child, or for even those seasoned swim school parents – here are my Top 10 “Swim Lesson Etiquette Tips” that will help ensure your child’s lesson...

Ear Infections

Ear Infections Aug 18 Written by: 18/08/2010 11:09 PM  While ear infections are common amongst infants and young children, for most they occur infrequently and the symptoms associated with the infection are generally mild in nature. However, for parents of chronic ear...

Pregnancy & Swimming

Pregnancy & Swimming Aug 18 Written by: 18/08/2010 11:10 PM  Expectant mothers often remark about the feeling of comfort evoked by immersion in water during their pregnancy. The sense of weightlessness provided by water relieves the general discomforts associated...

Influential Coaches

Influential Coaches From humble aquatic beginnings at my local Swim Club and then subsequently through my many years of training up and down that black line in preparation for swimming for Australia, I was fortunate enough to be coached by two gentleman who, apart...

An Untold Drowning Story

An Untold Drowning Story Aug 18 Written by: 18/08/2010 11:13 PM  32 drowning deaths in the 4 and under age group during 2009 of which 84% were the result of a child falling or wandering into a backyard swimming pool. These are Australia’s shocking drowning statistics...

Pool Fencing

Pool Fencing  The provision of an adequate barrier around a swimming pool is critical component of child drowning prevention. While constant supervision of a young child around water is imperative, as any parent knows this is sometimes unachievable, and the...

When not to Swim

When not to Swim Aug 19 Written by: 19/08/2010 9:26 PM  Many parents struggle with the decision regarding whether or not they should allow their sick child to participate in their regular swim lesson. While the busy schedules of many families often make lesson...

Dangers of Bath Aids

Dangers of Bath Aids Bath aids are used to support infants while in a bath. They help keep a baby’s head up and out of the water, leaving a carer’s hands free to wash their infant and often easing the strain on the carers’ back. A range of bath aids specific to the...

Dangers Around the Home

Dangers Around the Home Aug 19 Written by: 19/08/2010 9:31 PM  Many parents are well aware of the potential dangers that residential swimming pools and bathtubs pose to children of all ages. However, even if you don’t own a pool, there are less obvious drowning...

Lap Swimming Etiquette

Lap Swimming Etiquette There’s no question that the instruction provided by a coach can serve as a powerful motivation tool. However, not everyone is available to participate in set squad session times, and not everyone wants to be a part of a social swim squad...

To Goggle or Not to Goggle

To Goggle or Not To Goggle? Aug 19 Written by: 19/08/2010 9:34 PM  The wearing of goggles in swimming pools is commonplace and indeed goggles are often worn by children in swimming lessons from a very young age. However, it may surprise many parents to learn that the...

Improving Technique

Improving Technique While swimming is a great sport, for many it does not come naturally, and learning how to swim efficiently requires time and commitment on the part of the individual, as well as the development of stamina and coordination. If you want to improve...