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We are passionate about quality aquatic education and child safety. This goes beyond offering learn-to-swim programs for the past 21 years. We like to share our knowledge and expertise too. In this blog section you can read about a wide range of swim related topics.

Why are toddler drownings on the rise?

“Twenty seconds and a few centimetres of water is all it takes for a toddler to drown”, states Kidsafe Victoria chief executive Melanie Courtney. “Besides swimming pools, potential drowning hazards included portable pools, baths, buckets, eskies with melted ice, dams, fishponds and even pet water bowls.” Drownings have doubled among young children and continue to…

Swimming throughout the cooler months

We live in a tropical climate, and even though we call the upcoming months ‘winter’, they really are ‘just cooler’. There are so many benefits to swimming year round. In this blog we would like to write them down, AND tell you how we and you can keep your swimmers comfortable and warm throughout the…

“Living in Australia, we consider swimming an essential life skill”

On 29 June 2021 it is exactly a year since our swim school re-opened our doors and pools after the big COVID-19 lockdown! We were so happy to get back into it and see our swim families again. Some re-started a little later, some were back that very first day. We asked a few of…

“Our fear was that our kids would forget their knowledge and lose confidence around the water”

On 29 June 2021 it is exactly a year since our swim school re-opened our doors and pools after the big COVID-19 lockdown! We were so happy to get back into it and see our swim families again. Some re-started a little later, others were back that very first day. We asked a few of…

When To Start Swimming Lessons?

“When is the best time to start swimming lessons?” It is the most common question we get at Hampton Swim School from our prospective parents with young children. Our answer? “As soon as your child is born.” While the number of drownings is still going up in our country, the one thing you can do…

Parental Influence in Baby/Toddler Swim Classes

Parents role in baby and Toddler swimming Parents seeking ways to improve their young child’s confidence, independence and relaxation in water need look no further than their role as the caregiver ahead of and during a baby swimming lesson or new born swimming lesson. The caregiver plays an invaluable role in assisting and enhancing the…