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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.

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…

Older Australians Drowning

A Disturbing Trend in Drowning Statistics in Australia While the media coverage of drowning incidents tends to focus on the tragic loss of young lives, a disturbing trend in the number of deaths of older Australians (55+ years) by drowning has emerged in recent years. Last year, more than 100 adults aged over 55 drowned –…

Flotation Aids

Flotation Aids There is no debate the #1 reason parents enroll their children in swimming lessons is to enhance their child’s safety in and around the water. However, before, during and even upon completion of the learn-to-swim process, parents may consider having their child use a flotation aid as means to provide added security against…

Social Development and Swimming

The physical benefits for children of swimming at all levels, from birth through to competitive swimming, are numerous and well known. Less well known perhaps, is that swimming serves as a wonderful aid to the development of the social skills and behaviours of the child. Infant, toddler and pre-school swim classes provide the child with…

High School Squad Swimming: Why You Should Encourage Your Child to Continue Swimming Lessons in High School

High School Squad Swimming Early teens and high-school students are spending less time participating in physical exercise, and indications suggest that this age group is engaging or playing sport for less than an hour a week. When it comes to the pool, a significant decline in participation is recorded in children of the primary to…