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....

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...

Social Development and Swimming

Social Development and Swimming Dec 2 Written by: 2/12/2010 10:52 PM  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...

When To Start Swimming Lessons?

Some parents choose to delay the commencement of their child’s swimming education, believing that their backyard pool plays a more important role in aquatic development than structured lessons. BUT WAIT, in 2009 alone in Australia over 50 children between the ages of...

Toddler & Pre-School Aquatics

Are Swimming Lessons  Beneficial  For Toddlers & Pre-Schoolers? Toddler and pre-school aquatic programs (13 months to 4 year age bracket) afford an opportunity to introduce young children to the associated joys and risks of being in or around water. These lessons...

Dangers of Bath Aids

Bath aids are used to support infants while in a bath Baby bath seats and other aids are designed to 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...

How To Prepare Your Baby For Swimming

Having arrived from the liquid environment of their mother’s womb, babies feel quite comfortable in water, until the age of approximately 12 months, when they lose their natural responses to the aquatic environment. Starting swimming lessons before your baby develops...

Major Causes Of Drowning At Home

Causes Of Drowning 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 hazards that might be overlooked by discerning...

Hampton & School Lessons: An essential partnership

There can be a distinct difference between school swimming and a Hampton Learn to Swim Class. School Swimming Swimming at school is a component of the Health & Physical Education classes. We provide our expert Teachers to several local schools as Teacher Aides for...

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  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...

When is my Child Ready to Stop Swimming Lessons?

Oftentimes parents will assess the suitability of continuing swimming lessons. This usually happens several years after a child has begun swimming lessons, often at one of two critical points. The first being, the point in which the child has reached a level of...

How swimming lessons help children transition to daycare and school

When your child starts daycare, preschool or school, it can be a challenging time of change for them. And let’s face it—for us parents too! In times of change and uncertainty, kids thrive on some stability and familiarity. So, if your child is already in swimming...

How swim lessons help your child to learn at school

If your child is having learning difficulties at school, your first instinct might be to pull them out of their existing extracurricular activities to ‘give them more time’. This makes sense in theory, but not always in practice. In this post we’ll explore how swim...

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...

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