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The Importance of Learning to Swim

I and my wonderful team of instructors have had the pleasure of teaching thousands of children and adults to swim since the Star Swimming Academy first opened it doors back in 2005!

During these 10 years I have spoken to many parents and talked about the reasons for them wanting their child to take lessons and not forgetting the reasons why adults want to learn to swim. I am glad to respond that for the majority, the reason taking up swimming lessons is the fear of drowning! It’s every parent’s nightmare, the thought of their young child unaccompanied near water!

Yet did you know that nearly three quarters of children in the UK have never had a swimming lesson and 40% of children in the UK can’t swim, it was revealed in a survey commissioned by Speedo. Additionally 60% of the parents questioned were worried about their children drowning because they couldn’t swim, however almost half did not believe that learning to swim was important.

To be honest I was shocked with the latter response!!! Why? As parents we should all be worried about our children drowning! Swimming for me is a core life skill that should be learned from the onset, water is around us everywhere, firstly we live on an island were water surrounds us, we have thousand of miles of rivers, canals, streams and lakes that form part of our environment and this is not taking into account the leisure aspect of being around water!

A lot of fatalities caused by drowning was not due to being submerged in the water in the first place these fatalities involved somebody falling into water whilst walking/running, angling, sailing, motor-boating, in a motor vehicle, climbing/cliff, cycling, people being on ice. Then there are fatalities caused by person/object in water, jumping/diving in waterside activity/in water play, animal rescue and don't forget swimming itself!

So if you are a parent of a child that cannot swim or swim yourself then please think hard about taking your child to swimming lessons or learning to swim yourself!

There are many reasons for learning to swim for example:

  • Drowning is the third most common cause of accidental death for children in the UK
  • Accidental drowning results is more than 400 deaths (Children & Adults) per year in the UK
  • One in ten children have experienced an accident in the water
  • A swimming pool is 14 times more likely than a motor vehicle to be involved in the death of a child age 4 and under
  • 70% of all preschoolers who drown are in the care of one or both parents at the time of drowning. 75% are missing for 5 minutes or less
  • You can’t always be there also . It may save their life one day or someone else life
  • Swimming is the only sport which could save their lives
  • It’s much more than just another sport; it is an important life skill
  • It’s a skill that once learnt is rarely forgotten.
  • Learning to swim is an ability, like walking, that is part of growing up.
  • Children who start swimming lessons as a baby have been shown to do better in gripping, reaching and balance tests than non-swimming babies
  • Swimming helps kids learn to set goals and work to achieve them.
  • Swimmers tend to be academic achievers.
  • It keeps your child’s heart and lungs healthy, improves strength and flexibility, increases stamina and even improves balance and posture.
  • Your child will have plenty of opportunities to make friends and grow in confidence.
  • Swimming is the best possible exercise. It works all the body’s muscles and burns the most calories.
  • Swimming opens the door to other sports and activities, including: swimming with dolphins, scuba diving, rowing and sailing and even becoming the next Olympic or Paralympic champion!
  • Swimming is one of the few sports you can do throughout your lifetime.

The Amateur Swimming Association (ASA), the national governing body for swimming and experts in all things swimming recommend getting children swimming from around six months. Learning to swim should be a natural step in a child’s development. Remember babies are in fluid in the womb for nine months so are comfortable in the water almost from the minute they are born, as long as they feel safe. “Essentially it’s all about having fun in the water and making it a pleasurable experience, from the age of around six months, ideally.”

However, people can learn to swim at all ages, from young children to adults. The ASA have a learn to swim framework that we adhere to which takes taking beginners through basic swimming moves and water safety right up to life guard training.

Our teaching methods allows us to teach the learner in a fun friendly environment which helps build there confidence and thus allows them to enjoy swimming and other water based activities in a safe manner!

Every week until June we will be posting information on our website and our FB page in the run up to The Royal Life Saving Society UK Drowning Prevention Week (20 – 28 June 2015) promoting the need to learn to swim!

So if your child or yourself cannot swim, please consider taking lessons now! Call us on 01704 570 487 or 0759 203 1483 or email us on enquiries@starswimmingacademy.co.uk to book lesson or for information.

Best Wishes

Will Kildare
Star Swimming Academy

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Exclusive Offer To Star Swimming Students And Their Families

Hi Everyone

The Star Swimming Academy would like to annouce an exclusive offer that has been set up in partnership with Venture Studios Liverpool in Rodney Street!

Venture Studios is offering parents of students in our swimming sessions the opportunity to have a Family Experience Photo Session Voucher for Free!

The voucher is worth £245 and entitles the a family to:

  • 1 hour fun and memroable filled photography session
  • Full digital edit and airbrush
  • 1 hour private viewing experience
  • 7x5 framed desk portrait of their choice

Any families wanting to take up this offer need to speak to Will or Tracy at the pool side who will then issue you with the voucher and then you will need to book in for an appointment with Venture by calling 0151 203 1150 or emailing them on liverpool@venturephotography.co.uk. They are open every Saturday and Sunday and also have slots during the week.

Their studio is located at 20-22 Rodney Street, L1 2TQ near Liverpool City Centre. The voucher is valid for 2 months, they get very busy - so make sure you reserve your slot.

This is a wonderful opportunity, so call them now and don't forget to mention the 'Star Swimming Academy' when you make a booking!

More information about Venture Studios Liverpool can be found by visiting their website at www.venturephotography.com/photographers-studio/liverpool/

Best Wishes

Will Kildare
Star Swimming Academy

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Urgent News - Pool Closure at Del La Salle Academy

Hi Everyone just been notified that the pool at the Del La Salle Academy in Carr Lane has a problem with the pump! This means the sessions tonight have been cancelled!

We want to apologise for any inconvenience caused by this!

If you want you child to still have a lesson this week we may be able to accommodate them into a lesson at one of our other venues! If this is an option for you then call us on 0759 203 1483!

Finally we want to thank everyone who has emailed us over the xmas period inquiring about swimming lessons! We have not forgotten about you all and will be in touch with you over the next couple of days! We are working through a long list of emails, so thank you for considering us as your child's preferred 'Learn to Swim' provider!

Best wishes

Will Kildare

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