This week, which runs from Monday 25 April to Sunday 1 May, is national Be Water Aware Week.
We have been swimming with Becky Adlington Swim Stars for a while and my boys’ confidence in the water has changed massively during that time.
The lessons they attend are super fun and the boys really enjoy spending time in the water. Every so often there are special lessons with a focus on safety, where the children wear their pyjamas and have a really fun lesson on how to keep themselves and others safe in and around the water. Swim Stars understands the importance of not only teaching children to swim, but also ensuring they are safe and can enjoy the pool and sea.
I think it’s important to teach children about water safety, particularly in the run-up to the summer holidays. We live by the coast and our friends who volunteer for the RNLI often see an increase in water-based incidents during school breaks.
Weekly lessons with Becky Adlington Swim Stars are an opportunity to enjoy the water in a safe environment. They’re a chance to spend time together and have fun while increasing their confidence and strengthening their swimming abilities.
When we started lessons with Becky Adlington Swim Stars, Noah wouldn’t put his head in the water. The public swimming lessons he’d begun at our local baths weren’t going too well, and the class was so full it was like the teacher had to herd cats. The teachers in Swim Stars have been fantastic, and the difference in Noah’s swimming ability and water confidence is remarkable.
I really recommend Becky Adlington Swim Stars as the classes are fun and there are a maximum of six children per class.