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what to expect at your first swimstars lesson

Whether it’s you can’t decide if to book or you have booked and you’re wondering what’s next hopefully this blog will answer all you need to know.

Prior to booking your first lesson you will be emailed a full confirmation that gives you all the practical information you need like directions, venue access and booking forms.

7 things to expect at your first swimstars lesson (these will vary from venue to venue)

  1. Wear easy clothes and shoes – before you leave for your first lesson make life easy for your little swimmer by wearing clothes that are going to be easy to get on and off. All shoes need to be removed before entering the changing areas so keep this in mind too (I have seen flip-flops in winter so many times)
  2. It’s going to be busy – there may be up to 8 new swimmers in your class so that means up to 8 new parents and children, all trying to find where to go and what to do when they get there. The key is to arrive only 5 – 10 minutes before the start of your class, this way there will be someone there to show you where to go and by this time the class before should have cleared the changing rooms making room for you.
  3. Using reception – there will generally be a  member of staff  on reception who will show you where to go.
  4. Once your little swimmer is ready you can head on to poolside where you will find the floats.
  5. Float up – Help yourself to a back float with 3 floats on unless instructed otherwise. The float should be fastened nice and snug around your little swimmers waist ( a teacher will always help with this is you are unsure.
  6. Introduction – Your teacher will call your child over once your lesson is about to begin and ask them to sit down on the shallow side of the pool, they will then introduce themselves and briefly talk to them about what is going to happen, do’s, don’ts etc. If you have any worries please do let the teachers know. They will then show them how to get into the water safely and teach you some basic movements. Once swimmers are sat on the poolside parents should sit in the dedicate areas.
  7. At the end of the lesson your teacher’s will show the children how to get out of the pool safely then ask them to stand by the pool door to wait for their parent/guardian and then you can go through and get changed.

POSTED BY Alex Oldfield
23 April 2017