Beginners / Learning to Swim

  1. Zoggs Technique Tips: Perfecting your Backstroke
    Zoggs Technique Tips: Perfecting your Backstroke

    Zoggs Technique Tips: Perfecting your Backstroke

    On holiday, backstroke gives you the opportunity to enjoy blue skies or even stars overhead, and in a pool, the chance to vary your workout. But the stroke is not without its difficulties, not least because the majority of us are asymmetric, making even swimming in a straight line somewhat challenging!

    The following technique tips for perfecting your backstroke will help you learn how to master the stroke and enjoy your swims, anywhere:

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  2. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Learning Survival Skills
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Learning Survival Skills

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Learning Survival Skills

    This week is Drowning Prevention Week 2015; at swimming pools across the country, lessons this week are focusing on survival skills. So, I rocked up at my swimming lesson yesterday in some fairly thick joggers (I was feeling pretty brave) and a t-shirt over my swimming costume.

    We leapt straight into learning how to enter the water without getting your head wet or sinking too deep – ideal if you have to enter water for any reason but can’t see what’s lurking below the surface – think shopping trolleys, sharp m

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  3. 5 Essential Swim Safety Tips for Children
    5 Essential Swim Safety Tips for Children

    5 Essential Swim Safety Tips for Children

    Even if you have been to the beach or pool many times with your little ones, it is still really important to be aware of basic swim safety precautions that will help you to minimise the risks.

    As parents, we are responsible for showing our children how to be safe around water. Doing this requires a fine balance between teaching them to respect the potential dangers, without making them nervous of the water.

    In this blog post, we will explain some essential swim safety

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  4. Zoggs Tips: Children's safety in and around the pool this summer!
    Zoggs Tips: Children's safety in and around the pool this summer!

    Zoggs Tips: Children's safety in and around the pool this summer!

    Around the world, hundreds of children drown every year in and around water. Addressing water safety with your child is vital whether your child can swim or not. It’s vital that parents and guardians are aware of Children’s Safety in and around the Pool this Summer. The Zoggs team share their top tips for staying safe this summer...

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    Water safety ultimately is the responsibility of the par

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  5. Baby Swimming Tips from Zoggs
    Baby Swimming Tips from Zoggs

    Baby Swimming Tips from Zoggs

    The greatest tip we can give is when you go to the pool with your baby, don’t make it about trying to ‘teach’ your baby to swim. We know that sounds strange as the topic is referred to as Baby Swimming, but the foundation of baby swimming has to be first and foremost about HAVING FUN and, if done correctly, that fun experience of water will remain with them for life. Here are some top tips from our Learn to Swim teacher.

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  6. Zoggs Swim Tips: How to introduce your child to the pool
    Zoggs Swim Tips: How to introduce your child to the pool

    Zoggs Swim Tips: How to introduce your child to the pool

    Around the world there are many theories and views on how and when you introduce your child to the pool. Many parents don’t feel confident taking their child swimming in the early stages, especially if it’s their first child so it’s normal to find out as much as you can. Introducing your child to water is like them taking their first steps or speaking their first word, it is a natural evolution of life.

    Swimming is similar to walking, you would not put a child in an environment that was unsafe or one they would not be able to cope with. Their first steps normally take place in their own home, followed by a controlled environment in yo

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