Adam Knight - 5 top tips to help your children return to the pool
Getting back to pool after being off for a while can be like finding a needle in a haystack, throw in children and teaching them how to swim in the mix can be a whole other story!
With this, I want to give you five tips on how you can prepare your child to get back into swimming lessons in the smoothest and most successful way possible.
1. Bath time games
I highly recommend that you play games such as Simon says, Treasure hunt and Finding Nemo in order to improve water confidence. Pouring water overhead and playing games that encourage your child to independently put their face into the water will give them a huge head start when they arrive on poolside for their first lesson back.
Simon says - Ears in the water, chin in the water, nose in the water, one eye in the water, face in the water (zip your lips first)
Treasure hunt - Choose a character (Captain Hook, Tinker Bell, Peter Pan, Mr Smee) Make it a competition “I bet I can get the treasure first”
Finding Nemo - Ask your child to close their eyes and count to ten. Hold a Zoggs Dive stick or Splashem toy at the bottom of the bath and encourage your little one to grab the toy - with their face in the water or by blowing bubbles.
Head, Shoulders Knees and Toes - Using a cup, pour water on you and then on your child. Then try and get them to pour on themselves while singing.