As my regular blog readers will know, we have been working with Swim England over the past year to promote the importance of learning to swim, and also to track our own children’s progress in the water.
Both Freddie and Sasha have had swimming lessons at a local pool since they were 3 years old, and after a slightly shaky start where neither were overly confident in the water, they are now little fishes. Sasha is nearly on Stage 4 of The Swim England awards scheme, and Freddie is now on level 7 and has achieved his 100 metre distance badge, something I just never thought would happen!
On holiday this year our villa had a pool, and it was just so lovely to see them confident in the water (even practising their diving in!), and most importantly I felt they were safe in the water by themselves (with an adult on the side of the pool of course). They had so much fun playing games with one another (diving down and picking up objects from the bottom of the pool featured heavily), and as a strong swimmer as a child myself I loved seeing the clear improvements they’d both made.
I know that if they hadn’t have had weekly swimming lessons, then realistically this progress wouldn’t have been made, no matter how many times we’d say we’d take them swimming ourselves.
Launching today, Swim England have possibly THE BEST competition I’ve ever shared on my blog (and open to non-blog readers too), and that’s the chance for not one, but TEN lucky readers to win a year of swimming lessons for their child!
All you have to do is hop on over to Swim England’s Facebook page and share one of their competition posts, or tag them on Twitter or Instagram using their handle and make sure to use the hashtag #LearnToSwim when finishing the sentence
“I want my child to learn to swim because….”
Entries can be videos or written posts, and the closing date is Wednesday 12th December 2018, when 10 winners will be chosen.
Terms and Conditions: Competition closes at 11.59pm GMT on Wednesday 12th December 2018. Entries received after this time and date will not be valid. Competition open to UK residents only. Entrants must be 18 and over. Winners will be selected by Swim England after the closing date and will be notified within a week of competition end. Only entrants received via the Swim England Facebook page, tagged @swimengland (Instagram) or @Swim_England (Twitter) and the hashtag #LearnToSwim on Twitter or Instagram will be considered valid. The prize is a year’s worth of swimming lessons for your child at a Swim England accredited swimming scheme of your choice x 10- no cash alternatives to the stated prize will be offered.
See some of our other swimming related posts