For my school age child

PRIVATE LESSONS TAILORED TO YOUR CHILD! AT SOLS WE KNOW LEARNING TO SWIM ISN’T A ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL ACTIVITY AND WE STRIVE TO ALLOW OUR STUDENTS TO EXCEL AT THEIR OWN RATE

Children shouldn’t be afraid of the water, it’s a fantastic environment to experience and learning to swim is a crucial skill to have, especially to those living in Australia. Swimming isn’t just about learning the strokes and being the fastest, it is our aim to teach children to respect the water and the survival skills to help themselves in an emergency situation. However, once respect of the water has been developed and basic survival skills have been achieved, we are able to take a focus on stroke development. SOLS teachers are exposed to many different children and pride ourselves on being able to tailor a lesson to each individual student, not only to help them excel at swimming but to show them tips and tricks for being in the water and to have fun. As parents, you can encourage your children to try their best and help them understand how important it is to be safe in and around water. SOLS encourages you to listen to your children’s concerns and not only help them as best you can but also let their swim teachers know so that they can work with them in a positive way.

CONSIDERATIONS OF WHAT TO BRING

~ Clean swimwear (Tip: Rash tops can make your child cold! Although they keep them warmer in the water, as soon as they get out, they instantly have a cold and wet material clinging to their bodies. We also suggest firm fitting swimwear as it will help your child perform correctly.)

~ Goggles (Tip: Purchase a good pair of goggles! Leaking or fogging goggles can waste a lot of practice time.)

~ Swim cap

~ Change of clothes (Tip: Use our family size change rooms to wash and dress your children, you are then ready to carry on with the rest of your day.)

~ Thongs

~ Towel (Tip: We recommend bringing two towels)

~ After swim snack and drink (Tip: It is common for children to be hungry after a swimming lesson)

There are circumstances where we will ask you to join your child in the pool for their first lesson. If this is the case you will require:

~ Clean swimwear

~ Towel

~ Change of clothes

~ Thongs

If your child tends to become distracted we recommend that you take a seat in our waiting room. In this case please bring something to entertain yourself. If you are sitting poolside to watch your child’s lesson please do just that. Your child will look towards you for your reassurance and see if you saw their achievements.