Illawarra Swim School

Swimming A skill for life

Illawarra Swim School has been operating for 29 years, originally Toni's Swim School in Shellharbour, then we moved to figtree and now here at West Wollongong, where we have been for 9 years.

Illawarra Swim School is one of the regions longest running schools having taught over 20,000 kids to swim from babies through to national champions, international champions and Para Olympic medallists. Our focus now is on babies, learn to swim and development of good technique.

Term 2 Newsletter

Illawarra Swim School Newsletter

Welcome back Swim Schoolers, Hope everyone enjoyed there Easter break and holidays. Coming up this term Swim safer week 8.

400 club testing week 6 and week 10. More news getting closer to the date.

Why not boost your child’s swimming ability this term by taking up this great offer.

2nd lesson discount

This term we are offering a generous discount when your child takes up a second lesson per week. Your child’s 2nd lesson will be at 50% off. That’s only $8.00! A great way to build your child’s swimming ability!

 Winter Swimming - Laying old wives tales to rest

If you want your child to learn to swim as quickly as possible, then year round swimming provides the best results. Your child won’t catch a cold from water, colds are viruses. Children have a greater chance of catching a virus from attending playgroup, childcare, pre-school, school or just going to the shops than in the sterile water of a heated pool!

Children who participate in year round swim programs do not get more coughs and colds than their non swimming counterparts. This is not surprising as we know exercise strengthens the immune system and that swimming is a very healthy activity especially for the lungs.

Keep your child warm after their lesson. Dry them quickly & dry their hair as best as possible (putting them in a swimming cap to keep their hair dry. Also put them in warm clothes & a beanie after their lesson. Being able to swim and enjoy the water is not only a rite of passage for many Australian children; it’s a way of life, and potentially an enriching opportunity. Griffith Institute for Educational Research, recently revealed children who had learned how to swim from a young age, reached many developmental milestones earlier than other children the same age, who had not. Some of these milestones included visual-motor skills such as cutting paper, colouring-in and drawing lines and shapes; mathematical-related tasks; and literacy and numeracy. This is another reason why its imperative that your child learns a skill for life.

Term 1 Newsletter 2015

Term 1 Week 8 2015

The term is flying by and we have been super focused on our swimming lessons & preparations for school swimming carnivals and wow what fantastic results with many children moving through to compete at District and Regional Level with a few heading to NSW PSSA State Championship .Congratulations to all our swimmers who participated in their school Swimming Carnivals you make your parents and swim teachers very proud.

 

Term 1 finishes on Thursday 2nd of April. Just in time for the Easter Bunny

Term 1 finishes on Thursday 2nd of April. Just in time for the Easter Bunny

No lessons: Good Friday 3rd April, Easter 4th 5th and 6th April.

Term 2 Enrolments

Term 2 commences on Saturday 18th April

Your Child's lesson is automatically rolled over to next Term but in term 2 many students need to change days and times to fit in with their other sports so please confirm your lesson time with the desk. To secure your class a deposit of $64.00 can be paid before the end of Term 1. Please confirm with Toni or Kelly at the desk.

Special 2nd Lesson Discount Term 2

For any child who swims twice per week, we are offering a discount for the second lesson. Your Child's first lesson will be full price $16 and their second lesson will be half price $8 What a great incentive to boost your child’s swimming ability .

WEETBIX CLUB

So what is Weetbix Club? Weetbix club is our before school lessons open to all swimmers from Minnows level. Parents can drop children of for their lesson duck home get ready for their day then come back and pick children up for school or children can stay at the pool with swim school staff have breakfast and head to the bus stop or if attending St Therese school staff will walk them across to school. Not sure you can get organized in the morning well just think how this will free up an afternoon. Many studies on Swimmers and Athletes have shown the extreme benefits of exercise first thing in the morning. You brain is stimulated and awake ,and it is proven that children who train first thing don’t get that 2pm afternoon slump and once in the routine have far better sleep in the evening.

Congratulations to all Graduating Children this term.                                     

Declan McGarry-Seahorse , Hammish Kettley-Minnows, Emily McCloud-Minnows, Andrew Brinton-Minnows,Lillian Blanchard -Angelfish, Jordan Murray-Angelfish, Annabella Bujaroski- Seahorse, Abbey Katrivessis -Angelfish, Layla Katrivessis-Minnows, Lily Hornby-Seahorse, Josh Cole-Minnows.

Weetbix Club Christmas

Weetbix Club Christmas Party.

WHEN   Thursday 18th Dec 6:30 -8am all squads

There will be no regular training on this morning as we will be having too much fun and games to worry about training so if this is your regular training day you can train on another day morning this week.

What to bring cossies for pool games and a plate to share (e.g muffins, pancakes, fruit) you will need to bring your own drink bottle or cup.

End term information

Hi Swimschoolers ,

Well as you know its heading to that time of year, where the man in the big red suit comes to visit. Not long now only 4 weeks left of swimming lessons .Last lesson of Term is SAT 20TH DECEMBER .

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I know this is a busy time of year but it is really important that you continue your child’s lessons and try not to miss any up until our Christmas break as consistency and repetition is vital when learning to swim; for each lesson missed it takes so much time to regain skills from the previous lesson. Learning to swim is hard so please don’t expect our little people to remember and retain skills from past weeks when missing a class.

 

2015 is just around the corner, dates to remember!

Swim school RECOMMENCES on MONDAY 5th JANUARY    Intensive program

SATURDAY 10TH JANUARY   Regular classes restart.

 

We are taking enrolments now for 2015 your lessons will not be rolled over to next year. So book now to ensure you get the day and time you would like. You will need to pay a 4week deposit upon booking to secure your time and position, with the balance on your first lesson.

All Classes available  Monday –Sat with our Weetbix Club open before school for Minnows, Wrigglers and Tadpoles and Dolphins.

Please have a look at our new website (still under construction) but has up to date news on all things swim school and don’t forget to like us on facebook for Competitions and News in the Swim World.