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What to bring to your kids swimming lessons

As parents and guardians, we understand the unique challenges that come with juggling the demands of daily life, especially when it comes to packing for your child's activities. The thought of yet another bag to load into the car can be a daunting task, especially when you're racing against the clock to make it to your child's swimming lesson on time.  

We've been there – the rush, the last-minute searches for misplaced goggles, and the feeling of forgetting something crucial. That's why we've created this blog, our goal is to make the process of packing for your kid's swimming lesson a breeze, ensuring that you have everything you need to create those positive experience for your little one. So, take a deep breath, let us be your go-to resource, and get ready for stress-free and enjoyable swimming lessons with your child. 

  1. Swimsuit and optional Swim Cap

It might seem the most obvious, but it’s certainly the most important item on your checklist. Ensure the swimsuit allows for easy movement and doesn't hinder your child's ability to explore the water freely. A swim cap is completely optional, it can help keep their hair in check but for some just adds an extra complication to getting ready.  

  1. Towel and Extra Clothes:

Pack a quick-dry towel to keep your child warm and dry after their lesson. Bring an extra set of clothes, including underwear and socks, so they can change out of their wet swimwear. You’ll often see parents bringing the kids PJs to get them changed into after the lesson, especially in the colder months. 

  1. Swim Diapers (for Younger Children):

For parents of our younger swimmers, swim diapers are a must. These special diapers prevent leaks in the pool, keeping the water clean and hygienic for everyone.  

  1. Goggles:

As your child builds water confidence and they start building on their technique, invest in a good pair of swim goggles to make their underwater experience more enjoyable. As they start swimming lengths and focusing on their strokes, being able to confidently submerge their face makes a real difference. 

  1. Snacks and water:

Swimming can be an energy-consuming activity, so staying nourished and hydrated ensures they have the energy to fully participate and enjoy the experience. Striking that balance between fuelling their body, and not filling them up can be tricky – but a light snack both before and after the lesson can be a great way to keep them engaged, with something to look forward to and reward them for a job well done at the end of the lesson.  

  1. Positive Attitude and Encouragement:

Lastly, building those positive experiences with swimming and fitness can be so important at a young age. A positive attitude and lots of encouragement from parents/guardians can have a real impact on their experience. Swimming lessons are not only about skill development but also about fostering a love for the water. Your support and enthusiasm play a significant role in building your child's confidence both in and out of the pool. 

By coming prepared, you'll be better equipped for a stress-free and enjoyable experience for both of you. As your child gains confidence and skills in the water, these lessons will become a cherished part of their journey towards becoming a confident swimmer. So, grab your checklist and we’ll see you on poolside. If you’re looking for swimming lessons for your children, our experienced team of friendly teachers are here to ensure your child develops positive and long-lasting experiences in the water – find your lessons on the Swim Academy website.   

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