Swim corona website update

coronavirus update

Firstly, we would like to thank our swim! family for all their support during this time. Following the postponement of our lessons, we are proud to be offering all swimmers our new digital Rainbow Awards Scheme with weekly resources, activity videos, workouts, challenges and certificates to keep them active and engaged whilst at home.
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coronavirus information

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our top 6 christmas family games

Food pyramid

what are the best foods to eat before and after a swim?

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swim! is making a splash in oldham

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we celebrate our 2nd birthday!

Wow, what an amazing two years we have had so far at swim!
Mental health awareness

world mental health day

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why swimming?

Swimming brings more benefits for your little one than you think!
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positive thinking day

How can swimming put a smile on your face?
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5 reasons why swimming is great for your little one!

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child inactivity across the country

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children in need at swim!

In support of Children in Need, we had a ‘Wear Your Pyjamas to swim!’ week, where our swimmers and our team wore their pyjamas to swim! – some swimmers joined our teachers in wearing their pyjamas in the pool!
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are children more unfit now than 20 years ago?

In an interesting article published by BBC News, researchers from the University of Essex carried out strength and fitness tests on 1,200 children in 1998, 2008 and 2014 to see how their fitness compared over the years.
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5 things to know about gdpr...

You’ve probably heard a lot about GDPR by now – whether it’s from the countless emails from companies you weren’t aware you were still signed up to, or from the companies you care about and don’t want to lose touch with.
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8 things to remember when on holiday

With holiday season just around the corner, we thought we’d share some tips about staying safe on the beach while you’re having fun in the sun.

why active children are healthier adults

Following an article in The Guardian, we wanted to understand what impact exercise has on children as they grown up – even for those that end up swapping their trainers for slippers.
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proud to be a children’s university centre

swim! are excited to announce that we are now an official Children’s University Centre. CU is a charity that encourages children across the UK to participate in extra-curricular activities in and outside of school. They offer over 100,000 children aged 5+ the opportunity to experience a range of activities whilst logging each new adventure and even attending their own graduation ceremony!
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keep up with your swimmer!

It’s great to watch our little ones learn new skills and enjoy swimming, but how do we keep up with our swimmers at the pool?

what not to do if someone falls through ice

Each year, the Fire and Rescue Service warn people of the extreme dangers of being around ice and open water during this time of year. For children especially, it might be tempting to walk or play on the frozen water but ice over any inland water can be inconsistent and very thin in parts.
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1 in 5 adults unable to swim

“Up to nine million adults - 20% of men and 22% of women over the age of 14 - are unable to swim” claims the national governing body, Swim England. This means that 1 in 5 people in the UK that aren’t able to swim before their teenage years, never learn the lifesaving skill.
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swim! testimonials

It's been amazing to hear all the feedback from families who have had their swim! intro and are starting their learn to swim journey with us, we're so happy everyone is loving it so much with only positive things to say!
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top tips for starting swimming lessons

It can be daunting when starting your child off swimming, and that’s why it’s super important to give children the best swimming experience possible. The changing rooms, the environment, the teachers and of course the pool itself – the detail really counts.
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