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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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swim! turns 1

We are so excited to be celebrating swim!’s 1st birthday! Exactly a year ago today, we opened the doors of swim! to families in the community of Warrington, with the aim of providing a bespoke learn-to-swim programme for children aged 3-11 in a modern, warm and safe facility.
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anti-bullying week

For this year’s Anti-Bullying Week, the theme is ‘Choose Respect’. The organisers of the event, Anti-Bullying Alliance, chose this theme after speaking to over 800 children, teachers and members of their foundation.
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swim! attends the warrington guardian school awards

The team from swim! were lucky enough to attend the Warrington Guardian School Awards, which aims to honour and support local schools in the Warrington area for their outstanding work.
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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.
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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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ready for the holidays

It’s that time of year again when our Christmas cheer has well and truly worn out and we start dreaming of sandy beaches and all-inclusive buffets. For parents, holidays mean planning ahead – Do we still have last year’s lilo in the garage? Have we bought enough factor 50 for the kids? Who’s hidden the passports?
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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?
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4 ways swim! helps with january blues

Let’s be honest, January isn’t everyone’s favourite month of the year. Our clothes are tighter, our eyes are heavier, and our ears are sore from all the morning tantrums the school run brings. For the little ones, it’s important for them to get back into their routine as quickly as possible, whether it’s waking up for school or getting ready for bed. So, how can we help January be a bit less... January?
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thank you for a fantastic year!

As the year comes to a close, the team would like to say a huge thank you to all our parents for your support over the last few months. We know that learning to swim is an important lifesaving skill, and we're so proud that you have chosen us to take your children on their journey from splash to swim!.
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closing dates for christmas & new year

Swimming Lessons: swim! lessons will not be running from Saturday 23rd December – Friday 5th January inclusive. Customer service availability: Lines will close at 4pm on Friday 22nd December and will re-open at 8.30am on Tuesday 2nd January.
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toy appeal

We'd like to thank everyone that came along to the swim! centre to take part in our Christmas Toy Appeal collection last week in partnership with Wire FM.
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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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swim! get baking for children in need

The swim! team donned their favourite pjs and tried their hands at baking to raise money for Children in Need.
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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! opening

We've had the best time welcoming everyone to our centre over the last couple of weeks. We couldn't have wished for a better response, with over 500 children already booked on to start their journey from splash to swim!
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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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swim! warrington is here

As the finishing touches have now been made, the swim! team are ready to open the doors for our launch of swim! intros this week. It’s been such an exciting journey so far – seeing the centre come to life in Warrington, developing the bespoke swim! programme, and creating a state-of-the-art learn to swim experience for families.
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