With winter fast approaching, leading swim school Kingswim is highlighting the importance of why  swimming lessons should be a top priority, even when it’s cold outside.  

For many children, finding availability with swim centres during summer has been tough due to  long wait lists and density caps.  

Kingswim area manager, Anne Brown, says that after potentially missing out on summer lessons,  the cooler months provide a great opportunity for parents to take advantage of quieter lesson  enrollment periods. 

“While swimming lessons should be a priority all year round, families who are yet to re-enroll or  enroll for the first time, should use this opportunity to get a head start on preparing for the busy  summer ahead, with some wait lists as long as two months prior to Christmas.  

“Quite often kids don’t want to play outdoor sports in the cooler months and it can be a struggle  thinking of indoor activities to keep them occupied that don’t involve a screen, however swimming is  the perfect way for children to keep fit while still remaining warm,’  

“With Kingswim’s heated pools and state of the art facilities, it’s easy to dip your toes into  swimming lessons.” says Anne. 

Once you’re in the pool it’s easy to stay there all lesson, but the hardest part of winter swimming for  our students tends to be the journey from the car to the centre so Anne has prepared some helpful tips  to make the process as easy for the family as possible. 

Before arriving at your swimming lesson 

To make sure your child is ready and prepared for their swim lesson, changing them into their  bathers at home can make this a smoother process and help get them excited for their upcoming  lesson. 

Don’t forget to prepare a swim bag ahead of time, with a spare change of clothes, towel,  swimming gear and extra layers will ensure your children will beat the winter chill and guarantee  nothing is forgotten at home. 

For any kids with hair that can be hard to tame, a swimming cap will keep their hair dry and tangle  free. 

If you do forget something at home, Kingswim staff are equipped to help with anything you may  need from an umbrella, nappies, towels or anything else you may need.  

After your swimming lesson

If your lesson is in the evening, shower and change your children into their pjs at your local  Kingswim to save changing again once you get home, which means more time to spend together  ahead of dinner or bedtime.  

For any kids that get peckish after their lesson, some pre-prepared snacks like cut up veggies or  fruit, will keep them satisfied until you make it home. 

Swimming will release feel-good endorphins from the exercise, relax your children’s bodies and  guarantee a good night’s rest that will have parents see a fuss-free bedtime routine. 

Often kids can be reluctant to get into the water when it’s so cold out, but once they’re in and  learning important life skills like water safety, confidence, coordination and improving on their  fitness and social skills, they’ll be thanking you in the long run. 

About Kingswim 

Kingswim has taught more than 18 million swim lessons to Aussie kids over the last 30 years.  Kingswim offers programs for babies from 12 weeks of age, right through to graduate level  swimmers, who graduate being able to freestyle one kilometre nonstop. Kingswim has 20 centres  across the country. For more information on programs and the benefits of childhood swimming  lessons please visit www.kingswim.com.au