Aquatic Education Update
Term 1 is just wrapping up for 2018 and we are firing on all cylinders as we head towards term 2. Have you noticed a brand new mirror in the far corner of the Teach Pool? This is to help students see and work on their stroke technique. It has already helped some of our swimmers progress in leaps and bounds. We have also introduced hand-paddles for certain levels to help assist with an understanding of how best to position ones hands to propel through the water most effectively.
Soon we will install a photo wall with all of the swim instructors so parents and children can see who is taking their classes.
Also there will be a new ‘levels board’ on poolside, this will have updated information on the skills that each child should be working on as they progress toward being a fully capable independent swimmer.
We Welcome New Staff
Megan Ford: We would like to warmly welcome Megan to the Streamline Swim School team. Megan has taken over from Sarah as the Aquatics Education Coordinator. Megan has a great vision for how to ensure the services we offer here in the Horowhenua are the very best. She has a wealth of experience in swim instructing, having worked as a senior instructor in both England and more recently Auckland.
Karen Johnston: Karen is the second new member of our team. We are fortunate to have her on board as she will add an enormous depth of experience. Karen begins taking classes in term 2.
Katie Dean: Katie begins her transition from lifeguard to instructor on a casual basis. She might not be in the pool at first as she learns the ropes and goes through her Aust-Swim qualifications but will become increasingly more involved as the term progresses.
The Horowhenua as a whole is going through a period of massive growth and the swim school is growing to meet this demand. We are excited about what this means for the services we are able to offer here at Aquatics Horowhenua and hope you will join us on the journey!
Fitness is running twice a week for an hour a session at just $166 for both days. These will be held on Tuesdays at 5pm and Thursdays at 4:15pm. Coming along to these sessions will get your childs fitness up to a higher standard and improve their skills even more.
Holiday Block Course
Our holiday block course runs every school holidays for two weeks. Week 1 will go from 16-20 April and Week 2 runs from 23-27 April (Please be aware there will be no lessons on ANZAC day 25 April); enrolments for these courses open on the 3 April. Phone or talk to Reception to book your space.
The holiday block course is a good way for your children to improve their swimming and hopefully develop the technical skills they need to make it up into the next level. We also run Breaststroke and Freestyle workshops that are focused on helping your child to develop not only correct technique but also stamina and confidence in the water with these particular strokes.
How to prepare for your lesson
Please check in at Reception and arrive in good time before the start of your lesson. Ready on poolside 5 minutes prior to lesson start time is recommended.
Other Things to Note
Just a reminder that children at all levels should be practicing their swimming at least once or twice a week if possible. This repetition helps children to remember the skills, as well as building up their water-confidence (an essential part of progressing through the levels).