Preparing for your first swimming lesson

Once you have booked and paid for your first lesson or terms of lessons it is important to be prepared to make the transition to new lessons as easy as possible.

  1. Throughout the week(s) before talk to your child about the lessons – who their teacher is, where the lessons are, what they will be doing, where you will be watching and more. By doing this you are making the unknown more familiar and planting the seed that swimming lessons are around the corner. Any anxiety is often eased by talking to them as they will have a better idea about what to expect.
  2. Tell your swim school as much as you can about your child’s learning style, behaviour, medical information so that they can be best prepared to deliver lessons in a safe and suitable manner. The more we know the more we can accommodate.

What to pack:

  • Swimming costume/trunks
  • Towel(s)
  • Shampoo/conditioner/hair brush
  • Swimming hat (goggles if your child already wears them)
  • Post swimming snack such as a banana/drink of water
  • Any medical items such as inhalers or ear plugs if your child is prone to ear infections
  • Anything else your chosen swim school has asked you to bring.


If you are looking for a swim school who can help with the transition into swimming lessons for your children (aged 3+) or even for yourself – why not contact us to enquire about swimming lessons? We have just started term 3 but are always taking on new students throughout the term!

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