Before Lesson – Get kids swim ready: Cossies & swim cap on. A swim cap is compulsory at KICK. Putting the cap on before they enter the pool prevents them from hopping out of the pool with sopping wet hair; this is especially important when it is cold outside. Keep clothes on over the swimming cossie until they are ready to get in the pool during these cooler months.
After Lesson – Have towels & hoods handy! Some parents use hooded dressing gowns that go straight over their swimmers and avoid the tricky after-swim clothing (like leggings). Sticking to loosely fitting clothes such as trackies, fleece pants or even pyjamas will also make it is easier.
Stay Positive – Yes, it can be hard to stay motivated when the weather is cold, wet and miserable. Remind yourself that making sure your kids are safe in the water is worth the effort. Besides, swimming is one of the best forms of exercise they can do and good habits set the foundation for them as they grow older.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Assessments are THIS WEEK (14-20 March)
Deadlines for enrolment changes - 18 March
Bookings open for Holiday Program- 22 March