We hope you have had a lovely summer and a great start to the school year. We would like to thank you for continuing to enjoy having swimming lessons at the Pulse. Please take a look through this newsletter, where you will find some important information for over the next few months.

Drowning Prevention Week
15th – 21stOctober 2018

In support of the Royal Lifesaving Society’s Drowning Prevention week, we are running another Water Safety Awareness campaign during the learn to swim programme, to highlight the dangers of water and develop your child’s own skills to keep them safe in and around water this winter. All levels will take part in Water Safety activities including Squads and Synchronised Swimming.

During the week of the 15thto 21stOctober 2018, children will need to bring the following to their lessons:

Stage 1, 2, 3 – Light T-Shirt

Stage 4a, 4b, 5– T-Shirt and Shorts

Stage 6, 7, ADP 1-4, Synchro– Long Sleeved Shirt, Long Sleeved Jumper and Trousers

Children in all other stages will not be required to bring additional items to wear in the water.

Halloween Dance Workshop

We’ve got a special spooktacular dance workshop that’s perfect for little monsters! Covering a range of dance genres, including street dance, musical theatre and jazz, our instructor will teach your children two different Halloween routines, rounded off with a final performance for parents before you go home.

Date: Thursday 25thOctober 2018
Time: 2.00-4.00pm
Suitable for: Children aged 5-12 years
Price: £6.00

Stage7  – What Comes Next…….?

Is your child coming towards the end of stage 7 of our Learn to Swim Programme? Do they know what comes next? Our Aquatic Development Programme allows your child to continue swimming and learn more advanced aquatic skills.

Our Squad Swimming element of the programme is a natural progression from stage 7, keeping your child interested in swimming, to promote Swim England’s ambition, which is to keep children swimming longer and for them to become lifelong swimmers.

Squad Swimming is not all about competition, but about contributing towards a healthy lifestyle. By providing them with the routine of exercise, you are helping your child to continue to seriously enhance their health, both physically and mentally.

Did you know? There is a rising number of under 17’s with type 2 diabetes in the Cam, Dursley, Wotton area. (Local Authority Health Profile, 2018)

Many children continue to swim post stage 7, as they enjoy the social aspect of swimming. Swimming is a great stress reliever and provides young people with the opportunity to later train and work in the leisure industry.

We currently have many spaces available on our Sunday class 4pm-5pm, so once your child has completed stage 7 we have lots of availability for you. For more information regarding our Squad Swimming please speak to a member of the Pulse team.

For those swimmers that are currently in Squads, we strongly advise swimming twice a week in order to build speed, strength and endurance.

Free Gym Induction & Fitness Class

We are offering all parents of children that have swimming lessons a free gym induction and a free fitness class. Take this opportunity to try our additional facilities, to see if they are right for you. We have lots of information on our website at www.pulsedursley.co.uk if you are struggling to decide the best class for you to try.

Please speak to Reception where they will add you to our booking system and provide you with a free voucher for your induction and fitness class. This offer will expire on 31stDecember 2018.

October Half Term

If you are looking for fun things to do with the kids throughout October half term, we have a range of different activities for both the family and children. Our October half term activities include:

Inflatable Fun sessions for the entire family (40 mins per session)

Submarine and Stepping Stones (Mon 22nd Oct -1:30pm and 2:15pm)
Splatt, Floats and Rafts (Tue 23rd Oct – 1:40pm)
Twin Track (Wed 24th Oct – 2:00pm and 2:45pm)
Aqua Glide (Thu 25th Oct – 2:00pm and 2:45pm)
Slippery Slide (Fri 26th Oct – 1:40pm)
Inflatable Fun (Sat 27th Oct – 1:45pm and 2:30pm)

Fun and Games Activity Day for children aged 5-12 years

A fun-filled day involving a variety of sports, team games, relays and spending time with your friends. This day includes a water session with games and challenges so please bring your swimming kit.

Tuesday 23rdOctober, 9:00am-4:00pm, £20.00

Multi-Sports Activity Day for children aged 5-12 years

A fun-packed sporting day where everyone will get the chance to take part in a variety of sporting activities. This day will involve Football, Netball, Table Tennis, Kurling, Benchball and much more. This day also includes a swim so please bring your swimming kit.

Wednesday 24thOctober, 9:00am-4:00pm, £20.00

Pulse Wipeout Activity Day for children aged 5-12 years

A high-octane day for all those mini ninja warriors. This day will involve obstacle courses, challenges and a swim session with the Pulse Twin Track.

Thursday 25thOctober, 9:00am-4:00pm, £20.00

Please visit the Pulse or give us a call on 01453 546441 to pre-book.

Free Public Swimming

Remember! All children on our Learn to Swim Programme or that have Private Swimming Lessons receive free public swimming to practice the skills learnt in their lessons. Make the most of this opportunity by coming swimming over the October half term.

Christmas Gala

As you may be aware, we are holding a Christmas Gala for all children on our Learn to Swim Programme from stage 1 upwards. It will be an exciting opportunity for your child to show you their racing skills and enjoy an afternoon with the competitive Pulse swim team. Your child will have the opportunity to take part in 2 stroke races and a fun Christmas race.

Gala Details:

Date: Sunday 16thDecember 2018

Time:

2pm- 3:15pm (Stages 1, 2, 3, 4a, 4b)
3:30pm-5pm (Stages 5, 6, 7, ADP)

Price: £5.00 per child, £1.00 for the Adult Race

We would love to see you all there, so pleasespeak to reception to book and to find out what strokes your child has the option of swimming before Tuesday 11thDecember 2018.

Cafe2u will also be here to provide refreshments for you to buy, including coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

Note: Swimming Lessons will not be running during the Gala and you will not be charged for the cancelled lesson.

We all hope you continue to enjoy swimming at the Pulse!

Thanks

The Pulse Learn to Swim Team