The summer is upon us, but swimming lessons are continuing as normal. It would be lovely to see you throughout the summer, as the benefits for your child’s swimming development are generally evident.
Drowning Prevention Week – 18th – 24th June 2018
In support of the Royal Lifesaving Society’s Drowning Prevention week, we are running a 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 summer. All levels will take part in Water Safety activities including Squads and Synchronised Swimming.
During the week of the 18th to 24th June 2018, children will need to bring the following to their lessons:
- Stage 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 others stages will not be required to bring additional items to wear in the water.
As part of your child’s swimming lessons journey, you have the ability to view your child’s progress from home. This can be done through our online progress checker, Home Portal, which will provide you with updates of your child’s achievements within their swimming lessons. Home Portal will provide you with the outcomes your child has achieved measured as “fair”, “good” or “passed”.
- “Fair” is achieved once the outcome has been completed once to an acceptable standard
- “Good” is achieved once the outcome has been completed a second time to an acceptable standard
- “Passed” is achieved once the outcome has been completed consistently to an acceptable standard
As the outcomes are updated and progress is made, it will be noticeable through the percentage increase at the top of the screen. Once your child achieves 100% you will receive an email to confirm the completion of the stage, followed by a second email to provide you access to move your child up to the next stage, when spaces become available. It is really important to keep checking the spaces to avoid disappointment.
For more information, and to gain access to your child’s account, please speak to reception and they will be happy to help.
Keep the kids entertained this summer with our Summer Passport, which includes five weeks of UNLIMITED swimming and inflatable fun (subject to availability). The cost of this great membership throughout the summer is £30.00. However, for children on our Learn to Swim Programme and those having Private Swimming Lessons, you’ll receive a £10.00 discount.
The Summer Passport is only available for children aged 18 months to 14 years.
It is advisable to book for the inflatable fun sessions.
Children’s Summer Activities
If you are struggling for ideas to keep your child entertained this summer, why not book them into our activity days for children. We have a wide range of different activity days that take place covering a range of different sports. These are suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years and will cost £20.00 per day.
We are also running a Multi-Activity Week, giving your child 5 days full of fun and exciting activities, whilst providing you with childcare. Throughout the week, children can enjoy a range of activities including Pulse Wipeout, Fun and Games, Water Sports, Multi-Sports, Outdoor Activities, and a swim every day.
Please click here for more information.
Free Public Swimming
Remember, all children on our Learn to Swim Programme or that have Private Swimming Lessons receive free public swimming to practice their skills learnt in their lessons. Make the most of this opportunity by coming swimming during the summer.
Gym while they Swim
What a brilliant opportunity to keep yourself active by using the gym or coming to classes during your child’s swimming lesson. Each gym session will give you access to our cardio machines, free weights and resistance training machines.
You will need to have a gym induction before using the gym, which can be booked by giving us a call or visiting the Pulse.
If you begin to use the facilities regularly, a membership will be beneficial to you as you will save money. Please click here for further membership details or give us a call on 01453 546441.
Gym for 11+
Children aged 11 -14 years can also use the gym, within specialist time slots during the week. They are able to use the gym from 3.30pm to 4.30pm Sunday to Friday and will be supervised by a gym instructor. A gym induction is required before using the gym.
Are you interested in becoming a lifeguard or know someone that is? Or are you looking for a career change? Lifeguards benefit from varied working hours which you can easily fit around your other commitments. It will also provide you with the opportunity to work within a team and to progress your career within the leisure industry. Most swim teachers, managers and fitness instructors begin as lifeguards and then progress and develop their skills to be suitable for these roles. Some parents of children on our learn to swim programme have previously and currently work at the Pulse as swimming teachers, lifeguards, fitness instructors through doing their lifeguarding qualification, so you could do the same.
We are running a week intensive course for the National Pool Lifeguarding Qualification (NPLQ) from 16th to 23rd July 2018. On successful completion of the course and examination, you become a qualified lifeguard. The course fee is £250.00, which includes all course material, teaching and the fee for the exam.
To make a booking or for any further information, please contact the Pulse on 01453 547369.
Note: This course does not provide you with a job at the Pulse, but the qualifications necessary to apply for a lifeguard position.
We all hope you have a lovely summer and continue to enjoy swimming at the Pulse!
The Pulse Learn to Swim Team