Last year a brand new swimming facility opened in Oldham called Swim! Swim offers a new way for your child to experience swimming lessons.
I’m sure that lots of you have been following Oscar and Isla’s journey with Swim! Here’s a little update but Firstly let me tell you a bit more about swim! and the new centre right here in Oldham.
‘Olympic medallist and BBC Broadcaster Steve Parry, one of the biggest names in British swimming, is behind the creation of swim! which aims to be the best learn to swim experience in the country.’
Through fun and engaging lessons from the most experienced swimming coaches, swim! offers a unique experience for 3-11 year olds. There’s 8 skill levels and an award scheme to celebrate each child’s success. Swim! lessons have class sizes of just 6 children (5 at the moment due to COVID procedures), which is great!
Swim! also offers all children a free intro session to place them into the correct group for their ability and make them feel comfortable before you sign up to the programme.
My initial thoughts-
Before my two even got in the pool I was massively impressed with centre, the environment and the staff. All the staff were extremely friendly. The building was fantastic, very clean and modern plus so bright and colourful! My children loved it. As we entered the building from the large car park, we were greeted and asked to sanitise our hands. My children were given a swim! cap and asked to collect some arm discs.
We walked into the changing rooms which were spacious and bright. There were plenty of clear social distancing measures that had been put in place in order to manage customer flow, including stickers on the floor. Everything was highly organised and efficient, there was plenty of staff making sure parents are spaced out whilst waiting for their children.
The lessons themselves look like so much fun! I don’t think Oscar and Isla think they’re having a lesson, they’re just having fun. Oscar absolutely loves jumping in and from the very start enjoyed all the games.
Just before Christmas, Oscar was moved up into Swim class 2! He’s doing great. He’s improving with each week and really enjoys it.
You may remember that Isla is a little wary of the water. When we started the lessons she seemed to cling to the instructor or the side of the pool. Over the past few months even with the missed lessons due to lockdown, she’s achieved so much! She’s gained lots of confidence and looks forward to her lessons. It won’t be much longer before she’s in class 2 as well!
I am lucky enough to be working with swim! over the next few months. Oscar and Isla have been gifted these swimming lessons in return for an honest review.