Learn to swim, the right (and fun) way

2019-05-29 06:00

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SWIMMING is a life skill. Here in South Africa we are surrounded by water — rivers, dams, seas, and pools. Sadly, drowning is still one of the major causes of death among toddlers. This need not be the statistic.

If we introduce water to our toddlers in a fun way — splashing in puddles, splashing in their bath or shower, blowing bubbles etc. — from a very young age, we can work together to build a water- safe, water-wise and water-enthusiastic country!

Odette Randelhoff, winner of the Star Swim Teacher of the Year Award 2018, has been teaching swimming for over 30 years.

She is a strong believer in safety at all times but also encourages playtime among swimmers of all ages and swimming abilities.

This life skill will ensure that your toddler is safe when going to a pool party, a visit to a friend with a pool, or to the dam or sea with family.

Randelhoff says that this summer has seen record high temperatures, which has made it fun for families to spend many hours in home or public pools.

The school system will stop swimming soon when they start winter sports programme, but Randelhoff encourages parents to enrol their toddlers and young children in extra-mural swim lessons to extend their learning opportunity.

Heated pools allow us to teach until the end of May and resume again in August. This extended period will help get your swimmer become water safe or improve their swimming ability before the start of the next summer!

For more information, contact Randelhoff at 082 466 8577 or odette@iuncapped.co.za

— Supplied.


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