Swimming, outdoor fun for kids this holiday

2016-12-07 06:01

THE arrival of summer and the good weather that accompanies it leaves parents wondering what to do with their children.

Safety in a supervised environment is offered by the Bubbles Swimming School Holiday Club which takes place from December 8 to 9 and 12 to 16.

With venues for both outdoor fun and indoor swimming activities, Bubbles Swim School combines fun activities with swimming and safety lessons to educate the youngsters.

“We live in a country where we love to be outdoors and, living at the coast, outdoors includes playing in water,” said Lerryn Mew, Bubbles Swim School instructor. “Any time children or inexperienced people are near bodies of water, safety should always be high on the list of priorities.”

“During the 2014/2015 season, the National Sea Rescue Institute was called out 643 times and rescued 760 people. The 2015/2016 festive season saw them involved in 123 rescues, saving 141 people and between December 1, 2015, to January 21 this year, there were 22 drownings. Water safety cannot be stressed enough.”

In order to learn proper water safety and swimming techniques, young swimmers should be taught by qualified instructors, rather than simply adopting the bad habits of their parents.

“There are structured beach activities, swimming activities and recreational play, with the option of taking it indoors if the weather is bad,” said Mew. “We are at the start of the festive season and the best way to ensure a good summer is to keep safe and stay smart.”

To find out more about the Bubbles Swim School Holiday Club, contact Lerryn on 082 325 9815 or lerryn@fgc.co.za.

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