Yearly Archive: 2012

August 9 2012

The art of doggy paddle

At Leopold Swim School the first stroke we teach is doggy paddle. Why? So your child can save themselves in an emergency such as falling out of a boat or into a pool, spa, river, lake, fish pond or waterway. Doggy paddle is a skill not taught as often as it should in the aquatic industry. […]

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May 29 2012

Although winter is here please don’t make your children say goodbye

When winter arrives some children say goodbye to their swim instructors to instead begin other sports or music lessons. Parents don’t think twice about pulling their child out of swimming lessons to start new activity, yet when summer rolls around they are startled to find their son or daughter in the same class as the previous […]

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May 20 2012

Tips for children who are a little more advanced

Learning to swim doesn’t just happen during your child’s swim school lessons. If your child can already float on their back and torpedo on their front, there are many things you can do to help your child advance their swimming skills. Skills that need to be practiced regularly with the help of parents include: Kicking […]

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May 19 2012

Why is Leopold Swim School’s water so fantastic?

We get asked continuously if our pool water is salt water. The reason for this is because when you walk into our swim school there isn’t that strong chlorine smell. In actual fact, our water is chlorinated. However, as we take alot of time to get our water perfect, the results show it is gentle […]

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February 19 2012

Swim lessons save lifes

Lately in the news we have heard how adults have drowned this summer. Swim lessons are a gift for life, the skills they learn will last forever. So what does ‘Layers of Protection” mean? No measure can ever guarantee that children are safe in, on and around water. It is only human for adults to […]

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February 19 2012

Debunking the pool length myth: size really doesn’t matter

There’s a common perception out there that effective squad training can only be done in a large-length pool – wrong! It’s not the length that matters, it the technique being taught. You can have a squad training in an Olympic-sized swimming pool, but unless they’re being taught correct technique, they might as well be learning […]

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