Leopold Swim School Blog

December 6 2017

Is swimming technique important in the Learn to Swim Process? YES

Leopold Swim School is the premiere Learn to Swim location for Geelong, Ocean Grove and the Bellarine Peninsula.  We are committed to ensuring swimmers are taught to move efficiently in the water.  Our swimming lessons are designed to ensure swimmers learn correct, efficient technique and are ultimately safer. Often guardians want the best for their […]

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November 21 2017

Continuous swim lessons is non-negotiable

Leopold Swim School Geelong, believes a child’s swimming success is built over time.  It is built on confidence, water familiarisation, understanding, development of physical capabilities and a feel for the water.  Each of these factors requires ongoing attention, ongoing swimming lessons.  Too often guardians decide to skip swimming lessons in Term 1 to support their […]

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November 14 2017

Water Safety Week – Monday 20th November till Saturday 25th November

Leopold Swim School Geelong, will be conducting Water Safety Week next week, Monday 20th November till Saturday 25th November during weekly swimming lessons.   Throughout our Learn to Swim program all year round we promote and teach a variety of water safety opportunities.  Water Safety Week is an opportunity to merge and revisit those vital […]

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October 24 2017


Leopold Swim School deliver Geelong’s best Learn to Swim program due to the quality of our highly experienced, committed and passionate instructors.  Leopold Swim School instructors know the WHAT? and the HOW? of the Learn to Swim Process.  They have exceptional knowledge of the Learn to Swim continuum and consistently offer learning opportunities that are […]

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October 18 2017

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

There is a common misconception out there that effective learn to swim or squad training can only be done in a large length pool – WRONG! It’s not the length that matters; it is the swimming technique being taught. At the Leopold Swim School we run an excellent learn to swim program teaching our swimmers […]

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October 14 2017

FREE Aqua Babies Aquatic Education Workshop

ONE FREE aquatic education session for a baby or infants aged 5 months – 2 + half years Thursday 19th October @ 12 noon Workshop aims to: educate guardians on the importance of early water familiarization and ensuring children of all ages RESPECT the water; educate guardians and infants on the purpose of tasks completed […]

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August 28 2017

Leopold Swim School Keys to Swim Success

Leopold Swim School,Geelong believes all pre-school and school-age swimmers have the right to feel HAPPY, feel SAFE and to continuously LEARN throughout the process of Learn to Swim.  Swimming success is unlocked when a child engages in a Learn to Swim program with a commitment to their happiness, ensures they feel safe and delivers effective […]

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August 17 2015

Many primary schools have opted to not offer swimming lessons as part of their curriculum?

Many primary schools do not offer school swimming as part of their school sports program anymore.  Schools are finding that their curriculum is so full with subjects such as numeracy and literacy and everything else they have decided to leave swimming lessons off the list. So the problem that most families are faced with is when their children reach […]

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August 14 2015

Why Leopold Swim School changes your child’s freestyle arms from straight to a bent

At Leopold Swim School we initially teach our swimmers freestyle with straight arm recovery in the lower levels and then change them to bent arm recovery in the higher levels.  The reason we teach our 1 Silver, 1 Gold and 2 Bronze levels straight arm recovery is so they can learn how to breathe correctly and efficiently with correct head […]

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June 1 2015

Learning to swim all year round can help make your next vacation an adventure holiday.

Just recently I had a family holiday to Thailand.  It was fantastic to be able to relax at the pool as my children played confidently in the deep water.  My children have been in formal swimming lessons since they were only months old and they also swim every holiday Intensive program. As a result their water skills are […]

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