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We all know how important it is for children to learn to swim. It’s so much fun, a great form of exercise – and knowing how to swim is a potentially lifesaving skill. Now Britain’s double Olympic gold medallist, Rebecca Adlington, is passionate about getting all kids swimming before they leave primary school. That’s why she’s backing TUI Family Life’s exciting new swimming programme for children this summer.
Why learn to swim on holiday?
Holidays are one of the best times to learn a new skill, as kids are relaxed and happy. And when swimming lessons are packed with fun activities, your child can develop confidence in the water, learn new strokes and build stamina. If your child has already been having lessons at home, this is the perfect opportunity to boost their skills over the summer, while making new friends and enjoying a splash-around in the pool.
Which TUI Family Life resorts are taking part?
Rebecca launched the programme with a special event at TUI Family Life Bellevue Resort in Croatia. Getting into the pool, alongside the instructors, she passed on her top tips for swimming success to the kids.
The new swim school programme is now available at 13 TUI Family Life resorts across the Mediterranean and Canary Islands. As well as in Bellevue in Croatia, your child can enjoy classes at resorts in Sardinia, Mallorca, Rhodes, Turkey, Kos, Crete, Samos, Gran Canaria and Cyprus.
All the sessions are run by qualified swimming instructors and last for 45 minutes. There are two different classes to choose from, depending on the age and ability of your child. For absolute beginners (children aged four to seven) the Splash and Play class focuses on developing water confidence.
For children aged five to nine, with some basic swimming skills, Bamse’s Swim School builds techniques and confidence. With both classes there is a firm focus on fun, and the sessions are designed around lively games and activities.
What does it cost?
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The cost of the swim school programme is €60 per week for five sessions. Alternatively you can book a minimum of three sessions for €12 each. If you are staying in the resort for a fortnight, there’s also an option for your child to continue with another course in the second week of your holiday. In Croatia, lessons are 450 kuna for five sessions, or 270 kuna for three.
There are so many great exercise and activity opportunities for everyone in the family on a TUI Family Life holiday. And going home a stronger, more confident swimmer could be one of the best holiday memories you give your child…