Posts by JPh1lmn

D is for Danger! (and how to avoid it this summer)

D is for Danger! (and how to avoid it this summer)

The sun is shining (at last), temperatures are rising (as best they can up North, anyway) and the incessant greenflies can only mean one thing: Summer is well and truly here – but are you ready? No, we don’t mean ‘bikini body’ ready. We mean that while your sunning, swimming, surfing or whatever you’re doing this summer, you and your children are confident and competent, and most...

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C is for… (swim) Camps!

C is for… (swim) Camps!

Back of the net: It’s summer time! Things have certainly been heating up this month: Football VERY nearly came home, and we’re all beginning to wind down for six fun-filled weeks of sun, sea, sand and … SwimNE’s summer swim camps, of course! In this blog, we chat to Emma, who will be running SwimNE’s swim camps, all about what to expect at our holiday sessions. AHOY Emma! Firstly,...

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B is for… BUOYANCY! The benefits of using floatation aids

B is for… BUOYANCY! The benefits of using floatation aids

Welcome to the second instalment in our series of aquatic alphabet blogs! This time, SwimNE will be keeping your knowledge of water safety and skills buoyant by chatting all about FLOATATION AIDS and why they are an invaluable support for your child in the water. Whatever floats your boat… Woggles/Noodles, Kick Boards, SwimFins, Pull Buoys – WATER-ever their name, they do a very similar (and...

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A is for… Adult Swimming!

A is for… Adult Swimming!

The ‘A-team’: adult swimming lessons with SwimNE Did you know that SwimNE not only deliver award-winning lessons to children – we also teach adults too! Many adult non-swimmers are quite apprehensive about dipping their toe into the world of adult swimming; SwimNE are here to teach anyone who is thinking about learning to swim that it’s never too late to learn! From beginner to advanced...

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Swimming in Health…

Swimming in Health…

The Health Benefits of Swimming On the 7th April, we celebrated World Health Day, and SwimNE have news for you. What if we said that it isn’t just drinking water that’s extremely beneficial to your health – swimming in it is, too! So, next time you go to drink your recommended two litres of water a day, why not consider taking a dip in your local pool as well? Before we get down to the...

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Make a Splash … SwimNE Crash Courses are back!

Make a Splash … SwimNE Crash Courses are back!

It’s the Easter Holidays, which means that our teaching term may have ended… but our crash courses have just begun! SwimNE’s crash courses aim to capture what we believe are the fundamentals of swimming: they are designed to allow your child to improve their water safety,  practice their swimming skills, build their confidence in the water  AND have lots of fun! Each...

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There’s a first…

There’s a first…

SwimNE on CBeebies!   Well would you look at that! Earlier this month, our very own director Matt Thompson was featured delivering our award-winning swimming lessons in an episode of  CBeebies’ fantastic ‘My First’ series. In the episode, CBeebies followed Daniella as she enjoyed her first swimming lesson. Check it out here!  Do you have a child school age 4 or above...

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Swimming at Benfield pool

Swimming at Benfield pool

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Tutor of the Year

Tutor of the Year

SwimNE is delighted to announce that Matt Thompson has been awarded the Trainee Tutor of the Year award at the Swim England Educators Conference – December 2017. Matt is responsible for the training and development of the swim team at SwimNE and this award recognises the high standard of the training and development of the teachers within our swim school.

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Kate teaching at Benfield school

Kate teaching at Benfield school

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