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

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on 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 importantly, completely safe in and around the water. So let’s start the summer check list: Sun cream? Check Shades? Check Sand? Check Knowledge about how...

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C is for… (swim) Camps!

Posted by on Jul 23, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on 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, we’d love to know– why did you decide to run summer swim camps? Well, firstly because they’re super fun, of course that goes without saying! But...

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

Posted by on Jul 4, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on 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 very important) job. REMEMBER: If you see your child using floatation aids in one of our lessons, this doesn’t mean they can ‘no longer swim’ or...

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A is for… Adult Swimming!

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on 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 lessons, and from swim fit sessions to open-water and triathlon coaching, SwimNE have a specialised ‘A-Team’ who are devoted to helping adults take...

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Swimming in Health…

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on 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 full body benefits of a good aquatic workout, swimming is, firstly, a super affordable and genuinely great form of exercise for all individuals of any...

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There’s a first…

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Blog, News | Comments Off on 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 who would love to learn to swim!? Then why not check out all SwimNE have to offer here. Want to dive in? Then why not drop us...

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Tutor of the Year

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on 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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SwimNE want you!

Posted by on Jan 20, 2018 in Blog, News | Comments Off on SwimNE want you!

SwimNE want you!

SwimNE want you!   Are you dynamic, self-motivated, and personable? Are you looking for an employer that is friendly, fun and flexible? Then SwimNE want you! We are looking to recruit new members to join our expanding team, delivering our award-winning swimming lessons across Newcastle, North and South Tyneside. SwimNE are the go to provider of swimming lessons for children and adults across the region; using our comprehensive in-house training programme, we have worked with over 200 swimming instructors to help them learn, develop and...

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Swimsafe returns

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Blog, Featured, General, News | Comments Off on Swimsafe returns

Swimsafe returns

SwimNE have been delighted to be working with Swim England and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) this Summer to bring the Swim Safe project back to the North East for a third year!   Last year we delivered Swim Safe sessions in Summer 2017 to 1161 children in Tyne & Wear. This year we will be offering over 2000 spaces to swimmers in the region.   Swim Safe is an open water initiative which offers FREE water safety sessions, in outdoor swimming environments for swimmers aged between 7-14 years of age. Swimmers must be...

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NPLQ/NRASTC courses

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Blog, Featured, General, News | Comments Off on NPLQ/NRASTC courses

NPLQ/NRASTC courses

Our friends at Aquality Training will be running a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) course the week of Monday 31st July to Saturday 5th August at Farringdon Community academy in Sunderland. The NPLQ course is suitable for all those who wish to undertake life guarding duties or to start a career in the leisure industry. The course includes CPR, pool work and it is a Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) recognised qualification. The cost of the course is £300 (including VAT). The course runs on all days from 9am – 5.30pm and...

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