At Breeswim we believe that swimming should be taught from as young as 4 months of age.
Most swim schools offer different forms of lessons – term time lessons and intensive holiday courses. Which one is better? >
Our swimming lessons take place during school term time usually in a block of 10 weeks. Children get into a routine of attending swimming lessons on a regular basis and it’s a great way to socialise. Interacting with other children in a group class can encourage motivation and a slight sense of competition which can help the child’s overall development in the pool. Is there a downside? 30 minutes a week practising anything will show some progress. Personally, I see the quickest progress from those who given the opportunity to practice more often.
Intensive courses generally take place over two weeks during the school holidays and require a booking for 5 days straight of swimming lessons. They can be great to keep your child active and entertained during the holidays.
You are guaranteed accelerated progress in your child’s swimming over a short period of time. The short interval between sessions contributes to the retention and refinement of skills and the overall development of your child’s swimming.
If you have the opportunity to attend an intensive session my advice would be to enroll and commit to the 5 days. Its the equivalent to getting a months worth swimming lessons in a week!