Free swimming lesson for your child @ selected Total fitness gyms
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Free swimming lesson for your child @ selected Total fitness gyms

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Found 22nd Oct 2016Made hot 22nd Oct 2016
if you live close to a Total Fitness gym then this may be worth knowing I've just booked my daughter in. if your child can't swim at all you need to choose the Foundation swimming class. Very handy having a taster session to see if your child likes it

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Just to clarify - this is a 'free' taster lesson, with all later sessions being chargeable?

And isn't learning to swim part of the National Curriculum?

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Newbold

Just to clarify - this is a 'free' taster lesson, with all later sessions … Just to clarify - this is a 'free' taster lesson, with all later sessions being chargeable?And isn't learning to swim part of the National Curriculum?https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-physical-education-programmes-of-study/national-curriculum-in-england-physical-education-programmes-of-study#swimming-and-water-safety



If you read the description you will see I have put and I quote "Very handy having a taster session to see if your child likes it " also the title clearly states it is A swimming lesson not swimming lessons. plus I don't know if you're aware but not all children are of the same age of KS1 or KS2 so it will benefit a lot of parents who want to start there kids in swimming lessons but aren't sure if there child would enjoy it. My daughter is in KS1 and they don't start swimming until KS2 so this is perfect for her to get a feel of what lessons will be like and if she likes it I will pay for more lessons for her due to the fact with lessons it is 6 kids per 1 Professional teacher as oppose to 30 kids in a class to 1 maybe 2 teachers

And probably should be posted in Freebies then.

MonkeyMan90

If you read the description you will see I have put and I quote "Very … If you read the description you will see I have put and I quote "Very handy having a taster session to see if your child likes it " also the title clearly states it is A swimming lesson not swimming lessons. plus I don't know if you're aware but not all children are of the same age of KS1 or KS2 so it will benefit a lot of parents who want to start there kids in swimming lessons but aren't sure if there child would enjoy it. My daughter is in KS1 and they don't start swimming until KS2 so this is perfect for her to get a feel of what lessons will be like and if she likes it I will pay for more lessons for her due to the fact with lessons it is 6 kids per 1 Professional teacher as oppose to 30 kids in a class to 1 maybe 2 teachers



Why do you need a deal like this to give your daughter a taster session? Local council swimming lessons are usually under a fiver and start from 3 years old. Ratios are good too. My 5 yr old can happily swim in the deep end and my 8 year old is in a swimming club. It's probably cost the best part of a grand to get them both to their current standard but well worth it. I certainly wouldn't wait until the school offers it as a lot of the other kids will be able to swim. Not a great confidence booster for the non-swimmers.

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smk77

Why do you need a deal like this to give your daughter a taster session? … Why do you need a deal like this to give your daughter a taster session? Local council swimming lessons are usually under a fiver and start from 3 years old. Ratios are good too. My 5 yr old can happily swim in the deep end and my 8 year old is in a swimming club. It's probably cost the best part of a grand to get them both to their current standard but well worth it. I certainly wouldn't wait until the school offers it as a lot of the other kids will be able to swim. Not a great confidence booster for the non-swimmers.



Erm. Why would I pay local council for a session when I can take her to this free session to see if she wants to carry it on?

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LesD

And probably should be posted in Freebies then.



I pressed freebies on my mobile app don't know why it's gone to Deals. Either way it's still a deal

MonkeyMan90

Erm. Why would I pay local council for a session when I can take her to … Erm. Why would I pay local council for a session when I can take her to this free session to see if she wants to carry it on?



I didn't say you should pay rather than get a free session. My point is that it's worth getting kids into swimming to give them a new life skill regardless of a free session.

Take her but be aware of the cost of private lessons compared to council run lessons. As I said, ratios are good (usually 4 or 5 others in the class) and have no complaints.

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I have already read up on the costs and I am willing to pay it. I understand what you're saying though

MonkeyMan90

I have already read up on the costs and I am willing to pay it. I … I have already read up on the costs and I am willing to pay it. I understand what you're saying though



Great. A tip for you I am sure you already have in hand but those parents at the sports centre we go to who complain that their children aren't making any progress are the ones who don't take them for a swim between their classes.T hey need that time to consolidate what they have learnt. Good luck with the taster and I hope she enjoys!

Edited by: "smk77" 23rd Oct 2016

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thanks I will do that I'm thinking 1 lesson a week and maybe a swim just me and her every 2 week


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MonkeyMan90

If you read the description you will see I have put and I quote "Very … If you read the description you will see I have put and I quote "Very handy having a taster session to see if your child likes it " also the title clearly states it is A swimming lesson not swimming lessons. plus I don't know if you're aware but not all children are of the same age of KS1 or KS2 so it will benefit a lot of parents who want to start there kids in swimming lessons but aren't sure if there child would enjoy it. My daughter is in KS1 and they don't start swimming until KS2 so this is perfect for her to get a feel of what lessons will be like and if she likes it I will pay for more lessons for her due to the fact with lessons it is 6 kids per 1 Professional teacher as oppose to 30 kids in a class to 1 maybe 2 teachers


To see if your child likes it? And if they don't then that's it, little Johnny never swims.
should do the same with school.Take your kid along for a taster to see if they like it.

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fireman1

To see if your child likes it? And if they don't then that's it, little … To see if your child likes it? And if they don't then that's it, little Johnny never swims.should do the same with school.Take your kid along for a taster to see if they like it.




Yes if she doesn't like it then she wont pursue it until she is ready
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