Neil Bailey Swimming Blog

What to practice when you take your child swimming

What to practice when you take your child swimming

When your child first starts swimming it can be nerve wracking and a stressful situation for parents, especially if they are nervous around the water. To help your child in this process to help them grow in confidence, we recommend taking your child...

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Challenge Swimming Summer 2019 – Newsletter

Challenge Swimming Summer 2019 – Newsletter

To celebrate the release of our Challenge Swimming Summer Timetable 2019 we have a brand new newsletter with loads of information about Neil Bailey Swimming and the lessons we offer. This is the biggest newsletter we have put together. We hope that it...

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A day in the life of a Neil Bailey Swimming teacher

A day in the life of a Neil Bailey Swimming teacher

Here at Neil Bailey Swimming, we pride ourselves on recruiting excellent teaching staff who share our passion for swimming. To get a feel for the role, we have asked Claire, an ASA Level 2 qualified Swimming Teacher, to answer some questions about working...

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Adults – It’s never too late to learn!

Adults – It’s never too late to learn!

Until recently Neil Bailey Swimming has only really taught children to swim - however frequent requests led to us launching an Adult Swimming Programme. Whilst we are still looking for the perfect venue to house these lessons on a regular basis we decided...

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Plateau – ‘My child is no longer progressing!’

Plateau – ‘My child is no longer progressing!’

Learning to swim is a challenging process, whilst the majority of the time your child will progress steadily with obvious improvements to their swimming skills each lesson, occasionally they may experience learning plateaus. It’s frustrating, especially if...

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Swim Equipment – Our recommendations

Swim Equipment – Our recommendations

When your child starts swimming lessons for the first time, it is often tricky to know exactly what equipment they need, and with thousands of brands offering similar products, choosing items can be a challenge. To help out, we have put together a list of...

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When is your child ready for lessons?

When is your child ready for lessons?

Children can start swimming lessons as babies, they can experience the swimming pool, the thrills of submerging and enjoy this bonding experience with their parent. However, this isn’t for all families and some children don’t get to experience any form of...

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Colds, Ear Infections, Illness and Swimming

Colds, Ear Infections, Illness and Swimming

As the cold weather looms and the days are getting shorter, it is of course that dreaded time of the year – cold and flu season. Whilst it is obvious that swimming with a heavy cold or an ear infection is not going to benefit your child, it is often...

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Private Pool Hire Search

Private Pool Hire Search

As many of you may know, Neil Bailey Swimming is preparing to launch our Adult Swimming Lessons. However, unlike our current offer, these lessons are not suitable for a school swimming pool. During our search for pools we could hire in the local area, we...

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Project Thunderbirds – Our new venture!

Project Thunderbirds – Our new venture!

Project Thunderbirds is an ambitious, 3-year project, with the aim to produce a state-of-the-art, inclusive swimming pool complex in the heart of the local community. The facility will be a Bourne End Junior Sports Club (BEJSC) building, in collaboration...

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