Throughout the summer months Lilliput hold summer swimming lessons in our outdoors heated swimming pool for children aged 3 to 5 years. Jeni who has a Swim England Qualification from the Institute of Swimming, has 15 years’ experience teaching children aged 3 to 5 years to swim!
Jeni teaches the children a variety of different skills which are vital for confident independent swimming, linking literacy and numeracy to parts of the lesson to compliment the skills they are developing. These skills consist of learning to kick on your front and back with long straight legs; blowing bubbles; floating; moving around the pool independently and travelling using both arms and legs – wearing a polyotter flotation jacket. Each lesson is filled with learning and laughter and the children are working hard towards their next badges!
Alongside the swimming lessons with Jeni, our staff, who are trained, take children who are 2 years and older swimming. This is a great way for younger children to gain confidence in the water in a one to one situation and gives the older more confident children a chance to practice their swimming skills. The children really love going swimming and it is also a great way to keep cool in the summer heat!