I love taking the kids swimming and we try to do this every 2 to 3 weeks to keep them swimming like little fish. I am also a huge fan of water slides and if there is a steam or sauna then often take turns with Hubs so we can get some chill time in.
If you’re thinking of taking your children swimming and you don’t know where to start then don’t worry, you have definitely come to the right place. With so many different things to consider before taking your child for their first visit to the swimming baths, you need to be sure you have thought of absolutely everything. From choosing the right location to paying for lessons, the more prepared you are the better. With that in mind, here are 5 things to consider before taking your child swimming:
– Where Will You Take Them Swimming?
One of the first things you need to consider when it comes to taking your children swimming is where you’re going to take them. Whether you decide based on facilities or cost, it’s probably best to try a couple of different places before you make your final decision. If you’re unsure, it might be worth speaking to friends and family that may have visited local facilities to find out which ones they prefer. For a guide to finding swimming facilities in your area, you can visit this site here. I love how easy it is to use.
– How Often Will You Go?
Once you know where you’re going to be going, you need to decide how often you’re going to be going and when. Each swimming centre will have their own timetable so you need to take some time to work out which sessions are going to be best for you and your family. Whether it’s once a week or every day, deciding this before you start going is essential.
– Do You Have Everything You Need?
Another important thing to consider before you start swimming with your children is whether or not you have everything you need. From swim shorts to shampoo, the list may be longer than you think. To help, here are a couple of things you need to be sure you have:
- A gym bag for each of your children
- Different coloured towels for each of your children
- Swimming costumes and swimshorts (I once forgot mine – that’s a funny story for another time)
- Shampoo, conditioner and shower gel
- Swimming goggles and earplugs
- Any floats needed
- A lot of patience
For a guide on what to take when you go swimming with your children, you can visit this site here.
– Do They Need To Have Any Lessons?
Another important thing to consider is whether or not your child needs to have any lessons before they start going to public sessions. If they have never been swimming before, this is most likely going to be essential.
If you’re looking for local lessons, you might want to try searching for a swim school near me on Google.
– How Much Will It Cost?
Finally, you need to think about how much it is going to cost. Often, you might find it more beneficial to pay for a monthly family membership.
Do you want to start taking your children swimming? What do you need to consider beforehand to ensure it runs smoothly each and every time? Let me know your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below.