Top Advice to Know Before You Start Swimming Lessons

January 8, 2021


The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer which means that it’s time to get in the pool! Whether you’re an adult and want to learn how to swim or want to enrol your children in swimming lessons, you’ll want to read this post before you begin.

In this post, we’ll go over our top tips for swimming lessons for kids, adults, and elderly people. Then, we’ll go over the benefits of private swimming lessons. You might be interested in private lessons if you’re a bit nervous about your swimming skills.

If you’d like to go ahead and hire a swimming coach, you can find a local swimming instructor on Bidvine. Just let us know about your experience and what you’re looking for and we’ll match you up with swimming coaches near you. 

Now, let’s get into our top advice you’ll want to know before you start swimming lessons!


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Swimming Lessons for Kids

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Swimming Lessons for Kids

Enrolling your child in swimming classes is a perfect activity for when they’re off school during the summer. While your kids are learning how to swim, they’re improving their health while spending time in the sun. If they’re in group lessons, they’ll be able to make friends while learning a new skill.

There are different stages of swimming classes for kids, depending on your child’s age and experience level. Small children and beginners will start off by learning about water safety and confidence in the water. They may use floating devices to help them feel safe in the water.

As children age, they will start to learn more movement skills and start to move in the water. Children will progress through the levels of swimming classes and learn to move longer and longer distances in the pool. They will learn more advanced strokes and kicking techniques while becoming more confident in the water. Advanced swimmers will be able to progress to learn synchronised swimming, competitive diving or swimming, or water polo if they choose.

If your child is skilled at swimming, they may be able to become a lifeguard as a teenager. Then, they can work as a lifeguard each summer or throughout the school year. To learn about the qualifications for becoming a lifeguard in the United Kingdom, head over to the Royal Life Saving Society UK.


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Swimming Lessons for Adults

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Swimming Lessons for Adults

Don’t feel discouraged if you didn’t learn how to swim as a child! You can still take up swimming as a form of exercise or a new hobby. In fact, a fair number of the requests we receive for swimming lessons are from adults looking for a new hobby.

Perhaps you’re going on a tropical holiday and want to be able to swim in the ocean. Maybe your kids are begging for a pool in your garden and you want to be able to jump in with them and swim around. Whatever your reasons are for learning how to swim as an adult, we can help. All you need to do is submit a free request for swimming lessons and wait for the bids to come in.

Even if you did learn to swim as a child and have since let the skill slip away a bit, you can refresh your skills with a swimming coach. When you’re submitting your request, let us know what you want to gain from your lessons. That way, your potential swimming coaches will be able to better tailor their bids and lessons to your needs.


Swimming Lessons for Elderly People

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Swimming Lessons for Elderly People

You’re never too old to learn how to swim! Exercising in the water is one of the best ways for elderly people to improve their fitness. After all, the endless aquaerobics classes you see at the local pool aren’t there for nothing.

Water distributes weight in a more comfortable way than air, making it the perfect medium for exercising if you have less than stellar joints or just want to relax a bit more. We’ve previously covered our top forms of personal training for elderly people in this post, so check it out if you’re interested in learning more.

During swimming lessons for elderly people, the focus may be more on strength training or joint health than learning how to do a breaststroke. We’re sure that if you want to learn how to tread water or swim across the English Channel, though, your coach would be more than happy to oblige. It’s all about your comfort level in the water and what you want to achieve.


One to One Swimming Lessons

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One to One Swimming Lessons

Are you a bit unsure about your swimming skills? Would you like a more intensive form of training? Whatever your reason for preferring one to one swimming lessons is, you can find a swimming coach on Bidvine.

If you’re going into swimming lessons to prepare for a competitive event or as a form of personal training, private lessons might be your best bet. On the other end of the spectrum, you may lean more towards private swimming lessons if you’re less confident in your swimming abilities. Once you improve your skills and become more comfortable in the water, you might like to transition into group classes.

Are you ready to start learning how to swim? You can find a swimming coach in your town on Bidvine. Just let us know what you’re looking for in a coach and we’ll get you custom bids for swimming lessons. On Bidvine, the average cost for swimming lessons is £50 per hour. Learn more about the cost of swimming lessons in our comprehensive price guide.


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