We're just getting ready to jet off for a (hopefully !) fabulous sun and fun-filled fortnight in Turkey and we'll be spending a fair share of our time in and around the pool. This year's mission is to get Pierre more confident in the water and hopefully swimming unaided (or just with armbands) by the end of our trip because at the moment, he still wants the security of a rubber ring. It may sound ambitious but if we spend 3 hours a day in the pool for ten days (assuming we'll be going out on a few excursions), we'll easily cover the 25 hours of lessons that it is estimated that children require to swim confidently a distance of 25 metres. Primary schools are only offered 18 hours of swimming lessons per child a year, so any help we can give him can only be beneficial.
A recent study found that 57% of children between 7-11 years old cannot swim. In a bid to change this, Swimshop are running a ‘Save a Life, Learn to Swim’ campaign and they have come up with some fun swimming games that you can do as a family to increase your child’s confidence in the water. You can download them for free on the Swimshop website.
Swimshop have also kindly offered to send a set of arm bands and a float to two lucky Madhouse Family Reviews readers. You can choose between the Steve Shark Grey Float and the Polly Fish Pink Float and armbands are available in either age 1-3 or age 3-12. To be in with a chance of winning, fill in your entries in the Rafflecopter widget below.
Prizes provided by the Learn to Swim campaign sponsors Swimshop, swimming costumes and equipment online.
UK only. Closing date : 18/8/15
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