Sink or Swim - Water Safety and Swimming Lessons Guide for Parents by Joy SymonsSink or Swim - Water Safety and Swimming Lessons Guide for Parents by Joy Symons

Sink or Swim - Water Safety and Swimming Lessons Guide for Parents

byJoy Symons

Paperback | February 10, 2017

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Whether you are thinking about starting your children in swimming lessons or you already have, this book will help you get the most out of lessons.

‘Sink or Swim’ includes tips and expert advice on what you should expect from swimming and water safety teachers. It includes instructions to show you how to put on a swimming cap (including photos) and goggles.

This book answers many parent questions from infant lessons to mini-squad expectations and helps parents and teachers understand each other, for maximum benefit to the student.

‘Sink or Swim’ is a great addition to any child’s swimming bag.

Joy Symons has over 20 years experience in the aquatic industry as an athlete, coach, swimming and water safety teacher, presenter, trainer and a company director. An Australian representative swimmer, Joy has developed a successful learn-to-swim program for her company, Aqualification & Fitness, that prepares students for various aqu...
Title:Sink or Swim - Water Safety and Swimming Lessons Guide for ParentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 8.27 × 5.83 × 0.21 inPublished:February 10, 2017Publisher:Greenslade CreationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:192551692X

ISBN - 13:9781925516920

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Table of Contents


- Priorities

- Choosing a swim school

- It takes seven years to walk

- Caps and goggles

- Swimwear Essentials

- Know the policies

- Make-up lessons

- Matching parents with teachers

- Medical conditions



- Check in

- Time and money

- Every child is different

- No one is perfect

- Other children

- Being late (or early)

- Repetition

- Separation anxiety

- Parent fears

- Trust your teacher

- Assessing every session

- Behaviour management

- Rewards

- Trainee teachers

- Daddy comes today

- Siblings

- Winter cold weather

- Jewellery

- How can you help your child?



- Communication is key—teacher, parent, student

- It’s too late, you’ve already said it!

- Crying

- Parent coaches



- Vigilance outside of lessons

- Water safety weeks

- Don’t overreact… move calmly but quickly



- Photography policy

- Parents follow rules too

- Forgot your cap, goggles or towel?

- Accidents happen

- Diarrhoea

- Sickness



- In the beginning

- Six months

- Crying

- Repetition

- Progression

- Taking on water

- Swimwear (nappies)



- How to do your child’s hair before swimming and water safety lessons

- How to put on goggles

- Before school classes

- 5pm classes

- Swim bag

- Aqua ear





Editorial Reviews

“Learning to swim is an asset for life, it’s a gift that we can all provide to our children. ‘Sink or Swim’ gives families an in-depth understanding of swimming and water safety lessons and is a must read for every Australian parent.”—Brooke Hanson OAM, Olympic gold and silver medallist, eight-time World Champion, Austswim ambassador and mother of three.“‘Sink or Swim’ is a fantastic resource to demystify the process of swimming lessons for children. From what to look for in a swim school, when to start and what to expect from teachers, through to what equipment is needed and how to use it, this book allows parents to be confident as their kids acquire the crucial, life-long skill of water safety.”—Melanie Wright (Schlanger), Australian freestyle swimmer.