How to Get the Most Out of Your Swimming Lessons


Learning to swim is an important life skill. Most of us recognise its importance, enrolling our children in lessons from a young age to ensure they are confident and competent in the water. However, in some cases simply booking swimming lessons isn’t enough on its own; you need to ensure your child (or yourself, if you’re an adult learning to swim) is getting the most out of those lessons.

So, how do you make sure those hours in the pool count?

1. Engage the help of an experienced swim teacher

It might sound obvious, but having a good teacher is the most important aspect when considering how to get the most out of your lessons. An experienced teacher will understand that different people have vary degrees of ability and confidence in the water, and will adjust their coaching to suit. Here at Aquastar Swim Schools, we employ teachers who are skilled at teaching children and adults how to swim so you can rest assured you’ll be receiving excellent tuition.

2. Make it regular

Like most things, practice makes perfect; you don’t learn to become a strong swimmer overnight. Regular lessons not only help to hone your skills, but also increase fitness – which in turns makes swimming easier as you progress!

3. Make sure you’re in the right class

Whether you’re an adult learning to swim, or you have a child who wishes to master a new stroke, it’s important to make sure you’re placed in a swim class that suits your level of ability and what you want to achieve. Too easy, and you won’t improve; too difficult and you could find yourself out of your depth and struggling in terms of confidence. At Aquastar Swim Schools, we will help to ensure you’re in the correct class so that you can make the most of your time in the water.

4. Ask questions during class

If you never ask, you’ll never know – that, or it’ll take longer to figure it out! Don’t be afraid to ask questions during a lesson if there’s something you’re unsure of or need clarifying, as your teacher will only be too happy to help. There is no such thing as a silly question when it comes to an important life skill such as learning to swim.

5. Ask what you can do outside of class

Learning to swim doesn’t stop when your lesson is over; there is still plenty you can work on in your own time. Ask your instructor what you can do between lessons to help accelerate the learning process and develop a swimmer – they’ll always be happy to provide some helpful suggestions.

If you’re looking to book swimming lessons for yourself or your child, Aquastar Swim Schools offers classes for a range of age and abilities at five great locations. To find out more, give us a call on (03) 8551 8077.

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