Our objectives are to preserve and improve the life of people regardless of age in and around our community by teaching them to swim and exercise in a disciplined manner in order to maintain overall physical and mental health.
All babies love water. Before birth they have spent 9 months submerged in water in the womb. After birth we need to keep babies used to water in the face, eyes and ears, the sensations of buoyancy at different depths and also the distortion of sounds in water. This may not only prevent an early drowning but will also make the learning to swim process so much easier later.
LEARN TO SWIM
Globally there are approximately 42 drowning deaths every hour. It is one of the 10 leading causes of death for people aged 1 – 24 in every region of the world. In South Africa 600 children die every year from drowning, 10 times this number will survive a drowning experience, but not all of them will fully recover, they may have brain damage or be in a coma. Swimming therefore is an essential life skill that everyone should master, not only due to the water safety aspect but also because it provides an amazing opportunity for lifelong recreation and fitness.
As most parents work during the day, the Swim Studio saw the need to provide transport for swimmers from most schools, Pre-Schools and Day Care facilities to our pool and back to school or After Care again.
From the time your child is collected from the school, we act as ‘parents’ of the child to ensure safety and loving care. Parents may also collect their children straight from us after swimming if it were to be closer for them.
We have a set route across town and the possible times are given to parents in writing in our flyers. Transport arrangements between parent, the Swim Studio and the learner’s usual transport taking them home everyday, need to be in place before this will be done.
ADVANCED OLYMPIC STROKES
We also teach the dolphin stroke that is based on the undulating, powerful dolphin kick, and used mostly under water at starts and turns. It’s a tricky motion, but it can help you swim much faster once you’ve mastered it. Based on research in fluid dynamics, it has helped Olympic gold medalists gain an edge over their competitors.
Exercise done in water, or aquacise, offers a multitude of benefits and options. Aquatic fitness provides buoyancy, taking away most or all impact on your bones, joints and muscles, while the water adds pressure to your body, which comforts joints and internal organs and reduces stress on your heart.