FAQs

Find out more about how we run the SwimWay operation...

FAQ: At What Age Should My Child Begin Swimming Lessons?

At SwimWay we begin to teach swimming when a child reaches 6 months old. Younger than this and babies don’t have enough neck control or eye coordination to
be especially active in the water. Newborns get cold very quickly and do not shiver yet, pools much be kept very warm and 30 minute lessons might be a bit
too much for them.

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FAQ: Booking Restrictions For Low-Demand Ages & Abilities

Due to the sizes of the majority of our pools (12m), SwimWay Swimming School specialises in lessons for younger, beginner/developing swimmers.

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FAQ: Can Children Eat Before Swimming Lessons?

Frequently Asked Questions: “Can Children Eat Before Swimming Lessons?” Many people remember the advice that you shouldn’t eat before swimming but are unsure if this is true. We would recommend that you treat your swimming lessons like any other prolonged

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FAQ: Can my baby go swimming before or after vaccinations?

Frequently Asked Questions: Can my baby go swimming before or after vaccinations? The Department of Health says that you can take your baby swimming from a very young age. There is no need to wait until they have been vaccinated. This article is what the NHS say about swimming before or after vaccinations. You can take your baby swimming at any age, both before and after they have been vaccinated. It doesn’t matter if they haven’t yet completed their course of vaccinations.

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FAQ: Can My Child Have Swimming Lessons With Asthma?

One in seven children suffer from asthma in Great Britain, but this shouldn’t stop them from exercising and becoming good swimmers, it didn’t stop Adrian Moorehouse from winning the 100m breaststroke gold medal at the Seoul Olympics.

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FAQ: Find Your SwimWay Stage Questionnaire

Whenever a new client contacts us looking to book their child into lessons, we take them through a series of simple questions to ascertain what kind of level the child is at. We put a lot of care and attention into ensuring the children we match for 1 : 2 lessons are suited to swim with one another. Not only by age, but by their abilities too.

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FAQ: How can we follow our child’s progress on-line through the term?

Frequently Asked Question: “How can we follow our child’s progress through the term?
At swimway we encourage parents to watch their child’s swimming lessons, this means you can watch your child progress in front of your eyes during the term. We also use a system called Homeportal – this system that gives you access to your children’s progression throughout the term. This system also makes rebooking your slot for next term extremely easy.

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FAQ: How Do The Availability Pages Work (Children's Lessons)

On the Find Your Pool section of our website, you can select the relevant venue, and click on the availability links for term time or holiday lessons.

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FAQ: How Do The Availability Pages Work (Parent & Baby Lessons)

When booking into our parent and baby classes, you are able to view all the spaces we currently have available on our website before contacting us.

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FAQ: How long does it take a child to learn to swim?

We are often asked this question. Mastering swimming, like any skill, depends greatly on a number of different factors which include, age, natural ability, willingness to learn and the style of teaching. This means that each student progress at their own rate depending on their own circumstances.

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FAQ: How to Book Your Child's Swimming Lessons?

Frequently Asked Question: “How to Book You Child’s Swimming Lessons?” We have written this FAQ to make it easier for parents to find the information they need to choose their families swimming lessons and get swimming with SwimWay.

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FAQ: Parent And Baby Group Classes VS 1:1 Lessons

A question that arises when booking parent & baby lessons is whether we offer 1:1 classes. SwimWay only operates small groups parents and baby lessons.

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FAQ: Potential Mismatches In 1:2 Lessons

In some cases, a pairing that looks good during the booking process may not work in practice because of abilities being over/understated, or a nervous child

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FAQ: SwimWay Booking Procedures

Due to the overwhelming amount of requests we receive for lessons every term, SwimWay has had to establish a set of rules and procedures for new term bookings. Over the years we have refined this process to ensure we can ensure a timely and efficient response for each of our clients.

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FAQ: What Can I Do To Prepare My Baby For Swimming Lessons?

Frequently Asked Questions: Often when someone books their first Parent & Baby Swimming Lessons we get asked “What can I do to prepare my baby for swimming lessons?” The most important part of preparing…

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FAQ: What happens if my child can't attend a class?

Frequently Asked Question: “What happens if my child can’t attend a class? NOTICE: If your child is unable to attend their class for any reason we ask that you send us a quick email to let us know, so we can inform their instructor. This is by no means a requirement, however it is very useful for our instructors, especially if you class is their first or last of the day.

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FAQ: What is the Double Nappy System for the Younger Children?

All children under the age of 3 years (and older children if they are not potty trained) are required to wear the double nappy system in SwimWay Classes. This consists of an aqua nappy (such as Huggies) that can be bought in most supermarkets/chemists and a Happy Nappy over the top. The Happy Nappy can be bought on-line at www.splashabout.com and from JoJo Maman Bébé.

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FAQ: What Lessons Can I Book For A 2-3 Year Old?

For children aged 2-3 years, SwimWay offers the opportunity to book into 1:1 lessons, as long as the child has plenty of previous experience in the water

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FAQ: Why Are There Restrictions On Booking Some Available Spaces?

We have to be careful when booking, as if we don’t meet some minimum requirements, we may find ourselves running a lesson at a loss.

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FAQ: Why Choose Private Swim Lessons Over Busy Community Classes?

SwimWay offers private swimming lessons year round in private pools and exclusive health clubs in London. Even if you don’t have a pool in the back garden, it’s important for your children to learn how to swim. As your children grow up, they will have many opportunities to swim and play in water, whether it’s a pool at their friend’s house, a lake on the family holiday or in the ocean on a sunny beach holiday. Learning to swim will not only help them enjoy the water, but it could also save their life.

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FAQ: Why Is It So Difficult To Book A Prime-Time Space?

Unfortunately, due to the limited number of after school and weekend spaces available, it can be difficult to secure a prime-time spot.

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