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Family fun in the pool

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Don’t worry too much about what to do with your kids when you take them swimming yourself as long as they are safe and having fun – you can leave the stroke technique to the more structured lessons.

1 out of 3 kids say swimming is their favourite family activity!

You might, however, like to try some games that have been especially developed to give you something to do in the water. You can play them with your kids to help them improve their confidence.


  • Underwater humming
  • Swimming through legs
  • Treasure hunt
  • Fishy in the middle
  • Shark bait
  • Starfish tag

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