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Dominic the Duckling - April

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Read the latest blog from the mum of feisty two-year-old Dominic who is loving his swimming lessons.

Dominic the duckling does it again! I am delighted to report that he has successfully been awarded his second Duckling certificate and badge this month.  If we can keep up the momentum and get one a month, he’ll be ready to enter for the Olympics pretty soon!

He loves throwing a fish or ball and actually hitting someone with it, usually when their back is turned! Then the game is to kick madly across to fetch the object and see what upset he has caused

We have now made a special space in his bedroom to display his swimming awards. Not completely sure where to sew his badges, of course his swimming kit will change as he grows. Maybe I need to get a special towel or bag. What do other people do?

School holiday time at the minute for Easter but the great thing is that lessons at our Parkwood site carry on regardless.   So no break in the momentum and routine which is good.

His swimming is coming on in leaps and bounds, literally!  Jumping in remains a favoured activity.   Chasing fish across the pool holding onto one float is going really well. Also he loves throwing a fish or ball and actually hitting someone with it, usually when their back is turned! Then the game is to kick madly across to fetch the object and see what upset he has caused.  Not sure this particular activity is in the lesson plan!

Talking of plans, I found this page really useful to see how he can progress through the Duckling awards stage and what’s coming next.  I am sure other parents will agree. Duckling 3 here we come!  (The photo shows Daddy and big brother Elliot enjoying a Swim a Song lesson!)

Not to be disloyal, but we have been experiencing other sports as a family recently, with trips to the speedway a new hobby which Dominic is finding extremely exciting.  He is also very keen on going to a football match and keeps nagging Daddy.  We are keen that he gets exposure to all sorts of sports at this tender age and may consider something like soccer tots when he’s a bit older. Not to replace swimming lessons of course!

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Go Swimming has everything you need to know about swimming. If you are a parent, a non swimmer or just want to improve your technique this is the section for you.

In British Swimming you will find information about the world of high performance sport, including the disciplines of Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Para-Swimming.

The ASA is the governing body for the sport in England. In this section you will find all you need to know about joining a club or competing in England and becoming a swimming teacher or coach.

The IoS delivers the ASA’s courses and is a member organisation. Whether you are a teacher, coach, employer or club you will find everything you need to know about qualifications or educating your workforce.

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