Splish, Splash, Splosh

12 Sep

themummyyears has been swimming this week and what enjoyable experiences we’ve both had… After much deliberation Jess decided to go with Water Babies (more on that next week)…whilst I decided to give the Edinburgh Council swimming lessons at Warrender Swim Centre a go (http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/directory_record/9670/warrender_swim_centre) .

They are getting a big thumbs up from us. The obvious plus to going down this route is the cost at roughly £4 per lesson…a big saving on some of the other lessons available.

We found Warrender Swim Centre to be extremely clean and the staff very helpful. The teacher is fantastic – she’s made a point of going round everyone in the class to find out what stage they are at and throughout the class she offered every child relevant praise and encouragement.  The content of the class was age and confidence appropriate, and by the end of the session, HTC had been under the water.

We also now feel confident to go swimming in the next week and be able to practice some of the activities we have done today!



2 Responses to “Splish, Splash, Splosh”

  1. Lesley September 12, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    What’s the temperature of the pool like? Boys are at the McDonald hotel at Holyrood & it’s a bit chilly x

  2. Sarah carpenter September 12, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    Hi Lesley, the pool at Warrender is 29 degrees – which is just a degree cooler than what it should be at Holyrood (although in Jess’ experience it can often be a little under that).For bigger babies that’s fine, but some of the smaller babies wear little wetsuits as it can be chillier than some of the private pools. Saying that, if they are enthusiastic about their swimming they don’t have a chance to get cold and there is a nice corner of sunshine that the lesson is carried out in!

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