Kapiti Learn To Swim-Term 1
A warm welcome to all our families in Term 1 and a special extended welcome to all our new families joining us for the first time this term. We trust you have enjoyed the summer break and are feeling ready for another term ahead.
Please take the time to talk to us about anything related to your child's swimming and/or any queries you have regarding our booking system. We are always here to help, and we look forward to building relationships with you and your family.
DATES TO PUT IN YOUR CALENDAR
3rd-8th February Balance of all fees to be paid in full this week. Unless paying weekly.
6th February NO SWIMMING-Waitangi Day
16th-26th March Term 1 'Roll-Over' payment week (details to be advised at the time)
26th March (Thursday) Term 1 payment deadline for all bookings 'rolling over'
3rd -9th April Water safety week
9th April Final day of Term 1
20th-24th April April School Holiday booster block
28th April -4th July Term 2 dates 2020-10 weeks (8 weeks for Monday swimmers)
Over the years an increasing amount of families have been opting for our automatic payment option. This helps to make swimming affordable 'year-round' to ensure that it is prioritized for the lifelong safety of your child/ren. It is essential that if choosing this option that you commit to regular AP amounts, so you don’t fall behind.
If this is something you may be interested, please ask us at reception.
AUTISM SWIM CERTIFICATION
Jacqui and Kimra have enrolled and collaborated with Autism swim and are now Autism Swim certified!!!! Autism Swim is the first and only certified qualification in the world for children with special abilities. Becoming an Autism Swim certified swim school involves extensive online training modules, monthly quiz check in’s and regular support from head office. We will have access to a wide range of ‘up to date research’, studies and data as well as resources such as visuals and social story templates. Both Jacqui and Kimra are incredibly passionate about upskilling in this area, this will be an asset for our swim school and the whole wider community to keep ALL children safe in and around water.
TERM 4 2019
Last term was a fabulous term! After winning four National awards at the NZSCST conference it was back to work as per usual to do what we love best. It is our ongoing pleasure to work with your children and the families of our community, watching each swimmer grow in confidence and skills over the term and year is a pure joy. It was wonderful to see so many smiles and happy faces taking part in our water safety week in the last week of the term, this is such an important message for us all (kids and grownups) We will continue to teach and educate our beautiful community about the importance of water safety to ensure we are safe and strong water wise families out there this summer!!!
Due to our ever-growing swim school we give a big warm welcome to our three newest teachers to our team, Eendre Davidson who is a teacher aide at Waikanae School, Eendre brings her commitment, warmth and passion for teaching to us all. Jazmin Such who is a past pupil of Kapiti Learn to Swim and brings with her a calm and confident manner into her swim teaching and administrative work. Also, to Sophie Paterson who is an ex competitive swimmer in her final year at Paraparaumu College who brings in her knowledge and great personality into her swim teaching.
NO UNSUPERVISED CHILDREN BEHIND THE SWIMMING POOL
Unfortunately, we have been getting a lot of damage due to children ‘playing’ unsupervised behind the swimming pool, broken rugby post, broken glass, throwing lemons, tormenting the chickens with water guns and sticks etc. We have come to agreement that this area (which is private property) is now out of bounds for all UNSUPERVISED children. Thank you
PRESCHOOL STICKER CARDS
Every term we make attendance sticker cards which lives by reception end for each child, it is filed alphabetically by first name. Each week your pre-schooler puts a sticker on it, at the end of the term you take it home with you. We have noticed that some of the cards not being used, so just a gentle reminder these are here for your child’s benefit. Please ask the reception if you forgot to collect your one last term.
PRACTICE TO IMPROVE
Here at Kapiti Learn To Swim we have designed a programme where skills need to be achieved before going up to the next level, making it a child paced programme rather than age based.
Each level integrates into the next to create a seamless journey of progress over the years spent here. We pride ourselves in the belief that technique comes first, followed by speed.
Every swimmer will reach certain goals at their own pace and we help guide them through in a fun and holistic way.
To consolidate skills learnt with us we recommend you take them down to the Aquatic centre to 'back' up what they are learning at least once a week, this will ensure you are getting the most out of learning to swim with us, you will be amazed at how much faster the skills are consolidated- spending time together and learning is a win win! This is especially true for all our ONCE a week Diaper Dolphin swimmers. Twice weekly makes the swimming journey so much easier to retain for our infants.
Also playing YouTube clips of ‘the end result’ to show what they are working towards helps.
CORRECT EQUIPMENT FOR IN THE POOL AND NEW SUMMER STOCK
Parents, please could you help your children out by ensuring their togs, caps, goggles are fitted correctly prior to their lesson beginning, this will ensure they maximise every minute of their lesson. Also, please return any LOANED caps or goggles.
Boys-please no board shorts, boy leg lycra togs are much better at creating less drag in the water, please check at reception.
Girls- please no bikinis or any loose straps which fall off the shoulder. Thank you.
Caps are compulsory for ALL swimmers including babies and can be purchased for $16 from reception, please ensure you have your own. Re cyclable nappies are also compulsory, we do not allow ‘little swimmers’ disposable nappies as these can interfere with our pump system.
Please check out out new range of summer stock, great quality made to last swimwear.
PAINTED RED LINE AROUND THE SIDE OF POOL
Parents could you please support us by ensuring you and your children stay behind the red line. This is a strong visual for the safety of your little ones and to prevent distraction to swimmers and teachers.
PLEASE BE ON TIME FOR YOUR LESSON
Just a friendly reminder to arrive 10 mins before your child’s class. In our experience we have learnt that less rushing helps aid children into a smooth transition, which creates a better learning environment, therefore better overall swimming results and progress.
FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM
We are slowly getting more of our customers 'liking' our Kapiti Learn to Swim Facebook & Instagram page. If you are on Facebook or Instagram and haven’t done so yet, I suggest you find us and 'like' us.
We have been using FACEBOOK and Instagram more regularly as another way to get information across to you all.
We will be taking photos this term to post up showing the progress and fun that goes on here at Kapiti Learn to Swim, we will ALWAYS require permission before posting up photos.
Have a fantastic term everyone,
Thank you and Enjoy From
The KLTSWIM team.