When booking, you will have been given a free latex swimming hat. These are colour-coded to the relevant swimming lesson group and must be worn, not only for hygiene purposes, but also to enable teachers and lifeguards to quickly recognise which group children belong in and their swimming ability. Children will receive free latex swim hats as they move up through the swimming lesson scheme. Replacement swim hats cost £2 and are available from reception. To fit the hat, long hair should be tied into a ponytail; ask your child to firmly hold the front of the hat onto their forehead, while you pull back over the top of their head. Ensure all hair is tucked into the hat. After use, rinse in cold water, dry away from direct sunlight and sprinkle lightly with talc for easy fitting in the future.
If your child is in stages 1, 2 or 3 a float may be applied as a swimming aid before the lesson starts this will be put on by a member of our team. If for any reason the float needs to be taken off it must be refitted by a team member. Children wear floats for body positioning and safety.