Memories of my childhood are full of summers spent swimming. I loved the water. I can't remember a time when I couldn't swim – although my mother frequently reminds me of the time I locked myself in the car to avoid competing at a swimming meet on an overcast day. I loved water, yes – Swimming Club, not so much.
Naturally we want the kids to be strong swimmers for their own safety but Bren and I both hope that they will genuinely love the water as much as we do.
Paul Sadler Swimland invited us along for a morning of lessons for each of the kids and though the idea of getting into my bathers made me want to die, I thought it would be fun..you know…for everyone else. And it really was. All three kids loved their lessons – Harlow was exceptionally well behaved considering it was her very first – and it made us realise we need to get the boys back into regular lessons. Luca, in particular, is really keen to learn and improve.
Not all swim schools are equal and you should do your research before choosing one. I think a great instructor is key. I also liked the Swimland focus on water safety and survival. We met Paul Sadler and he is passionate about what he does. Bren and I left feeling genuinely impressed and genuinely bummed that we don't live closer to one of the eleven centres around Melbourne.
But if you do live near one of the centres in Melbourne or the one in Queensland, then you might want to enter this little competition. Visit Swimland's home page and look under Locations to see if there's a Swimland convenient to you.
WIN A TERM OF SWIMMING LESSONS
1) You must follow The Little Mumma Facebook page to enter. If you haven't already, go on over and click that Like button.
2) Leave a comment here on the blog stating who you'd like to win a term of swimming lessons for.
3) Entries close midnight AEDST Monday 4th February, 2013 and you must be an Australian resident to enter.
4) A winner will be chosen at random and announced on Tuesday 5th February.
Paul Sadler Swimland gave the kids a free swimming lesson each and supplied me with a term worth of lessons to give away here on the blog. They also put on a morning tea which I admit I ate more than my fair share of.
Congratulations Angela Fortt!
You are the lucky winner of a term of swimming lessons for your little one.
Please email me thelittlemumma[@]gmail[dot]com with your postal address and I will post out your voucher. Yay!