Swimming lessons save lives
Recently a client of Hilton Brown Swimming recounted a story that demonstrates the value of early swimming lessons.
Kirsty Inglis was taught to swim by Hilton Brown, so when she and her husband started their family, deciding to give their children swimming lessons with Hilton Brown Swimming was a ‘‘no brainer’’.
The usefulness of the lessons became abundantly clear the other weekend, when the family were at Kirsty’s brother’s place trying out the new pool.
‘‘My husband dived in down the far end, about 20 metres away. I was chatting with some other mums when one of them said ‘Oh my god, Jackson’s in the water’.
‘‘Jackson is three and a half and he’s an over-confident swimmer. At lessons we’re always encouraging him to stop and think before he jumps.
‘‘This time he was really in over his head – the pool was deep and he went straight to the bottom. But after a moment he popped up to the surface for a breath, just like he’d been taught. He went down again, and then popped up for another breath. Then he made his way safely to the side of the pool. We didn’t panic, he didn’t panic. It was very reassuring to see,’’ Kirsty says.
Lessons can begin as early as three months at Hilton Brown Swimming.