Q: How old does my child need to be to start Swim a Song sessions?

A: This programme is suitable for children aged 3 months to 3 years old.

 

Q: Does my baby need to have their vaccinations before they attend swimming for the first time?

A: The Department of Health recommends that you can take your baby swimming from a very young age. There is no need to wait until they have been vaccinated.

 

The NHS state: You can take your baby swimming at any age, both before and after they have been vaccinated. It doesn't matter if they haven't completed their course of vaccinations yet. Some leisure facilities may suggest that babies shouldn't go swimming until they have had all of their jabs.

However, this advice probably dates back to when polio was common and people were concerned it could spread in busy places like public swimming pools. However according to the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC), there hasn’t been a case of polio since 1993 when a UK traveller acquired polio in India.

 

http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1035.aspx?CategoryID=62&SubCategoryID=63

 

Q: What equipment do I need to take to a Swim a Song session?

A: Buoyancy can be taken but are not required as the baby will be supported by the parent from the beginning. You can take a favourite bath toy with you as this will give the baby something they recognise to help with confidence. Suitable swimming clothing and towel are essential.

 

Q: What should my baby wear for Swim a Song sessions?

A: Your baby should wear some purpose made swim pants or swim suit with well fittings legs. An aqua nappy are also advised to be worn.

 

Q: Do I (the adult) need to swim with my baby in the water at Swim a Song sessions?

A: As the pools that are used for Swim a Song are no deeper than 1.2m it is not a requirement for you to be able to swim, but it is beneficial for you to be water confident as it is a necessity for you to support your child.

 

Q: What type of system do I require to play the CD either at home or on poolside?

A: It is advisable that all CD players are battery operated and not plugged into the electrical mains. A remote control is also advisable if teacher Swim a Song while in the water.

 

Q: Do I need a licence to play the Swim a Song music?

A: No, the music can be played in a public place and at home without a licence.

 

Q: Can I purchase a CD separately to the teacher pack and parent pack?

A: Yes the CD can be purchased from us at £8.99 plus VAT, please call 0844 800 4342 or email info@totalswimming.co.uk to place your order.

 

 

 

Q: Do I need to use the music CD?

A: We encourage the use of the CD as this is advisable and supports the programme as this assists with the structure of the session, but the use of the cd is not essential.

 

Q: Do I need to be a qualified swimming to teacher to teach Swim a Song?

A: It is recommended that any teaching Swim a Song has attended the Swim a Song CPD workshop, but this is not compulsory and is the discretion of the teacher or leisure provider operating the Swim a Song session.

 

Q: How do I find about the Swim a Song CPD workshop and what qualifications do I need to attend?

A: The Swim a Song CPD workshop is facilitated by the Institute of Swimming which is part of the Amateur Swimming Association and they require every delegate who wishes to attend to be a minimum Level 2 ASA Swimming Coach. You can find out more about the CPD on our website http://www.swimasong.com/news or by contacting the IOS on 01509 618746 or Email: ios@swimming.org or visit the IOS website at http://www.swimming.org/ios/

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: How old does my child need to be to start Swim a Song sessions?

A: This programme is suitable for children aged 3 months to 3 years old.

 

Q: Does my baby need to have their vaccinations before they attend swimming for the first time?

A: The Department of Health recommends that you can take your baby swimming from a very young age. There is no need to wait until they have been vaccinated.

 

The NHS state: You can take your baby swimming at any age, both before and after they have been vaccinated. It doesn't matter if they haven't completed their course of vaccinations yet. Some leisure facilities may suggest that babies shouldn't go swimming until they have had all of their jabs.

However, this advice probably dates back to when polio was common and people were concerned it could spread in busy places like public swimming pools. However according to the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC), there hasn’t been a case of polio since 1993 when a UK traveller acquired polio in India.

 

http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1035.aspx?CategoryID=62&SubCategoryID=63

 

Q: What equipment do I need to take to a Swim a Song session?

A: Buoyancy can be taken but are not required as the baby will be supported by the parent from the beginning. You can take a favourite bath toy with you as this will give the baby something they recognise to help with confidence. Suitable swimming clothing and towel are essential.

 

Q: What should my baby wear for Swim a Song sessions?

A: Your baby should wear some purpose made swim pants or swim suit with well fittings legs. An aqua nappy are also advised to be worn.

 

Q: Do I (the adult) need to swim with my baby in the water at Swim a Song sessions?

A: As the pools that are used for Swim a Song are no deeper than 1.2m it is not a requirement for you to be able to swim, but it is beneficial for you to be water confident as it is a necessity for you to support your child.

 

Q: What type of system do I require to play the CD either at home or on poolside?

A: It is advisable that all CD players are battery operated and not plugged into the electrical mains. A remote control is also advisable if teacher Swim a Song while in the water.

 

Q: Do I need a licence to play the Swim a Song music?

A: No, the music can be played in a public place and at home without a licence.

 

Q: Can I purchase a CD separately to the teacher pack and parent pack?

A: Yes the CD can be purchased from us at £8.99 plus VAT, please call 0844 800 4342 or email info@totalswimming.co.uk to place your order.

 

 

 

Q: Do I need to use the music CD?

A: We encourage the use of the CD as this is advisable and supports the programme as this assists with the structure of the session, but the use of the cd is not essential.

 

Q: Do I need to be a qualified swimming to teacher to teach Swim a Song?

A: It is recommended that any teaching Swim a Song has attended the Swim a Song CPD workshop, but this is not compulsory and is the discretion of the teacher or leisure provider operating the Swim a Song session.

 

Q: How do I find about the Swim a Song CPD workshop and what qualifications do I need to attend?

A: The Swim a Song CPD workshop is facilitated by the Institute of Swimming which is part of the Amateur Swimming Association and they require every delegate who wishes to attend to be a minimum Level 2 ASA Swimming Coach. You can find out more about the CPD on our website http://www.swimasong.com/news or by contacting the IOS on 01509 618746 or Email: ios@swimming.org or visit the IOS website at http://www.swimming.org/ios/

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: How old does my child need to be to start Swim a Song sessions?

A: This programme is suitable for children aged 3 months to 3 years old.

 

Q: Does my baby need to have their vaccinations before they attend swimming for the first time?

A: The Department of Health recommends that you can take your baby swimming from a very young age. There is no need to wait until they have been vaccinated.

 

The NHS state: You can take your baby swimming at any age, both before and after they have been vaccinated. It doesn't matter if they haven't completed their course of vaccinations yet. Some leisure facilities may suggest that babies shouldn't go swimming until they have had all of their jabs.

However, this advice probably dates back to when polio was common and people were concerned it could spread in busy places like public swimming pools. However according to the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC), there hasn’t been a case of polio since 1993 when a UK traveller acquired polio in India.

 

http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1035.aspx?CategoryID=62&SubCategoryID=63

 

Q: What equipment do I need to take to a Swim a Song session?

A: Buoyancy can be taken but are not required as the baby will be supported by the parent from the beginning. You can take a favourite bath toy with you as this will give the baby something they recognise to help with confidence. Suitable swimming clothing and towel are essential.

 

Q: What should my baby wear for Swim a Song sessions?

A: Your baby should wear some purpose made swim pants or swim suit with well fittings legs. An aqua nappy are also advised to be worn.

 

Q: Do I (the adult) need to swim with my baby in the water at Swim a Song sessions?

A: As the pools that are used for Swim a Song are no deeper than 1.2m it is not a requirement for you to be able to swim, but it is beneficial for you to be water confident as it is a necessity for you to support your child.

 

Q: What type of system do I require to play the CD either at home or on poolside?

A: It is advisable that all CD players are battery operated and not plugged into the electrical mains. A remote control is also advisable if teacher Swim a Song while in the water.

 

Q: Do I need a licence to play the Swim a Song music?

A: No, the music can be played in a public place and at home without a licence.

 

Q: Can I purchase a CD separately to the teacher pack and parent pack?

A: Yes the CD can be purchased from us at £8.99 plus VAT, please call 0844 800 4342 or email info@totalswimming.co.uk to place your order.

 

 

 

Q: Do I need to use the music CD?

A: We encourage the use of the CD as this is advisable and supports the programme as this assists with the structure of the session, but the use of the cd is not essential.

 

Q: Do I need to be a qualified swimming to teacher to teach Swim a Song?

A: It is recommended that any teaching Swim a Song has attended the Swim a Song CPD workshop, but this is not compulsory and is the discretion of the teacher or leisure provider operating the Swim a Song session.

 

Q: How do I find about the Swim a Song CPD workshop and what qualifications do I need to attend?

A: The Swim a Song CPD workshop is facilitated by the Institute of Swimming which is part of the Amateur Swimming Association and they require every delegate who wishes to attend to be a minimum Level 2 ASA Swimming Coach. You can find out more about the CPD on our website http://www.swimasong.com/news or by contacting the IOS on 01509 618746 or Email: ios@swimming.org or visit the IOS website at http://www.swimming.org/ios/

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: How old does my child need to be to start Swim a Song sessions?

A: This programme is suitable for children aged 3 months to 3 years old.

 

Q: Does my baby need to have their vaccinations before they attend swimming for the first time?

A: The Department of Health recommends that you can take your baby swimming from a very young age. There is no need to wait until they have been vaccinated.

 

The NHS state: You can take your baby swimming at any age, both before and after they have been vaccinated. It doesn't matter if they haven't completed their course of vaccinations yet. Some leisure facilities may suggest that babies shouldn't go swimming until they have had all of their jabs.

However, this advice probably dates back to when polio was common and people were concerned it could spread in busy places like public swimming pools. However according to the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC), there hasn’t been a case of polio since 1993 when a UK traveller acquired polio in India.

 

http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1035.aspx?CategoryID=62&SubCategoryID=63

 

Q: What equipment do I need to take to a Swim a Song session?

A: Buoyancy can be taken but are not required as the baby will be supported by the parent from the beginning. You can take a favourite bath toy with you as this will give the baby something they recognise to help with confidence. Suitable swimming clothing and towel are essential.

 

Q: What should my baby wear for Swim a Song sessions?

A: Your baby should wear some purpose made swim pants or swim suit with well fittings legs. An aqua nappy are also advised to be worn.

 

Q: Do I (the adult) need to swim with my baby in the water at Swim a Song sessions?

A: As the pools that are used for Swim a Song are no deeper than 1.2m it is not a requirement for you to be able to swim, but it is beneficial for you to be water confident as it is a necessity for you to support your child.

 

Q: What type of system do I require to play the CD either at home or on poolside?

A: It is advisable that all CD players are battery operated and not plugged into the electrical mains. A remote control is also advisable if teacher Swim a Song while in the water.

 

Q: Do I need a licence to play the Swim a Song music?

A: No, the music can be played in a public place and at home without a licence.

 

Q: Can I purchase a CD separately to the teacher pack and parent pack?

A: Yes the CD can be purchased from us at £8.99 plus VAT, please call 0844 800 4342 or email info@totalswimming.co.uk to place your order.

 

 

 

Q: Do I need to use the music CD?

A: We encourage the use of the CD as this is advisable and supports the programme as this assists with the structure of the session, but the use of the cd is not essential.

 

Q: Do I need to be a qualified swimming to teacher to teach Swim a Song?

A: It is recommended that any teaching Swim a Song has attended the Swim a Song CPD workshop, but this is not compulsory and is the discretion of the teacher or leisure provider operating the Swim a Song session.

 

Q: How do I find about the Swim a Song CPD workshop and what qualifications do I need to attend?

A: The Swim a Song CPD workshop is facilitated by the Institute of Swimming which is part of the Amateur Swimming Association and they require every delegate who wishes to attend to be a minimum Level 2 ASA Swimming Coach. You can find out more about the CPD on our website http://www.swimasong.com/news or by contacting the IOS on 01509 618746 or Email: ios@swimming.org or visit the IOS website at http://www.swimming.org/ios/

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: How old does my child need to be to start Swim a Song sessions?

A: This programme is suitable for children aged 3 months to 3 years old.

 

Q: Does my baby need to have their vaccinations before they attend swimming for the first time?

A: The Department of Health recommends that you can take your baby swimming from a very young age. There is no need to wait until they have been vaccinated.

 

The NHS state: You can take your baby swimming at any age, both before and after they have been vaccinated. It doesn't matter if they haven't completed their course of vaccinations yet. Some leisure facilities may suggest that babies shouldn't go swimming until they have had all of their jabs.

However, this advice probably dates back to when polio was common and people were concerned it could spread in busy places like public swimming pools. However according to the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC), there hasn’t been a case of polio since 1993 when a UK traveller acquired polio in India.

 

http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1035.aspx?CategoryID=62&SubCategoryID=63

 

Q: What equipment do I need to take to a Swim a Song session?

A: Buoyancy can be taken but are not required as the baby will be supported by the parent from the beginning. You can take a favourite bath toy with you as this will give the baby something they recognise to help with confidence. Suitable swimming clothing and towel are essential.

 

Q: What should my baby wear for Swim a Song sessions?

A: Your baby should wear some purpose made swim pants or swim suit with well fittings legs. An aqua nappy are also advised to be worn.

 

Q: Do I (the adult) need to swim with my baby in the water at Swim a Song sessions?

A: As the pools that are used for Swim a Song are no deeper than 1.2m it is not a requirement for you to be able to swim, but it is beneficial for you to be water confident as it is a necessity for you to support your child.

 

Q: What type of system do I require to play the CD either at home or on poolside?

A: It is advisable that all CD players are battery operated and not plugged into the electrical mains. A remote control is also advisable if teacher Swim a Song while in the water.

 

Q: Do I need a licence to play the Swim a Song music?

A: No, the music can be played in a public place and at home without a licence.

 

Q: Can I purchase a CD separately to the teacher pack and parent pack?

A: Yes the CD can be purchased from us at £8.99 plus VAT, please call 0844 800 4342 or email info@totalswimming.co.uk to place your order.

 

 

 

Q: Do I need to use the music CD?

A: We encourage the use of the CD as this is advisable and supports the programme as this assists with the structure of the session, but the use of the cd is not essential.

 

Q: Do I need to be a qualified swimming to teacher to teach Swim a Song?

A: It is recommended that any teaching Swim a Song has attended the Swim a Song CPD workshop, but this is not compulsory and is the discretion of the teacher or leisure provider operating the Swim a Song session.

 

Q: How do I find about the Swim a Song CPD workshop and what qualifications do I need to attend?

A: The Swim a Song CPD workshop is facilitated by the Institute of Swimming which is part of the Amateur Swimming Association and they require every delegate who wishes to attend to be a minimum Level 2 ASA Swimming Coach. You can find out more about the CPD on our website http://www.swimasong.com/news or by contacting the IOS on 01509 618746 or Email: ios@swimming.org or visit the IOS website at http://www.swimming.org/ios/