On average 40 to 50 children drown per year in the UK, around 85% of accidental drownings occur at open water sites. Many of these accidents occur due to lack of knowledge and understanding of open water safety, basic open water knowledge and understanding of the hazards can significantly reduce the number of incidents that occur each year. During the school holidays when the hot … Continue reading Do you know the water safety code?
Aquabears swimmers Lucy Cannavan and Amarai Hoque have been selected to swim for next year’s English Schools Inter-Divisional Championships held at Crawley Pool in March. Aquabears Swimming Club was formed in 1979 in response to the need for high level competitive club and as a local centre of excellence in Rochdale. The club has had many successful years with a number of their swimmers achieving … Continue reading Aquabears swimmers selected to represent the North West
We spoke with Rochdale Underwater Hockey player Jack Midgley about his trials for Team GB. The British Navy invented underwater hockey in the 1950’s to keep their divers fit and improve their ability to move and work efficiently under water. It has since evolved into a fast, dynamic sport played in more than 20 countries. Jack, 18, has been playing underwater hockey for 7 years and … Continue reading Rochdale Underwater Hockey’s Jack Midgley trains for Team GB trials.
A report in 2017 revealed that 1 in 3 children aged 7-11 years old are unable to swim a minimum of 25 metres unaided, meaning they are potentially unsafe in and around water through risk of drowning. In addition, researched carried out for the Swimming Teachers Association (STA) found 25% of parents admitted they don’t like the water themselves or can’t swim, over 75% of … Continue reading 6 reasons why your child should learn to swim
Taking your baby swimming can be great fun for you and your little one, but for a lot of new mums it can be daunting. There’s a lot to think about and plan before you get anywhere near the water. From what you need to bring with you, to keeping your little one safe in the water and the logistics of getting changed. We’ve put … Continue reading Tips for swimming with your baby
We’ve added another AquaTots session on Tuesdays 1.30pm – 2.30pm. Our AquaTots sessions offer an affordable swim in the small pool for you and your little ones, and the opportunity to meet new families and friends. Only £2.50 for you and your little one. Every Tuesday and Friday 1.30pm – 2.30pm. Continue reading AquaTots! Discounted parent & toddler swim sessions