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Winter Swimming Tips

Don’t be put off by the cold weather, we still love swimming in the winter, and we hope that you do too!

Doing exercise during the cold weather is really helpful for your body and mind. It’s easy to stay in the warm house while it’s frosty outdoors, but getting into a warm pool can be lovely, and exercise of any sort can help boost your immune system.

The below tips for swimming during the winter months will help make your Puddle Ducks lessons easier and less stressful!

  • Making sure your little ones are completely dry after being in the pool is vital. Ensure you take a big fluffy towel to your lessons to get rid of any dampness.
  • As well as dryness on the outside of the body, making sure the ear canal isn’t wet is also very important. Ear infections aren’t pleasant and they don’t just cause earache. The infection can lead to a high temperature, irritability, poor feeding and restlessness at night-time. You can dry the ear canal by gently tipping the head to one side and then the other to allow natural drainage.
  • Whilst having wet hair in the outside won’t give you a cold, it isn’t a very nice feeling, so it’s important you bring a hat, along with warm clothing for when you leave the pool after your lesson. Always make sure you’ve dried the hair as best you can.
  • If you go on holiday during winter and there’s the opportunity to go swimming, make sure your little one is always safe and happy in the water.

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