At Puddle Ducks we love our swimming, but just as much, love promoting water safety skills!
PJ week is a great opportunity to really focus on water safety and all of our swimmers, from the youngest to the oldest participate three times a year by coming to lessons in their pyjamas. Click here for more info about what to wear during PJ week.
In each of our weekly lessons we invest a substantial amount of class time to not just helping you and your child to increase your levels of water confidence and to introduce and develop basic swimming skills in your child but also to teach great water safety skills, leading to personal survival skills and ultimately life-saving skills.
Our Pyjama Week gives all our swimmers a regular session where they are exposed to what it might feel like to be in the water with their clothes on. We do not positively encourage our swimmers to jump into the water whenever they can fully clothed – quite the opposite – but we can provide them with the opportunity to see how it would feel to be in the water, following an accidental submersion/fall into water, showing them that they can still swim, practice turning etc.
This October sees our annual Charity Pyjama Week (w/c 15th October) where local Puddle Ducks teams raise money for a cause which means something to them. We ask for a voluntary donation for those attending the lessons but many of our little swimmers choose to raise sponsorship money for completing a personal survival lesson plan in their pyjamas.
This year your Puddle Ducks Team has chosen to raise money for Child Bereavement UK, a charity that supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.
Sponsorship forms are available below for those who would like to help us raise money for this very worthwhile cause (print outs will also be available in class).
To make a donation please click JustGiving and you will be taken to our fundraising page.