A HUGE Thank you to everyone who took part in our most recent Pyjama Week. We hope you had as much fun as we did!
At Puddle Ducks we are completely mad about swimming and to prove it we like to encourage all of our swimmers, from the youngest to the oldest to participate three times a year in our very popular Pyjama Week.
Why is Pyjama week important?
Puddle Ducks Pyjama Week teaches invaluable personal survival skills as well as being lots of fun!
We believe it is important to focus on and 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 little one but also to teaching you and your little one great water safety skills, leading to personal survival skills (individuals learning to help themselves in the water) and ultimately life-saving skills (learning how to help others in difficulty in the water).
All of our classes have a water safety element to them every week however our Pyjama Week gives all our swimmers a regular session where the babies/children 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.
Thank you to the Wandsworth Guardian for this lovely article. We were so happy for them to share this wonderful news which we think is so important!