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An Interview with one of London’s most respected swimming Instructors Icaro Del Mar

Hi Icaro, Tell us a bit about yourself… I’m from Brazil but have lived in the UK for over 12 years now. I’m a very calm and collected person but once I get to know people they get to see my playful and witty side. I don’t take myself too seriously but I know when […]

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Parenting

Swimming Lessons: Stopping too soon?

  New research* from STA, a UK charity dedicated to the teaching of swimming and water safety, shows that children may be exiting learn-to-swim programmes too early, before they have achieved essential lifesaving and survival skills. It’s a worrying report and something we see often. Hundreds of children die each year from accidental drowning and […]

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Parenting

Motherhood by Claire Harrison

  1. Please introduce yourself: Name, what do you do & how many children you have. I’m Claire, I moved to London when I was 18 to study and never left. I have two amazing children Sam (5) and Eva (2) and a super supportive Husband, Chris. I own and manage Swimming Rocks, a swim […]

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Swimming Rocks

Back to School Swimming

  Whilst many of you may still be enjoying your family holiday’s, some may already be thinking and planning for the new academic year ahead. New school shoes, new uniform and new class teachers, the excitement of being back with old friends, making new ones and for parents and families, just the normality of routine […]

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Swimming Rocks

Top 5 books about learning to swim

  Some of the most special times are those spent reading stories to our children. So here, Swimming Rocks Founder, and mum to her own two little munchkins, Claire Harrison reviews her favourite stories about, bravery, overcoming fear and learning to swim…     Be Brave Little Penguin, by Giles Andrea Little Penguin Pip-Pip would […]

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Parenting

Can Swimming Help the Mental Health of our Children

Many of you will have seen the new Swim England #loveswimming advert. This industry-wide campaign centres on a film showing the extremes of fast-paced modern life, and the impact it can have on mental health, in contrast with the unique environment offered by swimming. And a new research study for Swim England and the Health […]

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