Be more water confident with On the Beach!
Everyone should feel happy and confident around water. We want to encourage more families to spend their holidays safely splashing, floating and swimming, so we’ve teamed up with Better to help people on their way to perfect pool days.
We learned that, for some people, getting in the water can be a bit of a struggle. In fact, only 44% of parents we surveyed said that they were confident swimmers! So, this summer we've given away 500 FREE family swimming sessions to help people regain a bit of confidence in the water, and to help create those fantastic summer swimming memories.
Unfortunately all of our swimming sessions have now been claimed, but we've still got a fantastic offer for you. From now until 31st October you can get 10% off swimming lessons at Better - our leisure centre partners. For terms and conditions, and to arrange your lessons, click here.
#AllSwimclusive session plan
Want to know what to expect with your complimentary swimming session? You can read up on the low down here…
Number of participants: Five Length of session: 60 minutes Session aim: To develop water safety and confidence through a fun and engaging lesson environment
Introduction and entry – 10 minutes You’ll be welcomed to the leisure centre or swimming pool and given the grand tour. Once you’re kitted out in your swim gear, there will be an assessment of each family member’s abilities, and you’ll be taught how to enter the water safely.
Warm up – 10 minutes Using a ridiculously fun animal game, the teachers will encourage splashing and putting your face in the water to increase confidence - think clapping your hands together pretending to be a crocodile, or stomping and splashing like an elephant. Then you’ll play the bean game. Not heard of this one? Jump in the water and you’re a jumping bean; shout “Ooh la la” and stand like the Eiffel Tower – voila, you’re a French bean. The aim is to get your whole family feeling happy and confident in the water.
Main session – 25 minutes The teachers will give you pointers and techniques to help you and your family swim more safely. They'll focus on body position, streamlining, floating, leg kick, arm action and breathing. They’ll have you blowing bubbles and making a splash, all in the name of developing your swimming abilities.
Warm down – 10 minutes Grab a pool noodle and you’re off! The teachers will split you into teams and have you racing across the water. Then you’ll take part in the sinker race; the first team to retrieve the underwater hoops wins! All games and activities throughout the session will be tailored to suit the ability of each group.
Exit and feedback The teachers will provide fun family tips for water safety on holiday, they can also give advice on buying goggles, armbands or other pool essentials. This is your chance to ask any questions, too.
Swim-tastic summer getaways
Make more happy memories with your loved ones on a splashtastic swim-filled holiday this summer. Need some inspiration on where to go? We've got some fantastic hotels in sizzling destinations where it'll be hard not to take a dip...
Family holidays are full of sunny days, laughter and smiles. With loads of fantastic activities, great family-friendly facilities and gorgeous destinations, we’re sure your perfect holiday is just a click away. Here’s a few of our favourite properties below;
- Seafront location
- Kids club
Costa Blanca, Spain
- FREE Wi-Fi
- 150m from the beach
- Close to the beach
- Swimming pools
- Kids clubs
Nothing beats the feeling of stepping out of your hotel and feeling the warm sun on your skin and the fresh sea breeze on your face. Sink your toes into the sand with some of our favourite hotels just a stone’s throw from the beach.
- Beachfront location
- 2 swimming pools
- 4 bars
- Infinity pool
- Private beach
- Kids club
Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria
- Large swimming pool
- Public transport links
- Kids club
Unsure whether you feel like a beachfront vaycay or a luxury escape? With Barcelo Hotels you can have both. Check out the links below for some of our favourite properties and top reasons to book a Barcelo getaway!
Picking a hotel with an on-site waterpark means endless fun for the little ones (and the not-so-little-ones). From huge theme parks with both land and water rides to smaller splash parks perfect for younger children, a waterpark holiday is great for the whole family. Take a look at some of our favourites below.
- On-site theme and waterpark
- 6 dining options
- Perfect for families
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Located on a private beach
- Huge on-site aqua park
- Exceptional range of facilities
Playa Taurito, Gran Canaria
- Close to the beach
- Large swimming pool area with slides
- On-site kids club
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