I pray that you have all had a wonderful summer season and enjoyed yourself as much as I have.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFORMATION
ZOGS Swim School DOES NOT CLOSE over the school holidays and we will remain open as per our normal lesson times. If you are not going away, please ensure that you do not miss your lessons and if you are going away, please travel safely.
We have put up our “winter blinds” and can already feel the difference in temperature. If you have any feedback on our new ‘enclosed pool’ please drop us a post on our Facebook page.
SUMMER SEASON ENDS 30th APRIL 2015
WINTER SEASON BEGINS 1st MAY 2015
Please note that the fees for winter are as follows:
Once weekly R1350 each
Twice weekly R1950 each
This can be brought in cash to the school at the 1st lesson or alternatively please ensure this is settled before lessons commence.
HOW IMPORTANT IS WINTER SWIMMING?
Some parents are afraid that their child will catch colds or other illnesses by continuing to swim throughout winter. Colds and flu, however, are transmitted by casual contact with an infected person, not by exposure to cold air or water. Children are more likely to catch a cold from playing with their friends and siblings rather than from swimming.
While summer classes certainly help to build the strong swimming and water safety skills children need, year-round lessons allow them to better retain those skills – and move on to mastering more advanced skills faster. I like to use the analogy of playing an instrument, you would not expect to take piano for a few months out of the year and be a proficient pianist. Swimming is very much the same. While it may be a typical summertime activity, the more you
learn in the winter and the spring, the more prepared you are to be a confident and safe swimmer during the summer. Those who do not continue and do take a break during the winter months often need to spend time reviewing or relearning skills they had previously learned.
Most importantly learning to swim is not only a sport but an important lifesaving skill! Drowning can happen at any time during the year, not just in the spring and summer. Ensuing that your child is a strong swimmer
As per our policy, we require 30 days’ notice before ending lessons at ZOGS. All children are assumed to be swimming throughout winter unless notice is received. Those that will be stopping over the winter period please mail us before the 1st April to ensure that you are not charged for May.
All the best and see you next week.
082 334 6973.