Tiny Turtles Blog

August 5, 2019

How do swimming awards work and what do they mean? Let's take a look...

Awarding Bodies

As a swimming teacher you can choose to award using the STA award scheme, Swim England (previously the ASA) or create your own scheme. The awards are aimed at all ages, from babi...

March 14, 2019

I truly believe that swimming lessons are a brilliant, nurturing activity for a new parent. Time in the water gives you a break from the stresses we face elsewhere - often you will find that even a baby who has been up all night, who is teething or who is under the wea...

February 15, 2019

Look at those goggle marks! This is my lovely mum (Joyce Cahill) with her dad (Bill Bristow) following his successful Channel race in the 1950's.  

"Should my child wear goggles?"

As swimming teachers, this is a question we get asked a lot! Goggles are brilliant and an e...

November 29, 2018

Both of my parents are swimming teachers (as were their parents before them) so it was important that my brother and I were confident and competent swimmers from a young age, as we spent so much time around water growing up. Swimming was always a central part of family...

November 28, 2018

The fundamentals of swimming are the same whatever the age of the swimmer - we all need the same set of skills in order to be safe and confident in water and to propel ourselves efficiently. Depending on the baby swim school, some skills may be taught or broken down in...