What to Bring to VACSWIM
18 December 2017
So you've enrolled your child into VACSWIM - excellent
Before you come to your first lesson, however, make sure you've
got your bags packed with a few of the essentials.
For the days spent at one of our indoor pool locations, you
won't need much else other than bathers, goggles and a towel. We'll
provide the floaties, the kick-boards, and of course, the fun! Our
educators will be in the water teaching your child the skills and
safety they need, while you can sit back and watch as they laugh
and enjoy the experience.
As for those days on the beach, you'll need some extra
protection. As well bathers, make sure there's a rashie packed in
the bag, alongside a hat and plenty of sunscreen (we recommend SPF
50+ and ensuring it is water resistant!). Be sure to check your
child has slip, slop, slapped their whole body before stepping foot
into the ocean. We all know they'll be excited, so this job may be
a bit harder than usual! It's also very important to re-apply every
two hours that they're in the sun (this goes for you too,
And last, but certainly not least - drinking water and snacks!
Swimming is a vigorous exercise and can cause dehydration,
especially if it's in the hot sun, so packing a full drink bottle
is vital (it's also the healthiest option, as the children are
bound to beg for treats after the lesson is over). We recommend
throwing in some fruit or healthy snacks so the temptation to buy a
chocolate Paddle Pop is marginally decreased.
You'll need to check off your own list, too. Bring that book
you've been wanting to read or the latest podcast you want to
listen to; we promise your children will be in safe hands. And
remember some cash in case you're willing to give in to the canteen
requests that day, as well as a hat of your own if we're in the
We look forward to meeting you and your children at your first
VACSWIM lesson. Don't forget, a positive attitude and smiling faces
are also necessities.
Organise for your child to have their classes with a friend or
two, and that way they'll be even more excited to get in the water.
See you there!
Be sure to share your photos with us on social media by
tagging @vacswimsa and #VACSWIMSA - we'd love to see your happy