Swim Archives - Moss Vale Aquatic Centre

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August 19, 2019

To celebrate Book Week (17th August – 23rd August) we are sharing with you BlueFit Swimming’s Kids Book Pack Giveaway!

On the 17th of August, we will be sharing the details on how to win so make sure you have liked our BlueFit Swimming Facebook page to find out how to enter to win our prize pack valued at over $200.

Good luck and we look forward to announcing our winner!


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August 19, 2019

Celebrating adult learners’ week from the 1st – 8th September 2019, we are offering new students their first swimming lesson for free!

It’s never too late to learn, refine or master your swimming skills. Living on the largest island in the world means we are constantly surrounded by water which is why it is so important that swimming is recognised as an important LIFE skill. Contact reception, enquire on our website or send us an email at mossvale@bluefitswimming.com.au to book or for more information!

 


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July 23, 2019

With the winter season upon us, it becomes a little more difficult to get out of the house. However, swimming is a sport you can do all year round, and everyone can participate, especially when we have a heated indoor pool!

Here are our top 4 reasons why you and the family should hit up Moss Vale Aquatic Centre:
  1. Swimming is one of the few sports you can do throughout your lifetime
  2. It does not require lots of special equipment and gear, all you really need is a swimsuit
  3. It creates a reason to get together— a good way to socialise with your family
  4. Did you know that swimming can boost your immune system? When cells in the body regularly get blood and oxygen, they function better

So what are you waiting for, grab your togs and let’s go!


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July 23, 2019

We all know swimming is a great form of exercise but do we actually know how to turn it into a workout? Is there more to just laps of strokes when exercising in the water? Of course there is!

Try this workout below and see if it floats your boat:

WARM-UP:
  • Start by 2 laps of walking with high knees, as you get to the end of each lap do 10x squats
  • Shoulder rotations: 10 forward each arm, 10 back each arm
WORK-OUT:
  1. Swim easy, with any stroke for 200m
  2. Grab a kickboard with one hand and perform one-arm freestyle with the freehand for 100m (alternating arms every 25m)
  3. Move to your back, and do 2 laps of survival backstroke
  4. Grab a kick-board or hold torpedo on your back and kick for 100m
  5. Do 200m of backstroke aiming to do 50m under 40 seconds
COOL-DOWN:
  • Pick any easy swimming movement for 200m and end with stretching against the pool wall

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June 4, 2019

We have a very special promotion running for the month of June – Get 5 additional visits when you purchase any of our 20 visit pass packs!

These passes are a great option for regular visitors as they are cheaper than paying for multiple casual entries. They can be purchased at reception so get down to the centre and take advantage of this amazing deal!

Offer expires 30th June 2019. This offer does not include PT sessions.

Find out more by giving us a call on 02 4868 1967.


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May 3, 2019

The number of people with a disability in Victoria is increasing and is expected to continue to grow due to population growth, ageing and increased life expectancy. People with a disability form 18.4 per cent of the Victorian population.

Here at Moss Vale Aquatic Leisure Centre, we aim to improve the quality of life for people with a disability through the provision of a broad range of supports and community services. At our facility, we have entry and exit ramps, as well as an aquatic wheelchair and wheelchair hoist available at all times at the centre for use. If you are in need of this service or know someone who might, come on down and ask one of our friendly staff to help you!

We want to give everyone a go at maintaining the health, fitness and safety around water!


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May 3, 2019

Ari and Ashley are both squad students that train at Moss Vale Aquatic Centre and had the opportunity to compete at state. Ari is a squad member coached by Ben Blaik and Kirrilee Bracht. He is also a part of the Moss Vale Amateur Swimming Club that ran racing meets on Friday evening throughout Terms 4 and 1. Ashely has been attending Moss Vale Aquatic Centre since the day it opened, which is now going on 6 years. She has been in our Squad program work her way up from mini to gold level in this time.

Ari has had a fantastic season of swimming. In February, he won Junior Boys Champion at the Wingecarribee District PSSA Swimming Carnival. He also deserves a massive congratulations on competing in six events at the South Coast Regional PSSA Swimming Carnival, coming 2nd in the Junior Boys 50m Butterfly in the following month.

He had a great swim and shaved 5 sec off his qualifying time to finish with a personal best of 42.62 sec. This result meant Ari qualified to compete at the NSW PSSA swimming carnival at Homebush. At the State Carnival, he had a fantastic swim getting another personal best of 39.74 sec. He finished 5th in his heat and 22nd, overall out of 39.

Also this year Ashley has been 14 years age champion at Chevalier and was under 14s girl champion at the southern highlands twilight zone. She was competing against all high schools in the southern highlands, which is amazing!

To achieve this Ashley trains up to 7 sessions a week both morning and evenings as well as competing at Moss Vale Swim Club on Friday evening, and other carnivals on the weekends.

We would like to congratulate all of our learn to swim and squad students in their amazing efforts during their carnival season. It has been an amazing effort and is thrilling to hear of all the triumphs of those who made it to state levels.

We would also like to congratulate Jessica Wray and Leo Zhu on your dedication to Moss Vale Aquatic Centre and for your brilliant swim season leading you to state.


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April 4, 2019

At a time when keeping connected with loved ones is as easy as lifting your mobile phone from your pocket, it is comforting to know that those close to us really are within reach at any given moment. However, when it comes to supervising your child at our (or any) swimming pools, the concept of being within arms reach has an even greater significance.

Here, it is a matter of life and death.

Over the last few months, our lifeguards have saved the lives of several children whose parents or guardians were otherwise preoccupied on their phones – one of the recoveries occurred within arms reach of the parent, who was too busy on their phone.

Our lifeguards are an important safety feature but they DO NOT replace the close supervision of accompanying adults. A puddle of water is enough to cause an infant to drown, and as many as 20% of near-drowning survivors suffer permanent neurological disability.

We understand how easy it is to have new notifications or having the latest news at your fingertips but we urge you to remember the reason why you are where you are. It is for the sake of the loved one(s) who, at this moment are relying on you.

Keep safe and happy swimming for all of our customers!


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April 4, 2019

Is your child struggling with a skill? Do you want to ensure your child is safe in the water and doesn’t forget their skills over winter?

Join our Autumn Holiday Program and give them an advantage in the pool! The program consists of 30-minute classes run across 5 consecutive days. The program helps build confidence and progression through consistency and repetition. If you are interested in booking into the program email mossvale@bluefitswimming.com.au or see reception for more detail.

Mon 15th – Fri 26th April. Please note, classes will only run on weekdays, and will not run on public holidays.


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February 24, 2019
You’ve signed up for swimming, gotten the kids ready, packed the car, brought a change of clothes and even packed their favourite treats only to arrive at the pool with a screaming inconsolable child that is too scared to swim. Many of us have been there, it can be tough. Here are some helpful tips to get your child to love the water!
Understanding where the fear comes from
In young children, fear is often related to developmental advances that give kids a new (but not always realistic) awareness of potential dangers. As they pass different developmental milestones they develop fears based on their perception of danger, reality and imagination.
Couple this with a bad experience can lead to a prolonged period of fear. A slip in the tub that momentarily dunked his face in the water or a loud motorboat that startled him at the beach can spook a child for months afterward.
Tips for Overcoming the fear?
  • Always take your child’s fear seriously but don’t overreact or overdramatise it.
  • Praise and encourage your child when he tries to overcome fear. Express confidence he will eventually succeed.
  • Find ways to break the feared experience into small, manageable steps eg. practice “swimming” in the bath, dip feet and toys into the toddler pool until they are comfortable.
  • Give your child frequent reassurance she is safe. One technique to try is for you to go into the water and have your child throw a toy at you. You then bring the toy to the pool edge and continue this activity to reassure them that its safe and you will guide them back to the pool edge.
  • Find storybooks that discuss the fear to read with your child. EG. Peppa and George Go Swimming,
  • Familiarise your child with the pool before starting lessons and keep pool sessions short. Start with 5-10 minutes if your child really isn’t comfortable and slowly increase them over time.
  • Get the right equipment- Whether its Batman swimmers, Peppa Pig goggles, bath toys or floaties. Make sure you are equipped to give them the best possible experience. Just remember that floaties can provide a false sense of security to and are in no way a good substitute for actually being able to swim —  so keep your little one at arm’s length whether she’s wearing a flotation aid or not.
  • If getting their face wet is the issue, dip a cloth or sponge in the pool and dab one another’s face so they can get used to the wetness. Have them bring a handful of water up to her mouth and blow bubbles. Blow a rubber duck across the surface, slowly working on getting the face closer to the water.
  • Be patient. Respect that your child is genuinely fearful and don’t force them to go any faster than they are able. Try each of these activities as many times as necessary until your child become comfortable
  • Do not wait until your child gets older to teach them to swim. Fear does not necessarily diminish with age. Safe and positive exposure to the water will help diminish the fear
  • Make it fun!
  • Stay positive, be patient and don’t give up. While it can be disheartening to feel like the only parent with a screaming child, most of us have been there. Keep taking small steps towards the goal of swimming!