Why winter swimming is worth the effort

2021-06-18T07:39:26+00:00June 18th, 2021|

Why winter swimming is worth the effort Thousands of kids are continuing to swim through winter, as we experience its our highest winter enrolment numbers on record – a sign that the important message of maintaining life-saving swim skills is being embraced by parents. If you're not sure about whether the effort to continue swimming lessons [...]

An important reminder from a parent this April Pool’s Day.

2021-04-16T05:42:01+00:00April 1st, 2021|

If there’s one thing JUMP! Swim School parent Vera wants other parents to know, it’s how quickly accidents can happen around water. Vera’s son was just over two years old on the day she bought an inflatable pool and filled it with water. It was a warm day and seemed like a great activity to do [...]

Two things Megan wants every parent to know about water safety

2021-03-26T01:18:34+00:00March 26th, 2021|

Two things I want every parent to know about water safety By Megan Ayres The unthinkable happened We live in an estate that has a a large lake just around the corner from our house. My mother also lives in the same estate and she regularly helps us look after the kids. One day, my mother [...]

Trio make a splash for a good cause

2021-02-25T23:53:18+00:00February 25th, 2021|

Trio make a splash for a good cause Three swim teachers from JUMP! Villawood are making a splash for sick kids. Bec Barnacle, Erin Moodie and Stephanie Jiggins are taking part in the Starlight Children's Foundation Super Swim. The trio completed the 30-day swim challenge on Wednesday and swam a combined 35-kilometres - which is the [...]

Five fun pool games to play this Summer

2020-11-27T06:25:28+00:00November 27th, 2020|

Five fun pool games to play this Summer Playing with friends and family in the backyard swimming pool is what an Aussie summer is all about. This playtime is also a fantastic opportunity for your kids to put the swimming skills they’ve learnt this year into action. Here, our JUMP! swimming instructors share five fun skill-based games to play in the pool with the kids this summer.   1 - Treasure hunt: Suitable for independent swimmers and kids learning stroke [...]

Summer water-safety tips: rivers and lakes

2020-11-27T06:27:35+00:00November 27th, 2020|

Summer water-safety tips: rivers and lakes Are you taking your family to visit a river or lake this holiday season? Lucky you! Before you head off, make sure you check out our top five water-safety tips when having fun around rivers and lakes. Check the water before letting your kids play. Enter the water slowly and [...]

Summer water-safety tips: public and private pools

2020-11-27T06:33:20+00:00November 27th, 2020|

Summer water-safety tips: public and private pools Splashing around  in a swimming pool is one of the most fun activities kids can do this summer! While summer is the season of fun water-play, it's also the time of year when we need to take extra measures to ensure everyone is water-safe. That’s why we’ve put together [...]