I hope you have all had a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year Holiday! We are gearing up for the new year of swimming at Norah Head Swim School and can’t wait to welcome everyone back at the pool.
Lessons commence next Monday, the 11th of January. Most of our rising kindergarteners have been moved into classes either in the afternoons or on Saturday morning. If we are not yet aware that your child needs to change their lesson time, please let us know as soon as possible. There are a few children that have yet to be moved as I am still trying to create classes for them. If you have a rising kindergarten student and you have not been contacted about a schedule change, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can discuss your child’s swimming schedule.
You will notice some changes to our swim school program going into the New Year. We have given the program more structure and will be working on a leveled program with very specific skills required to be mastered to move from one level to the next. You will see me on the pool deck much more, guiding the instructors in implementing the changes. We have some of the best instructors around and I am excited to see them grow and develop professionally. We had a very productive staff development day at the beginning of the break and we will continue to support our staff as they learn and grow as aquatics professionals.
With the new outbreaks of COVID-19 in NSW, we will be tightening up our adherence to COVID safe practices. It will be mandatory for all family members who are accompanying swimmers to wear a mask while in the swim centre. It is also mandatory that all families check-in using the QR codes posted outside the swim centre. Reception staff will be looking for the green tick and if you do not check-in you will need to wait outside until your child’s class has finished. It is important for everyone to do their part so we can keep each other safe and avoid another lockdown.
Please remember that fees are due on the 10th of each month, meaning that fees will be due prior to resuming lessons. If you are facing financial hardship and need to organise a payment plan, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. We will work together to find a solution! Payments can be made via bank transfer or through the Customer Portal. If you have not accessed our customer portal, you may do so via our website www.norahheadswimschool.com If you would like to pay by direct debit, a link to a direct debit agreement can be sent to you via text and/or email.
We are looking forward to another great year of swimming at Norah Head Swim School and we are thrilled that you are on the journey with us. As always, if you have any questions or concerns I am always available to help!
Swim School Manager
Shallyn LinfantiHappy New Year Swim School Families
Aqua Aerobics is often wrongly classified as a leisurely sport that does little to assist in weight loss. However, the truth is that the average thirty-minute pool workout burns approximately 300 calories. Higher than a 30-minute run at a moderate pace which will only burn about 270 calories. Not to mention that it puts a great deal less stress on your joints. So, in case you still need convincing here are five benefits of Aqua Aerobics that will get you to the pool.
1. Increase Muscle Strength
If you want to increase muscle and strength, it doesn’t have to be all about weight training. Water provides a natural resistance that can range from four to 42 times greater than air. As you can imagine, this resistance ensures your body’s muscles get a good workout. Water-resistance is a more natural resistance which requires the body to strain through the water rather than against it.
2. Increase Flexibility
As your body moves in various directions with the flow of the water, your joints will have a natural increase in their range of motion. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you gain flexibility through the workouts; you’ll be doing the splits in no time.
3. Low-Impact Exercise
We can’t say it enough! Water sports are great for low impact exercise. We may not realise how much stress we are placing on our joints until it’s too late. Even if you supplement only some of your workouts with water aerobics, this will help decrease your chances of injury. The buoyancy of the water helps takes off some of the impact placed on essential parts of our bodies. This is particularly appealing to those with joint conditions such as arthritis or those currently undergoing physical rehabilitation.
4. Helps Decrease Stress
Being around water can be instantly relaxing. However, it’s also the physical activity that helps reduce stress, exercise and other physical activity produce endorphins—chemicals in the brain that make us feel happier and improve the ability to sleep, which in turn reduces stress. More than this, however, Aqua Aerobics is fun! And will become a part of your exercise routine you look forward to.
5. Burns Calories
We know you can hardly believe that a sport so fun helps you lose weight but it does. The combination of strength and cardio workouts mixed with water resistance in aquatic exercise ensures the body is getting a full workout. It depends on the type of workout you choose however if you come along to our Aqua HIIT that uses weight belts and high-intensity movements, you could burn anywhere between 400- 500 calories in just one class.
Come and join our Aquarobics classes for strength, conditioning, and weight loss!
Suitable for all ages* and abilities (*15 and above).
Also great exercise for pregnant women (with the approval of a Doctor)