Another lot of intensives have now been and gone in January, and all we can say is WOW! The improvements we have seen from January’s Intensives have been incredible. The Intensives are a chance for your child to get in the water each day of the week. This means that your child is getting five weeks worth of lessons done in one week. There are so many benefits to enrolling your child in Intensives for the upcoming holidays.

Here is a list of the top reasons why Intensives will help your child’s swimming.

Getting your child in the water more often can only benefit them. When your child is getting day-after-day instruction, they are going to be able to pick up new skills at a faster rate. 

Fast-track their skillsThere may be a few skills that are holding your child back from progressing up a level. At the Intensives, they will be able to practice those new skills each day, and most likely become stronger at the skills they originally struggled with. We see many children moving up levels during the Intensives week or very soon after!

Improved technique = faster swimming! Intensives aren’t just for those that struggle with some of the basics. Intensives can also be for those that just want their child to be stronger in the water. Intensives are one of the best ways to tweak the basics in order to develop a stronger swimming style and increase speed in the water, especially for those in the higher levels.

Repetition is key. By repeating skills day after day, your child is getting a much better opportunity to learn skills and master them. I also believe that the more your child is in the water, the better, as being able to develop a good water feel is a major learning hurdle which can only be mastered by being in the water and repeating skills as much as possible.

Our next lot of Intensives will be held during the April school holidays. These sessions are also open to the public, so you don’t have to be a member of the Swim School to benefit from Holiday Intensives. Enquire about these upcoming school holidays and be sure to get onto it early, as the classes fill up quickly!

Contact the AUT Millennium Swim School:
E: [email protected]
P: 09 477 2074

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Jacob Garrod works for AUT Millennium Swim School and the Schools Programme. He started back in February 2015 and teaches from Breather Level right through to Development Two. Whilst working part time, he is also in the home stretch of completing his Bachelor of Business Degree at Massey University in Albany. Jacob learned to swim aged three, and became a competitive swimmer at the age of 7. He continued right through until 22, clocking up 15 years in the sport. He specialised in breaststroke and has represented New Zealand on the international level, attending two Oceania Championships in 2014 and 2016, where he managed to get five medals - three gold, and two silver. Jacob also attended the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, in Nanjing, China, and the 2017 World University Games, in Taipei, Taiwan. Jacob attended multiple National Championships where he managed to get medals throughout the years, from junior level, to age group level, right through to open level.