Isaac Breaststroke

Dorset Graded Meet Swimming Gala

As Isaac progresses at swimming, he is entering and taking part in more and more swimming gala’s and the day after his birthday party, he took part in the Dorset Graded Meet in Dorchester. After such a fun-filled, but exhausting day, the day before, Isaac wasn’t feeling on top form initially, but once he was in the pool with his friends he perked up. For his last gala in Yeovil back in March, he concentrated on his 50m swims, but this time Isaac entered both 50m and some 100m races too. As it was only a month since his last …

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Swimming

Our Spring Swimming Update

Back in January, Isaac and Eliza took part in a club run swimming gala. At 8 years old, Eliza isn’t allowed to compete outside the club so we are restricted to events run by Swim Bournemouth. Isaac, on the other hand, is able to compete and had improved his time so much that he was able to compete in his first Level 3 meet this weekend. We headed to Millfield School in Street, Somerset on Friday night, ready for an early start at the Yeovil Spring Fling on Saturday morning and it was safe to say that Isaac was nervous …

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Diving

Eliza’s First Swimming Gala

Back in May last year, Eliza joined Isaac at Swim Bournemouth in their Juniors section, with the idea that they both swim together at the same time to reduce the amount of time I spend sat beside a swimming pool. That lasted all of three months as Isaac moved up to the County Potential squad in the summer, meaning I now spend everyday at a swimming pool with one of them. It was, however, a move I do not regret as her swimming and fitness has come on leaps and bounds and although she cannot compete until she is 9, …

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Batman Hat

An evening at Coral Reef Waterworld with Zoggs

My kids love swimming and have been swimming since they were babies. Both Isaac and Eliza now swim with Swim Bournemouth swimming club, where they both train 4 hours a week each, so having swimwear that will withstand the pool conditions and keeps looking good is vital for us. We are big fans of Zoggs swimwear and accessories which include goggles, learning aids and training accessories, all made to stand up to the Australian sun, sea and swimming pools. Last month Zoggs held an event at Coral Reef Waterworld to celebrate their new range of DC Superhero range of swimwear, which …

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Swimming

Pool Safety – Your Guide to Staying Safe Around the Pool

With the beautiful hot summer we recently enjoyed in the UK, many more families took the plunge – literally, in many cases! – and invested in a family pool in the back garden. A semi-permanent feature, they allowed everyone to enjoy the sunshine but staying cool at the same time. There is no denying how fantastic a pool in the back garden is but have you considered all the safety aspects? Accidents happen No one wants to be a killjoy and curb people’s fun but there are some essentials you need to know about staying safe around the back garden …

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