Swimming & Buoyancy Aids

Why do some swimmers in more advanced classes still use swimming or buoyancy aids such as a noodle, aquaplane or kick board? Some swimmers may still use a swimming or buoyancy aid such as a float or a noodle when they can swim unaided to help with improving the efficiency and technique of their strokes.…

Front Crawl Progression

Within our swim school we have 4 different class levels that our swimmers work towards. Within these class levels there are 2 different stages: Non Swimmer – Stage 1 & 2 Beginner – Stage 3 & 4 Improver – Stage 5 & 6 Advanced – Stages 7-10 Each stage has a list of different competencies…

Learning Through Play!

At MJSA, we are huge advocates of learning through play! Scientists say it takes roughly 400 repetitions for a child to learn a new skill, whereas learning through play can achieve this in 10-20 repetitions! Through play, children can develop social and cognitive skills as well as develop emotional maturity! Learning through play during swimming…

Christmas Gift Guide!

With Christmas less than 2 weeks away, you may still be on the hunt for a perfect gift for your loved ones! Here are our recommendations for gifts to get the swimming enthusiasts in your life!🎄   Goggles If you’re looking for a good pair of googles, here’s some recommendations from our team members: Kids…

Water Safety

Water safety has always been incredibly important to the Michael Jamieson Swim Academy, safety and personal survival are skills that we continue to teach in our classes. Unfortunately, swimming in open water does come with certain dangers and so this blog post focuses on the steps you can take to swimming safely in open water…

Why Should My Child Learn To Swim?

There are many benefits for children that come with attending regular swimming lessons! One of the main reasons for learning to swim is water safety. Learning how you can stay safe when in and around water is one of the top reason’s parents enrol their children (and themselves!) into swimming lessons. 70% of parents feel…