So for a week lessons starting from the 7th June Aqua Harmony’s swimmers took part in a pyjama swim. This is something Aqua Harmony had wanted to do for a very long time. Most swimmers came to lessons in shorts, tshirts, skirts and even dresses to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care.
The reason for choosing Macmillan Cancer Care as our charity was in memory of a wonderful father and grandfather. As I am sure some of you are aware Kay’s father, Kaylea and Sara’s Grandfather passed away in late March. It was a very hard time and we all suffered from shock as it was a sudden passing. From all our family we would like to firstly thank everyone for their kind words and patience during that difficult time
Swimming in pyjamas is a vital fun skills for every swimmer young or old to experience. Swimming in pyjamas is quite hard due to the resistance of the water over the body due to the clothing. Wearing pyjamas in class is a great way to gain the sensation of clothing against the body and how hard limbs need to move to keep afloat. This means it is ideal for practising key lifesaving abilities. All our Rookie Lifeguards wear clothing in their lessons purely for this reason.
With our younger swimmer we just ask them to come along to lessons in their pjs just for fun nothing serious took place in their lessons. With our older and stronger swimmers skills such as removing their pyjama bottoms, inflating pyjamas, shouting for help, straddle jumps, rescues from the water, treading water and safety rules.
I think everyone had a great time even the teachers (I am pretty sure everyone loved Kaylea’s and Sara’s flowery hats)! I am sure you will all agree with us it was great fun for all (if a bit harder than normal)!
Happy Swimming Everyone,
Kay, Kaylea and Sara