Thursday, December 28, 2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
It’s that time of year when we sit back and reflect on the year, including the adventures we’ve embarked on at the Aqua Life and the amazing people who surround us. We just want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who makes what we do possible.
To our students and their families, thank you for showing up and trusting us in the water. It’s such a joy and a privilege to be a part of your aquatic journey.
It’s been a somewhat challenging year as we’ve transitioned through several new pools. So from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being patient with us.
To our pools & location staff, thank you for allowing us to share your space! You make it possible for us to do what we do, and we so appreciate the extra mile you go to for us and our students every single day.
And to Ottawa as a whole, thanks for being such a great city to run a small business in! The community in this town is overwhelming and we are so grateful for the support we get from our clients and fellow businesses alike.
No matter what you’re celebrating this time of year, we hope you have a safe and happy holiday. And we look forward to seeing you back at the pool in the new year. (Regular lessons start up again on January 4, 2018)
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Looking for something active to do with your kids after New Years? Maybe burn off some of that holiday energy?
Let’s get your kids learning in the pool!
Whether you’re looking to have some fun or learn new skills, the Aqua Life Swim Academy’s winter break intensive swim lessons are just what Santa ordered.
Why Winter Break Intensive Swim Lessons?
Since summer ended, we’ve had lots of families asking about how we can help prepare them for winter vacation. As fall wears on, kids get busy with school and other activities, and some fall out of practice with their swim skills.
Whether you’re planning to escape the snow this winter or not, there’s lots of reasons intensive swim lessons are ideal for so many families.
For starters, daily lessons make it easier to pick up where you leave off. Rather than trying to remember what they learned a week ago, material and techniques stay fresh in your child’s mind (and muscles!).
The frequency of our intensive swim lessons also helps to build a stronger relationship between the instructor and your child. Seeing each other everyday for a week helps them to connect and establish trust, which ultimately makes for better learning.
It’s also a great way to get the family out of the house during winter break. Imagine it: get up and get everyone moving, hit the pool for your lesson, and then you have the rest of the day to do as you please.
Plus, it’s a great way to burn off some of your kid’s cabin fever!
Winter Break Intensive Swim Lessons look like this:
- January 2 to 5, 2018
- Daily 30 minutes lesson, from Tuesday to Friday
- 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Daytime lessons at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata
- For kids & adults!
Monday, November 20, 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Does your kid wear a swim cap during lessons? There are so many great reasons to wear one, from protecting your luscious locks to staying aerodynamic when you're in the water. Whatever the reason, swim caps can be troublesome - especially when you're trying to get one on a kid.
Check out the video for two straightforward ways to get that swim cap on!
Pull your hair back into a bun, ensuring it's all secured behind your head. Remember that you should be able to split the strap on your goggles to go on either side of your bun or ponytail, even when you have a swim cap on. Place your hair accordingly. Once your hair is secured, bow your torso forward with your swim cap in both hands. Align the front peak of the cap with your forward, then pull back from there to fit the rest of your head inside. Stand up and adjust!
With a friend:
Once your hair is secured, have a friend stand in front of you holding the back section of the swim cap. Grab the front portion with both hands and bow to align your head with the peak of the cap. Once you're in position, have your buddy pull the back of the cap over the rest of your head. Stand up and adjust.
This method works well for parents helping a child put on their swim cap, as it leaves the trickier part of stretching the cap over the head to the helper, rather than the wearer.