Frequently asked questions
- Written by: Jeremy Bentvelzen Ripples NSW (02) 9833 3000 (02) 9833 3311 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.ripplesnsw.com.au Charles Hackett Drive St Marys NSW 2760 Australia
To ensure your child gets the most from their lesson, we recommend you bring;
- Swimming costume
- Dry, warm clothing to change into
- Sunscreen (As session may run from the outdoor pool)
- Hair bands for students with long hair
- Goggles (not compulsory but strongly recommended) please ensure your child’s goggles fit correctly before the lesson commences
- Swimming Caps (not compulsory but recommended)
- Aqua Nappies (compulsory for children not toilet trained)
- Swimwear, goggles, swimming caps & aqua nappies are all available for purchase in the pool shop.
- Water bottle
- Any contagious disease e.g. conjunctivitis, rubella.
- Flu, fever, head cold, runny nose, sore throats, and cold sores.
- Vomiting, diarrhoea, ringworm, head lice, urinary tract infections.
Yes, we encourage swimming after lessons to develop confidence in the water and practice what was learnt in class.
For lessons conducted at the Hydrotherapy Centre, swimming after the lesson is not permitted as this pool is not intended for recreational purposes. However, students can swim at Ripples St Marys after their lesson. Children 5 years and under must wear a yellow wristband if swimming casually after their lesson in line with our Keep Watch policy.
Every class level has set skills which must be achieved in order for the student to progress.
Our instructors monitor your child's progress at each lesson. When your child is confident with all skills at their level, your swimming instructor will schedule an assessment with the swimming supervisor as part of your regular lesson.
Progression depends on many factors; it is important to remember that every child is different and progresses at their own pace. Swimming is a unique motor skill and unlike walking or running, it is not a natural action for people and takes practice and repetition to learn. The more you practice the quicker you will see results.
We do not recommend private lessons for toddlers.
If you believe private lessons are right for your child, please speak with your swimming instructor or contact the centre for more information.