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Learn to swim with lincoln vulcans...

Learn to swim with lincoln vulcans...

Much more than an important life skill, swimming is a great way to have some family fun.

Nothing beats a good splash, dive or ‘chase the shark’ game in the pool with the kids, but if your little ones are not yet too confident in the water, an historic local club might just be able to coax them back for a beginner’s paddle. 

Lincoln Vulcans Swimming Club (LVSC) has been in existence since 1974 and brings local amateur swimmers through the ranks of competition in the county’s Junior League in addition to attending many regional and national meets throughout the season.

Across its prestigious history, the club scooped the Lincolnshire Premier League championships in 1987, and their invincible junior section reached the national finals for six years on the trot in the early 2000s.

It’s not just about medals, times and rankings however, as the popular club prides itself on encouraging young swimmers to join its friendly Learn to Swim (LTS) programme, to help build confidence and strength in the water. 

Providing professional tuition for children who want to take their first proper strokes or improve their technical swimming skills, the club welcomes swimmers from the age of four-and-a-half.

Cheryl Hendel, LVSC Secretary said that youngsters are welcome to come along, get involved and have lots of fun. 

“Learning to swim is very important as it’s a life skill that can be taken into adulthood and it’s also a great all over form of exercise.”

“Learning to swim is an important life for any youngster to master,” said Cheryl.

“It’s something that stays with them and from our LTS there is then the opportunity to go into the main club and competitive swimming, either at club, county, regional, national or even international level. 

“Even if being competitive isn’t for your child the club would love to be able to help them build their confidence in the water.”

Parent Anna Staples, whose two sons Rhys (nine) and Jacob (six) are both with Vulcans LTS said: “We wanted the boys to feel confident in the water and their dad used to swim with the Vulcans so it was an obvious choice for us.

“The teaching focuses on technique rather than distance and the boys have really come on since starting there.”

Baby and pre-school swimming teacher Laura Wood, from Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln, added that LVSC was the perfect ‘next step’ to help her two boys flourish in the water.

“It was always important to me that my boys learnt to swim, so from introducing it to them when they were just a few weeks old, Vulcans has helped them take it to that next level,” she said.

“Now they can do full lengths with proper strokes, are happy and confident in the water and it means our family swimming time is stress free and as enjoyable as possible. I’d recommend Vulcans to any parent.”

LTS takes place on Sundays at the City of Lincoln Priory Academy between 9am and 11am and later at Yarborough Leisure Centre from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

PFrom the Sunday morning sessions youngsters can progress to a Monday or Sunday evening session if competition is a route they’d like to swim towards.

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