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Time for the Swimming Carnival again! Entry is open to all Little Big Swimmers and any guest swimmers - friends, family or swimmers interested in seeing what we're all about.
This year we will hold the swimming carnival at Mitchelton State School’s swimming pool. If you hadn’t heard on the Hills grapevine yet we are starting a swim squad from this pool next year so the swimming carnival will be a chance to celebrate the addition of this pool to the Little Big Swim School’s program.
2pm-3pm 3 years old to kindy aged events
3pm-5.30pm School aged events and family races
Date: Saturday 10th December 2pm-5.30pm
Address: 47 Glen Retreat Road, Mitchelton
Contact Number: Tanya 0416229694
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To RSVP fill in the form below (Some swimmers get anxious about which boxes to tick but ticking the box won't commit them to swim and if they come along and want to do more than they initially thought they will be welcome to enter events on the day).
all photos kindly provided by Kate Veronica Photography
ONCE IN A WHILE SOMETHING AWESOME COMES ALONG… THIS IS THAT THING.
To celebrate our new name I am delighted to announce the Little Big Swim School’s inaugural swimming carnival! Races, Obstacle Courses and workshops throughout the afternoon.
Saturday 16th April at 2.30pm
Everton Park Primary School’s 25m Heated Pool
Old Northern Road, Everton Park (the pool is on the corner of Lyne St and Barton St).
Participation is open to all swimmers past and present and also to Little Big Swim friends.
Also a great opportunity for extended family to come along and celebrate your Little Big Swimmer’s efforts.
Sausage sizzle, sweeties and ice blocks will be available for purchase on the day.
We’ll also have lots of ball games on the grass for the children who aren’t racing but would like to enjoy the fun of a swimming carnival.
Please register your child's interest in races and workshops below and if you’re interested in being a parent helper on the day please tick the relevant box.
There is no charge for our swimming carnival but if you did want to make a donation to the Cancer Council on the day there will be a collection box at the entrance.
REGISTRATION FORM (PLEASE FILL IN ONE FORM PER SWIMMER)
1. Swimmer's portal link
2. Registering and logging on
3. Welcome page
4. My Classes
5. Send Messages
6. My Account
7. Change Password
1. On the front page of our website and below are links to the customer portal. Click on the link.
2. Using your email address register for a password on the right hand side. If already registered use your email and password to log in on the left hand side. If you are getting an Error Code at this point it may be that the email recorded with us is different to the one you are using. Text me your swimmer's name and current email address and I'll make the change 0416229694.
3. Welcome! On the main page you can see your account balance and any current messages. You will also find underneath the text Little Big Swim School tabs: My Classes, My Account, Change My Password and Send Messages.
4. My Classes: Here you will find your family's swim times. If you have a make up available you will be able to book that from this screen. Click on Book a Make up Class.
4. To book a make up class click on Book a Make up Class in your My Classes Tab. You will then be brought to a screen that gives you some options of classes that are available based on your child's swim progress. If you have any difficulty or can't find a class to suit get in touch with Tanya directly on 0416229694 or email@example.com
5. Send Messages: This is the best way to get in contact if you are unable to attend a swimming lesson or need to let me know something else in regards to your child's swimming. You can always feel free to get in touch directly if there's something you'd prefer to discuss.
6. My Account: Shows your current swim fee balance. If you are on direct debit the balance will show the difference between a full term price minus the months that have been billed.
7. Change Password: Gives you the option to change your password to something you can remember easily.
All families must fill in the below contact form to keep their place in our swim program for 2015-2016.
The new season is almost upon us. We'll be kicking off swim season on 31st August. Below is an enrolment confirmation that will need to be completed and submitted by Friday August 21st to confirm your new season enrolment. At the bottom of this post is also a link to the new swim school customer portal that will allow you to see your swim times, book make ups, etc.
We have almost 280 swimmers which is only a few enrolments off our swim school's enrolment capacity. This is super exciting because as teacher's that allows us to concentrate on our current swimmer's progress and group swimming friendships remain the same.
Payment Options for 2015: Payment options will now be monthly by direct debit organised by the secure Ezi Debit or swim fees may be paid by term (Dec to Jan and Jan to May) - if choosing this method you will be invoiced by our software. Group lessons are $17 and private classes are $26.
Please fill in the following form to confirm your enrolment for the coming season. Don't forget to scroll to the end of this post for the customer portal to access your swim times.
Customer Portal: Click on the link using the email address you have recorded with us in the Register field and the system will email you a temporary password. You will then be able to log in to the Customer Portal and see your new class time. You can also use the Send Message link to send me messages when you are unable to attend or class or other communication about swim times. https://portal.simplyswim.com.au/?SiteID=cfa0dd3553eb555a3609d1ab7f7e097a
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 0416 229 694 when you are unable to attend a swimming lesson.
Current make up availability: If you would like to schedule a make up please text or call Tanya on 0416 229 694 to book in. If a time you need isn't listed get in touch and we'll see what we can manage.
Make Up Policy: If you are unable to make a swimming lesson please notify us before 8am for morning swim times and before 2pm for afternoon swim times and a make up will be made available to you. If you know you will be unable to make a swimming lesson in advance we can organise make up sessions before your absence. If you do not notify us of an absence a make up will not be made available and the lesson will be forfeited. If you cancel a scheduled make up lesson that class will also be forfeited.
Make up times:
9.30 3-4 year olds
12 Baby to 3 years
8am Baby to 3 years
10am (3-4 years) Emerging Swimmers
10.30am 4-5 years (confident swimmers)
9am Baby to 3 years
9.30am 4-5 years old (confident swimmers)
10.30am Baby to 3 years
8.30am 4-5 years (confident swimmers)
10am Baby to 3 years
11.30 Baby to 3 years
3pm 3-4 years
SCHOOL AGED MAKE UPS
Our school aged afternoon program is fully booked. We will be arranging make-ups once a month on a Saturday at 7.30am and 7am. The 7.30am will be filled first before the 7am is available for booking.
Next make up Date:
Saturday 14th March
What happens if we can’t make a lesson because we’re sick or going on holidays?
If you are unable to attend a lesson please let us know by 8am for daytime classes and by 2pm for afternoons classes. If notification has been made a make up class will be available to use before the end of that season (Dec or May). If you do not notify us when you are unable to attend a lesson the class is forfeited and a make up will be unavailable for the missed class.
Make up classes may not be used as credit against future swimming classes. A maximum of four make up classes are available over a swimming term.
To access a list of available make up classes click on the make up link above.
Time slot privileges
Most classes now have a waiting list and there are some particularly sought after timeslots on the schedule. If you are unable to attend a class for a period of time (several weeks) you may continue to pay for that timeslot and arrange make-ups for the missed classes.
If you notify us that your child will not require swimming lessons for a period of time (eg you’d like to finish season a month earlier than our schedule) your timeslot will be made available to people on our waiting list. When you recommence swimming lessons if your original swim time has been utilized by another swimmer, you will be offered alternative times on the schedule.
Exclusions: There are several Health directives we follow to protect swimmers from contagious illnesses. In particular to note is the exclusion of children suffering from diarrhea. This exclusion is for two weeks as the condition can sometimes be a symptom of more serious contagious illnesses. If in doubt about whether or not you should bring your child to swimming please feel free to give me call.
Parking: The car park can often look full – looks in this case can be a bit deceiving, there are actually spaces for up to 10 cars. Please feel free to park around the ring drive way on the grass or in front of the big farm gate to the left of the house (we don’t use this gate for vehicle access). If the car park is genuinely full please park on the wide grass footpath out the front rather than on the road. Cars move very swiftly down Allen Road and parking on the footpath is safer getting your swimmers in and out of the car.
I’m in a baby class, when does my swimmer get in without me?
When your child turns 3 they can begin classes without you in the water.
What are our swimming terms?
We swim from September to December and January to May. We have three weeks off for Christmas and one week off at Easter. We close June, July and August for the winter.
We don't tend to use goggles until children turn 3 unless we think it will improve their swimming lessons. At 3 we introduce the idea of goggles as the swimmers technique begins to become a little more mature and we're teaching face down float and correct body position. We have plenty of goggles swimmers can borrow for lessons.
Each child swimming under 3 years who have not yet been fully toilet trained at home are required to swim with a swimming nappy - cloth or disposable is your choice.
Public Holidays - do we swim?
There is no swimming on public holidays. Enjoy a day with your children. You are not charged for public holidays.
What happens when it's raining?
Swimming in the rain, just swimming in the rain, what a wonderful feeling I''m happy again... (did you sing that?). We do swim on rainy days - the children often have the best fun swimming in the rain and let's face it, we're getting wet anyway. The only weather that keeps us out of the pool is a thunder storm (lightning and water not being a very safe combination). If classes are cancelled due to storm activity you are not charged for that lesson. If in doubt call me or use your discretion.
What payment methods do you accept?
We can accept cash, cheque or you can direct deposit to the following account.
BSB 610 101
Acct 071 509 341