Leisure charity Fusion Lifestyle has uncovered the top reasons why one in five adults are unable to swim, and shockingly it’s all about body image.
Almost one in ten adults admitted they preferred to stay on dry land rather than be seen in a swimming costume. With body image impacting young Brits more than ever before, Fusion is now taking action to encourage non-swimming adults and the 50 per cent of all primary school children who are still unable to swim unaided back into the pool.
Whilst unsurprisingly, fear of water and drowning is the primary reason given by 20 per cent of non-swimmers, 15 per cent of non-swimmers blamed not learning to swim as a child for their lack of swimming skills whilst even more surprisingly, more than 12 per cent stated they can’t swim because they don’t want the hassle of getting changed and washing their hair!
In a bid to get more people swimming confidently, Fusion has introduced a “robes welcome” policy poolside and has made a free pass available, allowing potential swimmers to bring a friend for free.
Not only this, but Fusion is offering one lucky Along Came Jay reader six one-on-one swimming lessons (worth £180) with an expert. This will allow the chance to conquer any fears for good, take the plunge and never look back.
To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is enter the simple rafflecopter by answering the question.
Whether you’re a parent to be or you’ve already got your hands full with bouncing babies, or lively tinkers, the Baby & Toddler Showis the place to be! You’ll find everything you need to give your baby the best start with great shopping and expert advice on pregnancy, birth and parenthood. This year the North West Show will be taking place in Event City in Manchester (6th to 8th March) and the South East Show at Sandown Park (17th to 19th April). I will be attending the latter!
The Shows attract some of the biggest names in the baby and toddler industry, showcasing their latest products at great prices and even offering you the opportunity to try them for yourself. Brands include: Bugaboo, UPPAbaby, Quinny, Silver Cross, Maxi Cosi, Mamas & Papas, Cybex, bloom, Britax, Cosatto, Orbit Baby, Be Safe, Joolz, Meego and Baby Style.
There will also in attendance a selection of experts who will be speaking at the Expert Advice Workshops over the three days and they will be available to answer any questions you may have.
Readers of my blog can get discounted tickets by entering these codes depending on which show you would like to attend. The 30% discount codes are NBT17 for Manchester and SBT15 for Sandown Park.
I’m pleased to say I have a pair of tickets to give away to the The Baby & Toddler Show. Simply enter below by midnight on Friday 27th February.
The lucky reader will be chosen via Rafflecopter at random and announced on this page. The tickets will be sent via email. Remember to tell your friends and I hope to see you there!