Here at Hippo in the Bathtub’s Nepean Indoor facility, we are unique not only in how we teach our lessons but also in where we teach. For this reason, your first day at Nepean Indoor may be a little different than what you have experienced with swim lessons offered elsewhere.
When you walk into our Nepean Indoor facility you will enter through our welcome/waiting area. This is where both you and any other children (who may be waiting for their own lesson) will wait. What is great about this area is that it is equipped with numerous things to occupy any little ones who are waiting for their turn. We have both a play area filled with toys and a table filled with colouring pages and activities to complete.
Our Nepean Indoor facility is equipped with two change rooms designed specifically for Hippo use. These showers are set at one temperature and are controlled by pulling on a chain. This allows us to help conserve water and be environmentally conscious. We also always have shampoo and shower gel in our showers so that you do not have to lug yours back and forth!
After changing in the change room and taking a quick shower, your child will be able to choose a couple of toys to bring with them to the pool for their lesson. We know that swim lessons are much more fun when toys are involved which is why we have a large selection of pool toys to choose from. After choosing their toys, your child and their swim instructor will enter the pool area and begin their lesson.
Due to the nature of our Nepean Indoor facility, we ask that all parents stay in the waiting area while their children are in their lessons. The main reason for this is that we like the pool to be a quiet, calm and relaxing space where the swimmers only have to concentrate on their swimming. Often times young children can be easily distracted by both their parents and siblings, and this alleviates this problem. However, when you walk into the waiting area you will notice a large window that looks onto the pool. So, although you may not be able to be on the pool deck with your child, you will still be able to comfortably sit and watch them though the window!
As our facility only allows for two lessons to occur simultaneously, there is always a maximum of three swimmers in the pool at once. If your swimmer is in a higher level, then they can expect to have the pool to themselves for a portion of their lessons. As we provide top quality lessons, you can expect your child to have a wonderful time during their private or semi private lesson. The instructor will be able to help your child progress at their own speed as they will tailor their instruction to the needs of your child.
Following your child’s lesson, you will be able to briefly chat with their instructor to see how their lesson went and to see what they still need to work on. This allows you to have continuous contact with their instructor and to know exactly how they are progressing.
As you can see, things are a bit different here at Hippo in the Bathtub’s Nepean Indoor facility, but it is because of these differences that our clients and students love coming to our facility for swim instruction!
If you are ready to book lessons, you can do so online by following the booking form on our Swim Instruction page. Hope to see you and your children soon!