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Holidays in the UK/ Learn to Swim on Holiday
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about using holiday time to learn to swim with a UK
holiday learning to
swim. We can accommodate you at the pool or arrange accommodation in
local B&B / guest house or in a hotel (with bed and breakfast). If we know
how far you need to travel we can make suggestions for flights or train services
for those that prefer not to drive. Car rental can also be arranged.
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Swimming Safety tips
Whether at home or abroad, follow these basic tips for keeping safe:
- Never swim alone or under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and never
dive head-first into an unfamiliar body of water.
- Check local information for details of tides, currents and pollution.
- Bilharzia, a parasitic infection of the bowel or bladder, may be
contracted by contact with infested fresh water in the tropics.
- In certain areas, fatal primary amoebic meningoencephalitis has occurred
following swimming in warm dirty water.
- Salt water is generally safer than fresh water for swimming in developing
countries. However, only pools that contain properly chlorinated water can be
considered safe from infectious diseases.
- When swimming in the sea, check out the possible existence of jellyfish,
sea urchins, coral, sea snakes, sharks and venomous fish. Human sewage and
animal faeces make some beaches no-go areas for swimming or even wading.
50 ways to save on your holidays
SCHOOLS are clamping down on parents who take
their children on holiday during term time. At best, to get permission for even
one extra day off at either end of a holiday requires a degree of form filling
and letter writing that wouldn’t be out of place in a Soviet police station.
Even then, the final decision rests on the whim of the chairman of governors.
While the difference a day makes to a child’s education is unquantifiable, it
can add thousands of pounds to the price of a family holiday. But with this
option of saving money virtually outlawed, how do you stick within the rules
without breaking the bank?
Here are some examples from the article on how to save money on your holiday.
“Holiday Money” to read the holiday article in full.
7. House swap
You may think you live in a horrid, torrid suburban time warp – but to an
American visitor your home could well the quaint historic corner of Britain that
they’ve been yearning for. Likewise, their ‘small’ tumble-down hovel will
probably feel like a mansion. Give it at try.
8. Check out the special ‘anti-truancy’ deals
As part of the Government’s Every Lesson Counts campaign to cut down on truancy,
major holiday companies have developed special deals such as free child places
and money off for adults. Ask your school for details or contact the travel
firms – but bear in mind that many of these offers may still be cheaper
9. Surf for a deal
It’s one of the things the internet does best. Compare flights, create your own
holidays and book online – or use it for research then phone around the High
Street chains and haggle.
Again, not just for gap-year students. There are many European and
country-specific rail schemes to enjoy. If you’re really savvy you can travel on
the overnight trains with your own cabin to avoid booking a hotel.
17. Think about cheap hotel chains
In Britain, there’s Travelodge and Holiday Inn Express among others. In France
there are tons of them dotted all over the country with rooms for three people
from less than £20 a night. They’re close enough to all the major tourist areas
to make it a real viable option for the cost-conscious francophile.
18. Do your own research online
You don’t have to pay a fortune or spend years trawling the globe for the hidden
gems. Just log on one or more of the travel websites and read the views of
previous guests. Remember: cheap doesn’t have to mean nasty.