The Brittany holiday cottage with pool has been great for guest wishing to teach children to swim, but one thing I have found with my own daughter is that sometimes no matter how much encouragement or bribery she digs her heels in and refuses to try new swimming strokes. With that in mind just 3 miles away from the holiday cottage is the market town of Baud with its own public swimming pool and slide.
The summer school holidays in France lasts 8 weeks and during this period swimming schools are run at the public pool, its a 5 day course, 45 minutes each day for 35 euro's for the course. With a qualified instructor plus the competition of other children my daughter this week started the course today and began learning the leg movements for breast stroke, she said afterwards that she enjoyed the class and is looking forward to tomorrows.
Its a great opportunity to entertain the younger children, improve their swimming then to come back to the cottage after the lesson and put into practice what was learnt in the private pool of the cottage.