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Thank you for having a look Neptune Aquatic solutons blog. Here we plan to give advice to our swimming praents with ideas of what to do with their children while taking them swimming. As well as help our hydrotherapy clients, and other swim schools with advice, thoughts and guidance that they can use. 

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Why choose a Hydro-cise class?

Posted by david on November 8, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Our hydro-cise classes are a great alternative to a session at the gym! With your body partially submerged in the water your joints have better functionality, blood flow is increased and all muscle groups in your body are worked at the same time.


The hydro-cise sessions are led by a qualified instructor and use a range of different equipment such as weights and specialised floats to reach your personal fitness goals. With a mixture of group tasks and individual work-outs dur...

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Hydrotherapy Stories - Lesley Earp

Posted by david on November 1, 2018 at 6:30 AM

Access to Hydrotherapy can be patchy on the NHS. Facilities are not readily available in many locations and it's still seen as an alternative therapy. Despite being proven to help improve symptoms in a wide range of conditions, and even improve patients mental health the treatment is often overlooked in favour of more traditional therapies.


In this article one of our customers, Lesley Earp, who suffered a life changing spinal cord injury, writes about how sh...

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Meet Team Neptune!

Posted by david on October 22, 2018 at 9:35 AM

In this series of blogs we’ll introduce you to the Neptune Team, this week it’s time to meet Oliver Lee!


What is your role at Neptune Aquatics?

Like all of the management team here at Neptune you’ve probably met me at the pool teaching our swimmers. But I have a busy job outside of teaching as the Director of Operations. I’m an aquatics tutor, which means I can teach and examine new swimming teachers, along with being a pool plant operato...

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Hydrotherapy for managing arthritis symptoms

Posted by david on October 11, 2018 at 5:25 AM

Hydrotherapy has long been proven to help to relieve the symptoms of many forms of arthritis particularly osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. In this article our expert team discuss hydrotherapy and what one of our sessions is like.

Why is hydrotherapy good for the treatment of arthritis?

“Joints which can cause pain during conventional exercise are supported in by the water which can increase the range of movement that an individual is ...

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Meet Team Neptune!

Posted by david on October 1, 2018 at 8:25 AM

In this series of blogs we’ll introduce you to the Neptune Team. This week it’s time to meet David Westbrook!


What is your role at Neptune Aquatics?

Most of our customers will have met me at the pool teaching the children how to swim. But behind the scenes I’m busy as the managing director of the company and part of the management team. I started Neptune Aquatics back in 2012 after working in the leisure industry for over 10 years managing leis...

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Why is hydrotherapy good for recovery from surgery?

Posted by david on September 13, 2018 at 5:50 AM

Hydrotherapy has long been proven to aid recovery from a wide variety of surgeries such as;

  • Spinal surgery
  • Hip, knee and ankle replacements
  • Ligament repair
  • Surgery for fractures
  • Muscle strengthening after all types of surgery

Here our expert team discuss how hydrotherapy can help you, and what you might expect from one of our sessions.


Why is hydrotherapy good for recovery from surgery?

“There are a...

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Why should I enrole my child onto a Swimming Crash Course?

Posted by david on June 21, 2018 at 4:20 AM

Many swim schools run intensive swimming courses. They involve children swimming every day, usually over a 5 day period.

There are lots of reasons why crash courses can be good for children as our Swim School Manager, Steph Westbrook explains here:

“Swimming every day, even if it’s only for a short period, can help a child to progress quickly with their swimming. Parents often comment that they can see their child’s swimming develop before their eyes! The chi...

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Moving up from our Starfish Classes

Posted by david on October 24, 2017 at 8:20 AM

We often get asked how parents can support their child moving up from Starfish to Ducklings. This is a huge change in the style and content of the lessons, as parents will now be watching from the poolside rather than taking part in the water.

This does cause some children some concerns and worries. Most children move up from starfish to Ducklings around 2 ½ to 3 years old. This all depend son the child's ability, confidence and cognitive understandin...

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The beginner's guide to Goggles

Posted by david on September 8, 2017 at 12:35 AM

The first question to ask yourself when looking at buying goggles, is “will they help my child learn to swim?” For some children they are happy wearing goggles and it helps them to develop confidence in the water. For other children, it causes more problems than it is worth to wear them. They spend the so much time, taking them on and off or adjusting them, that by the time they are correctly fitted the lesson is over.

So the first question to always ask is “do they ne...

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What you need to know on your first lesson

Posted by david on September 8, 2017 at 12:30 AM

We get asked alot what do I need to bring or how do we need to prepare for our first lessons. I therefore thought I would write my thoughts and feelings on the matter.

First thing is to find out some information from your swimming lessons provider. The obvious things such as days, times and where they will be swimming.

You also need to know some more specific information such as the name of the teacher, where they will be swimming in the pool and what they should do when you arri...

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