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Sign up to attend Speedo’s ‘Underwater World’ VIP event in South Kensington! NOW CLOSED

(44 Posts)
MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 07-Oct-13 16:00:27

Speedo is looking for 15 Mumsnetters and their children to attend the 'Underwater World' VIP day in South Kensington on Tuesday 29th October.

Here's what Speedo have to say, "After new research revealed that 81% of kids wished they could go swimming more often and that a third would rather get a new badge for swimming than be able to ride a bike without stabilisers, Speedo wanted to celebrate this by hosting a unique Underwater World event for kids and parents."

The pool will be transformed into an underwater world experience for Mumsnetters and their children to explore. The day will also include a swimming lesson from an Olympic swimmer, which will cater to all swimming capabilities and a Q&A session with the Olympic swimmer to answer your queries on teaching your child to swim. But don't worry, there will be lots of free time for you and your DCs to have fun splashing about by yourselves and with other Mumsnetters as well.

The day will take place on Tuesday 29th October and will run as follows:
11:00 Arrive
11:15 Welcome performance
11:30 Swimming lesson and games
12:30 One on one Q&A with an Olympic swimmer – ask for expert tips and advice on how to teach your children to swim
13:00 Lunch
13:00-16:00 Free time in the pool

Everyone who attends the day will receive a goodie bag as a thank you.

Those of you who are selected to attend the day will be required to come back to a thread on MN to share your experiences and answer a few questions.

This event is open to all Mumsnetters with at least one child under the age of 16. We're also interested in knowing if anyone who applies has a blog and can blog about it (please tick the relevant box on the sign up form if so).

If you'd like to attend please sign up here.

Thanks and happy swimming,


YoniMatopoeia Tue 08-Oct-13 10:33:41

Signed up. Can I bring Dh too?

Fillybuster Tue 08-Oct-13 10:54:27 dcs would love this!

BornToFolk Tue 08-Oct-13 11:21:49

Oooh, DS would love this! Have signed up.

MrsHelsBels74 Tue 08-Oct-13 11:45:46

Signed up for.

lisad123everybodydancenow Tue 08-Oct-13 14:23:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NaturalBaby Tue 08-Oct-13 14:39:15

Is there a minimum age?
My dc's would love this (and so would I!) but I have a 2, 4 and 5yr old so not sure about the practicalities of managing the day with them all?!?

bellamysbride Tue 08-Oct-13 14:53:41

Signed up. Really excited. Please let us get a place.

MrsHelsBels74 Tue 08-Oct-13 14:54:40

Yes I'm a bit concerned about only having 1 pair of hands and a 1 and a 3 year old.

Nittyb Tue 08-Oct-13 15:39:35

Fingers crossed !

pickofthepops Tue 08-Oct-13 18:01:19

Fab idea. Please choose us. I have been making excuses about taking DS on my own despite him having done well on crash courses. Really nervous about taking him swimming my own mainly on the safety side. This would help SO much. Please pick us!

nobutreally Tue 08-Oct-13 20:43:54

Wow, sounds absolutely amazing, although I prob need to be working that day. What a great opportunity!

Parisbanana Tue 08-Oct-13 20:50:00

Please choose us! Swimming related activities are something we can do together that really appeals to both a 16 and a 10 year old.

charlieandlola Tue 08-Oct-13 22:20:50

Signed up.

DwellsUndertheSink Wed 09-Oct-13 09:48:50

oh my 13yo would die happy if he could get some tips from an olympian! Swimming is his passion.

Toomanyworriedsonhere Wed 09-Oct-13 10:45:40

Just filled out form but think I wasn't appropriately enthusiastic about it in the comment box - what should be added is:

"wow wow wow DD would love this - it would make her half-term and probably give her the final push to really go for swimming seriously."

YoniMatopoeia Wed 09-Oct-13 12:35:33


Can dh come too?

bellamysbride Sun 13-Oct-13 10:34:21

When do we find out?

idleweiss Sun 13-Oct-13 16:33:51

This would be amazing! Both my LOs have never been to a swimming pool before or been swimming! This would be a fantastic experience!! fingers crossed smile

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Sun 13-Oct-13 19:50:27

Signed up and fingers crossed!

VirtuallyThere Mon 14-Oct-13 08:41:32

I hope no one is going to be taking pictures of me in my swimming costume! Sounds great though so I'll risk it.

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 14-Oct-13 10:10:53

YoniMatopoeia unfortunately there isn't room for partners to come along as well, but there's no limit of the number of children you can bring.

Toomanyworriedsonhere Mon 14-Oct-13 13:38:01

I can bring more children if that helps my case....

When do we find out?

idleweiss Thu 17-Oct-13 19:43:54

Hi! When do we find out if we have been chosen? Have everything crossed and even bought my DDs and me swimming costumes in case we were! smile

moldingsunbeams Sun 20-Oct-13 16:27:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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