January always marks the start of “get back to reality” season. With the holidays over, it is the season where we lay out plans for the upcoming year’s activities, trips, goals and vacations. In many cases, vacations were probably at topic of conversation around the holiday dinner table.
Swimming has always been a passion of mine, coaching competitive swimmers and teaching technical proficiency has been my focus. I have coached competitive swimmers from all levels; Olympians, U.S. National Teams, NCAA Champions and for the last 27 seasons, the Ohio State’s men’s swimming team. Every day I try to ensure my athletes receive a quality, first – rate experience built on the foundation of technique and quality.
Learning to swim is a defining experience in a child’s life, an experience that creates lasting memories similar to learning to ride a bike. But unlike riding a bike, swimming is also important to your child’s safety and development. Swimming is a life skill. When your child is in the water with our SafeSplash Certified Instructors, splashing along with their friends, swimming isn’t the only skill they are learning. They are also learning skills that help them float through the transitional stages in childhood development. Here are a few ways swimming lessons help your child through those stages:
A lot of people ask me why I love what I do…Why? Because, I am passionate about making a difference in children’s lives. 6 years ago, I realized my passion was helping children develop, and the impact it has had on my life has been transformational.