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SafeSplash Austin on the 5 o'clock News for the World's Largest Swim Lesson

June 23, 2017

"In 2014, a survey completed by the American Red Cross found that more than half of all Americans (54 percent) either can't swim or don't have all of the basic swimming skills." - The World's Largest Swimming Lesson

SafeSplash Austin participated in the annual "World's Largest Swimming Lesson" this week. The event, originally created by the World Waterpark Association in 2010, aims to highlight the importance of swimming lessons as a "life-saving skill for children and a vital tool to prevent drowning, the second leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for U.S. children ages 1-14" explains the organization. 

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News Stations and Missy Franklin Visit SafeSplash Sister School, SwimLabs Utah!

June 21, 2017

Last month Streamline Brands swim schools,SafeSplash Swim School, Swimtastic Swim School, and SwimLabs Swim School competed in the "I Swim Because" Facebook social contest. So many of you told us why you swam and we were truly inspired and touched by your passion. Of all the schools that competed, SwimLabs Sandy took gold getting 5-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin to Utah! Local Utah news station KUTV was on hand to report on the event. See the video report here!

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Participating in Sports With A Disability

June 14, 2017

These days, the negative health effects of inactivity are widespread. Obesity is on the rise, as are conditions like diabetes. Many people have what they think are good excuses: too much work, no gym nearby, and so on. Yet these people are perfectly able to go out and get active. That’s not the same when you have a disability. You have to stay active, but there are legitimate reasons to have trouble with doing that. It’s not like you can go jog a few miles when you’re in a wheelchair.

However, that is rapidly becoming just another excuse. People with disabilities are finding more and more ways to participate in sports and activities. Not only is this helping their physical health, it’s helping break down barriers. 

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Thank You For Participating in the 'I Swim Because' Contest!

June 08, 2017

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 important to your child's safety and development.  At SafeSplash, we understand...swimming is a life skill®. We also understand that swimming develops into a true passion for many; This is why we wanted to know what inspires you to swim!

THANK YOU to everyone that participated in the 'I Swim Because' contest! We had an amazing turnout and learned why many of our peers and students swim. We saw some truly inspiring individuals sharing why swimming is close to their heart.

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Pick a Swim Instructor That Meets Your Little Swimmers’ Needs

June 02, 2017

“There were times I wouldn't come to practice because it didn't excite me. It wasn't interesting. I was kind of going through the motions.” - Michael Phelps

We all have certain needs that we strive to meet. Your little swimmers are no exception. In his famous Hierarchy of Needs, Abraham Maslow's identified 5 needs and explained how these needs motivate us all. According to Maslow, a student’s basic needs of physical and emotional well-being must be met before the student can begin to learn and achieve their potential. So, let’s start with the most basic needs and how they relate to swimming lessons.

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