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Six Benefits of Year-Round Swimming with SafeSplash

July 31, 2018

Retention and consistency are the keys to forward progression when learning any new skill.

As our children head back to school, and our lives as parents get busier, it is important to remember that the ability to swim efficiently is a lifelong skill that can save your child’s life. Like learning any subject in school, such as reading or math, learning to swim is a process that requires ongoing repetition and practice.

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Summer Only Swim Lessons VS. Year-Round Swim Lessons

July 28, 2018

As summer winds down many parents ponder removing their children from swim lessons. Many believe that after 2-4 months of lessons that their child is “water-safe” and “drown proof”. This approach to swimming is antiquated and dangerous. Water Safety and Swim Skills should not just be practiced during the Summer when temperatures are warm. In the southern states, like Texas, where the climate is hot and warm through November many neighborhood pools are left open, lakes and ponds are still frequented, backyard pools remain uncovered, posing as safety and drowning hazards for children.

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10 Fun Family Water Games

July 26, 2018

It's summertime – And for swim families, that means pool games! Here are 10 family-friendly pool games that are sure to please kids and parents alike. Best part about these games is that they are practically FREE! Grab those goggles, a pool float or two, towels, and sunscreen and head out to the neighborhood pool for some inexpensive fun and laughs with your family!

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How to Watch the 2018 U.S. National Championships!

July 24, 2018

The 2018 U.S. National Championships begin this Wednesday, July 25th! Whether you are rooting for Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky, or your local hero, the best of the best are gearing up to leave one another in their wake at the biggest U.S. meet of the year! With some help from SwimSwam.com we've got you covered on where to go to tune in!

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My Favorite Swim Team Prep Drill for Butterfly

July 19, 2018

It’s no secret butterfly can be a challenging stroke for any swimmer, regardless of the level. It’s imperative to break the butterfly stroke down piece by piece and simply think about one aspect of the stroke at a time.

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4 Reasons Why Year-Round Swimming is an Important Activity to Consider

July 17, 2018

Year-round swim lessons are very important for new swimmers. Many times, parents consider swim lessons as a “Summer Only” activity, keeping kids occupied during June, July, and August. This thought process should strongly be reconsidered by parents as the reality is that water emergencies can occur year-round. Here are 4 reasons why parents should strongly consider keeping their kids enrolled in year-round swim lessons. 

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Intermediate Level Practice Tips

July 14, 2018

In this blog post, we’ll discuss necessary gear, practice tips, and exercises for intermediate swimmers.

Swim gear can be simple: a suit, towel, sunscreen, goggles (refer to blog “Tips for Beginners” for more information on goggles) and a swim cap for those with long hair. Remember, it’s still important to swim where a lifeguard is present or to always have another person in the water or close by.

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Practice Tips & Exercises for Beginner Swimmers

July 12, 2018

With the onset of summer, we head back to the pool, excited to get wet and cool off but struggling to remember what gear to bring and which skills to practice first. In this blog post, we’ll discuss necessary gear, practice tips, and exercises for beginning swimmers.

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Instructor Splash-N-Tell: Olympian, Cammile Adams

July 05, 2018

Hello! I’m Cammile Adams, the new owner of six SafeSplash Swim Schools in the Houston area. I am very excited to join this team and become part of this amazing brand.

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CPR: History & How To - Part Two

July 03, 2018

Though there are many organizations that review the steps of CPR and ECC (Emergency Cardiovascular Care), the basic steps are consistent. Training is always recommended, but it’s noteworthy that “The American Heart Association recommends that everyone — untrained bystanders and medical personnel alike — begin CPR with chest compressions.  It's far better to do something than to do nothing at all if you're fearful that your knowledge or abilities aren't 100 percent complete. Remember, the difference between your doing something and doing nothing could be someone's life.”  - MayoClinic.org 

Here is advice on how to perform CPR from the American Heart Association (as listed on the Mayo Clinic site):

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