Put on your swim suit and head back to swim lessons this fall! Swimming in conjunction with school is a great combination. Swimming supports students in the classroom because it provides many benefits for daily learning.
Ribbons, ribbons, ribbons. The life of a competitive swimmer includes stacks of ribbons from swim meets. Receiving a prize at the finish is one of the best feelings in the world for a swimmer. It’s also a proud moment for mom and dad. Pictures are posted on social media and dinner at the swimmer’s favorite restaurant is in order. But what do you do with the ribbons after the celebrations are over? Swimmers who start swimming competitively at a young age can collect hundreds of ribbons by the age of 10. Piles of ribbons can be found in every drawer or closet in the house.
Dry drowning and secondary drowning have recently been in the news with the death of a Texas toddler suffering from this condition. It is frightening for parents to read stories like this because they want to keep their children safe. We want to empower, educate, and bring awareness to this issue so you and your family can stay safe this summer. Here are some tips and reading material so you are prepared and aware!
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21st century children have the opportunity to be exposed to an endless list of activities, considering there is such a wide range of choices available, it is hard to decide what to try. Parents worry their children are in too many activities or not the right activity. As a mom of three teenagers, we have tried many activities over the years. There have been times when I have wondered “why did we spend time playing that sport or taking those lessons?” However, I quickly learned that even the activities that don’t work have given us a good sense of what our kids like, what they don’t like, or hopefully led them to a skill they truly love. My oldest daughter played soccer from age 4 -10. She enjoyed playing, but it really wasn’t her thing, looking back, keeping her in soccer was the best thing we could have ever done.