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Why It’s Important to Evaluate a Swim School Curriculum Before Choosing a Swim School for Your Child

September 21, 2018

As parents when we are considering educational schooling for our children we evaluate the school’s curriculum, scholastic testing, progression milestones, teaching techniques, learning outcomes, etc. However, when choosing swim schools many parents choose their child’s school based on convenience and price believing that all swim schools are created equally. It is important to know that swim schools are not created equally and that curriculum varies based on the core competencies and competitive positioning of the given school. When parents are evaluating swim schools for their children it is important to consider what your swim goals are for your child.

Below is a guide to the types of curriculum focus within the swim school industry in addition to special insight into SafeSplash’s world-class curriculum:

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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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5 Tips to Encourage Nervous Swimmers

June 09, 2018

Learning to swim is a Life Skill and should be a non-negotiable in every household. Learning to swim will give your child the ability to expose themselves to many life experiences…ocean swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, canoeing, fishing, boating, swim team, healthy exercise, etc. More importantly, it arms them with the ability to keep themselves water safe and to enable them to potentially save a life.

So, what happens if your little one is not keen on the idea of learning to swim?

Resistance to swim lessons, or any new activity (new school, new sports team, new friends, etc.) is completely normal for young children. Having four little ones ourselves, we understand that trying to get your little one to embrace swim lessons can be overwhelming. Here are 5 tips that we have used with our children to encourage them through their learning to swim journey.

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