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Parenting Tips: Keeping It All Going

April 26, 2018

When you are a parent, logistics are everything. Whether you have 1 child or 5, it’s all about making sure that you have everything organized so that the kids are always clothed, fed, have their school work done, are at their respective activities (with clean uniforms on), playdates are scheduled, and then, to top it off, there is laundry, a house to keep tidy, pets to care for, making sure the bills are paid on time and, oh yes, many times, your own job to go to each and every day. With so much going on at once, how does it all get done without you losing your mind?

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Swimming…A Life Skill That Opens Doors to Life Experiences!

April 19, 2018

No other sport in the world opens doors to Life Experiences like swimming does.  How many Life Experience would you have missed out on had you not known how to swim? 

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Top 10 Books That I am Reading This Year

April 07, 2018

Hi there! My name is Kaite and I’m a swim instructor at SafeSplash Mill Creek. Here is a list of 10 books that I am going to read this year. I little about me and books before we get started, I breathe books. I love them with such a passion and I mostly read YA Fiction. Some of these books on here are a part of a series and I HIGHLY recommend them.

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Before They Were Winners, They Were Beginners

March 23, 2018

Did you know that when he was young, Michael Phelps was afraid of having water on his face? The old saying, "You have to start somewhere", has always rung true. Sometimes it is easy to forget that every amazing athlete, no matter their current prestige, started as a beginner and understanding how preliminary steps, lessons, and small time races can build to the world record shattering results is its own challenge for wouldbe superstars.  If you are just starting out, when the going gets tough, you might just need some inspiration. Here are 3 videos from USA Swimming and The Olympic Channel that tug the heartstrings and remind us that behind every champion is a story of a kid with a dream.

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Words We Say: A Look at Courtesy and Self-Esteem

March 17, 2018

We all have people in our lives that we love and support. Our best friends get the best of us.  We would do anything for them.  We help them when they are in need.  We encourage them onward.  We act as a cheering squad.  We compliment them.  We are there on the good days and there on the bad days.  We drop what we can in order to be with them when they need.  We love them. But how do we often treat ourselves?

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