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SafeSplash Curriculum Enhancement

September 17, 2018

Streamline Brands is excited to announce the rollout of our enhanced learn to swim curriculum across our family of swim schools: Swimtastic, SafeSplash, and SwimLabs. With a refined emphasis on safety, stroke technique and making swim lessons fun, our enhanced curriculum and true skill progression deliver clear value to students and parents. These attributes, along with our revamped instructor training, teaching aids and technologies, differentiate our swim schools from the rest of the learn to swim market.

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Don’t Fall Back! The Benefits of Continuing to Build on Your Swim Progress

September 11, 2018

It’s winter and it’s cold, dark and all you want to do is stay warm! We get it! It’s hard to get out and take your kids for swimming lessons. But did you know there are many benefits of swimming lessons during winter?

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Preparing Your Baby for Swim Lessons

August 24, 2018

It’s normal to feel uneasy about enrolling your infant in swim classes. However, there are many benefits of baby swimming and tips to help ease the process.

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Do Try This at Home: Ideas for Practicing Swim Skills at Home

August 21, 2018

Learning to swim takes time and patience. Many parents are eager to know how long it will take for their children to become proficient in the water. While the answer to that question varies from child to child, what we do know is that the more you practice, the quicker the results. Even if you don’t have a pool, practicing outside of your scheduled lessons is the key to retaining knowledge and increasing your skills. For our youngest swimmers, practicing in the bathtub and on land can help reinforce what they are learning with their instructor.

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Define Your Success

August 18, 2018

“It’s one thing to inspire all these little girls by winning a bunch of medals. That’s easy. But it’s another thing entirely to be an inspiration when things aren’t exactly going your way.”

Missy Franklin, Relentless Spirit: The Unconventional Raising of a Champion

Few people describe winning a bunch of medals, especially gold medals, as Missy did at the 2012 London Olympics, as “easy.” It’s difficult to win a race at any meet, let alone in the most competitive swim meet in the world. Despite the difficulty and the rarity of winning or setting a record, the swimming world and American culture as a whole glorify winning, setting records, making PR’s, sustaining dominance. A definition of success based on fast times and victories can be seductive but also dangerous to a swimmer’s well-being, as Isabelle Robuck explains in “Defining Success Beyond Fast Times and Medals Just Might Save Your Swimming Career (and Life)”.

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