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Wearing Floaties Teaches Doggie Paddling

March 10, 2017

Learning to Swim in The Dog Days of summer

My name is Carol Thienpont and I am the General Manager of SafeSplash Swim School locations in San Antonio, Texas.  Since I have been a swim instructor for the past 20 years I wanted to make sure my new best friend, my “Bassador”, Ranger, knew how to swim.  As I love being in and around the water, I would take Ranger to the lake a lot last summer.  He wanted to be everywhere I was, so I wanted to make sure he knew how to doggie paddle.  Although as a swim instructor I discourage the doggie paddle with children, I definitely encouraged Ranger to use it. 

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Batman v/s Superman: Why can’t we all just get along?

March 29, 2016

Batman v/s Superman. Captain America: A Civil War? REALLY? These are all supposed to be the good guys people! IF comic book characters were not so heavily marketed towards young children, I’d say, “Go for it”, “What evs…it’s just a movie.” In real life, the lines between the good and the bad are often blurry. Just look at our nation’s 2016 political primaries. It is dark gray; the world media and the campaigns themselves have been dead set on polarizing these candidates hoping to lead our great country. We want a Superhero to guide our people and defeat the enemies of the world. As adults, we know that Superhero is just a relative term, BUT kids…Kids believe in Superheroes!

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