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Parents' Blog

Why Wear A Swim Cap?

June 07, 2018

Some of our SafeSplash Schools require all swimmers to wear goggles as part of the equipment required to learn to swim. However, there is another important piece of equipment which is important for swimmers with longer hair – it’s a Swim Cap.

This video shows you an effective way of putting a swim cap on a child’s head. 

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The SMART Way to “Push” Little Swimmers

August 11, 2017

“You can't put a limit on anything.
The more you dream, the farther you get.”

-Michael Phelps

Unfortunately, many little swimmers often come to the pool with a limited view of their own abilities. Before we can really begin to ‘push’ little swimmers we have to remove those limitations from their minds and instill a belief in their own abilities. Because without this belief, little swimmers are not likely to succeed.

Goal setting is an important tool in eliminating limitations and motivating little swimmers to do their best. Often attributed to business and athletics, goal setting isn’t just for grown-ups anymore.

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Every Student Has a Story

August 09, 2017

At SafeSplash we know that every child that comes through our doors has their own unique story to tell. We pride ourselves on delivering the best learn to swim program in a way that helps each child be successful. Get an inside peek behind the scenes! Take a look at this video from SafeSplash Lone Tree and Jamie Byrne.

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No Clutter Swimming Ribbon Displays

August 02, 2017

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.

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Autism Awareness Month: What You Can Do To Help

April 28, 2017

It is truly important to Brian and me at SafeSplash-Austin that we can help EVERYONE learn how to swim, regardless of their fears or challenges. Autism is a complicated and often misunderstood disease that can isolate children and keep them from taking part in activities that many of us take for granted. Every child on this planet is unique and has their own strengths and weaknesses. The same is so for children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). While their condition may make it a bit more difficult to discover what makes them tick, that extra investment of time and patience is well worth the effort. 

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