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Parents' Blog

We’re Enrolled! Time for our First Swim Lesson: Now What…?

April 26, 2017

Dear Moms/Dads:

Congratulations to you and your little swimmer! We at SafeSplash are SO excited to meet you. If you’ve never done this before you may be a little bit hesitant in regards to what you should expect on that first day at swim lessons and beyond. We understand this! In addition to your many duties as a parent you have chosen us and taken this extra step and now….what should you do to prepare? Well luckily, we’ve experienced many a first timer here at SafeSplash and we’re here to help. 😊

What follows is a handy guide for what to expect before, during, and after your first class with us! But as always, if you have any additional questions after looking through this page we have a lovely staff at our Customer Service Center that is ALWAYS more than happy to help you out in any way possible. Just give us a call anytime at 866-KID-SWIM, and ask away!

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Teaching Swim Lessons: Why I Love My Job

April 07, 2017

People are constantly surprised when I tell them that I teach swimming lessons for a living. What they fail to realize is that I don't just teach kids doggy paddle and floats. I am teaching them a set of life skills that they will have for the rest of their lives. As a coach, I believe that having confidence is important and I love to remind all of my students that they are able to accomplish anything, and everything, they set their minds to.

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Autism Awareness Month: Swimming Lessons are Truly a Life Skill

April 01, 2017

Swimming is a life skill. It’s our motto here at SafeSplash for a reason! Learning to swim is often an iconic moment in a person’s life. It’s an activity that allows a person to experience life in a completely new way. Most importantly however, swimming is important to your child’s development and safety. In accordance with this philosophy, a recent study has highlighted the importance of swim lessons for children with Autism.

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How to prepare your baby for their first Mommy and Me Class

February 02, 2017

I have been a competitive swimmer since I was about 4 years old.  Basically, swimming is in my blood and the life-skill of swimming is something that I deeply value.  I am first time parent to an adorable baby boy who is almost 6 months old.  Now that he is almost 6 months old I am ready to sign him up for a Parent-N-Me class.  My excitement for him to get into the pool is off the charts!  I mean…I cannot wait to see that little guy in the water!  However, I have to admit that I am a little nervous.  What if he doesn’t like it?  What if he cries the whole class?  What if the class time I picked is going to be when he is too sleepy and has a royal meltdown? 

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Swim for Life Ohio: Giving the Gift of Swimming to Underprivileged  Youth

December 23, 2015

Swimming has always been a passion of mine, coaching competitive swimmers and teaching technical proficiency has been my focus. I have coached competitive swimmers from all levels; Olympians, U.S. National Teams, NCAA Champions and for the last 27 seasons, the Ohio State’s men’s swimming team. Every day I try to ensure my athletes receive a quality, first – rate experience built on the foundation of technique and quality.

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