Put on your swim suit and head back to swim lessons this fall! Swimming in conjunction with school is a great combination. Swimming supports students in the classroom because it provides many benefits for daily learning.
“You can't put a limit on anything.
The more you dream, the farther you get.”
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.
"In 2014, a survey completed by the American Red Cross found that more than half of all Americans (54 percent) either can't swim or don't have all of the basic swimming skills." - The World's Largest Swimming Lesson
SafeSplash Austin participated in the annual "World's Largest Swimming Lesson" this week. The event, originally created by the World Waterpark Association in 2010, aims to highlight the importance of swimming lessons as a "life-saving skill for children and a vital tool to prevent drowning, the second leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for U.S. children ages 1-14" explains the organization.
Learning to swim is a defining experience in a child's life, an experience that creates lasting memories similar to learning to ride a bike. But unlike riding a bike, swimming is important to your child's safety and development. At SafeSplash, we understand...swimming is a life skill®. We also understand that swimming develops into a true passion for many; This is why we wanted to know what inspires you to swim!
THANK YOU to everyone that participated in the 'I Swim Because' contest! We had an amazing turnout and learned why many of our peers and students swim. We saw some truly inspiring individuals sharing why swimming is close to their heart.
“There were times I wouldn't come to practice because it didn't excite me. It wasn't interesting. I was kind of going through the motions.” - Michael Phelps
We all have certain needs that we strive to meet. Your little swimmers are no exception. In his famous Hierarchy of Needs, Abraham Maslow's identified 5 needs and explained how these needs motivate us all. According to Maslow, a student’s basic needs of physical and emotional well-being must be met before the student can begin to learn and achieve their potential. So, let’s start with the most basic needs and how they relate to swimming lessons.