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Why It’s Important to Evaluate a Swim School Curriculum Before Choosing a Swim School for Your Child

September 21, 2018

As parents when we are considering educational schooling for our children we evaluate the school’s curriculum, scholastic testing, progression milestones, teaching techniques, learning outcomes, etc. However, when choosing swim schools many parents choose their child’s school based on convenience and price believing that all swim schools are created equally. It is important to know that swim schools are not created equally and that curriculum varies based on the core competencies and competitive positioning of the given school. When parents are evaluating swim schools for their children it is important to consider what your swim goals are for your child.

Below is a guide to the types of curriculum focus within the swim school industry in addition to special insight into SafeSplash’s world-class curriculum:

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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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Why Take Swim Lessons in a 25-Yard Pool?

August 04, 2018

At certain SafeSplash locations, we've strategically chosen to provide swim lessons in a 25-yard pool to ensure our swimmers are learning how to swim in a typical pool environment.  This works well for little ones who are learning water safety and more advanced swimmers who are working on stroke development.

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Summer Only Swim Lessons VS. Year-Round Swim Lessons

July 28, 2018

As summer winds down many parents ponder removing their children from swim lessons. Many believe that after 2-4 months of lessons that their child is “water-safe” and “drown proof”. This approach to swimming is antiquated and dangerous. Water Safety and Swim Skills should not just be practiced during the Summer when temperatures are warm. In the southern states, like Texas, where the climate is hot and warm through November many neighborhood pools are left open, lakes and ponds are still frequented, backyard pools remain uncovered, posing as safety and drowning hazards for children.

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