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My Favorite Swim Team Prep Drill for Butterfly

July 19, 2018

It’s no secret butterfly can be a challenging stroke for any swimmer, regardless of the level. It’s imperative to break the butterfly stroke down piece by piece and simply think about one aspect of the stroke at a time.

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4 Reasons Why Year-Round Swimming is an Important Activity to Consider

July 17, 2018

Year-round swim lessons are very important for new swimmers. Many times, parents consider swim lessons as a “Summer Only” activity, keeping kids occupied during June, July, and August. This thought process should strongly be reconsidered by parents as the reality is that water emergencies can occur year-round. Here are 4 reasons why parents should strongly consider keeping their kids enrolled in year-round swim lessons. 

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Intermediate Level Practice Tips

July 14, 2018

In this blog post, we’ll discuss necessary gear, practice tips, and exercises for intermediate swimmers.

Swim gear can be simple: a suit, towel, sunscreen, goggles (refer to blog “Tips for Beginners” for more information on goggles) and a swim cap for those with long hair. Remember, it’s still important to swim where a lifeguard is present or to always have another person in the water or close by.

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Practice Tips & Exercises for Beginner Swimmers

July 12, 2018

With the onset of summer, we head back to the pool, excited to get wet and cool off but struggling to remember what gear to bring and which skills to practice first. In this blog post, we’ll discuss necessary gear, practice tips, and exercises for beginning swimmers.

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Here are 5 Tips to Help Your Child Learn to Swim Faster!

June 30, 2018

Summer is officially here and that means public and neighborhood pools are now open across the country. As a swim school owner tasked with teaching the Life Skill of swimming to our students there are two things that make us feel good about the job we are doing:

  1. Seeing a student’s smile and sense of accomplishment as they master a swim skill that they have been working hard at.
  2. Cheers from parents when they see their kiddo completing a skill or earning a ribbon.

These 2 things only happen when lessons are taught the right way, when a child gets positive support from their families and when a child gets water time outside of the swim lesson. Because swimming is a skill sport, we encourage practice, positive reinforcement, and lots of support from families.

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