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Parents' Blog

Competition: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

November 02, 2017

“I never lose; I either win or I learn.”
-Nelson Mandela

For many moms and dads, “competition" is thought to be a dirty word. They argue, not only does it place too much pressure on kiddos to be the best, but it also causes unnecessary stress leaving them feeling discouraged if they don't win.

So, to shield their kiddos from disappointment, many well-intentioned parents avoid competition for their kiddos altogether.

For many other moms and dads, competition is thought to be an unavoidable part of life. They argue that learning to operate in a competitive environment is a valuable skill.

So, to prepare their kiddos for the challenges they will face in adulthood, these parents encourage their kiddos to participate in sports and other competitive activities.

So what is the truth?

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Swimtastic Strong: Solidarity with Florida & The Caribbean

September 07, 2017

Dear SafeSplash Family,

Due to Hurricane Irma, our sister schools' Swimtastic Florida locations will be temporarily closed over the weekend. Again, the safety of our swimmers is of the most importance, and we hope everyone stays safe during the storm. North America is on track to endure two back to back powerful hurricanes. It is up to us as people to support our fellow neighbors and communities. Please consider donating your time or money to relief efforts for those affected. We're all in this together. Swimtastic weather closures are as follows:

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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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National Parent's Day: Thank You Mom and Dad

July 26, 2017

At 5 years old, my parents signed me up for our neighborhood summer swim teamThe previous summer, I was having a great time eating candy while watching my older sister swim (see the picture with my dad).

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Water Safety: What to Know About Dry Drowning

July 05, 2017

Dry drowning and secondary drowning have recently been in the news with the death of a Texas toddler suffering from this condition.  It is frightening for parents to read stories like this because they want to keep their children safe. We want to empower, educate, and bring awareness to this issue so you and your family can stay safe this summer. Here are some tips and reading material so you are prepared and aware! 

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