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Parents' Blog

Wearing Floaties Teaches Doggie Paddling

March 10, 2017

Learning to Swim in The Dog Days of summer

My name is Carol Thienpont and I am the General Manager of SafeSplash Swim School locations in San Antonio, Texas.  Since I have been a swim instructor for the past 20 years I wanted to make sure my new best friend, my “Bassador”, Ranger, knew how to swim.  As I love being in and around the water, I would take Ranger to the lake a lot last summer.  He wanted to be everywhere I was, so I wanted to make sure he knew how to doggie paddle.  Although as a swim instructor I discourage the doggie paddle with children, I definitely encouraged Ranger to use it. 

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SAFESPLASH SWIM SUCCESS BY VANESSA MULLEN-AURORA, CO

May 21, 2015

My 6 year old son has Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder and loves being in water. He has always terrified me because he has no fear. I’ve had him in swim lessons since he was itty bitty but it just wasn’t clicking. A few months ago we attended a birthday party at a pool and it became obvious that something had to be done. I decided to give SafeSplash another try this time doing semi-private lessons and stressing that my son has special needs.

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