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How do you know if your child is ready to start swimming lessons?

December 05, 2018

With Spring/Summer a handful of months away, it is time to start considering swim lessons for your little one(s).  Neighborhood pools and water parks will start opening in March (4 months away).  If you are planning a Spring Break vacation to a beach or lake destination time is ticking to get your little one(s) ready for water fun!  But, how do you know if your child is ready for swim lessons?  Here are some tips to consider:

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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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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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Goggles Or No Goggles

March 29, 2017

As a swim instructor for the past 20 years, I have had swimmers of all ages and abilities. Some wore goggles and some did not. It is not mandatory to wear goggles while swimming. But... for the next few paragraphs, I am going to explain some benefits of wearing them.

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Perfect Your Backstroke with Missy Franklin's Drill

July 25, 2016

Practice makes perfect right? Or, even better; "perfect practice makes perfect." 

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