One of the joys of being a part of our swim school community is experiencing the positive culture that our staff, students, and families create together. This positive culture is something we consciously work on at SafeSplash for a very important reason. A positive school climate is directly related to learning and success and, in our case, that means learning to swim! Research shows that an environment where students feel safe, respected, supported, and valued provides a foundation for students to best learn and achieve.
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:
Have a child that can’t read enough about weird creatures in the ocean? Want a sweet read to encourage your nervous child before he or she begins swim lessons? We’ve rounded up the top five books that SafeSplash swimmers in Los Angeles and Orange County California are recommending this summer.
“You can't put a limit on anything.
The more you dream, the farther you get.”
Unfortunately, many little swimmers often come to the pool with a limited view of their own abilities. Before we can really begin to ‘push’ little swimmers we have to remove those limitations from their minds and instill a belief in their own abilities. Because without this belief, little swimmers are not likely to succeed.
Goal setting is an important tool in eliminating limitations and motivating little swimmers to do their best. Often attributed to business and athletics, goal setting isn’t just for grown-ups anymore.
It is truly important to Brian and me at SafeSplash-Austin that we can help EVERYONE learn how to swim, regardless of their fears or challenges. Autism is a complicated and often misunderstood disease that can isolate children and keep them from taking part in activities that many of us take for granted. Every child on this planet is unique and has their own strengths and weaknesses. The same is so for children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). While their condition may make it a bit more difficult to discover what makes them tick, that extra investment of time and patience is well worth the effort.