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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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Top 5 Books Our Swimmers Recommend

August 14, 2018

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.

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The SMART Way to “Push” Little Swimmers

August 11, 2017

“You can't put a limit on anything.
The more you dream, the farther you get.”

-Michael Phelps

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.

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Autism Awareness Month: What You Can Do To Help

April 28, 2017

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. 

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Teaching Swim Lessons: Why I Love My Job

April 07, 2017

People are constantly surprised when I tell them that I teach swimming lessons for a living. What they fail to realize is that I don't just teach kids doggy paddle and floats. I am teaching them a set of life skills that they will have for the rest of their lives. As a coach, I believe that having confidence is important and I love to remind all of my students that they are able to accomplish anything, and everything, they set their minds to.

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