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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 It’s Important to Keep Kids Swimming During the Fall/Winter!

November 09, 2018

With outdoor pools closing and the weather outside getting chilly, it's understandable why many would think the swimming season was over until next year, but that would be where you are wrong!

Here are 3 reasons why it is important to keep swim lessons on your child’s fall/winter calendar:

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SafeSplash Suggestions: National Book Month!

October 01, 2018

As it is National Book Month, I thought I would talk about the books that I have really enjoyed reading over the last year and then maybe suggest a few to read in the future. I love reading, and I have a couple degrees to prove it. I think I spent most of my early 20’s in a library. It became a place of comfort – sort of like that comfortable chair you always return to.

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How Can Open Water Swimming Help Treat Depression?

September 26, 2018

A recent case study reported in the British Medical Journal and subsequently made into an episode of the BBC documentary series, “The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs,” describes how a 24-year-old mother eliminated her medications for major depressive disorder and anxiety over a period of four months as she began a program of weekly swimming in cold water. But could cold water swimming really help treat depression?

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Why It’s Important to Evaluate a Swim School Curriculum Before Choosing a Swim School for Your Child

September 21, 2018

As parents when we are considering educational schooling for our children we evaluate the school’s curriculum, scholastic testing, progression milestones, teaching techniques, learning outcomes, etc. However, when choosing swim schools many parents choose their child’s school based on convenience and price believing that all swim schools are created equally. It is important to know that swim schools are not created equally and that curriculum varies based on the core competencies and competitive positioning of the given school. When parents are evaluating swim schools for their children it is important to consider what your swim goals are for your child.

Below is a guide to the types of curriculum focus within the swim school industry in addition to special insight into SafeSplash’s world-class curriculum:

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