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Summer Fun Amidst Covid-19 Closures

As the weather gets warmer, families begin opening backyard pools, visiting beaches and trying to find ways to keep cool. This year, things are a little different. While the weather is getting warmer and pools are opening as usual, many parents are working from home and kids are out of school a bit earlier than planned. Waterfronts, where lifeguards would usually be present, are now unsupervised. Childcare options are limited. And children are being left unattended with distracted awareness for adjacent bodies of water such as:

  • backyard pools
  • neighbours’ pools
  • hot tubs
  • inflatable pools
  • sinks, toilets and filled bathtubs
  • buckets
  • ditches filled with rainwater
  • oceans, lakes, and rivers

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From Backyard to Boxgrove

In 2004, Kerri Russell heard about a program offered through the City of Markham called the Summer Company program. This program created young entrepreneurs and inspired youth to build their own businesses. At the time, Kerri worked as a swim instructor at a community pool when she jumped at the opportunity and began to create a business plan for backyard swim instruction. Kerri, who had been working as a swim instructor at a community pool, jumped at the opportunity and began work on creating a business plan for backyard swim instruction at a small ratio. Read more “From Backyard to Boxgrove”

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Swim Lessons – Why They Should be a Family…

markham swim lessonsEvery day, we have the pleasure of providing swim lessons to hundreds of families. There is truly no greater pleasure than watching our swim families smile, laugh and learn. As a family-founded and family-run business, it is our goal that everyone who walks through our doors feel like they are a part of a bigger family – the Russell Aquatics family. We want to provide you and your family with essential, life-long and lifesaving skills. We want to help make that beach vacation more enjoyable, your summer pool parties less anxiety-inducing and most importantly, we want to keep you and your loved ones safe in and around water.
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