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Watch Me, NOT Your Phone.

Children can submerge and silently drown in less than 25 seconds – just long enough for you to answer that text, like a few photos on Instagram or see what your friends have posted on Facebook. Drowning is the second-leading cause of death in children and there’s no question that distracted parents and guardians are a growing concern. When you are supervising your child in water, they deserve and require your undivided attention to ensure that they are safe. Read more “Watch Me, NOT Your Phone.”
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Why It’s Important to Start Swimming Early

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At a young age, we teach our children about the importance of being safe. We teach them not to run onto the street and to keep their fingers away from outlets. What often gets forgotten is the importance of teaching them to be safe in and around water. It’s not a matter of if your child will encounter water but when. Most children shy away from water. This is largely due to a lack of exposure during early years. At bath time, we avoid splashing water on their face and we panic when they go anywhere near a pool or lake. We recommend that parents start their children swimming early. Read more “Why It’s Important to Start Swimming Early”
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Progress Trumps the Badge

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Working hard to reach a goal and not achieving the results you were hoping for is frustrating to say the least. It can be especially defeating when comparing yourself to others and feeling as though you’re further behind from everyone else. Rest assured, these discouraging thoughts are not at all a reflection of reality! In swimming lessons (and most other parts of life), the journey is so much more important than the destination, and we strive to help our students and families remember that.

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