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Progress Trumps the Badge

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.

At Russell Aquatics, we love to celebrate the little victories!

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Why Choose a Private Swim School

Private Swim School Markham

Whether we do so from childhood or a little later on in life, swimming is an essential life skill to teach and be taught. In Canada, where swimming lessons are readily available, 40% of drownings occur because the victim was a weak or non-swimmer. These incidents are highly preventable, and it is important to be well-informed on how proactiveness can be achieved and which options are the best.Private swim schools have become increasingly popular over the last few years, and the reasons for this shift are endless.

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Continuous Swimming Swim Skills

Continuous Swimming

After reading the title you might think this blog would be about continuously swimming lengths for distance. Continuous swimming is much more that! Please read on to learn the importance of continuing with instructional aquatic programming year-round.

Remember when you learned to swim?

Continuous Swimming


Maybe you learned up at the cottage, in the ocean, with your friends at the community pool, or maybe your backyard pool. With all of these options, you had access to those facilities all the time or every day in the summer. Could you imagine your childhood without those swimming memories splashing in the sun, doing cannonballs, playing Marco-Polo, or just doing hand stand competitions with your friends? Do you remember how good you got at swimming, playing and pretending to be a fish or mermaid? Because you were always swimming at the pool, you had consistent practice while having fun. The key word here is consistency and this is where continuous swimming comes into play!

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