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.Read more “Why Choose a Private Swim School”
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?
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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!
The water is an amazing place to have fun with your children this summer but it’s so important to remember water safety and be aware of the risks. You can never to be too safe in and around the water. Our main goal at Russell Aquatics is to teach our students (both young and older) to learn how to swim so that you will ALL have that skill when a situation arises that you need to know how. Approximately 500 Canadians drown each year. Even one drowning is too many! Read more “Tips for Water Safety and Drowning Prevention”