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Our Swim Session is Over: What Now?

Our Swim Session is Over: What Now?

Once your swim session wraps up, there are a few things you can do to make sure your swimmer maintains the skills they have learned. Throughout the session your child has likely grown in their comfort in the water and even picked up a few different swim and safety...

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Blowing Bubbles – An Early Swim Skill

Blowing Bubbles – An Early Swim Skill

Most young swimmers are scared of putting their face underwater when they start swim lessons. This is perfectly normal and something we will work on to help them overcome. One of the skills we do to help them combat this fear is blowing bubbles. When kids blow bubbles...

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7 Ways to safeguard your home swimming pool this summer

7 Ways to safeguard your home swimming pool this summer

It’s (unofficially) summer! And with that, comes outdoor bbqs, family vacations, and lots of swim days. Unfortunately the swim season is also when we start to see the headlines of tragic drowning incidents around the country. Drowning is the leading cause of...

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Clothing Week Recap

Clothing Week Recap

That's a wrap on Clothing Week! Thank you for bringing your swimmers so they can experience swimming in their clothes. We know it's more work for you as parents to have your swimmers in their clothes for lessons, but we think Clothing Week is so important and worth...

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Surviving Parent Tot Swim Lessons—Here’s How

Surviving Parent Tot Swim Lessons—Here’s How

That's a wrap on Clothing Week! Thank you for bringing your swimmers so they can experience swimming in their clothes. We know it's more work for you as parents to have your swimmers in their clothes for lessons, but we think Clothing Week is so important and worth...

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How clothing weeks helps prevent drownings

How clothing weeks helps prevent drownings

April is National Autism Awareness Month. We are so proud of our Adaptive Swim program, which has been specially designed to benefit children and adults with a range of special needs, including autism. Swim lessons are so important for children with autism because...

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Six ways to help your swimmer be less nervous about lessons

Six ways to help your swimmer be less nervous about lessons

Drowning doesn't always look like we think it does. In fact, 69% of children who have drowned in swimming pools were not expected to be at or in the pool, yet they were found in the water. Many child drowning victims are found with their clothes on. Drownings don’t...

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What is the ideal age to start swim lessons?

What is the ideal age to start swim lessons?

For many of us, starting something new can be scary or intimidating. And for our little ones, fear and angst is normal when they don’t know what to expect with an experience. We know your little one will eventually love our swim lessons and enjoy coming each week, but...

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4 Perks of dad doing Parent Tot lessons (instead of mom)

4 Perks of dad doing Parent Tot lessons (instead of mom)

Wondering when the ideal time is to start your little one in swim lessons? Every child is different, so there might be different idyllic ages depending on your family and situation. We break down the benefits of starting at each age so you can decIde what is best for...

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5 Family New Year Resolutions to Make

5 Family New Year Resolutions to Make

We love it when we see dads in the water with their little ones during our Parent Tot lessons. Don’t get us wrong, we love seeing moms in the water too, but there’s something extra precious about daddy and baby in the pool that makes us melt. Not only is it...

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Our Elf Has Returned

Our Elf Has Returned

Happy New Year! We love this time of year because it gives us a chance to sit and reflect after a busy holiday season. Taking the time to look back on the past year can give you an idea of what you want 2019 to look like. Setting resolutions as a family can help you...

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Six Reasons to Take Parent Tot Swim Lessons

Six Reasons to Take Parent Tot Swim Lessons

For many of us, starting something new can be scary or intimidating. And for our little ones, fear and angst is normal when they don’t know what to expect with an experience. We know your little one will eventually love our swim lessons and enjoy coming each week, but...

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Donate to our Fifth Annual Food Drive

Donate to our Fifth Annual Food Drive

It might seem silly to take your little one to the pool before they can even walk, or crawl, but there are many benefits to starting infants in swim lessons besides the adorable swim diaper you get to buy. Here are six! 1. Bonding Swim lessons give you an opportunity...

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5 Family Traditions to Start this Year

5 Family Traditions to Start this Year

This year we will be hosting our fifth annual Food Drive with the Placer County Food Bank. We love seeing our swimmers bring in foods to give to those in need. You might think of our county and surrounding counties as an affluent area, but for 1 in 8 individuals...

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Photos from our Under the Sea {Otter} Party

Photos from our Under the Sea {Otter} Party

  We love family traditions! Traditions give your children (and you) something to look forward to each year. In the busyness of the fall and holiday season, they can be an intentional thing we do with our loved ones. And while there are so many good ones you...

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Sometimes a teacher change is a good thing

Sometimes a teacher change is a good thing

That's a wrap on Clothing Week! Thank you for bringing your swimmers so they can experience swimming in their clothes. We know it's more work for you as parents to have your swimmers in their clothes for lessons, but we think Clothing Week is so important and worth...

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