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6 Careers for Kids Who Love Swimming

A doctor, an artist, a ballerina, a zoo keeper! Listening to what kids want to be when they grow up is one of the most fun questions to ask a little person. Their imaginations run wild with possibilities and dreams. The joy is especially evident when your little one’s eyes light up when they’re practicing for the day when they get to ‘grow up’ and become… their wildest dreams! Maybe you’ve seen this happy light dancing in their eyes when you take them to swimming lessons at swim school. For those kiddos who love swimming, they can have that joy their whole lives! Check out these 6 cool careers for kids who love swimming and share with your little one.

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Posted in Motivation by Swim School Bob

Cool Gadgets for Little Swimmers

Everything is more fun with cool gadgets involved, and learning to swim is no exception. Encourage your child to embrace swimming lessons with these fun, practical, and safety-tested gifts for swimmers:

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Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons by Swim School Bob

The Non Physical Benefits of Swimming

Low-impact and fun, swimming is a wonderful exercise for almost any individual. The physical benefits of swimming are time-tested; the water's resistance naturally tones and strengthens muscles, even adding to increased flexibility. Aerobic exercise like swimming engages every muscle group and is a great activity fun for all ages. For seniors, aquatic exercise is low impact and helps loosen painful joints, and for the youngins the benefits are priceless! Learning water safety is vital for everyone when playing in the water. Similar to other cardiorespiratory activities, swimming is often suggested as a way to reduce high blood pressure or leg swelling, and recruit alveoli - tiny air sacs where oxygen exchange occurs in the lungs. Regular practice improves cardiovascular endurance and circulation, as well as helping expand your lungs' capacity. So, if boosts in blood flow benefit heart health, it should come as no surprise what's good for the heart is good for the brain! While we all know the physical benefits of swimming, there are many hidden perks you may not know about. Here are several non-physical benefits of swimming that you might not already know.

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Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons by Swim School Bob

3 Valuable Lessons Your Child Will Learn in Swimming Classes

All swim schools aim to teach children the basics of swimming, while helping them progress from one level to the next, but there are endless nuances in each approach that can make a world of difference in kids’ swimming lessons. At Hubbard Family Swim School, we take great pride in the warmth, encouragement and intentionality that we have built our methodology upon. And through the system we’ve designed, our students emerge as safer, more confident and more highly-skilled swimmers. Here are a few of the specific lessons our classes impart, which differentiate us from all the other swim schools out there.

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Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons, Swim Tips, Hubbard Updates by Swim School Bob

What Can Parents Do While Little Ones are in Swim Lessons?

You’ve arrived! You’re at swim school with your little ones for their swim lessons. If you have little ones that are under 2 years old, you already know that you get to spend some fun time in the water too. A nice break for you to get to spend some splish-splashing time in the water learning the basics. If your kids are older and are on their own in swim lessons, you may not quite know now what to do with this free time you find on your hands. Once your little ones are no longer in need of your guiding hand during their swim lessons, you might find that you don't really know what to do with those much-needed minutes of alone time, besides catching up on email or Internet browsing. Use these 9 tips to get inspired!

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Posted in Parenting Ideas by Swim School Bob

Our Swim Lesson Curriculum and How We Measure Progress

When a parent begins searching for the right swim school for their child, they often want to know how curriculums are created. Some programs focus solely on survival, while others prioritize comfort in the water and mastering skills. At Hubbard, we have a unique approach to our swim lesson curriculum – and we’re very proud of it. If you’re considering an array of swim schools for your child, here’s some information about the foundation of our program to help you in making your decision.

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Posted in Child Development, Hubbard Updates by Swim School Bob

Bonding with Baby: Fun Things to Do

 

As a new parent, you love watching your little one grow and develop, the changes all happen so fast! Each day brings new skills and excitement as your baby discovers the world around them. With this comes the exciting challenge of finding new and creative ways to bond with your baby. Parenting.com suggests spending as much time as possible with your newborn to develop a level of trustworthiness, but as a new parent this can be challenging if you don’t know where to start. Here are some different ways to develop a better bond with your little one.

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Posted in Child Development, Parenting Ideas by Swim School Bob

Baby Swim Lessons: When is My Little One Ready?

There are a lot of factors to keep in mind when you’re thinking about starting baby swim lessons. Of course, the best place to start is by thinking through what your ultimate goals are. Do you hope to help your infant grow into a water-confident child? Do you want to increase your baby’s safety around the pool? Are you looking for a fun way to bond with your son or daughter?

 

Whichever goal you have for baby swim lessons, the most widely accepted rule of thumb is that earlier exposure to water is better. The sooner your little one gets used to the feeling of buoyancy, splashing, and all-around enjoyment in the water, the more likely it is they will look forward to swim lessons, master new skills successfully, and practice safe, competent habits around water. But every child is different, so there isn’t always a one-size-fits-all answer to the, “When is my baby ready for swimming?” question. To help you find your best answer, keep reading.

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Posted in Child Development, Benefits of Swim Lessons by Swim School Bob

How Swim Lessons Benefit a Child's Personality Development

When it comes to positive activities for children, swim lessons may not immediately come to mind, but there are a lot of awesome benefits swimming affords! The positive impact pool time can have on a child’s mental and physical well-being is pretty incredible. It’s why we’re big believers in helping more kids become swimmers, and why we offer classes designed to teach them the basic swim skills they need.

 

Not a believer yet? We’ve seen how swim lessons help a child’s personality development. Here are some of the ways swimming can aid a child develop both physically and mentally.

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Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons, Child Development by Swim School Bob

Are Swim Skills Really Important?

 

In parts of the country that boast shorelines and houses that seem incomplete without a swimming pool, teaching kids swim skills is a given. Parents understand that swim lessons are an important part of keeping their children safe around water and usually don’t hesitate to get them enrolled at a young age. But what if you live in a landlocked area, where pools are few and far between and the ocean is a blue chunk on the map? Or what if your children are involved in a lot of activities as it is, and you’re questioning whether adding another one makes sense? Read on for some factors to consider if you’re wondering whether swim skills are an important skill for your child to learn.

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