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5 Reasons Why Repetition is Important in Swim Lessons


When we work to teach your kids to swim, we include a significant dose of repetition in every lesson. Our curriculum builds upon the skills learned each week, and we spend a lot of time reinforcing these skills over and over again - intentionally. We do this when teaching a toddler to swim because it develops muscle memory, improves mental development, and ultimately results in a stronger, more capable and confident little swimmer. Here’s a little more about the benefits of repetition in swim class and in other learning environments.


Posted in Swim Tips, Benefits of Swim Lessons by SwimSchool Bob on April 17, 2019

Hot Tub Safety for Little Swimmers

Swimming safety is an important topic all year round. With the temperatures staying low, parents are wondering: are hot tubs safe for my little swimmer? Hot tub safety should be in the forefront of a parent's mind, and with a few mindful practices, the spa can be enjoyed by the entire family.


Posted in Swim Safety by SwimSchool Bob on March 7, 2019

Face Swimming Fears with Our Top 5 Favorite Books for Little Swimmers

Did you know that March 2nd is “National Read Across America Day?” At Hubbard, we’re big fans of reading and really believe in the far-reaching benefits for you and your kids. One of these benefits is that some of the best books toddlers and kids love can teach them important lessons and help them through new, exciting, or challenging times in their lives. And this can include swimming!

In honor of National Read Across America Day, we wanted to share our top five best swimming books. These can help you start some valuable conversations in your family about baby and toddler swim safety, facing new challenges in the pool, and becoming a comfortable and successful swimmer. Here they are!


Posted in Off the Wall Thoughts, Parenting Ideas by SwimSchool Bob on March 5, 2019

Don't Delay Water Safety: Prepare for a Safe Summer by Enrolling in Swim Lessons Before You Pull out the SPF

It’s common that swimming and summer are thought of as going hand-in-hand. And while the hotter months of the year are definitely the most popular ones for hitting the pool or going to the beach, it’s best to start swimming lessons long before that time of year comes around. In fact, now is the best time to get your little one enrolled in baby swim lessons or toddler swim lessons. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind.


Posted in Swim Safety by SwimSchool Bob on February 19, 2019

The Importance of Celebrating Learning to Swim Milestones

When young kids are enrolled in swimming lessons it’s easy to wonder how many milestones there are and how they’re being met. You might see their class week to week, and not really notice much change from one to the next. Even so, progress is being made all the time - and progress monitoring is being done by our instructors. In fact, our team is trained in positive reinforcement and understands the importance of celebrating student success. Here’s a little more about our approach.


Posted in Parenting Ideas, Child Development by SwimSchool Bob on February 19, 2019

5 Reasons Your Child Should Learn to Swim Early in Life


Did you know that babies can start in swim classes as early as eight weeks old? It might be hard to believe, but the benefits of swimming and survival skills taught, even at such a young age, are numerous and incredibly important. Even if your baby (or child) isn’t quite so young, it’s still better to start them in swimming classes for kids as early as possible. Here are a few reasons why, and how, swimming benefits multiply when started young.


Posted in Child Development, Swim Tips by SwimSchool Bob on February 8, 2019

3 Ways to Prepare for Your Toddler's First Swim Lesson

If your child is about to start toddler swim lessons they might be experiencing a range of emotions (and you might be, too!). It’s only natural to have some anxiety, excitement, and other feelings around transitioning to a new environment. But if your goal is to help your toddler learn to swim, rest assured you’re making the right choice in putting them in swimming class.  


Here’s how to navigate the weeks leading up to your toddler’s first swimming lesson, so it can be a great experience for both of you.


Posted in Swim Tips by SwimSchool Bob on February 4, 2019

New Year, New Skills: Tips to Help your Child Level Up in Swim Lessons

Did you set your New Year’s resolutions yet? Many of us make a habit of starting each new year with some intentions in mind, viewing the changing of calendars as a fresh start. But have you thought about helping your kids set some goals for the New Year, too? Little ones, even as young as three or four can benefit from talking about their dreams and wishes and having your help creating a roadmap to achieve them.

If you’re not sure where to start, think about your child’s winter activities. If they participate in winter swimming or other indoor activities for kids, these are the perfect areas to use for goal planning ideas.


Posted in Swim Tips by SwimSchool Bob on January 29, 2019

Potty Training Tips to Take to the Pool

If you’re new to the world of potty training, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed. It can take a lot of grit and patience to teach little ones how to graduate from diapers and move on to using the bathroom. But whichever method of potty training, or potty training tips, you’re following, taking your child to swim class in the midst of potty training can seem risky.

Here are a few tips for potty training to make this transition a little more smooth for you and your child.


Posted in Parenting Ideas, Swim Tips by SwimSchool Bob on January 10, 2019

How Toddler Swimming Lessons Help Kids Get Ahead in Preschool

It’s no surprise that swimming lessons help young kids learn valuable skills, which help keep them safe around water and can even save their lives. But did you know that toddler swimming lessons can also be a great stepping stone for preschool prep? It’s true!


As parents, we all want our children to have an early head start in academics and we also care greatly about their social and emotional development. Here’s how swimming lessons can be the gateway to all of this before your child even steps into a formal classroom.


Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons, Child Development by SwimSchool Bob on December 12, 2018