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Fun Games to Help Kids Get Comfortable Going Underwater

If you’ve started your little one in infant swim lessons or toddler swimming lessons, you likely have experienced one of two possible reactions to getting their head wet: they either love it or they hate it.


If your child falls into the former category, that’s great. But if your tiny swimmer is resistant (or all out panicked) about submerging their head underwater, being in the pool can be stressful for both of you. Try not to despair: there are plenty of fun swimming games you can try – and ways you can use bath time play – to help your child move past their fears. Here are a few tactics we recommend.


by Swim School Bob

Fun Summer Activities to do Outside of the Pool That Keep You Cool


Swimming and playing in the pool are usually some of the most appealing parts of the summer. As temperatures get toasty and other outdoor activities become less inviting, water is naturally a big draw. But if you don’t have a pool, or are just looking for some summer activities for kids in addition to those you can do at the pool, there are plenty of other options that can be a blast and keep you cool. Here they are!


Posted in Favorite Local Joints, Parenting Ideas by Swim School Bob

The Best Vacation Spots for Swimmers

For millions of Americans, summertime is synonymous with sun, sand, and water. In other words…  VACATION! Even if you’re not singing the tunes to Alice Cooper’s School’s Out, summer can still bring that carefree fun feeling from your crayon-wielding days. If you are one of the many who look forward to cooling off in the water on a hot summer day then look no further because we've compiled a list of the top five U.S. best vacation spots for people who love to swim!


Posted in Parenting Ideas by Swim School Bob

Tips for a Safe Family Beach Vacation


Summer is coming and lots of families are planning a beach or lake vacation. There are so many positives to a beach getaway: fun in the sun, ice cream shops, water sports, games, fireworks, and lots of family memories. To keep things fun and to travel safe it’s a good idea to brush up on vacation safety tips before packing up the car and hitting the road.


Posted in Swim Safety by Swim School Bob

School's Out, Swimming's In!


Many parents and kids alike eagerly wait for the summertime: school’s out and there’s more time to slow down, relax, and spend time with friends and family. But summer can also be a challenge for parents. When school’s out and it’s scorching hot outside, kids can quickly feel cooped up in the house (and Mom and Dad can start to go stir crazy too). Swimming lessons are the perfect outlet for kids this season and here are three of the reasons why:


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

Cover Up! Sun Safety Tips


As you finalize plans for your family’s summer vacation, make sure you prepare for sun protection. Nothing can ruin a vacation faster than a miserable sunburn! Whether your plans include a beach vacation, summer camp, or long days at the park, don’t forget the sun safety tips shared here.


Posted in Parenting Ideas, Swim Safety by Swim School Bob

How Swimming Lessons Benefit Kids With Disabilities or Learning Disorders

For the parents of a child with a physical disability or learning disorder, it can be challenging to find physical activities for your child. You probably want to help your young one socialize and enjoy learning new skills, like any of their peers, but you want them to try activities in which they can succeed. It might come as a surprise, but swimming lessons actually provide a great deal of stimulation, but are also accessible to kids with physical limitations or learning disorders. If your child faces one of these obstacles, you might be wondering if they can really learn to swim. Let us assure you – they can.

Read on to learn more.


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

FAQ: Swim Safety Devices and Apparel – Floaties and Water Wings are Dangerous

Considering using swim safety devices or apparel? Here’s a review of what to avoid versus what’s actually safe to use.


Posted in Swim Safety by Swim School Bob

4 Reasons to Start Your Baby in Swim Lessons Before The Age of 1

It’s not too early for baby swimming lessons. To foster healthy brain growth, development, bonding and life skills, start before age one.


Posted in Child Development, Parenting Ideas, Swim Safety by Swim School Bob

Safety Precautions You Should Take With Your Kids’ Favorite Pool Toys

From goggles to floaties, it’s important that you take the necessary safety precautions to make sure all pool toys are kid-ready and pool-safe!


Posted in Swim Safety by Swim School Bob