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The Importance of Play for Child Development

If you’re like most parents, playtime with your kids is your favorite time. It can be a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of your daily routine when you have some time at home and can spend valuable moments with your children playing. The value of play extends far beyond the moment in which they’re playing. In fact, there are nearly endless benefits of play. A parent and child playing together are one of the most important things that can take place to foster learning - and instill a love for ongoing learning in children. Here’s why:


Posted in Child Development, Benefits of Swim Lessons by SwimSchool Bob on November 2, 2018

The Difference Between Group & Semi-Private Swim Lessons

At Hubbard Family Swim School, we make sure the class size is small in our toddler swim lessons so that our students get maximum instruction and attention from their teacher. Because of this, our group classes only have four students in them, tops. We also offer semi-private swim lessons for children younger than 3 who are ready to take the next steps after "parent and tot" lessons but are not quite ready for groups of 4.


Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons, Swim Tips by SwimSchool Bob on October 22, 2018

Confident Swimmers Make for Confident Kids

Most parents are well aware that swimming is a great way to get their kids some physical exercise including cardiovascular, respiratory, and strength-building benefits. But did you know that kids swimming classes are also instrumental in building self-confidence and encouraging positive social interaction among little ones?


Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons by SwimSchool Bob on September 17, 2018

Building Speech Skills at the Pool


Just because your child was born with speech and language difficulties does not mean that it should be considered a lifelong disability. New research is being done every day, and you can help your child improve their speech and language skills with speech therapy during swimming lessons! Let your child have fun, while learning to interact with others and develop their language skills.


Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons, Child Development by SwimSchool Bob on April 10, 2018

What are the Criteria for Competitive Swimming for Kids?


A lot of parents make the decision to enroll their little ones in swimming lessons when they’re young and then may stop classes once they’ve become proficient swimmers. But there are also a lot of kids who fall in love with swimming during their initial exposure to it and want to continue taking lessons long after they’ve mastered basic skills. As a parent, you want your child to have an active and social lifestyle and one of the best ways to do so is by involving them with competitive swimming for kids.


Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons by SwimSchool Bob on April 2, 2018

How to Maximize Your Time at Baby Swim Lessons

It’s never too early to start your child with swim lessons! Not only do baby swim lessons give your child a chance to learn about water safety at a young age, but the lessons also help nurture their child development. The only challenge with taking your child to swim lessons at a young age is you never know what you’ll get from them. There are some things you can do at home to prepare them for the lessons, but sometimes you simply have to take what you get from them. Here are some of the best ways you can get the most out of your baby swimming lessons.


Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons, Child Development, Parenting Ideas, Swim Tips by SwimSchool Bob on March 22, 2018

Why Everyone Should Learn to Swim (at Any Age)!


About half of American adults could likely improve upon their basic swimming skills, and in warm-weather states like Arizona, where almost everyone has a pool, it is a necessity. The reality is most Americans overestimated their swimming skills and don’t know how to swim as well as they think. About 80 percent of adults said they could swim, but, only about half of them could perform basic “water competency” skills necessary for survival in the water.


Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons by SwimSchool Bob on March 20, 2018

Scheduling Frenzy: Kids in Multiple Extracurricular Activities

Having your kids in multiple activities can be tough, especially when they’re across different age groups. Learning to swim, however, is one of the most important activities a child can do, especially in cities where pools are commonplace. The benefits of enrolling your child in swimming lessons  far outweigh the occasional stresses of scheduling and can even complement other kids activities.


Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons by SwimSchool Bob on March 14, 2018

Parents of Multiples and Swimming Lessons

Parents of multiples know all too well that there are many rewards of having twins and triplets - and lots of challenges. Constantly having to juggle the needs and wants of more than one child, along with their toys, gear, and snacks can be overwhelming. An activity like swimming lessons that might seem appealing with just one child might sound daunting or downright impossible with two or three in the same age group. But, you don’t have to rule out swim class or the benefits of swimming lessons that come with it. We have plenty of families with multiples at our school, and here’s what we recommend to them.


Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons by SwimSchool Bob on February 21, 2018

Can I Enroll My Child with Special Needs in Swimming Lessons?

If your little one has a learning or physical disability, you’re likely deeply invested in helping them learn and grow according to their unique needs. And just as you might have found activities that are well suited for your child, you might also have written-off certain activities because of a preconceived idea they wouldn’t work in your child’s particular situation. When it comes to swimming lessons, children with disabilities and other challenges can absolutely learn to swim. Here’s what you need to know if you’re considering swimming for disabled children.


Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons by SwimSchool Bob on February 20, 2018