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Importance of Rinsing Off Before and After Swim Lessons

Did you know that it’s important for your child to rinse off before and after swim lessons? While we’ve found that parents often have their children shower after swimming, many are unaware that they should also shower before swimming - especially when swimming in public pools. Here’s why:

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Posted in Swim Safety, Swim Tips by SwimSchool Bob on November 9, 2018

Fun Ways to Help Your Child Practice Breath Control

If you’ve ever seen kiddos at our school demonstrate a ‘jellyfish float’ where they’re face down and holding their breath in the pool, you might’ve wondered how such a skill will help them with their swimming technique. There are actually many benefits to that particular skill, but did you know it also doubles as one of our favorite breath control exercises?

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Posted in Swim Safety, Swim Tips by SwimSchool Bob on October 12, 2018

Monsoon Season and Water Safety

 

Most Arizona residents will tell you that monsoons are one of the most unpredictable parts of the summer months in Arizona. These storms are often characterized by thunderstorms, heavy rain, lightning, hail, high winds, flash flooding, dust storms, and extreme heat. Monsoon season, which lasts from June through September, is when these weather events are most prevalent. Even if you’re well accustomed to Arizona’s rainy season, there are still some key water safety tips to keep in mind to make sure you and your family stay safe this season.

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Posted in Swim Safety by SwimSchool Bob on August 12, 2018

5 Water Safety Precautions to Follow if You Own a Pool

Summer is a wonderful season that many families look forward to because it often means vacations and a break from our normal busy schedules, but it can also mean danger if proper water safety precautions aren’t taken. Especially if you have a pool in your own backyard, you need to take extra steps to protect your children. So, here are some of our best pool safety tips you can follow in order to keep your kids safe this summer.

 

  1. Fence Your Pool, and Lock it up. .....

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Posted in Swim Safety by SwimSchool Bob on August 7, 2018

4th of July Safety Tips: How to Keep Kids Safe Around the Pool

 

Celebrating the Fourth of July holiday comes with a lot of festivities, especially ones that involve kids and pool parties. So before you start the barbecue and make that first splash into the pool, make sure you’re up to speed on Fourth of July pool safety tips. Here’s what we recommend for every family that wants to enjoy backyard barbecues and pool parties this summer while keeping everyone safe.

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Posted in Swim Safety by SwimSchool Bob on June 28, 2018

What You Need to Know About Swimming Supervision

 

As it stands today, drowning is the primary cause of injury deaths in children ages one to four. This means that it has surpassed even car accidents in terms of risk, which is a pretty frightening thought. Since water is all around us, especially in a state like Arizona where pools are so prevalent, figuring out how to prevent drowning is a primary concern for many parents. And there’s a lot of talk about active supervision being the best defense against drowning, but some parents still aren’t sure what that means. Here’s what you need to know about swimming supervision and drowning prevention so you can keep your kids safe.

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Posted in Swim Safety by SwimSchool Bob on May 15, 2018

How to Have a Safe & Fun Pool Party

Summer is coming, it's hot, and the kids are begging you to take them to the pool every day. Hosting or attending a summer pool party is a fun and a popular summer trend, but they come with some concerns. It often feels like safety takes away from the fun, but it certainly doesn't have to! Here are 7 tips and ideas to keep your party safe for the whole crowd while maintaining a relaxed and fun atmosphere for parents and kids alike.

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Posted in Swim Safety by SwimSchool Bob on May 4, 2018

May 15th - International Water Safety Day


May 15th marks International Water Safety Day, part of National Water Safety Month, which is intended to raise global awareness for drowning prevention and water safety education. We like to take this time to help our swimmers and their parents learn safety tips in order to be safe around the water. Below are our top 10 safety tips that we think are most important when it comes to being safe around water:

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Posted in Swim Safety by SwimSchool Bob on April 24, 2018

Water Park Safety: What to Keep in Mind

 

When we think about water safety, most of us immediately think about how to keep kids safe around pools. And while pools are probably where our children will spend most of their share of time around water,  we also need to be prepared to keep them safe around other bodies of water.

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Posted in Swim Safety by SwimSchool Bob on April 17, 2018

How to Prepare Your Child for Swim Lessons Without You


You’ve been taking your tot to swimming lessons for quite some time now, and while you’ve enjoyed bonding with your toddler in the water, the time has come for your little one to venture off to swim lessons without you. We understand that moving up a class level is a proud moment for both you and your child, but can come with some uncertainties.  Without preparation, this can be a stressful transition for little ones, but by taking a few steps beforehand can turn a potential outburst into a positive and fun experience.

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Posted in Swim Safety by SwimSchool Bob on March 30, 2018