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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

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.

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

6 Swim Lesson Etiquette Tips for Parents

Whether you’re new to swimming lessons or have had your child at our school since they were in baby swimming lessons, you probably have a solid grasp on the rules and expectations we have for your kids. But have you ever thought about the etiquette of parents at the pool? And by that we mean supporting your child by helping make their learning to swim experience as stress-free as possible. One of the best ways to support your child is to be a calm, responsible, and encouraging presence for them as they go about learning to swim - and to help keep our school distraction-free for all our swimmers.

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Posted in Swim Tips by SwimSchool Bob on September 11, 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.

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

Get the Scoop on Swimming Goggles

When you’re eager to help your little ones learn to swim, you want to give them every advantage possible. You’ve likely heard that certain swim “props” (like floaties and water wings) are actually dangerous and not recommended. So, are there any types of gear that your young swimmer can use to their benefit? The answer is yes – swimming goggles. Here’s some more information about how to use them in order to help your child swim safe.

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Posted in Swim Tips by SwimSchool Bob on December 21, 2017

Baby Swim Lesson Prep for Stress-Free Swim Lessons

Baby swim lessons are an amazing opportunity to bond with your new baby. Once you’ve signed up however, you may start wondering if you’re prepared for all of the eventualities and start feeling stressed. Preparing for baby swim lessons doesn’t have to be a nerve-wracking experience. Here are some key tips to stress-free swimming.

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Posted in Swim Tips by SwimSchool Bob on December 19, 2017

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 SwimSchool Bob on December 7, 2017

At Home: Build Upon the Swimming Skills your Child Learns in Class

Here are 4 ways you can help teach your child to swim and reinforce the swimming skills your child is learning in class.

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Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons, Child Development, Swim Tips by Marc Everson on April 13, 2017

New to Baby Swimming Lessons? 5 Things to Expect

Are you and your infant new to baby swimming lessons? Here are 5 tips to keep in mind before going to your first class.

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Posted in Parenting Ideas, Swim Tips by Marc Everson on April 12, 2017