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

by SwimSchool Bob

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.

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Posted in Swim Tips on January 29, 2019

Potty Training Tips to Take to the Pool

by SwimSchool Bob

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.

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Posted in Parenting Ideas, Swim Tips on January 10, 2019

How Toddler Swimming Lessons Help Kids Get Ahead in Preschool

by SwimSchool Bob

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.

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

Top Winter Water Safety Tips for Parents

by SwimSchool Bob

Wintertime and water safety are not always two words that people think of together. But when December is upon us, it’s important to remind parents that pools, hot tubs, and other bodies of water can still be hazardous for little ones. So in the interest of infant swim safety (and swim safety of even older kids), here are some safety tips for parents for the winter months.

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Posted in Swim Safety, Swim Tips on December 10, 2018

Importance of Rinsing Off Before and After Swim Lessons

by SwimSchool Bob

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 on November 9, 2018

The Importance of Play for Child Development

by SwimSchool Bob

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:

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

The Difference Between Group & Semi-Private Swim Lessons

by SwimSchool Bob

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 on October 22, 2018

Benefits from Baby Swim Lessons You’ll See Outside the Pool

by SwimSchool Bob

When you’re thinking about boosting your infant’s development, it’s a good idea to weigh the pros and cons of all the different activities for babies that are available to parents. You might be drawn to the idea of baby swimming lessons, like many parents, because of the importance of water safety. But did you know that the benefits of pairing babies and swimming extend far beyond the water? Here are just a few of the advantages that come along with enrolling your little one at a baby swim school:

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on October 19, 2018

Fun Ways to Help Your Child Practice Breath Control

by SwimSchool Bob

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 on October 12, 2018

Confident Swimmers Make for Confident Kids

by SwimSchool Bob

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?

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Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons on September 17, 2018