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 on March 20, 2018
How much do you know about the most famous female swimmers and how they influenced swimming history? From revolutionizing the swimsuit to rescuing refugees in open water, these amazing women are wonderful reminders of the strength and determination of women in swimming. And as summer begins, and we all jump in the pool, here are 6 trailblazing women swimmers that you need to know:
Posted in Motivation on March 16, 2018
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 on March 14, 2018
Having your child enrolled in swim classes is the first step to helping them become knowledgeable about water safety and learn valuable swimming safety skills that can keep them safe. But there’s no substitute for swimming supervision (and by that we mean, active supervision); and so it’s equally important you talk with your child regularly about best practices near water.
Posted in Swim Safety on March 9, 2018
Natalie Marion is an instructor who has been with Hubbard Family Swim School since July 2016. She teaches mostly upper levels and is also a deck supervisor. She has also worked snack bar, front desk, and child care. Natalie embodies our core values: whatever it takes, everyone is family, do small things with great love. We asked her a few questions about her HFSS story to share with you.
Posted in Hubbard Updates on February 27, 2018
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 on February 21, 2018
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 on February 20, 2018
So you’ve enrolled your infant in swimming lessons, and are heading to your first class with excitement. All seems to be going well, until suddenly - your child breaks down in a mixture of tears and shrieks and you are unsure of how to handle such tantrums. It’s only natural, as the parent, to be self-conscious in a moment like this, and worry about what the other parents (and the instructor) are thinking about you and your baby when this happens.
Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons on February 15, 2018
As a parent, you have an awful lot on your mind at all times, and one of the main areas of concern is your child’s health and safety. This is part of why most of you have chosen to enroll one or more of your children in swimming lessons, so they will be safe around water while also learning valuable skills. But when you watch your child’s swim class, you might see them accidentally swallow some water and wonder if it’s safe since countless young children (and their germs) pass through the swimming pool on any given day.
Posted in Hubbard Updates on February 13, 2018
While it's easy to understand the importance of learning to swim, a common question is, “How long do I keep my kids in swimming lessons?” A major benefit of swimming lessons is that they continue to teach skills beyond just the basics. Swimming lessons are not only recommended for learning safety precaution techniques, but also lifelong skills that bring endless benefits for your little one throughout their entire life. Here are just a few reasons why children should remain in swim lessons:
Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons on February 8, 2018