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
Welcome to Hubbard Family Swim School, where we believe introducing your little one to swimming at a young age will reap benefits that reach far beyond the pool. Whether your infant has just graduated from Baby Splash or your little one is new to swimming lessons, we are delighted to join you and your baby in the water at one of our modern indoor facilities.
You’re eager to get your child started in swimming lessons, and can’t wait for them to gain new skills and become safer around water. But your child, on the other hand, doesn’t seem on board at all. In fact, your little one is expressing a fear of swimming and is downright resistant about getting in their swimsuit or even talking about their upcoming class.
Posted in Child Development on January 23, 2018
When it comes to positive activities for children, swim lessons may not immediately come to mind, but there are a lot of awesome benefits swimming affords! The positive impact pool time can have on a child’s mental and physical well-being is pretty incredible. It’s why we’re big believers in helping more kids become swimmers, and why we offer classes designed to teach them the basic swim skills they need.
Most parents would agree that dealing with illnesses in children is one of the most stressful parts of being a mom or dad. If it’s not the common cold or a scraped knee from falling down, it seems like it’s a bellyache or a painful hangnail. And while every injury or illness that our little ones face is hard for us to see, ear pain seems to be one of the most acute types of pain that can really wreak havoc on children. There’s also a lot of confusion about ear infections and the question of whether or not swimming (or exposing a child’s ears to water period) might be responsible for ear infections. Given how common they are in infants and toddlers, we’re here to help you sort out the truths and the myths about this common childhood infection.
Posted in Swim Safety on January 16, 2018
As parents know, keeping kids physically active helps keep them healthy, as well as mentally and socially engaged. It also provides a positive outlet for stress relief, but you might wonder just how many kids’ sports programs your child can juggle at once, and how other healthy kids activities can compliment others. It’s clear that swimming lessons can be complementary to other water-based hobbies, like water polo or snorkeling, but they can also go hand-in-hand with less likely sports and pastimes. Here are a few:
Posted in Child Development on January 11, 2018
At Hubbard, we love seeing your little one’s face every week in class. And we hope we’ve conveyed the benefits of swim lessons, especially year round swim lessons that are attended with consistency. But, with the holidays and a busy winter season that often involves vacations and packed schedules, we also understand that there may be times when you’re unable to get to class. Not to mention, December and January are known as peak months for contagious illnesses, so there may come a time when you need to make use of our makeup swimming lessons (although we hope not!). Here are our policies:
Posted in Hubbard Updates on January 9, 2018