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Best Practices for Diapering at Swim Lessons

by SwimSchool Bob

 

Some of the first questions we get from parents who are just starting their child in a baby swim lesson are about baby swim diapers. Here’s some more information about how we handle diapering at Hubbard Family Swim School, as well as some answers to common questions about baby swimming diapers. 

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Posted in Parenting Ideas on November 20, 2019

In Honor of World Kindness Day, Here's What Kindness Means to Us

by SwimSchool Bob

Did you know that November 13th is World Kindness Day? We love that a day has been globally dedicated to kindness and that people around the world will be participating in World Kindness Day activities. We are committed to incorporating kindness into every single day at Hubbard, 365 days per year. Here’s a look at how we do this, and how we try to do our part in teaching kindness to kids too.

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Posted in Off the Wall Thoughts, Parenting Ideas on November 13, 2019

My Child is Learning to Swim, But I Don't Know How to Swim

by SwimSchool Bob

For many parents, enrolling their children in swim classes is just something they do, especially if they or a family member has a pool or live near bodies of water. But some of these parents may never have learned to swim themselves. If this is your situation, you may not think your swimming ability matters. Your attitude about your own swimming skills can have an impact on how your child feels about swimming. Before you stress, read on for some tips to address any fears you may have and what you can do about them. Here are a few factors to think about.

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Posted in Parenting Ideas on August 29, 2019

4 Ways to Encourage Healthy Living for Kids

by SwimSchool Bob

 

Every year, we look forward to Every Kid Healthy™ Week, which takes place from April 22nd - 26th. This annual observance was created to celebrate school health and wellness achievements. It’s right in line with our mission to further kids’ fitness and healthy living for kids. So in honor of this week, here are some of our favorite tips for raising healthy children.

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Posted in Parenting Ideas, Benefits of Swim Lessons on June 17, 2019

Face Swimming Fears with Our Top 5 Favorite Books for Little Swimmers

by SwimSchool Bob

Did you know that March 2nd is “National Read Across America Day?” At Hubbard, we’re big fans of reading and really believe in the far-reaching benefits for you and your kids. One of these benefits is that some of the best books toddlers and kids love can teach them important lessons and help them through new, exciting, or challenging times in their lives. And this can include swimming!

In honor of National Read Across America Day, we wanted to share our top five best swimming books. These can help you start some valuable conversations in your family about baby and toddler swim safety, facing new challenges in the pool, and becoming a comfortable and successful swimmer. Here they are!

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Posted in Off the Wall Thoughts, Parenting Ideas on March 5, 2019

The Importance of Celebrating Learning to Swim Milestones

by SwimSchool Bob

When young kids are enrolled in swimming lessons it’s easy to wonder how many milestones there are and how they’re being met. You might see their class week to week, and not really notice much change from one to the next. Even so, progress is being made all the time - and progress monitoring is being done by our instructors. In fact, our team is trained in positive reinforcement and understands the importance of celebrating student success. Here’s a little more about our approach.

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Posted in Parenting Ideas, Child Development on February 19, 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 to Maximize Your Time at Baby Swim Lessons

by SwimSchool Bob


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 on March 22, 2018

How to Fuel Up Before Swim Lessons

by SwimSchool Bob

If you had a dollar for every time someone told you to ‘wait an hour after eating before swimming’ you’d be able to buy that jet boat you’ve always wanted. Of course, it’s not ideal to eat something and jump right in the pool for a few hours, but let’s look at the ‘what’ rather than the ‘when’ of fueling up before swimming. When it comes to your kids' tummies in a pool of water, you want to be sure you're fueling them up for swim lessons the right way, and teaching healthy habits to boot. Don't worry; we've got the lowdown on what you can give your kids to eat before swimming, and what to fuel up on after swim lessons.

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Posted in Child Development, Parenting Ideas on December 26, 2017

What Can Parents Do While Little Ones are in Swim Lessons?

by SwimSchool Bob

You’ve arrived! You’re at swim school with your little ones for their swim lessons. If you have little ones that are under 2 years old, you already know that you get to spend some fun time in the water too. A nice break for you to get to spend some splish-splashing time in the water learning the basics. If your kids are older and are on their own in swim lessons, you may not quite know now what to do with this free time you find on your hands. Once your little ones are no longer in need of your guiding hand during their swim lessons, you might find that you don't really know what to do with those much-needed minutes of alone time, besides catching up on email or Internet browsing. Use these 9 tips to get inspired!

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Posted in Parenting Ideas on December 5, 2017

Bonding with Baby: Fun Things to Do

by SwimSchool Bob

 

As a new parent, you love watching your little one grow and develop, the changes all happen so fast! Each day brings new skills and excitement as your baby discovers the world around them. With this comes the exciting challenge of finding new and creative ways to bond with your baby. Parenting.com suggests spending as much time as possible with your newborn to develop a level of trustworthiness, but as a new parent this can be challenging if you don’t know where to start. Here are some different ways to develop a better bond with your little one.

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Posted in Child Development, Parenting Ideas on November 29, 2017

Fun Summer Activities to do Outside of the Pool That Keep You Cool

by SwimSchool Bob

 

Swimming and playing in the pool are usually some of the most appealing parts of the summer. As temperatures get toasty and other outdoor activities become less inviting, water is naturally a big draw. But if you don’t have a pool, or are just looking for some summer activities for kids in addition to those you can do at the pool, there are plenty of other options that can be a blast and keep you cool. Here they are!

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Posted in Favorite Local Joints, Parenting Ideas on July 8, 2017

The Best Vacation Spots for Swimmers

by SwimSchool Bob

For millions of Americans, summertime is synonymous with sun, sand, and water. In other words…  VACATION! Even if you’re not singing the tunes to Alice Cooper’s School’s Out, summer can still bring that carefree fun feeling from your crayon-wielding days. If you are one of the many who look forward to cooling off in the water on a hot summer day then look no further because we've compiled a list of the top five U.S. best vacation spots for people who love to swim!

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Posted in Parenting Ideas on July 4, 2017

Cover Up! Sun Safety Tips

by SwimSchool Bob

 

As you finalize plans for your family’s summer vacation, make sure you prepare for sun protection. Nothing can ruin a vacation faster than a miserable sunburn! Whether your plans include a beach vacation, summer camp, or long days at the park, don’t forget the sun safety tips shared here.

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Posted in Parenting Ideas, Swim Safety on May 24, 2017

How Swimming Lessons Benefit Kids With Disabilities or Learning Disorders

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For the parents of a child with a physical disability or learning disorder, it can be challenging to find physical activities for your child. You probably want to help your young one socialize and enjoy learning new skills, like any of their peers, but you want them to try activities in which they can succeed. It might come as a surprise, but swimming lessons actually provide a great deal of stimulation, but are also accessible to kids with physical limitations or learning disorders. If your child faces one of these obstacles, you might be wondering if they can really learn to swim. Let us assure you – they can.

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Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons, Parenting Ideas, Child Development on April 22, 2017

4 Reasons to Start Your Baby in Swim Lessons Before The Age of 1

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It’s not too early for baby swimming lessons. To foster healthy brain growth, development, bonding and life skills, start before age one.

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Posted in Child Development, Parenting Ideas, Swim Safety on April 13, 2017

New to Baby Swimming Lessons? 5 Things to Expect

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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 on April 12, 2017

How Hubbard Family Swim School Swim Lessons Differ from ISR

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Survival swim lessons, like ISR, are often compared to swim school classes like those at Hubbard. Here are the main differences.

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Posted in Child Development, Parenting Ideas, Swim Safety, Swim Tips on February 6, 2017