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Celebrating 20 Years of Making Confident Safer Swimmers and Being Among the Best Swim Schools

 

Hubbard Family Swim School is celebrating 20 years in business - and, more importantly, 20 years of serving families like yours. We’re honored that so many of you have trusted us with your children’s swimming and water safety and letting us share the love we have for swimming and water safety. “It has meant a great deal to us knowing that we are not only teaching children how to swim, we are also introducing them to a skill that they will be able to enjoy throughout their lifetime. Swimming is a  life-long activity that everyone in a family can enjoy”, says Kathy Hubbard.

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Posted in Hubbard Updates by SwimSchool Bob on March 29, 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

Why Everyone Should Learn to Swim (at Any Age)!

 


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.

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Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons by SwimSchool Bob on March 20, 2018

Amazing Women in Swimming History

 

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:

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Posted in Motivation by SwimSchool Bob on March 16, 2018

Scheduling Frenzy: Kids in Multiple Extracurricular Activities


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.

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Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons by SwimSchool Bob on March 14, 2018

Water Safety Quiz for Kids

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.

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Posted in Swim Safety by SwimSchool Bob on March 9, 2018

My Hubbard Story - Natalie Marion

 

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.

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Posted in Hubbard Updates by SwimSchool Bob on February 27, 2018

Parents of Multiples and Swimming Lessons

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.

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Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons by SwimSchool Bob on February 21, 2018

Can I Enroll My Child with Special Needs in Swimming Lessons?

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.

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Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons by SwimSchool Bob on February 20, 2018

How to Soothe Your Child in Baby Swim Lessons

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.

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Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons by SwimSchool Bob on February 15, 2018