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The Do's and Don'ts for Sick Children at Swim Lessons

by SwimSchool Bob

 

With school coming back in session, chances are your child is going to come in contact with a sick classmate. Whether it's a case of the sniffles, or something more serious, it can be difficult to make the right call on sending your child to their much-anticipated swim lesson. Swimming is the most fun when everyone is healthy, and that means our students and instructors. It’s important to know as a parent when you can, and when you can't, bring your sick child to swimming lessons.

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Posted in Swim Safety on September 12, 2017

Swimming Safety: Things to Remind Your Kids Before They Swim at a Friend's House

by SwimSchool Bob

Swimming is a fun-filled activity for kids and brings families together! Splashing around in the pool is always fun, no matter your age. But unfortunate accidents happen; according to the American Red Cross, each year around 200 children drown in backyard pools. Pool safety is a priority to prevent tragedy and to ensure families and friends have fun while swimming. And that includes when children swim over at a friend’s house.

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Posted in Swim Safety on September 6, 2017

Fun Games to Help Kids Get Comfortable Going Underwater

by SwimSchool Bob

If you’ve started your little one in infant swim lessons or toddler swimming lessons, you likely have experienced one of two possible reactions to getting their head wet: they either love it or they hate it.

 

If your child falls into the former category, that’s great. But if your tiny swimmer is resistant (or all out panicked) about submerging their head underwater, being in the pool can be stressful for both of you. Try not to despair: there are plenty of fun swimming games you can try – and ways you can use bath time play – to help your child move past their fears. Here are a few tactics we recommend.

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on July 16, 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

Tips for a Safe Family Beach Vacation

by SwimSchool Bob

 

Summer is coming and lots of families are planning a beach or lake vacation. There are so many positives to a beach getaway: fun in the sun, ice cream shops, water sports, games, fireworks, and lots of family memories. To keep things fun and to travel safe it’s a good idea to brush up on vacation safety tips before packing up the car and hitting the road.

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Posted in Swim Safety on June 28, 2017

School's Out, Swimming's In!

by SwimSchool Bob

 

Many parents and kids alike eagerly wait for the summertime: school’s out and there’s more time to slow down, relax, and spend time with friends and family. But summer can also be a challenge for parents. When school’s out and it’s scorching hot outside, kids can quickly feel cooped up in the house (and Mom and Dad can start to go stir crazy too). Swimming lessons are the perfect outlet for kids this season and here are three of the reasons why:

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Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons, Child Development on June 9, 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

At Home: Build Upon the Swimming Skills your Child Learns in Class

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Here are 4 ways you can help teach your child to swim and reinforce the swimming skills your child is learning in class.

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Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons, Child Development, Swim Tips on April 13, 2017

The Benefits of Year Round Swim Lessons

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Swimming isn’t just for a season; it’s a skill that lasts a lifetime and you don’t have to wait for summer to start. Hubbard Swim School shares 4 benefits of year round swim lessons for kids.

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Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons, Child Development on April 13, 2017

6 Tips to Prep Your Child for Swim Lessons at Home

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Not all children are little mer-people ready to jump right in and eager to begin to learn to swim. Swimming is crucial skill for anyone, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be a fearful event for your child (or you as the parent). Perhaps your child has a fear of swimming and a general lack of water comfort; these 6 tips will help your child get excited and ready for the next step.

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Posted in Child Development, Benefits of Swim Lessons on April 13, 2017

Safety Precautions You Should Take With Your Kids’ Favorite Pool Toys

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From goggles to floaties, it’s important that you take the necessary safety precautions to make sure all pool toys are kid-ready and pool-safe!

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Posted in Swim Safety on April 13, 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

FAQ: Swim Safety Devices and Apparel – Floaties and Water Wings are Dangerous

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Considering using swim safety devices or apparel? Here’s a review of what to avoid versus what’s actually safe to use.

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Posted in 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

Keep Your Kids Happy & Healthy While Swimming

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Keep your children happy and healthy while swimming! Here are some remedies for swimmer’s ear, dry hair and skin, and other common swim snafus.

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Posted in Swim Safety, Swim Tips on April 12, 2017

Swimming Safety Tips You Can Practice with Your Kids Outside of the Pool

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Swim safety doesn?t end when you leave swim lessons. Check out Hubbard Family Swim School?s safety tips you can practice with your kids outside the pool!

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Posted in Swim Safety on February 20, 2017

4 Benefits of Swim Lessons on Early Childhood Development

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Research study corroborates that swim lessons have positive cognitive, physical and psychological impacts on early childhood development.

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Posted in Benefits of Swim Lessons, Child Development on February 13, 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