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    The Essential Beach & Pool Day Packing List

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    When you’re a kid, getting ready for a day at the beach or the pool involves throwing on a swimsuit and flip-flops and running out the door. As a parent wrangling your own little ones, you know it requires a good deal more planning and organization. To make this process easier, we’ve put together a…

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    Build Kids’ Confidence in the Water This Summer

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    Summertime is officially here, bringing with it heat waves, pool parties and vacation plans. This summer, your children are likely to spend some time in and around the water. Take advantage of this opportunity to help them grow more comfortable, confident and safe in their swimming skills. Here are a few tips to get started:…

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    4 Essential Water Safety Tips from Pediatricians

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    Water safety is our top priority all year round. But as we get deeper into spring and summer, it’s important for parents and educators to be even more aware of risks near water. Let’s celebrate National Water Safety Month by brushing up on practices and precautions that can save a life. In March, the American…

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    Managing Nerves – Yours & Your Child’s – Before Swim Lessons

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    When you talk to your child about starting swim lessons, what is their general reaction? Are they mostly excited and eager, or are they more unsure and scared? It’s totally normal for new students to get pre-swimming jitters. Sometimes these nerves disappear with the first lesson, and sometimes they take a little longer to wash…

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    Reasons to Sign Up for Summer Skill Builder Clinics

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    Summer Skill Builder Clinics are coming to Tom Dolan Swim School – starting June 10th in Dulles and June 17th in Falls Church. Important Info Times: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cost: $115 per week (includes five 30-minute lessons) No registration fee Summer Skill Builder Clinics offer five days in a row of swim lessons,…

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