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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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    Join Us for the Grand Opening of Our Falls Church Location

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    Exciting news: Tom Dolan Swim School’s new Falls Church location is officially open! We kicked off our first classes in the facility at the end of February, offering swim lessons at all levels for babies, toddlers, young children, older kids and adults. We’re hosting a free community grand opening event, and all are welcome to…

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    Tips to Prepare Your Children for Summer Swimming

    Summer is still many months away, but now is the time to start looking ahead to swim season. If your children are going off to summer camp, or you’re planning a family trip to the beach this year, you have time to build or refresh fundamental swimming skills. Don’t make the mistake of waiting until…

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