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    Why Learning to Swim is Like Math and Music


    Can you recall reciting multiplication tables and solving long division problems when you were in elementary school? If you sang in a choir or played a musical instrument, do you remember performing in your very first recital? A lot of practice and hard work led up to those moments of understanding and mastery. You didn’t…

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    Why Shorter Distances Build Stronger Swimmers

    Learning how to swim isn’t so different from learning how to walk. When children take their first steps, they’re a bit wobbly and hesitant as they get used to their new-found balance and mobility. They take two steps and fall down, then take three more and fall down again. Every time they get up and…

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    Water Safety Is Part of Learning to Swim – Not a Separate Skill

    When you think about water safety, what comes to mind? You may run through the list of precautions you take to keep your kids safe around the water: swimming with adult supervision, not running on slippery surfaces, diving only in the deep end, always wearing life jackets on boats. And what do you picture when…

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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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