Dear TDSS Families, I hope you are safe and healthy during this uncertain and extraordinary time.  I also hope you are following the social distancing and social grouping restrictions to help flatten the growth curve of COVID-19.  I know the quarantine with kids is a major adjustment to your day and I wish you all…

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Dear TDSS Families, After much research, analysis, and conversation about the coronavirus with trusted doctors and community organizations, we have decided to close TDSS Dulles and Falls Church.  The schools will be closed tomorrow, March 15 through Saturday, March 28, and will reopen on Sunday, March 29.  All missed classes will be provided make-ups on…

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child learning to swim

Children worldwide are not getting enough exercise, and it is cause for concern.  The Decline in Physical Activity  In a recent report, the World Health Organization found that more than 80% of adolescents ages 11 to 17 didn’t meet the current recommendations for daily physical activity in 2016, putting them at risk for current and…

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Swim lessons for babies

What Are the Benefits of Swim Lessons for Babies? If we could give you one bit of unsolicited advice about swim lessons for babies, it would be: Start early!  Of course, it’s never too late to learn to swim, and we teach classes for adults as well as children. But it’s a wonderful gift to…

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Tom Dolan 2019 Recap

Happy New Year! 2019 was a whirlwind of activity at Tom Dolan Swim School, and we’re proud of how much we accomplished. Let’s take a look back at some of our highlights from the year as we get ready to dive into new projects in 2020. Opening TDSS Falls Church In March, we opened the…

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