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Kids Aren’t Getting Enough Physical Activity – Swimming Can Help

By Tom Dolan / February 27, 2020 / Comments Off on Kids Aren’t Getting Enough Physical Activity – Swimming Can Help

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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Benefits of Swim Lessons for Babies

By Tom Dolan / February 4, 2020 / Comments Off on Benefits of 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

TDSS 2019 Highlights

By Tom Dolan / January 23, 2020 / Comments Off on TDSS 2019 Highlights

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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4 Social Skills Kids Learn in Swim Lessons

By Tom Dolan / December 20, 2019 / Comments Off on 4 Social Skills Kids Learn in Swim Lessons

There are so many good reasons to enroll your child in swim lessons. You want them to learn an important life skill and be safe around the water. You hope that swimming will help them stay active and even boost their cognitive and physical abilities. Did you know that swim lessons also support healthy social…

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Tips for Swimming When It’s Cold Outside

By Tom Dolan / November 26, 2019 / Comments Off on Tips for Swimming When It’s Cold Outside

As temperatures drop in the winter, parents are sometimes tempted to put swim lessons on hold until the warmer spring or summer months. But learning to swim is actually a year-round pursuit. When children take extended breaks from lessons, their technique gets rusty and they need time to regain their confidence and capabilities in the…

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