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Dos & Don’ts When Your Children Are Learning to Swim

By Tom Dolan / November 12, 2019 / Comments Off on Dos & Don’ts When Your Children Are Learning to Swim

When you register your children for swim lessons, you are introducing them to a fun activity and helping them develop a valuable life skill. You’ve already taken the most important step by signing them up for lessons, and now your job is simply to support them throughout the learning process. The best advice we can…

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What is the Proper Sequence of Learning to Swim? Step 3: Stroke Enhancement

By Tom Dolan / November 4, 2019 / Comments Off on What is the Proper Sequence of Learning to Swim? Step 3: Stroke Enhancement

This is the third and final blog post in our series discussing the different levels our students go through to learn how to swim properly. Swim Thru Life is our school’s mantra because we believe swimming is an indispensable life skill everyone must have – one that truly can save lives. And like other important…

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What is the Proper Sequence of Learning to Swim? Step 2: Stroke Development

By Tom Dolan / October 22, 2019 / Comments Off on What is the Proper Sequence of Learning to Swim? Step 2: Stroke Development

Our goal is for every student who attends Tom Dolan Swim School to learn how to swim properly. This process doesn’t happen overnight, but with lots of practice and repetition, muscle memory kicks in and the basics become second nature. We structure our school’s curriculum in three main programs of class levels: Water Comfort Stroke…

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What is the Proper Sequence of Learning to Swim? Step 1. Water Comfort

By Tom Dolan / September 25, 2019 / Comments Off on What is the Proper Sequence of Learning to Swim? Step 1. Water Comfort

At our school, we believe that swimming is so much more than an activity or a sport; it’s an essential life skill. Like any other valuable skill, swimming ability must be developed slowly and steadily. A specific sequence of steps allows students to learn the fundamentals and expand their capabilities over time. The three main…

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What Does Progress Look Like in Learning to Swim?

By Tom Dolan / September 18, 2019 / Comments Off on What Does Progress Look Like in Learning to Swim?

The process of learning to swim – like any other skill – is different for every student. Some children are enthusiastic learners from the beginning, and that motivation stays constant month after month as they build new skills. Others take longer to get comfortable in the water, but over time, they become confident and avid…

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