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Tom Dolan Swim School in Falls Church

Coming Soon: New Location in Falls Church

By Tom Dolan / November 19, 2018 / Comments Off on Coming Soon: New Location in Falls Church

We opened the doors to Tom Dolan Swim School way back in 2012 with the goal of teaching swimmers of all ages how to Swim Thru Life. We designed our purpose-built facility to be a safe and supportive space for students – ranging from infants to adults – to gain water-safety education, fundamental swimming skills…

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When Your Child Resists Swim Lessons

By Tom Dolan / October 31, 2018 / Comments Off on When Your Child Resists Swim Lessons

Not every child is enthusiastic about swimming right away. For some children, the uncertainty melts away naturally after the first few lessons. For others, the opposition to swimming persists much longer. As a parent, the latter situation puts you in a tricky position. Swim lessons teach life-saving skills – but it’s tough to fight about…

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Why Babies & Parents Love Our Waterbabies Classes

By Tom Dolan / October 23, 2018 / Comments Off on Why Babies & Parents Love Our Waterbabies Classes

Tom Dolan Swim School offers classes for children of all ages, from babies on up to teenagers. And while there’s no one “right” time to start swim lessons, we find that the general rule is: the earlier, the better! Our Waterbabies classes are designed to help babies and toddlers feel comfortable in the water at…

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How to Get the Most Out of the Customer Portal

By Tom Dolan / October 5, 2018 / Comments Off on How to Get the Most Out of the Customer Portal

We are passionate about helping our students learn how to Swim Thru Life – building fundamental skills, confidence, and fun with every lesson. We love seeing kids grow and thrive as they advance through class levels. We are also committed to making swim lessons as easy and stress-free as possible for parents. You lead busy…

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5 Ways to Encourage Your New Swimmer

By Tom Dolan / September 14, 2018 / Comments Off on 5 Ways to Encourage Your New Swimmer

Some new swimmers take to the water immediately, feeling at ease in lessons without much prompting. Other children are fearful or nervous and need more time and support before they become comfortable. If your child falls into the latter category, swim lessons can unfortunately become a battleground. You know that swimming is an important life…

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