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20 Jun

Tragic Toddler Drowning Raises Awareness About the Importance of Survival Swim Lessons

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There are many steps we, as parents, take before and while raising our little ones to ensure their safety. We adhere to recommended nutritional guidelines. We diligently follow instructions about the proper installation of infant and booster seats. We take them to the doctor and dentist regularly for their health and well-being. What is sadly
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30 May

How Swimming Lessons Can Help Kids with School

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When most parents sign their children up for swim lessons, they do so with the intention of their youngsters learn lifesaving water safety skills. But swimming lessons benefit children in more ways than one. In fact, lessons can even help your child excel in his or her learning at school.   Greater Self Confidence Research
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22 May

A Forgotten Danger: Pool Drain Safety

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Have you heard of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (VGB Act)? It was enacted in 2007 after a 7-year-old girl named Vigrinia Graeme Baker died due to suction from a malfunctioning drain. The powerful suction was even too much for her mother to pull her away from the drain. It took
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New AAP Guidelines Recommend Swim Lessons for Infants & Toddlers

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For the past several years, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recommended that children start swimming lessons when they reach the age of 4. Depending on who you ask, it was thought that children who are 4 and older had both the mental and physical ability to follow directions and learn how to swim
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02 Apr

Adaptive Aquatics Swim Lessons Protect Kids with ASD

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  It’s an unfortunate fact that accidental drowning is a leading cause of death for children aged 14 and younger. Sadly, the number of accidental drowning deaths skyrockets for children on the autism spectrum. According to the National Autism Association, drowning accounted for over 90 percent of total deaths for children with autism spectrum disorder
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04 Mar

What to Expect at a Swim Clinic

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Beginner and seasoned swimmers alike have specific goals they want to reach, and there’s no better time to start working toward those goals than through a swim team clinic with Texas Swim Academy. Unlike traditional swimming lessons which are to teach children how to swim, our swim team clinics here at Texas Swim Academy are
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27 Feb

The Importance of Swim Lessons Before Family Vacations

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Almost every family vacation includes a fun-filled aquatic adventure. Whether it’s splashing in the hotel pool, wave jumping in the ocean or paying a visit to a nearby water park, teaching kids to be safe around water is critical for their health and safety. Swim lessons before vacations are the best way to make sure
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11 Feb

Learning to Swim: My Story

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by Atiya Hopkins Growing up in Middletown, Connecticut in the 70’s and 80’s, (wow moment for me, yes- the 1970’s) I was surrounded by family. Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and cousins, we all lived within a bicycle ride of each other. The generation in which I grew up did not set expectations that you must to
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29 Jan

5 Reasons for Houston Kids & Teens to Join a Swim Team

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Swimming is an essential life-saving skill that’s also great for our physical and mental health. Joining a competitive swim team like the Texas Swim Academy Tritons in Houston can take your child’s performance in swimming and other areas of his life to the next level. Last year the Texas Swim Academy Tritons (also known as
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29 Jan

Don’t Relax on These Hot Tub Safety Tips

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Hot tubs are a fun and relaxing way to spend time with friends and family. But don’t let their size fool you. They need the same attention to safety as a swimming pool, if not more. The following are some critical hot tub safety tips.   Beware the “Hidden” Dangers Hot tubs utilize powerful suction
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