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11 Nov

The Importance of Learning to Swim at an Early Age

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It is nearly impossible to go through a modern life without being put in a situation in which the skill of swimming is essential. From pool parties to emergencies at the local lake, swimming is more useful than riding a bicycle, but some parents are not quick to introduce their children to the water. This
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30 Oct

Should Swimmers Continue Swimming in the Fall & Winter Months?

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Summer is over, and it is very typical for families to place swim lessons on pause to focus on soccer, football, gymnastics, or piano lessons during the fall and winter season. However, before you pack away the swimsuits, consider these four great reasons why swim lessons are fit for every season, not just for the
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23 Oct

Best Healthy Snacks for Swimmers

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Swimmers have a healthy appetite, especially after a swim session. A competitive swimmer can burn up to 600 calories in just one hour of swimming laps! With this type of calorie consumption, it’s important for swimmers to get the necessary replenishment they need to perform their best in the pool. Below are the best types
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23 Jan

5 Scientific Benefits of Swimming

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The benefits of swimming are more than just anecdotal, they are proven objectively by science. Here are just 5 of the most common scientifically proven benefits of swimming for kids: 1. A scientific study from Griffith Institute for Educational Research reveals that children who learn to swim at an early age reach cognitive developmental milestones
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14 Nov

Swimmer Nutrition: A Guide to Children’s Fuel and Energy Needs in the Pool

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Swimming and swimming workouts require a lot of energy: children can quickly become fatigued if they do not prepare before or do not adequately nourish themselves during a swim session. Here’s what you need to know about children’s fuel and energy needs in the pool. Eating before swimming. For recreational swimming, the “dangers” of eating just
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04 Nov

Just Keep Swimming: 3 Reasons to Keep Your Child Swimming this Winter

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Winter is no time for children to hide from the water, in fact it’s a great time of year for children to stay active and work on swimming techniques begun during the summer. Here are three reasons to keep your child swimming this winter. Reason #1 – Swimming is a great way to stay active
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17 Jul

Positive Health Effects from Water-Based Exercise

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Everyone says swimming is good for you, but do you ever wonder about the specific ways in which it helps your mind and body? From joints and muscle groups, to confidence and self-esteem, swimming has a myriad of benefits for your whole body.
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Shallow Water Blackout Suspected to Be Leading Cause of Swimming Related Deaths

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As a swim academy, we put a high priority on drowning prevention through swimming and life-saving skills. But unfortunately, being a strong swimmer is not always enough. Few are aware of the drowning risk from Shallow Water Blackout (SWB), but it typically affects strong swimmers and the physically fit. Because Shallow Water Blackout occurs with no warning, the result is almost always fatal when the victim is in the water. So what is SWB?
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