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05 Sep

Hydration Tips for Swimmers

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Spending time by the pool is a favorite summer pastime, especially for the little ones. However, a hot day by a pool in Houston can be dangerous without the proper hydration even through the fall season. While swimming is an activity surrounded by water, it’s a very strenuous activity that requires a large amount of
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29 Jun

Personal Flotation Devices: Are They Helpful or Hurtful When Learning How to Swim?

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Many parents rely on personal flotation devices to ensure their children’s safety in the water. However, a question that often comes up is whether or not personal flotation devices (PFDs) are doing more harm than good. Truthfully, when it comes to learning how to swim, PFDs may give parents a false sense of security and
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18 May

May is National Water Safety Month: Get a Jump Start on Safety at Texas Swim Academy

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May is National Water Safety Month, a month to recognize the start of the swimming season and remind parents, guardians, and children of important water safety practices and drowning prevention guidelines to keep in mind as they enjoy water sports and activities. National Water Safety Month (NWSM) is an awareness campaign sponsored by the American
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17 Apr

Top Water Safety Guidelines for Safer Swimming This Season

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Now that it is swim season, many families will be enjoying the spring and summer weather in or around water, whether it’s a pool, beach, water park, or lake. As a facility that focuses on water safety and drowning prevention, we want all of our TSA families to be safe this season! So, we would
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01 Aug

Harris County and Surrounding Areas Report High Number of Child Drownings

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The Texas Department of Family & Protective Services recently released statistics for the first half of 2014 and they show an unexpectedly high number of children drowning for Harris County and nearby areas, including Liberty and Fort Bend Counties. The listed accidents demonstrate that anywhere your child interacts with water – bathtub, pool, pond, or
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17 Jun

Should Parents Be Concerned About Secondary Drowning After a Swim Lesson?

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Many don’t realize that drowning can occur outside of a swimming pool. It’s a phenomenon known as “dry drowning” or “secondary drowning” that happens when someone breathes in small amounts of water during a struggle. That triggers muscles in the airways to spasm which can make it hard to breathe. There have been many blogs
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12 Jun

Important Differences Between Pool Swimming and Beach Swimming

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Summertime has begun and it’s prime time for ample amounts of sunblock and swimming, no matter if it’s in a swimming pool or at the beach. However, did you know that there are important differences between beach swimming and pool swimming that could make a huge difference in your child’s safety this pool season? As
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15 May

Teach Your Child Water Safety with a Free Coloring Sheet

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Since May is National Water Safety Month and pool season is about to start, it’s more important than ever to teach your child the importance of water safety in and around the pool. And the conversation you have with your child can be more fun and interactive with this free, downloadable coloring worksheet! There’s no
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08 May

Ask Your Child to Take the Swimmer Safety Pledge for National Water Safety

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Our look at  National Water Safety  Month  continues with the Swimmer Safety Pledge, a great way to get your child involved. The  Safe Swimmer’s Pledge  is short, easy to remember and a perfect way to focus kids’ attention on important lessons for National Water Safety Month: I pledge to never swim alone. I pledge to never play or swim near
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05 May

Why 60-70% of Minority Children Can’t Swim, and What Needs to Change

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For  National Water Safety Month, we want to help raise awareness of critical issues pertaining to children and water safety. One area of concern that persists is water safety for minority kids, who are less likely to have strong swimming skills and face an increased risk of drowning. Studies are now being conducted to find out
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