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Shallow Water Blackout Suspected to Be Leading Cause of Swimming Related Deaths

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  • drowning prevention, pool safety, shallow water blackout, Texas Swim Academy, water safety
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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Texas Swim Academy Staff Member Bags Record Alligator!

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  • academy news, alligator hunting, record alligator, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Swim Academy
Did you know that the longest alligator on record in Texas measured 14 feet and 3 inches? We do, because it was caught by Texas Swim Academy’s very own Braxton Bielski!
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Katy Summer Events 2013 | June Events

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  • Katy summer events, summer events 2013, summer fun ideas
Looking for things to do this summer around Katy? Each month this summer we'll post fun activities and events for the entire family. And to get it all started, we're giving you a load of fun things to add to your calendar for June. You can keep your kids busy all month long with these local summer events. 2013 can be your family’s best summer yet!
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Summer Fun Ideas from Texas Swim Academy

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Looking for some summer fun ideas to keep everyone entertained? Reel the kids in with this creative spin on poolside fishing from www.toddlerstoday.com. MATERIALS 1 stick (3-feet long) twine/string craft foam in several different colors google eyes magnets paper clips hot glue scissors 2 hula hoops DIRECTIONS Tie a piece of string or twine about
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Protect Your Skin with These Sun Safety Tips

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  • pool safety, skin cancer prevention, sun safety, sunscreen facts
This summer, while you enjoy the pool and outdoor fun with your family, it’s important to take a few minutes to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control, but there are steps you can take to minimize your risk.
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Survival Swim Swimmer Saves Himself

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  • Texas Swim Academy, toddler swimming lessons, water safety, water safety tips
As infant aquatic instructors and water safety advocates, we’re always trying to drive home the importance of life saving skills for small children. Unfortunately, this sometimes means sharing some horror stories. This time, we’d like to share a success story.
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Swimming Lessons for Children with Autism

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  • autistic swimming lessons, Houston swimming lessons, special needs swimming lessons, swimming lessons
Since April is Autism Awareness month, we’d like to share some information about our special swimming program for children with autism. This program teaches lifes-saving skills to autistic children of all ages and helps them to embrace their natural affinity with water in a safe and beneficial way. Many students choose to take the instruction further, with stroke development and competitive swim.
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Avon Walk Houston 2013 – Texas Swim Academy Team Raises Funds for Local Breast Cancer Organizations

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At Texas Swim Academy there are some causes that are very close to our hearts. One is the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. A few months ago we invited you to join our Avon Walk Houston 2013 team as we committed to raise funds for this worthy charity and prepare to walk 39 miles in
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What Parents Should Expect with Swim Lessons

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Summer is just around the corner, and it’s the prime time to register your children for swim lessons. We encourage our parents to get involved with their children’s swim lessons in order to provide positive reinforcement and to help with the commitment of attending classes several days a week. When you are considering swim lessons
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