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20 Nov

Stay Safe in the Water This Holiday Season

  • Posted by Jenna
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The holidays are a time for family, friends and loads of laughter. They are also a time when families are busy and can be easily distracted, leaving little ones to do what little ones do best – be curious and explore. Even the best of parents can lose sight of his or her child on
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03 Sep

Understanding When Childhood Drowning Most Often Occurs

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When people picture what it looks like to drown, many see a cartoon-like image of someone wildly flailing their arms and splashing while bobbing about in the middle of a pool or a lake. What people don’t realize is that drowning is almost always nearly silent, and it doesn’t take a large body of water
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22 Jul

Three Reasons to Enroll Your Child in Survival Swim Lessons

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Gone are the days when it was thought kids should be in preschool before they learn how to swim. As we now know (and as the American Academy of Pediatrics now openly acknowledges), children as young as one year of age should be taking survival swim lessons. A parent’s knee-jerk reaction to this is fear.
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17 Jul

The Six Layers of Protection for Maximum Pool Safety

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Drowning is quick, silent and it’s 100 percent preventable. Sadly, according to the World Health Organization, an estimated 360,000 drowning deaths occur worldwide with children having access to water being among those at the greatest risk. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to pool safety. This is why drowning prevention advocates have developed what is known as
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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

  • Posted by Nadine Yu
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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

  • Posted by Nadine Yu
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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

  • Posted by Nadine Yu
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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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29 Jan

Don’t Relax on These Hot Tub Safety Tips

  • Posted by Texas Swim Academy
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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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