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02 May

Kids Safety Educational Resources

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  With summer just around the corner, it’s nearly every kid’s favorite time of the year: swim team season. Since your children are likely to be spending even more time in the water than usual, it’s imperative you reinforce water safety rules as often as possible. Any swim lesson will be sure to include water
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23 Dec

The Sensory Motor Benefits of Swimming

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The winter months are a great time to enroll your child into a swim course. Texas Swim Academy, partnered with poolsafely.gov, is passionate about water safety and survival, both of which can be learned within the academy and before a young child enters another, private pool. The Katy, Texas Adaptive Aquatics Program is a special
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01 Oct

Drowning Prevention: What Parents Need to Know

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At Texas Swim Academy, we strongly focus on drowning prevention and water safety. And we’ve made it our passion to empower swimmers with the skills they need to have a safe time in the pool. Tune to the video below to hear Yves and Larry Stewart’s story about their son Kameron, who survived a drowning accident
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24 Jul

Sun Safety: What You Need to Know About Sunscreen and Swimming

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At Texas Swim Academy, safety is our number one priority. We are focused on teaching essential water safety skills to ensure the safety and well being of your family. Now that we have reached the peak of summer, we know this is the prime time for many families to enjoy time in the sun and
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20 Jul

Drowning is Preventable: Pool Safety Practices for Home Swimming

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Many families enjoy the summer months by swimming in backyard pools and relaxing in hot tubs. Unfortunately, according to the American Red Cross, over 200 young children drown in backyard swimming pools every year. The Texas Department of Family & Protective Services recently reported that there have been 41 Texas child drowning accidents in 2015
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19 Mar

Safety First! 10 Must-Know Pool Safety Tips for Parents and Students

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As warmer weather and swim season approach, here are 10 must-know pool safety tips for parents and students. Whether your child will be spending time at a swimming facility or residential pool, be sure to share these important pool safety rules with your them before swimming season officially begins!   1. Walk, don’t run. The number
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02 Aug

Swimming Pool Safety Procedures During Lightning Storms

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Summer is the most dangerous time of year for deaths and injuries due to lightning strikes. Outdoor swimming pools are especially vulnerable: though pools are typically built to be grounded, direct strikes happen and are a persistent danger. Kids safety is paramount, what do you do when a lightning storm threatens while you are in
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19 May

Why Life Jackets and Arm Bands in the Pool Are a Bad Idea (You Might Be Surprised!)

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For  National Water Safety Month we take a look at an issue that has created a lot of confusion for parents and caregivers: using life jackets and arm bands for children in the pool. With so many people voicing different opinions (and for different reasons), we want to let you know our position on the subject, as
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05 Mar

Teaching Toddlers Water Safety

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Toddlers should learn early about water safety, whether they take swimming classes or not. According to the CDC, children between 1-4 years of age have the highest drowning rates. Drowning is very preventable and toddlers are capable of learning the basics of water safety, including skills they can use to save themselves should they accidentally
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28 Feb

You Can Help Your Child Overcome Their Fear of Water

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Many infants and children who are early swimmers are challenged by a fear of the water. This is common and this fear may be innate or it may be sustained by a bad memory involving water: for kids, drowning is a very real fear. Whatever the cause, there are steps that parents and instructors can
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