Children, like most of us, are very visual learners. But sometimes when they watch a stroke being demonstrated in the pool, it’s hard for them to completely grasp the technique because they are only seeing it from one angle.
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?
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!
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 Read More
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.