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Michael Phelps Safety Day!

On April 5th, 2016, posted in: Articles, General, Latest News, Safety by 0 Comment

Last Friday we were so excited to meet our Olympian Idol, Michael Phelps. Thanks to our partner, Presidential Pools,  a group of kids got to take pictures with Michael Phelps and listen to him talk about his successes and his story. He was very “real” with the kids and seemed to inspire and motivate as he spoke to..

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Just Keep Swimming!

On March 9th, 2016, posted in: Articles, Latest News, Safety by 0 Comment

Just Keep Swimming! The Benefits of Year-Round Swim Lessons Cognitively and developmentally, a child learns by repetition. The name of the game is consistency, whether we are talking about singing the ABCs, nailing a dance routine, or learning to swim! We’ve all heard it takes 21 days to make (or break) a habit, right? Swim..

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Where is Your Barrier

On August 5th, 2015, posted in: General, Latest News, Safety by 0 Comment

August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month. Here in Arizona, we are especially at risk for drownings in both adults and children due to the large number of private pools that people have in their backyards. Does your home have the necessary requirements for pool safety? According to the Arizona Department of Health & Safety, pool..

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6 Tips to Make School Lunches More Fun

On July 31st, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by 0 Comment

1. Go Bento – The idea of the bento box is all about a balanced lunch that is packed up and ready to go. It doesn’t refer to the container specifically, although you can buy fancy “bento lunchboxes” if you want to get fancy. Bento boxed lunches are usually very fun in appearance while being..

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Kid of the Month July 2015

On July 24th, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by 0 Comment

This month we want to recognize both a swimmer and an instructor here at Desert Swim School. Griffin has been swimming with Desert Swim School since he was 2 years old and he and his instructor Kailey have an amazing relationship! Kailey has made such a difference in Griffin’s swimming skills and now also teaches..

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Five Family-Friendly Fourth of July Festivities

On June 29th, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by 0 Comment

Nothing says Happy Fourth of July like a BBQ and a spectacular fireworks show! Here are five family-friendly Fourth of July events that are sure to wow! Chandler Check out the City of Chandler’s 4th of July Fireworks Celebration, including a bike parade, free kids carnival, water slides and games, a rock-climbing wall, dunk tank,..

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Summer Safety Splash

On February 26th, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by 0 Comment

Join Presidential Pools•Spas•Patio & Desert Swim School for a fun filled day great for the whole family! A great way to introduce everyone in your family on how to be safe around water this summer with our friends from Desert Swim Schools. Get tips from Gilbert’s Fire and Police Department and educate your young swimmers on..

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Let Them Eat Pie!

On November 27th, 2013, posted in: Articles, General, Latest News by 0 Comment

Let them Eat PIE! As the holidays approach, we are faced with greater temptation to eat more (and more often), and with each party or family gathering comes the challenge of keeping your commitment to healthful eating. While holiday diet advice is just as abundant as delicious holiday dishes, some ideas for making healthier food..

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The Physical, Social, and Mental Benefits of Swimming

On October 24th, 2013, posted in: Uncategorized by 0 Comment

Children taught to swim at an early age achieve physical and developmental milestones faster than children who learn at a later age. Early movement in the water develops a child in three key areas:  1) Physically 2) Mentally and, 3) Emotionally. Children who do not start swim lessons at an early age are less likely..

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Let’s Change the Statistics.

On April 22nd, 2013, posted in: Articles, General, Latest News, Upcoming Events by 0 Comment

“Unpopular”, “sad”, “lonely”, “nervous”, “feeling sick”, “powerless”, “scared” and “alone”. These words should never be associated with being a child; and yet, these are the words that describe how a lot of our children feel on a daily basis from being bullied. Statistics vary, but it is estimated that 1 in 10 students will experience..

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