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When Should You Start Swim Lessons? by Janice Jaicks

On July 13th, 2016, posted in: Articles, Safety, Uncategorized, videos by 0 Comment

It’s a question I get all the time. When should I start swim lessons for my child? There has been controversy over what age to start children in swim lessons. As a water safety instructor for thirty years, I encourage you to start your children at a very young age (approximately 18 months). This is..

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Too Cool For The Pool – Published In The American Fitness Magazine

On August 4th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by 0 Comment

Click on this link to read the article: https://www.nasm.org/american-fitness-magazine/issues/american-fitness-magazine-summer-2016/too-cool-for-the-pool

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DYI Spice Blends

On July 6th, 2016, posted in: Tips, Uncategorized by 0 Comment

Here is something we thought you might be interested in! Need to add some spice to your life? So here is a spice blend recipe sheet that you can download, print and stick to your fridge! Just click on the image below to Download a PDF of the cheat sheet!     Cajun Spice Blend 2 Tbsp cumin 2 Tbsp coriander 2 Tbsp paprika 1..

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Fact or Fiction – it’s SO HOT you can cook an egg on the sidewalk!

On June 29th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by 0 Comment

You’ve heard people say, “It’s so hot outside you could fry an egg on the sidewalk!” Is that true? Could you really turn your sidewalk into a frying pan? We did our research and found out that very few people have successfully cooked an egg on a sidewalk without the extra help of an aluminum..

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Four Types of Schools – Where Does Your Child Fit In?

On June 23rd, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by 0 Comment

Homeschools Did you know that there are over 10,000 registered homeschoolers in Arizona? DSS talked to Colleen Towey (an active homeschool mom) at length about why she chooses to homeschool her three children, Sarah (11), Peter (9) and Patrick (5). We wondered how she learns what to teach the kids, how she separates the three..

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Swimmer’s Ear (External Otitis)

On June 15th, 2016, posted in: Articles, Safety, Uncategorized by 0 Comment

External otitis is a condition that occurs when the ear canal (the part of the ear that leads from the outer ear to the ear drum) becomes irritated. Risk factors for developing external otitis include swimming, trauma to the ear canal (from scratching or use of cotton swabs), ear devices (hearing aids, ear phones), allergic..

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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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What the heck does a TEAL pumpkin mean?‏

On October 23rd, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by 0 Comment

  While some of you may already be planning to set out your teal pumpkin this year, there are a great deal of people to whom the teal pumpkin remains a Halloween mystery. For those of you who don’t know, the Teal Pumpkin Project™ was launched in 2014 as a national campaign by Food Allergy..

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Meet The Team: Libby Treadway

On October 12th, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by 0 Comment

Libby Treadway  has been working with our team at Desert Swim School and FitnessFest Conference & Expo for six years. I remember the first day I interviewed Libby at a coffee shop in Chandler. She was only 18 or 19 at the time, and I will never forget how impressed I was by her! She was..

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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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