Safety

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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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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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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How to Keep Your Toddler Healthy This Winter

On December 2nd, 2014, posted in: Articles, General, Safety by 0 Comment

Via- Baby Center             How can I keep my toddler from getting sick this winter? Good question, since as sure as the mercury drops, cold and flu viruses make the rounds through homes and daycare facilities each year. If only there were a way to guarantee that your toddler won’t get sick. Is there?..

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4 Things to Know About Hand Sanitizers

On November 12th, 2014, posted in: Articles, General, Safety by 0 Comment

4 Things to Know About Hand Sanitizers Via- Michelle Crouch from Parents Magazine               Fact 1: It works. It can be as effective as soap and water. But soap loosens dirt and bacteria off the skin and helps wash it down the drain; sanitizers kill viruses and bacteria. So if your..

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Halloween Safety for Your Ghosts and Goblins

On October 29th, 2014, posted in: Articles, General, Safety by 0 Comment

Via- Robin McClure   Halloween Safety for Your Ghosts and Goblins Trick or treating safety tips for youngsters:                 Have each child carry or wear something lit, such as a flashlight, glow bracelet or necklace, or flashing attire for visibility. Light-up shoes are also practical, and ever-so-noticeable on..

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6 Secrets of Kids Who Rarely Get Sick

On October 27th, 2014, posted in: Articles, General, Safety by 0 Comment

Via- Michelle Crouch from Parents Magazine 6 Secrets of Kids Who Rarely Get Sick Keep hands clean Regular hand-washing dramatically reduces the passing of respiratory and gastrointestinal illness, so get your kids in the habit of scrubbing up (or using a hand sanitizer) when they leave preschool or day care, after every playdate, and before..

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How Is Swimming Good for Kids?

On October 9th, 2014, posted in: Articles, General, Safety by 0 Comment

Via- Live Strong Splashing around in the pool appeals to many youngsters. While spending time in the water is often enjoyable, it has other benefits, too. Explore the positives of swimming to learn how your children will profit in the short and long term from learning water safety and swim strokes. Exercise for Health Swimming..

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