Use the worksheet to select what is safe to do in and near the water, and what is unsafe and dangerous. Cut out the images, and glue them into the right box.
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Danika & Emily Simmons are The Aqua Life’s first twin Swimmers of the Session! These six year old fraternal twins absolutely adore the water! Unfortunately, like many fearless kids these two were prone to jumping in the water with or without supervision and that is why their mom, Xioli trusted us to teach her girls how to swim.
Do you have a kid that is smart as a whip and just won’t take you’re word for things?
You say, “Go ahead, put your face in the water. It’ll be fine!” and he/she looks at you skeptically and responds, “NO, thanks!”
Well, that pretty much describes Griffin, our super bright and imaginative swimmer of the session!
The impact was jaw rattling. The pain that followed excruciating. It burst from the point of impact, my face, and echoed through my skull and traveled down my spine. My body went loose. I sunk down, down, down into the warm water and into the darkness of unconsciousness. The more the black enveloped me the more distant the pain grew. It was a relief. Just like falling asleep. Just like exhaling for the last time.
Then a gentle voice was there in my head, talking to me, saying, “Oh, no Stephanie hold on. Stay here.” …
One of the biggest myths around swim lessons is that only a professional can teach your child how to swim. Just like parents have come to depend on the Public (or Catholic) school system to educate their children in academics, parents have come to depend on our city pools to teach their child to swim.
In our last blog post, we uncovered a common myth surrounding swim lessons and in today’s post, we’ll touch on another all too common myth. This one is on the subject of losing swim skills after taking a break from lessons.
Becoming a lifeguard can be a really exciting venture in your child’s life. One of the questions we get asked a lot is: does my child need to complete all 10 Red Cross Swim levels in order to become a lifeguard? Let’s explore that together in today’s post.
We see so many different children come into our lessons with different comfort and skill levels. Often, before signing up their child, parents will ask us if we really think their child needs lessons or if we feel that they are ready for lessons.