This gigantic kickboard, which is 10 times the standard adult size board at 18 feet high by 11 feet wide, will serve as a larger-than-life petition for all Americans to urge Congress to add the question, “Do you know how to swim?” to the 2020 Census.
While some kids take to the water right away, for others it may take a few weeks to a couple of months before they start to feel comfortable in the water.
It is NEVER too late to learn to swim! While we are primarily known as a school for children, we have taught lessons for adult students ranging in age from 16-80!
I’ve swum throughout my childhood, learning how to float in the lake when I was young, taking lessons until I was 8, and then transitioning to swim team after that.
Sometimes it’s hard to imagine the life of a swimming athlete from the outside.
When asked about how to improve open water swim performance in a race, my first question is: are you optimizing your pool time now?
Starlit Aquatic Club in Fairfax, VA was my swim club through the 70s and 80s. I progressed through the ranks from a skinny, mediocre eight-year-old to an internationally ranked collegiate swimmer with this club.
March marked the official kick-off of another summer swim team season and the opening of neighborhood pools across the country!