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!
Sometimes it is easy to forget that every amazing athlete, no matter their current prestige, started as a beginner and understanding how preliminary steps, lessons, and small-time races can build to the world record shattering results is its own challenge for would-be superstars.
IRONMAN And SwimLabs Swim School Partner To Provide State Of The Art Training For Triathletes and Coaches
This partnership between IRONMAN and SwimLabs allows IRONMAN Certified Coaches and their clients to benefit from SwimLabs’ one-of-a-kind stroke analysis, video comparison library of former world and Olympic champions, and warm-water, constant-current pool technology.
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Swimming provides so many great benefits, but what do you do when your little ones are scared to take the plunge?
Working in a store specifically for competitive swimming in Southern California can be an eye opener, even for someone like me who has spent the last 2 decades poolside. It’s like a whole different world of educating parents about swimming. One of the main things (besides learning how a suit should fit) is fitting goggles. Swimming without goggles can seem like a “Truth or Dare” challenge but not having the right pair can be even harder.
When a friend needs help, you do your best to help him or her. Before she moves back to Europe next month, my friend Louise worked for a SafeSplash Swim School in Texas.
Taking a few minutes to speak to your child about pool safety on a consistent basis can protect him or her from injury and any unnecessary accidents around swimming pools.
Practice makes perfect! Like any skill, swimming skills are improved when they are practiced often. There are many skills that young swimmers are able to work on at home, even without the use of a pool. For example, some skills that children can do in the bathtub include:
Every year we still go to Florida and my kids are little fish in my grandparent’s pool swimming from sun up till sun down! It’s great that they know how to swim and enjoy it so much!