Wearing Floaties Teaches Doggie Paddling

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February 27th, 2018 Learn to Swim

My name is Carol Thienpont and I am the General Manager of SafeSplash Swim School locations in San Antonio, Texas.  Since I have been a swim instructor for the past 20 years I wanted to make sure my new best friend, my “Bassador”, Ranger, knew how to swim.  As I love being in and around the water, I would take Ranger to the lake a lot last summer. He wanted to be everywhere I was, so I wanted to make sure he knew how to doggie paddle.  Although as a swim instructor I discourage the doggie paddle with children, I definitely encouraged Ranger to use it. Floaties encourage a vertical body position in the water allowing the face to stay above the water identical to the doggie paddle.

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