Our blog is a fantastic resource for parents. In many ways it is like a guide to swim lessons and swim schools for kids. Our mission is to provide water safety skills for a lifetime through an experience they will never forget. We specialize in helping your child become a safe, happy, confident, lifelong swimmer.
It’s all over the news, stress and anxiety levels in children are increasing at an alarming rate. While you may have scheduled swim lessons for practical reasons, by all means it IS a great work and vitally important to keeping children safe. Did you also know that swimming can help reduce stress and anxiety as well? Here are a few of the reasons why:
Lisa Adams, mom of Houston SafeSplash franchisee and two time Olympian Cammile Adams, has lived the majority of her life around the pool. “As the girls grew up, we spent countless hours at swim meets around the county” Lisa remembers. Lisa followed Cammile and her twin sister, Ashley, to swim practices and meets year after year after year.
However, Lisa never truly learned the skill part of swimming. “The girls would always joke around with me and tell their friends I didn’t know how to swim. I never really thought much of it. Even after Cammile made the Olympic team, I never thought that I should take lessons and learn the proper skills.”
Summer is fast approaching, and we are excited! The splash of cool water when you jump into a pool is an experience which we all enjoy. When the summer sun comes up, everyone is happily picking up their swimming gear and hurrying towards the pool. Whether it is to practice or it is to exercise, we are all going to have fun at the pool.
I will try almost any endurance/ultra-event… at least once. If someone asks me to do something crazy, I’m almost always game to do it! “Why not get the experience?” is what my internal voice is often saying. It's how I’ve gotten into most everything I love to do. And as much as it tells me what I love, it tells me what I hate.
Being an instructor at SafeSplash we know that a healthy body and mind are key to success! When I'm not training my body you can find me with my nose in a book. There are so many books that I will be reading throughout the year. I have the goal of reading 150 books by the end of the year and so far I’m at 50. Here are the next top five on my to-do list!
One of the joys of being a part of our swim school community is experiencing the positive culture that our staff, students, and families create together. This positive culture is something we consciously work on at SafeSplash for a very important reason. A positive school climate is directly related to learning and success and, in our case, that means learning to swim! Research shows that an environment where students feel safe, respected, supported, and valued provides a foundation for students to best learn and achieve.
With warm weather around the corner now is the time to start getting our little ones ready for Spring/Summer swimming. Let SafeSplash help your child to develop into a safe, happy and confident swimmer this Spring/Summer! Not sure when to start? Here are 5 reasons to start getting ready for Spring and Summer now!
Shayan, age 6, has been with us since May 2017 and is our pioneering example of why special needs lessons are so important. Below, Shayan's parents write about their child and what they recommend for anyone who has kids with special needs:
Before my kids were born, I rarely posted on social media. Once my first was born, he was (in my mind) the cutest baby ever and everyone needed to see him. It also made it easier to stay connected to friends and family across the globe without annoying group texts.