Teaching Swimming Lessons; What My Students Have Taught Me

Posted on Sep 16, 2016 8:17:46 AM by Ashley Adams in Kids Swimming Lessons, in Swimming, in learning to swim, in Swimming instructors, in teachers, in Fun

Teaching Swimming Lessons; What My Students Have Taught Me

Hi! My name is Ashley and I have been working as an instructor at Swimtastic (Franklin location) for two years and have developed close relationships with each of the students that I teach. I teach children from the age of two years old to fourteen years old. There are many life lessons I have learned from them, and though I have seen many come and go, no matter what is going on in my life at that moment, I look up to these children. Here are just a few life lessons my students have taught me:

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Lessons from children – All things come with time

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM by Amanda Charles in Parenting Tips, in kids, in Patience, in success, in children learning, in Development

Lessons from children – All things come with time

There are a lot of lessons to be learned as a parent, but one of the greatest lessons I have learned from my stepson is that all things come with time.  As parents we rush to help our children learn new things and new skills.  We get frustrated when we don’t think they are potty-training fast enough, they won’t sit still long enough to hear a chapter from a book, they won’t capitalize their sentences or basic math seems like calculus to their developing brains.  We worry that we aren’t doing a good enough job and that lacking these basic skills is going to ruin them forever.  Phew.  Take a breath!

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Taking a Vacation, Without Breaking the Bank

Posted on Aug 11, 2016 1:52:34 PM by Amanda Charles in Family Activites, in Travel, in Budgeting, in Explore, in Vacation

Taking a Vacation, Without Breaking the Bank

We all need a vacation and some time to just soak in the freedom of fewer obligations.  For many, a vacation is a far-off dream that entails sitting by a salty sea with their feet in the sand.  And while that sounds relaxing, there is a lot of time, energy and money that goes into making that dream a reality. There are special supplies to buy, bags (and kids!) to pack, plane tickets to purchase and connecting flights to rush towards, hotels to check into and often a schedule of activities to keep the kids engaged.  Whew!  That sounds like a lot of work and a lot of dollars go into the popular idea of a vacation (and unless you are a superstar budgeter - much more than you might plan).  Here are some tips that can help your family “take a vacation” that requires a lot less stress but still has a whole lot of fun and relaxation packed in:

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Ditching the Makeup: A One-Way Street to Confidence

Posted on Jul 29, 2016 10:10:56 AM by Amanda Charles in Smart Fish Swim In Schools, in Trying something new, in Natural, in Insecurities, in Makeup, in feeling confident, in Beautiful

Ditching the Makeup: A One-Way Street to Confidence

Makeup is the perfect solution for the dark under-eye circles, unwanted freckles and untimely blemishes.  Foundation for uneven skin tone, concealer for dark under-eye circles, mascara when our eyelashes are too short or too thin and eye shadow and liner to make our eyes look brighter or darker, bigger or smaller.  Makeup makes us feel professional and grown-up.  It makes us feel perfect and beautiful.  Right?

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Staff Series #1: Overheard at Swimtastic

Posted on Jul 20, 2016 4:00:27 PM by Noelle Kanitz in learn to swim, in kids swimming, in Work with Kids, in Funny things Kids say, in Swimming instructors

Staff Series is a new series of blog posts from the Franklin location focusing on the staff members and their experiences with their students. Stay tuned each month for a new entry!

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Healthy Doesn't Mean Boring

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM by Noelle Kanitz in Smart Fish Swim In Schools, in treats, in Holiday ideas, in 4th of July, in recipes, in helathy, in fruit

Healthy Doesn't Mean Boring. Ditch the Sugar and Check out These Yummy Alternatives!

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Dads Deserve to be Spoiled on Father's Day Too! 5 Simple Gifts that Dad is Sure to Love.

Posted on Jun 17, 2016 12:56:41 PM by Brooke Jones in Smart Fish Swim In Schools, in Father's Day Gift Ideas, in Father's Day, in Celebrate Dad, in Dad Approved

 

Dads Deserve to be Spoiled on Father's Day Too! 5 Simple Gifts that Dad is Sure to Love.

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What I Learned from My First Garage Sale: What to Do and What Not to Do.

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 9:33:36 AM by Ashley Bossell in summer, in Smart Fish Swim In Schools, in Garage Sale Tips, in Orgnaization

What I Learned from My First Garage Sale: What to Do and What Not to Do.

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Learning to Lose is Just as Important as Winning

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 3:29:42 PM by Ryan Poland in Learning to Lose, in Smart Fish Swim In Schools, in Positive Expereinces, in teachable moment, in Induvidual accomplishments

Learning to Lose is Just as Important as Winning

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What Makes Being a Swim Teacher so Rewarding?

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 3:24:55 PM by Noelle Kanitz in swim instructor, in Smart Fish Swim In Schools, in Rewarding Career, in Teaching Kids, in Teaching a Life Skill

Learn about what makes being a swim teacher so rewarding in an interview with Heather Kampa, one of Franklin Swimtastic’s long-time swim instructors!

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