Starting a New Activity With Your Child Can Be Tough

Posted on Jan 25, 2017 11:31:18 AM by Amy Bartek in Family Activites, in kids swimming, in Swimming lessons, in Parenting Experiences

Amy Bartek and her daughter Sawyer share their expereince from our Lincoln, NE location. 

Sawyer started her first swimming lesson on Jan 4th right after the Christmas break. I was a very nervous mother. I was uneasy about my child being in the water without me and concerned of how she was going to react and handle herself. Starting any new activity can be tough with your child, no matter if you have done this before with your other children or completely new to it like I was with swimming lessons.

0 CommentsContinue Reading →

To That One College Job – It's Not Just Teaching Kids to Swim

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 2:34:17 PM by Tara Weishahn in Kids Swimming Lessons, in Teaching Kids, in Teaching a Life Skill, in kids and parents

To That One College Job – It's Not Just Teaching Kids to Swim

Two years…I knew it that day sitting in my interview for another part-time position. In my early college years, I felt like I was collecting part-time jobs. Being in school, I knew the jobs were just temporary, so two years seemed like long enough to enjoy a fun one before entering the real world. Two years seemed like it would be long enough to teach kids how to swim at Swimtastic Swim School.  

0 CommentsContinue Reading →

12 Fast & Frugal DIY Gifts

Posted on Dec 9, 2016 8:40:06 AM by Noelle Kanitz in Holiday, in Fun, in gifts, in easy, in DIY Gifts, in Handmade, in thoughtful, in cheap, in creative

12 Fast & Frugal DIY Gifts

0 CommentsContinue Reading →

The Beauty in Chaos

Posted on Nov 23, 2016 8:26:00 AM by Michelle Posey in Family, in kids, in Fun, in Thankful, in Thanksgiving, in laughter, in Holidays, in holiday season

The Beauty in Chaos

In a few short days we will "officially" embark upon one of the craziest moments in American history...holiday season. 

As the the CEO of a huge family (8 kids...no, not a typo), my CFO hubby and I get asked what this season looks like at our house. 

0 CommentsContinue Reading →

How to Talk to Kids About Pool Safety

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 8:13:43 AM by Ladah Law Frim in Swimming, in Pool Safely, in Family, in healthy lifestyle, in kids, in safety

How to Talk to Kids About Pool Safety

Thank you to guest author Ladah Law Firm, PLLC for providing a blog for Safety Week!

Swimming pools are a lot of fun for people of all ages. If you have a swimming pool or you plan on bringing your child to a friend or relative's pool or a public pool this season, make safety an ongoing discussion. 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. Often, kids just need that constant reminder to help them keep safety at top of mind. It’s easy for kids to get caught up in having fun & forget or neglect the little things that will help keep them safe.

0 CommentsContinue Reading →

Staff Series #2: Practice Makes Perfect!

Posted on Nov 2, 2016 11:30:27 AM by Noelle Kanitz in Swimming, in kids swimming, in Practice, in Swimming tips from an instructor, in helathy, in improving swimming skills

Staff Series #2: Practice Makes Perfect!

This month’s topic: What are some tips you could give to families to help their child practice swimming at home?

Read below for some tips from some of our veteran instructors from the Swimtastic Franklin location!

0 CommentsContinue Reading →

Spooktacular Halloween Hot Dog Spider Dinner

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 1:49:57 PM by Lindsie Zagiba in Easy Dinners, in Kids Cooking, in Fun, in Family Meals, in halloween recipes for kids, in halloween Recipes

Halloween Hot Dog Spiders 

Who doesn't love beaners and wieners? It's a kid-friendly recipe sure to impress any night of the week. This recipe for Homemade CrockPot BBQ Baked Beans uses ingredients you probably already have in your pantry and some dried navy beans. These beans cook all day in the CrockPot filling your house with a smoky BBQ aroma. Slice up some hot dogs and add them to the crockpot with the beans during the last hour of cooking for a spooky homemade beaners and wieners.

0 CommentsContinue Reading →

Spooky Halloween Pizza

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 8:22:47 AM by Lindsie Zagiba in Kids Activities, in Kids Cooking, in Halloween, in Family Meals, in Dinner Ideas

Spookey Halloween Pizza

Pizza is a staple for Halloween. I remember as a kid, having to order our pizza for Halloween dinner at 4 in the afternoon so that we could have it before we went out trick-or-treating. Pizza is still a staple in my home as an adult for Halloween, and Anthony absolutely loves that this is a tradition as well. This recipe is basically the same as my recipe for 15-Minute English Muffin Pizzas, the only difference is that I used string cheese to make these pizzas look "spooky" for Halloween. Even if I'm not at school, I like to make Halloween themed food the entire week of Halloween. For more Halloween themed dinner ideas, check out my October school menu here.

0 CommentsContinue Reading →

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:

0 CommentsContinue Reading →

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!

0 CommentsContinue Reading →

Subscribe to Email Updates

Lists by Topic

see all

Posts by Topic

see all