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Passing it On: Learning Confidence in the Lap Lane

Posted on Feb 12, 2020 3:38:46 PM by Morgan Tranmer – Swim Instructor in Kids Swimming Lessons, in kids swimming, in Swimtastic, in Smart Fish Swim In Schools, in Making a Difference, in Swim, in Helping Kids, in Teaching Swim Lessons

Ever since I was little, I have had two left feet. During middle school my legs grew faster than my brain knew what to do with them! I would trip over my own toes, lose my balance, and was all around a clumsy kid. While stumbling in tennis practice and never quite getting the footwork necessary for a lay-up in basketball, swimming became my refuge. The weightlessness of being in the water and the overall lack of ever having to try catching a ball made the pool my safe haven. My self-esteem increased and I felt more powerful and confident than ever before at the tender age of 12.

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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.

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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!

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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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