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Participating in Sports With A Disability

Posted on Jun 14, 2017 10:47:14 AM by Travis White in special needs swim lessons, in Exercise, in healthy lifestyle, in Sports, in Coping with a loss, in Athletics, in Health benefits, in Accomplishments, in Disability

Participating in Sports With A Disability

These days, the negative health effects of inactivity are widespread. Obesity is on the rise, as are conditions like diabetes. Many people have what they think are good excuses: too much work, no gym nearby, and so on. Yet these people are perfectly able to go out and get active. That’s not the same when you have a disability. You have to stay active, but there are legitimate reasons to have trouble with doing that. It’s not like you can go jog a few miles when you’re in a wheelchair.

However, that is rapidly becoming just another excuse. People with disabilities are finding more and more ways to participate in sports and activities. Not only is this helping their physical health, it’s helping break down barriers. 

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Overcoming Fear of Water in Swim Lessons: "But There's an Octopus in the Pool!"

Posted on Mar 18, 2016 12:52:54 PM by Kayla in Swimming, in Sports, in safety, in Child Health

This week’s blog is contributed by Lauren, a professional swim instructor at our Lincoln, Nebraska Swimtastic Swim School.

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Helping Your Child Overcome Fear of Water

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 2:37:15 PM by Kayla in Swimming, in Sports, in Fears, in safety, in Child Health

While learning how to swim is an important skill, especially for young children, it can often prove to be more difficult for some individuals. Fear can delay or altogether prevent children from learning this life-saving skill, in addition to causing further stress and anxiety if not handled properly. At Swimtastic, we understand how fragile the experience of learning to swim can be to some children. Acknowledging that each child is an individual with different emotional needs, we cater each lesson to helping every student advance and overcome their fears at their own pace.

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How Long Should You Keep Your Child in Swim Lessons?

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 2:12:24 PM by Kayla Blantz in Swimming, in Sports, in safety, in Child Health

Knowing that your child is safe in and around the water is a priority for many parents, and swim lessons become a common part of many childhoods to fulfill this need. But how long should children stay in lessons?

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Jumping into the Deep End of Life: Swim Lessons & Childhood Development

Posted on Jun 23, 2015 3:07:31 PM by Admin in Swimming, in Family Activites, in social skills, in Sports, in parenting, in Child Health, in Confident Kids, in Development, in Fun, in self esteem

Jumping into the Deep End of Life: Swim lessons as a way to maximize childhood development

Mommy blogs, dad blogs, parent blogs, parent boards on Pinterest, books, seminars, workshops – everywhere you turn, resources for being the best parent you can possibly be are vying for your attention. They offer help and encouragement to create a super kid who will handle every challenge with grace and ease. But, asks that little voice in your head, what if you take the wrong advice? What if you don’t follow enough advice? What if you don’t participate in enough activities or the right activities?

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Baby Swimming Lessons : How Young Can I Start?

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 12:37:14 AM by Admin in Swimming, in Sports, in Child Health

Did you know children can start swim lessons as young as six months old? In fact, this is the perfect time to introduce your little ones to the water. There are quite a few advantages to begin swimming before a child even learns to crawl. These include:

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Health Benefits of Swimming: Children & Adults

Posted on Oct 31, 2011 1:34:09 AM by Admin in Swimming, in Sports, in Child Health

One thing that most children don’t realize, that parents can take comfort in knowing, is that swimming is great for their children’s health. While their little ones are enjoying time in the pool, they are also performing an act that has numerous health benefits. The same goes for adults as well. Swimming is often regarded as one of the best exercises for the entire body. Here are some of the reasons why:

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Water Safety Awareness

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 1:31:40 AM by Admin in Swimming, in Sports, in Child Health

Swim lessons are about more than learning strokes and techniques; they are also about learning how to be safer in and around the water. Parents, it is very important that the water safety rules learned in class be reinforced at home. The following are key water safety tips your children will learn throughout swim lessons:

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Adults: Should I Take Swimming Lessons?

Posted on Sep 26, 2011 1:28:57 AM by Admin in Swimming, in Sports

Are you among the many adults who don’t know how to swim? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! According to a poll conducted by Gallup, a research organization, 64 percent of American adults are afraid to be in deep, open water; 46 percent in deep pools. Many times adults who have not learned how to swim feel like it’s too late. This is not the case; it’s never too late to take swimming lessons. Here are some great reasons why every adult should learn how to swim:

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Don’t Put Swim Lessons on Pause: Why?

Posted on Aug 18, 2011 1:18:17 AM by Admin in Sports

As family schedules change throughout the year, sometimes it becomes more difficult to find time for swim lessons. Often parents are curious if taking a short break from lessons could have a negative impact on their child’s progression.

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