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Water Safety: Practicing for Practical Applications

Posted on Aug 16, 2017 9:24:58 AM by Ashley Bossell in water safety, in Swim Lessons, in Swim Lessons for Adults, in Swimtastic, in water safety tips

Water Safety: Practicing for Practical Applications

Here at Swimtastic, we understand that swimming is a skill that children are going to take with them for the rest of their lives. It is truly important to make sure our kids know how to be safe in and around the water. Even students that know how to swim can sometimes panic when they get into deep water or if they get tired. Teaching students how to be safe in an emergency situation can help keep them calm and get them to safety.

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Avoid the Fall Season Fall Off

Posted on Aug 11, 2017 10:34:58 AM by Lindsay Krol Pursglove, PhD, MBA in Pool Safety Tips, in Swim Tips, in water safety tips, in Swimming instruction, in Children swim lessons, in Swim Lessons, in Fall Swim Lessons, in Fall Swimming, in fall workout routine

This summer has been great at Swimtastic Swim Schools for our swimmers and families. Summer, as the warmest season of the year, allows swimmers to practice water skills outside of our lessons. Outdoor pools, water parks, and natural bodies of water like oceans and lakes are readily accessible when it's warm outside and we are always sad to see summer go. When the seasons change, it is not uncommon to see our swimmers swim patterns change as well; specifically related to the reduced frequency of being in the water. Have no fear there are year-round options that your swimmer can do to help minimize the effect of losing pool/water time and hitting the Fall-fall off.

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Swimtastic Stories: I Needed a Job and I Had No Idea What to Expect!

Posted on Aug 2, 2017 9:26:06 AM by Dana Fintleman in Swimtastic, in Swimming instructors, in Adult Swimming, in Children swim lessons, in Swim Lessons, in Happy lifestyle, in daily life

Swimtastic Stories:
I Needed a Job and I Had No Idea What to Expect!

I needed a job! A year and a half ago, I was a stay at home mom of two girls, Autumn, now 11, and Kiley, now 5. I love my girls like crazy, but I was going crazy running them to school and to one activity after another. I needed an escape for just a few hours a week. I needed a job! I needed something flexible. I wanted something fun. I was a waitress for years and was over that. I worked in a corporate office setting for years. I was over that as well. I was lost and had no idea what I wanted to do. I saw two posts on a Facebook page. One for a cleaning position (yuck) and another for Swimtastic (which I thought, please let there but only office work to do because I do not want to swim). I applied to both. I interviewed for the cleaning job and she called back a few days later and asked if I wanted the position. I told her I needed to talk it over with my husband and I'd call her back. That same day Swimtastic called and I did a phone interview with them. After the interview, I was asked if I could come in and interview in person. I told them I have two girls at home so it would need to be when my husband was home or if I can find a sitter. They said, bring the girls in, we would love to meet them. I was floored. I knew right then and there that I had to have this job!

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Swimtastic is All About Relationships: Do You Know What the Teachers Think?

Posted on Jul 26, 2017 11:24:39 AM by Amanda Erickson in Children swim lessons, in Swimtastic, in Swim Lessons, in Behind the Scenes, in Building relationships, in healthy relationships, in swim jobs, in children, in Teaching Kids, in Teaching

Swimtastic is All About Relationships:
Do You Know What the Teachers Think?

When you think of Swimtastic what comes to mind? Do you just think of swim lessons or another stop in your busy week? From our customers' view, it is a neat place to take your kids for swim lessons. This is where your kids are going to learn to swim. This is the place where they are going to get over their fear of water. But, have you seen the other side of it? Do you know what the teachers think and how much they are really a part of your kids' lives, or even how much your kids have impacted us? Swimtastic is all about building healthy relationships - with the community, with the water and swimming, with one another, and among ourselves. Those relationships start with your kids but they are also a huge part of supporting the school's friendly, family atmosphere.

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It’s a Mom Thing! #momlife

Posted on Jun 2, 2017 9:43:56 AM by Amy Bartek in parenting, in Parenting Tips, in mom, in Swim Lessons, in Kids Swimming Lessons

It’s a Mom Thing! #momlife

I am a mother of three kids, Ingrid 10 years old, Sawyer 3 years old, and Crew 16 months old, and I am tired. Even when I get sleep, I am still tired. I am down right exhausted. No one told me when I was going to be a mom I was going to be this tired. I knew about the sleep deprivation when they were babies but now all my kids sleep through the night, maybe get up early, but I am still tired.

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Easton’s Swimming Adventures: Week #5

Posted on May 12, 2017 11:05:22 AM by Renee Howe in Swimtastic, in Kids Swimming Lessons, in Swim Lessons, in Children's Swimming, in Goggles, in learning to swim, in improving swimming skills, in Achieving goals, in swimming goals

Easton’s Swimming Adventures: Week #5 

Look mom, no goggles!! That was the highlight of our latest swimming adventure with Miss Lisa. Before we started lessons I thought that giving my child goggles would get him excited about the whole process, but in hindsight, I believe I have imposed a slight crutch for him to use. Because his swim class is small, REALLY small, only-2-other-kids kind of small, there isn’t even a need for them because of the splashing and rough water…the reason during our previous lessons…is pretty non-existent. Because he’s not fighting the water, he’s more likely to actually put his whole face in…
which by the way we are also doing now! The top of the head is still a work in progress.

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What Do You Need to Pack for Swim Lessons?

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM by Amy Bartek in Swim Lessons, in Swim Tips, in Swimming tips from an instructor, in Swimtastic, in Swimming lessons, in kids, in mom, in Parenting Tips, in Parents

Have you ever gotten to an activity like swim lessons at Swimtastic and you think you have everything you need, but as soon as you arrive it is so clear you are not prepared? I have always prided myself on being organized since I have had children, but even when I think I have everything I NEVER do. I always think I am “one of the moms” that has it together but it is blatantly obvious I do not. When I take my kids to any sort of activity I am always the mom with things falling out of my bag and someone behind me saying “hey you dropped this.” Or I am the mom that is digging in the bag looking for that one thing you didn’t pack, like an extra hair tie. After tearing apart your whole bag you realize you don’t have one and take your ponytail down and give the hair tie to your daughter. So now your whole bag is on the floor and your hair is a complete mess because that ponytail you were rocking was hiding the un-brushed hair from this morning. A complete picture of a mom who does NOT have it together. This is all okay and no one judges you at Swimtastic but why not make it easier on yourself?

If you are like me, taking your kids to swimming lessons for the first time can be stressful. From your kid crying of fear and your anxiety going through the roof, I decided to make a list of things to remember so you will be the parent that has it together instead of the one that is picking up debris.

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