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From Athlete to Coach

Posted on Feb 20, 2020 4:31:22 PM by Gabriela Chavez - Mom, Swim Coach, and Teacher in learn to swim, in Swim Team, in Swim Coach, in Swimtastic, in Teaching, in Teaching Swim Lessons, in swimming goals

Swimming has always been a passion for me. I started swimming competitively when I was 5 years old. Growing up, I was raised by a single mom and she was the best mom she could be but did have to work a lot. Swimming became my sanctuary. Practice was every night and almost every weekend there was a swim meet. It became more than just my sport; it became my life. I was never the fastest swimmer on the team, nor did I go to state every year like most of my friends. But, I showed up and did what I could. 

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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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Swimtastic + SwimLabs Kenosha Featured on Local News

Posted on May 16, 2019 4:09:26 PM by Swimtastic Swim School in Swimtastic, in SwimLabs, in news, in bubbles to butterfly

With their Grand Opening just around the corner on June 8th, Swimtastic + SwimLabs Kenosha is out and telling their community about this amazing service in their backyards. Katie Brothen, owner, fully believes that swimming is a life skill! She began swim team at the age of 6 and the love for the pool hasn't stopped. 

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Swimming Seniors: You Can Teach an Old Fish New Tricks!

Posted on Jan 15, 2019 1:30:36 PM by Sandra Shawver, PhD in Swim Lessons for Adults, in Swimtastic, in swimming health tips, in adult swim lessons, in competitive swimming

When people think about swim lessons, most associate them with small children, which is great since learning skills when young forms habits that continue throughout a lifetime. At Swimtastic Swim Schools, our primary target is to promote water safety in the young and get future generations loving the water. But what we are also seeing in our markets is many adults do not know how to swim. Most of these adults, in the 50 plus segment, cite a bad water experience as a child and have since stayed out of the water due to fear of drowning. Many also never had the opportunity to learn basic swim strokes or competitive strokes when they were younger. Luckily, Swimtastic does provide adult lessons as an ongoing program. We are able to provide our adult students with privacy and the confidence needed to get over years of fear of the water and ensure their water safety.

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At Swimtastic, We Don’t Just Teach Swimming Lessons

Posted on Jan 11, 2019 3:28:33 PM by Swimtastic Swim School in swmming lessons, in Life Lessons, in Swimtastic, in Teaching Kids, in Teaching a Life Skill

We don’t just teach swimming lessons. We teach bravery.

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A Day in the Life of a Swimtastic Swim School Swimmer

Posted on Jan 7, 2019 2:58:01 PM by Swimtastic Swim School in Children swim lessons, in Swimtastic, in Teaching Swim Lessons

Excitement grows as we count down to our swim lesson. Suits, caps and goggles on, it’s almost go time! Now we’re ready, moving out to the pool area, trying hard not to run, putting towels down in the dry zone and moving fast to get to our smiling teacher and the warm water.

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I Teach (And Swim) Because It Is My Passion

Posted on Jul 5, 2018 10:52:17 AM by Keri Koraleski in swim jobs, in finding yourself, in Swimtastic, in Swimming instructors, in Teaching a Life Skill

I have been swimming since I could walk. I grew up around a lake with all my cousins. When I was younger, I couldn’t have cared less what temperature the water was. My cousins and I were in the lake from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and sometimes even later into the year. I swam and dove competitively for Ralston High School, and it was there that I started my career as a swim teacher.

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The Difference Between Pools at the Olympics and Swimtastic Pools

Posted on Oct 25, 2017 10:10:00 AM by Dorian Capers in indoor pool, in Swimming lessons, in Swimtastic, in Positive Expereinces, in Olympics, in Swimming Community

Sometimes it's hard to imagine the life of a swimming athlete from the outside. What does a gym at 5 AM really look like anyway? But we all have something that links us to Olympic swimmers and that something is we all hate jumping in cold pools!

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Swimtastic Strong: Solidarity with Florida & The Caribbean

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 3:07:30 PM by Dorian Capers in Family, in Strength, in Swimtastic, in safety, in Announcements

Dear Swimtastic Family,

Due to Hurricane Irma, our Swimtastic Florida locations will be temporarily closed over the weekend. The safety of our swimmers is of the most importance, and we hope everyone stays safe during the storm. North America is on track to endure two back to back powerful hurricanes. It is up to us as people to support our fellow neighbors and communities. Please consider donating your time or money to relief efforts for those affected. We're all in this together. Swimtastic weather closures are as follows:

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Swimtastic Instructor Stories: TWINS!?

Posted on Aug 26, 2017 7:20:00 AM by Jocelyne Gonzalez in Swimming lessons, in Twins, in What to Expect from Twins, in Swimtastic, in Teaching Swim Lessons, in children learning

I was about a year into working at Swimtastic when on my schedule “the twins” appeared. They were 4 years old and I knew right off the bat that they LOVED the water (especially staying underwater and just doing their own thing) and had a lot of energy! I was excited to take them under my wings and find a way to channel all their energy into learning the right techniques.

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