Memorial Day And Swimming

May 21, 2015

  Memorial day is the unofficial start of summer for most parts of the country but here in Florida the start of swim season is year round. As most families prepare for swim season we want to emphasize the importance of safety in and around the pool. Supervision is #1. Always make sure that a […]

One Happy Mother

May 1, 2015

Day 3…even missing two days due to weather and Peyton’s swimming on her own!! Thank you Stacy…we love you! Barbara M.

A Mother Of Two Autistic Children

May 1, 2015

            My name is Cate and I am the mother of two children with Autism. From the minute my children were born, before the disability diagnosis, I was very focused on making sure my children could swim as soon as they came of age.  Once the children were diagnosed with […]

Autistic Kids Rock

April 30, 2015

As April comes to an end as does Autism Awareness Month we reflect on the work we do especially after receiving this beautiful note from a very special family. This note with the pictures makes us realize daily how important our job is for these amazing children. Knowing that the skill of swimming makes such […]

Younger Swimmers Make Smarter Babies

April 9, 2015

Children who learn how to swim at a young age are reaching many developmental milestones earlier than the norm. Researchers from the Griffith Institute for Educational Research surveyed parents of 7000 under-fives from Australia, New Zealand and the US over three years. A further 180 children aged 3, 4 and 5 years have been involved in […]

Swim Season Is Approaching

February 24, 2015

Looks like these winter days are starting to fade away. As the sun starts beaming and the temperatures start rising, it’s time to start thinking swimming. Start planning for your summer now and make sure your child is water safe. Spending family time and vacations around the water is something that all families enjoy. Take the stress […]

Swimming Programs vs. Swimming Lessons

February 23, 2015

Swimming Lessons vs. Swimming Programs So… Wait! There’s a difference?  You mean, they just don’t learn how to swim? I don’t care, I just want my child to swim but I need to be able to afford it, so I will just go with the cheapest route for now, because it’s all the same, right? […]

Swimming Is NowTurning Children Into Scholars

October 30, 2014

Imagine this; learning water survival at a young age has now proven to be scholastically beneficial. In addition the confidence and empowerment from the water is unlike any other sport. Dr. Robyn Jorgenson from the Griffith University speaks out about astonishing statistics on how swimming empowers the mind of young children. Early childhood swimmers are: […]

Baby Otter is Featured in South Florida Parenting!

July 5, 2014

Our dedication to water safety is at the forefront of all that we do. We know that teaching people of all ages how to swim, while educating them about water safety and the many layers of protection, is necessary in order to put an end to drownings. We were delighted to be contacted by South […]

Are Flotation Devices Safe To Use In The Pool?

June 25, 2014

We see children using  flotation devices all the time to stay afloat in the water. As aquatic experts, parents and grandparents we scratch our heads wondering why a parent would think these devices are safe. Let’s discuss the arm floats for a prime example. You put them on the child, the child then jumps into […]

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