Own Your Own Business

  What happens when a mother of a young child is so attracted to the idea of water that every time their little one sees it, they run straight towards the water? What happens when you attempt to put that little one in swimming lessons and you are told they are...

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Do You Know Where Your Child Is?

After returning from a day at the pool seeing all these amazing children learn how to swim I reflect on how I became involved in this adventure of saving lives. When I was at a pool over 27 years ago with both of my children, my daughter decided to walk down the steps...

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Fall Back Into Swimming

  Being parents ourselves, we have to admit, we do get sidetracked quite often about activities that may seem “seasonal”, for example, swimming. When people think swimming they think summer. When  March and April approaches everyone is in a mad rush to sign up...

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Drownings Are Preventable

Our hearts are so filled today as the news of another drowning yesterday in Plantation Florida made the headlines. Simply put, this child was being watched by his grandmother who fell asleep. As a grandmother I feel for this poor woman on so many levels. All of this...

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What To Do After The Swim Survival Class

After our Turn, Kick Reach water survival class we always recommend parents advance their children through our many other levels of swim instructions. Our beginning strokes program teaches them how to use their arms, roll over on their back, float and swim across the...

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You Could Own A Baby Otter Andre Dawson Aquatic Center

    Have you ever thought of owning your own business, but just didn't know how to start or what business you want?  We can tell you undoubtedly that being in the business of saving lives is by far the greatest job in the world. Imagine being part of a...

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Memorial Day And Swimming

  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...

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Autistic Kids Rock

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....

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Younger Swimmers Make Smarter Babies

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...

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Swim Season Is Approaching

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...

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Swimming Programs vs. Swimming Lessons

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...

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Swimming Is NowTurning Children Into Scholars

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...

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Are Flotation Devices Safe To Use In The Pool?

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...

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Do You Know The Swimming Safety Tips?

Knowing the important swimming safety tips also known as "layers of protection" can just be the tool to save someone from a drowning. We speak with parents all day asking questions about their pool. Being a traveling swim school has so many benefits because we are at...

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How To Pick The Perfect Swim Instructor

As parents we try to always make the best decisions for our children. Are they eating enough, is the food healthy, and the list goes on. When it comes time for such an important task for your child to learn-swimming, it's so important to know the right school is in...

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Is Your Home Safe?

Being in the industry for over thirty years, we have come across so many obstacles trying to make this drowning prevention epidemic disappear. After the founder Marlene designed our proprietary program, Turn, Kick Reach, we knew we could teach any child who was...

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What Age Should I Teach My Child To Swim?

That is the magical question that is always on a parent's mind. As soon as a child is mobile or starts crawling they are able to learn how to swim. Children are able to understand everything we show and tell them, their response obviously depends on their age. The...

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The Benefits of Swimming Lessons in Your Pool

Swimming lessons can be extremely stressful to both the child and parent. This much-needed life saving skill is essential to teach to our children the minute they begin to crawl. Drowning is the leading cause of death in children under the age of five, so the earlier...

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Our friends and family watch flabbergasted as they watch this little two year old swimming like a little fish.  How can you ever thank someone for teaching your child that skill?

Gwyneth Paltrow May 13, 2015

My children have… become the best swimmers I know!  Baby Otter truly changed the course of their lives forever! [Read More]

A Mother of Two Autistic Children May 13, 2015

Baby Otter Andre Dawson Aquatic Center is amazing, the instructors are masters at balancing being loving and nurturing while being very professional.

Kim Krause May 13, 2015

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