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Nova Saves herself! Summer 2019!

By SWIMBABES / August 19, 2019 / Comments Off on Nova Saves herself! Summer 2019!

Nova is 3 years old and has been in lessons with SWIMBABES since she was a year old.  Here is her survival story as told by her mom. “Last month we went to the beach at Neskowin. There was a deep creek that goes to the ocean but first runs through the sand area. Nova […]

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Calm. Patient. Skilled. Our toddlers.

By SWIMBABES / June 10, 2019 / Comments Off on Calm. Patient. Skilled. Our toddlers.

Watch one of our skilled toddlers who is trained in her survival skills save herself in deep water. watch our video of one of our young toddlers in action! 

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Just because you can swim doesn’t mean you know how to survive drowning: making sure you understand the difference

By SWIMBABES / June 10, 2019 / Comments Off on Just because you can swim doesn’t mean you know how to survive drowning: making sure you understand the difference

Training to swim and training to survive in the water are two different sets of skills.  Even adults who can swim aren’t necessarily equipped to save themselves from drowning.  This is why at SWIMBABES, we practice safety skills at each lesson like , “what do you do if you are tired?” ,  “what do you […]

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Just don’t do it. Floaties.

By SWIMBABES / May 15, 2019 / Comments Off on Just don’t do it. Floaties.

We couldn’t have said it better.   Read why here.  Ditch those floaties. Use a life jacket. Not only are floaties dangerous and create a false sense of security for parents and children- they RUIN their body positions for swimming and floating. Muscle memory is taught by repetition of whatever you allow. Floaties put the […]

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The challenge of the 2-4y old swimmer!

By SWIMBABES / May 13, 2019 / Comments Off on The challenge of the 2-4y old swimmer!

Swimming with 2-4 year olds is a rewarding experience.  It can also sometimes be a frustrating experience!   2-4 year olds are notoriously verbal, but have not developed skills that enable them to reason. Even if in the “no” stage of life, it  is always better to start swimming lessons as young as possible rather […]

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Dropping in and out of Lessons

By SWIMBABES / June 7, 2018 / Comments Off on Dropping in and out of Lessons

For all children,  learning to swim is vital, along the same lines as eating, breathing, and sleeping. In order to introduce this skill, infants should be exposed to pools of water around 4 months of age and children should ideally attend swim lessons year round until they are proficient swimmers (see proficiency guidelines at  https://www.swimbabes.com/news/how-do-i-know-when-my-child-is-done-with-swimming-lessons/) […]

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How long should my child be in swimming lessons?

By SWIMBABES / May 21, 2018 / Comments Off on How long should my child be in swimming lessons?

How long should my child be in swimming lessons?   This question is a fairly common question among parents.  It is also fairly misunderstood in the general public.  Some adults think they can swim; but in reality could not perform the necessary standards of safe swimming if necessary. Many of us grew up in areas […]

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How to prevent your child from drowning

By SWIMBABES / May 16, 2018 / Comments Off on How to prevent your child from drowning

AAP News – Drowning Prevention June 2013 “Here are some steps parents can take to help prevent their child from drowning.   Have your child take swimming lessons. Recent evidence shows that swimming lessons for children under 4 years of age will decrease their likelihood of drowning by 88%.” Please note: while all children can […]

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Younger Swimmers make smarter babies!

By SWIMBABES / February 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Younger Swimmers make smarter babies!

Children who learn 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 intensive testing, making […]

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SWIM BABES weekly updates 12-12-2017

By SWIMBABES / December 12, 2017 / Comments Off on SWIM BABES weekly updates 12-12-2017

click here for weekly updates 12-12-2017

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