Swim Survival Safety Lessons Saved Me!

Auggie saves himself! June 2021!

By SWIMBABES / June 30, 2021 / Comments Off on Auggie saves himself! June 2021!

Dear SWIMBABES! I wanted to express to you how grateful we are that we found you and have done lessons through Swimbabes! Today, Augie and my husband went to a neighborhood pool. It was the perfect storm – my husband was looking down to send me a text message, my sister in law was busy […]

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Our statement on Small Business Closures in the state of Oregon

By SWIMBABES / December 21, 2020 / Comments Off on Our statement on Small Business Closures in the state of Oregon

https://www.koin.com/local/washington-county/another-permanent-pandemic-related-closing-sherwood-ice-arena/?fbclid=IwAR0WRVAlIa8sOfb9bEsRDai7sQ3donxBBKUTOlo3BWK3tg2vohCUVzEyeGo “ANY county or city leader who is not standing up for small businesses who are mandated closed while malls and stores are packed-is now simply complicit.  “The Governor said so” doesn’t cut it anymore.  The hollow “so sorry” means nothing.  Anyone with a shroud of decency should be writing and calling their city and […]

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KATU Interview-Should Swimming Schools be Essential?

By SWIMBABES / May 28, 2020 / Comments Off on KATU Interview-Should Swimming Schools be Essential?

Our interview with KATU. While so much didn’t air due to time, we did talk to KATU at length during the interview. Here are the questions we were asked, most of them not making it to air.  Click the link at the bottom of the page to WATCH the interview! Q. What worries you most […]

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Governor’s Letter: Open Swimming Schools as Essential!

By SWIMBABES / May 28, 2020 / Comments Off on Governor’s Letter: Open Swimming Schools as Essential!

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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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