Swimming Pool Blog

- Child Safety
  • The Problem with Water Wings or Swimmies
    Rob cox
    Water wings are dangerous and detrimental to a young child. Dangerous in that they can easily slip off or be punctured and detrimental because they hinder normal swim stroke developement. Don't use Water Wings !
    Thursday, June 12, 2014 4:18 PM
  • Baby & Toddler Swim Lessons - In Your Own Pool
    Mark Garcia
    Teaching babies, or toddlers how to swim in your own pool is simple. You don't need to sign up for "Mommy & Me" classes at an indoor pool, with a professional teacher - you and your baby, and some other Moms can create your own 6 week course - starting now! Each summer, take the opportunity to give formal swim lessons to all children, age 0 - ?
    Saturday, July 27, 2013 8:21 AM
  • Teach your babies to swim!
    If you know of a young person that needs to know how to swim, take some time this year to get in the pool with them. Don't worry about a training regimen, just make it fun - and spend some quality time together - in the pool. Or lake, or river, or ocean!
    Friday, April 13, 2012 12:10 PM
  • Momma, Don't let your Babies grow-up to be Non-Swimmers!
    With babies and toddlers, learning to swim is not a 3 week course. First comes acclimation and enjoyment. Safety and Security for the child (and parent). After that, specific skills of floating, kicking and jumping will get you closer to actually learning to swim.
    Saturday, August 13, 2011 12:18 PM
  • How to teach your kids to swim
    Rob Cox
    With early swimmers, comfort in the water is the main goal. We don't try to learn to swim specific strokes at this stage. The most important thing at this stage is swimmer comfort. Fear is a natural reaction to a large body of water, pay attention to signs that your young swimmer is fearful. If so, pull back a bit, sit on the edge and kick for a few minutes. Don't rush things,
    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 6:36 AM
  • Swimming Babies, Concerned Parents
    Rob Cox
    Before introducing you child to a pool, please make sure your baby is over 6 months old. Before 6 months of age, the fear is that your babies immunitie levels are not high enough to handle the illnesses that can be spread while swimming. The wait should be even longer if you are considering introducing them to a lake or an ocean - around a year or more.
    Friday, October 01, 2010 9:46 AM
  • Teach your Toddlers How to Swim!
    Rob Cox
    toddlers swimmingWe were having a company pool party recently, and when I asked someone why they weren't doing backflips off the diving board, they replied that they "Don't know how to swim".  I was sad when I heard this, for many reasons. One, he has to carry around baggage full of fear his whole life. Two, he was missing on out on great fun, fitness and family togetherness. Three, he would be unable to help a person struggling in the water, and Four, I suspect that this lacking may pass on to his own children.
    Monday, July 19, 2010 9:45 PM
  • Swimming Pool Safety ~ Who's watching the kids?
    Rob Cox
    no life guard on dutyAs the sign says, "Children under the age of 14 should not use pool without an adult in attendance. Yet many children are left in the pool without proper adult supervision. "Proper" adult supervision should also include the adjectives responsible, dedicated, alert and sober. This should not include siblings, or young babysitters.
    Saturday, April 17, 2010 2:02 PM
  • 20 Kid's Activities to Promote Water Safety Awareness
    Rob Cox
    watersafety.orgToday, March 26, 2010 is Water Safety Awareness Day, and the education and interest in water safety (and pool safety) runs from now until August. Founded by the Virginia Water Safety Coalition, Water Safety Awareness Day has spread to many states through out the U.S.. Many communities are expanding their water safety awareness programs as a proven method of reducing accidental drownings.
    Friday, March 26, 2010 1:40 PM
  • Swimming Babies
    pool babiesThere’s a slim chance your young one will grow up to be the next Michael Phelps but getting your little one to start swimming at a very young age can have lots of other benefits which don’t include several gold medals. Researchers have documented that early swimming has a stimulating effect and has the potential to increase intelligence, alertness, emotional and physical development. Another obvious reason to teach young children to swim is to avoid a drowning incident.
    Tuesday, March 16, 2010 9:14 AM