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7 Waterpark Tips to Know Before You Go

Summer is in full swing, and that means water parks are open all over the country. With splash pads for the little ones, slides for kids both big and small, lazy rivers for lounging, and exciting wave pools, they’re the perfect family fun park for…

6 Ways to Help Your Child Get the Most out of Every Swimming Lesson

As parents, we love watching our children learn and succeed. We celebrate their wins and comfort them through the rough patches. It’s just natural to want to be there, especially when our children are younger, to make sure they’re getting the most out of every…

Swimming Lessons for Special Needs Kids

Raising special needs kids comes with its own unique set of challenges and questions. And as parents know, the upbringing of a special needs child is also uniquely rewarding. At Survival Swim, we understand the questions you might have around whether swimming lessons are a…

Summer Swim Lessons are Filling Up Fast – Sign Up Today!

It’s June in Phoenix, and that means it’s hot (but not too hot), kids are out of school, and the pools and waterparks are all open and ready for some summer fun! If you’re late to the summer swim lesson sign-up, don’t worry. Survival Swim…

The Third Secret to Learning How to Swim Is…

  In our previous two blog posts, Jaime Clarke, owner and instructor of Survival Swim, shared with us the first two secrets to learning how to swim: opening your eyes and learning how to float. In this third and final post of this series, we’ll…

The Second Secret to Learning How to Swim Is…

In our last blog post, Jaime Clarke, owner and instructor at Survival Swim, offered insight into the first secret in learning how to swim. We explored how to overcome the most basic mental barriers that hold people back when learning how to swim. We also…

The First Secret to Learning How to Swim Is…

While it takes a lot of physical strength to become a strong, competitive swimmer, learning how to swim is more of a mental challenge than a physical one. Even competitive swimmers state that anywhere from 50 to 95 percent of their success relies on swimming…

Private vs. Group Swimming Lessons: How to Choose for Your Child

Swimming lessons are an essential tool for ensuring your child’s safety in and around the water.  They can also be a lot of fun for your child if you choose the right format. Parents aren’t always aware of all their options, or they’re unsure whether…

Swimming Lessons: Survival Before Recreation

Swimming is a fun activity that many people enjoy worldwide, and learning to swim can open the doors to exciting competitive sports opportunities. But when it comes to learning how to swim, it’s essential to understand that swimming lessons are a vital survival tool that…

Water Safety at the Lake

As the weather warms up, many families love to head to the lake for some fun in the sun. And while getting outdoors is good for the body and soul, water safety around the lake should always be your first priority. Lakes aren’t like your…

Get Ready for Swimming Season

Spring is here, and soon, the swimming season will be in full swing. Whether you have a backyard pool, love to frequent your community water park, or you’re more of the boating adventure type of family, be sure you’re ready, with safety and gear tips…

How Do I Teach My Baby How to Swim?

Swimming is a vital and life-saving skill that can be taught from a very early age, and there are many great techniques to use when teaching your baby to swim. Survival Swim starts by teaching your baby how to hold their breath underwater. Then, we…

Is My Child Ready for Swim Lessons?

If you’re asking “is my child ready to swim,” the short answer is: Yes. Babies are born from water, and they’re ready to swim as soon as they come out of the womb. The only reason babies lose their ability to float and grow fearful…

Pool Safety Tips for Parents

Pools include many safety features that were not present in years past, but that doesn’t mean that they’re inherently safe. Children are drawn to water, and in just moments, a backyard pool can become the site of an unthinkable tragedy. If you have a pool,…

Survival Swim – A Better Method for Your Infant or Toddler

Kids love water, and many are naturally drawn to sparkling pools, bubbling spas, and exciting lake shores. Even the bathtub can entice curious children. Unfortunately, that curiosity can lead to disaster. In the United States, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children…