Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day

Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day

Next week is “Kids take over the kitchen day”, which may or may not be a day to celebrate if your kids are as messy as mine. Just kidding! Getting into the kitchen is a great way to let your kids showcase their independence and creativity…even if it...
Simplifying your School Year Mornings

Simplifying your School Year Mornings

We are all getting used to a brand-new school year, and after the craziness of the last school year, it’s hard to remember what “normal” even looks like. While the pandemic isn’t over, kids are in school in person this year and I’m already bracing myself for chaotic...
Helping an Anxious Child with Swim Lessons

Helping an Anxious Child with Swim Lessons

Whether your child is brand-new to swimming or has been doing it for years, every swimmer is bound to feel anxious about lessons once in awhile. Maybe they haven’t had a lesson for years, or maybe they have a new swim instructor or maybe they are afraid of...
Building Confidence in the Lap Lanes

Building Confidence in the Lap Lanes

As your swimmer progresses through the swim levels at SwimWest, they will eventually make it to the LAP LANE! This is a big step in your swimmer’s journey, and a great way to prepare them for a lifetime of fitness in the pool. Depending on their class level, they will...
6 Local Beaches to Check Out this Summer

6 Local Beaches to Check Out this Summer

This summer, add one of our amazing Madison-area beaches to your family bucket list! We are beyond lucky to have so many amazing options right here in the Madison area (many of which are FREE!), and we’ve put together a round up of some of our favorite local swimming...
Maximizing Swim Lesson Time

Maximizing Swim Lesson Time

Parents know swimming is a critical safety skill – and swim lessons are a critical part of helping kids learn the hows and whys of water safety. From water awareness to skill building, SwimWest makes safety its number one priority. But how can you help make sure...
Guidelines for Enjoying Open Water this Summer

Guidelines for Enjoying Open Water this Summer

It’s lake season! Summer in Madison wouldn’t be the same without our beautiful lakes – from boating to fishing to kayaking to swimming – and there is always a (GREAT!) reason to get out on the water. Whether you’re hopping into one of our natural watering...