How Swim Lessons Help Kids Play Other Sports

As school starts for another year, so do ALL the fall activities – specifically, fall sports. Football. Soccer. Fall ball. Gymnastics. Whatever your child is into, there is likely a sport starting this month. With the chaos of those precious few after school...

Building Confidence in Your Youngest Swimmer

With swim lessons beginning as early as infancy, many kids learn early on to enjoy the water.  But… not all of them.  In fact, even though my son began swim lessons as a baby, joining me for Parent-Tot classes at SwimWest, he was NOT interested in swimming solo. If he...

A Super Splashing End-of-Summer Bucket List

HOW IS IT ALMOST AUGUST?! Seriously, it feels like the summer just started, and that we are all finally getting into the groove of these sunny days together. But alas, August is here and that means our summer days are limited, no matter how much we wish we could hold...

Our Favorite Books for Kids About Swimming

I’ll never forget those very first swim lessons with my oldest child. While we’d completed Parent/Tot classes at SwimWest already, it was his first time “on his own” at class, and he was NOT happy about it. I dropped him off at the steps to the pool with his brand-new...

Skip the Expectations this Summer and Just PLAY!

Whenever the end of the school year approaches and I begin to think about what our summer will look like, I always seem to have (WAY TOO) high expectations of the “work” we’ll get through over their 3 month hiatus from school. I think about spending an hour leisurely...