The Importance of Wearing a Lifejacket

Summer is OUR season in Madison. The sparkling lakes. A cold beverage on the Memorial Union Terrace. A boat ride with friends, or a canoe trip with your kiddos. There are SO many ways to get outside and enjoy the insanely beautiful Madison summer, but it’s hard to...

Madison Ice Cream Scavenger Hunt

It’s swimming season in Madison, one of the top swim cities in the country according to USA Swimming. From our local lakes and beaches to our MANY neighborhood swimming pools, we sure do love to get in the water around these parts. And, as a swim school, we...

Create the Ultimate Backyard Splash Course

This summer, keep your kiddos out of the house and occupied for hours by creating a super fun, super WET, backyard “splash course”. What’s a splash course? It’s an obstacle course filled with fun water-themed obstacles that will keep your...

Top Tips for Fun + Safety on the Lake

The Madison area is home to some amazingly beautiful bodies of water. If you hit it just right, the water is sparkling, refreshing and just waiting for you to hop in and cool down. We have beaches for building sandcastles and catching some rays, boat rentals for...

Kiddie Pool Safety: 7 Do’s AND 7 Don’ts

Kids LOVE the water, splashing in the kiddie pool and cooling off in the sprinkler on hot summer days. In fact, it’s kind of a right-of-passage to see kids hitting the backyard, screaming with delight as they sink into the cold water. But, as a Swim School heavily...

How to Host an Epic (SAFE!) Pool Party

Whether you have a pool in your own backyard, swim at the local beach or invite a group of buddies to the neighborhood pool, having a swimming party is a blast! Kids love to get together with their friends and show off their cannon balls, belly flops (why though?!)...

Top Summer Safety Tips for Babies and Toddlers

It has been a (VERY, RIDICULOUS, CRUEL) spring here in Madison and with the 10 day forecast finally showing signs of relief (83 next week?!) after what feels like endless rain, gloom and cold weather, we’re here to remind you how to keep your littlest swimmers safe...