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A World Without Swimming?

What would a life without being able to appreciate the fun water brings to our life be like? We ask a few of our young SwimWest swimmers for answers.

SwimWest Lesson Etiquette for Parents and Kids

Don’t know what to do or what to expect when your child takes her first swim lesson? Learn some of the basic etiquette and the answer to your questions in this week’s blog post.

Beyond the Water: Valuable Lessons your Child will Learn in Swim Lessons

As parents, we all understand the safety benefits of swim lessons. Swimming is an extracurricular activity that is fun AND life-saving. But did you know there are many benefits to swim lessons beyond the skills they are learning in the water?

Helping Your Child Overcome a Fear of Water

Knowing how to swim and prevent any panic around the water are unquestionably life-saving skills. At SwimWest our primary goal is water safety. Understanding a child’s fear of water is one of the first steps in that goal.

Taking the Plunge

Founder of SwimWest, Karen Clay, is a true entrepreneur. In this article we learn a bit more about how SwimWest came to be and where it will continue to go.

Taking Care of Swimmer Skin and Hair

Chlorine protects us from the harmful bacteria that can grow in our pool, but it can take its toll, on our skin and hair leaving our skin dry and itchy and our hair dry and brittle. SwimWest Swim Instructor and Mom of 2, Amy Horvath, gives us some tips on how to protect and ward off the effects of chlorine on your body.

The importance of Fun: Helping your Child Enjoy the Water

Betsy Stern from Madison Moms Blog shows us how to help our kids develop a love for water and enjoy their swim lessons in the process!

How to keep your children active in Winter

While it’s a little easier in the summer to keep our children moving, the winter can present some challenges.

When to Push Your Young Swimmer

With a little help from some industry experts and your SwimWest instructor, you may not have to push too hard for your child to not only enjoy swimming and swim lessons but to excel at it for years to come.

You and your over-scheduled kid

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics your child needs a good mix of scheduled activities and some time that is not governed by the clock. But how do you tell if you have an over-scheduled kid?