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How to teach a child to breathe while swimming

October 18th, 2019

I always say to my clients…”If it wasn’t for breathing, everyone would know how to swim”. Indeed, coming up for air is one of the key components in swimming. On land, breathing happens involuntary. When swimming, we have to learn how to breathe: the correct pattern, timing, body position and arm movements that help us … Read More »

5 Mistakes to avoid when teaching children to swim

September 10th, 2019

Teaching a child to swim is one of the best lifetime gifts you can offer them. If you want to find out all the secrets and best methods to teach children to swim, click on my swimming course . But it is also important to know what to avoid. Here are 5 Mistakes to avoid when … Read More »

The Benefits of Swimming for Children

September 2nd, 2019

All sports are great for children and swimming in particular is one of the most recommended activities that benefits children in a myriad of ways. Here are the 10 best Benefits of Swimming for Children 1. Physical development Swimming has great benefits for a child’s physical development. It improves coordination, balance, motor skills and muscle … Read More »


August 25th, 2019

You have decided to introduce your baby to water and swimming. As a parent, this is one of the best decisions you can make for your baby’s physical development, cognitive skills, as well as mental and emotional well being. You have a swim suit for your baby and a towel – is this enough? Here is … Read More »

Learn To Swim Gear For Toddlers and Children

August 12th, 2019

Parent’s guide to the best gear to teach toddlers and children to swim Do you need any specific gear or aid to help your child learn to swim? After all, you remember your parents put water wings on you when you were a kid until you figured out how to swim on your own. And … Read More »

Childhood Obesity Prevention: How Swimming Can Help

July 31st, 2019

  Child obesity has become an epidemic worldwide. Pediatric overweight and obesity now affects more than 30 percent of children, making it the most common chronic disease of childhood. According to CDC, in the United States, the percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s. Data from 2015-2016 shows … Read More »

Babies, swimming and physical development

July 25th, 2019

Babies who learn how to swim have better fine and gross motor skills, better balance, and learn faster how to grab objects, in comparison with children who don’t practice physical activity in the water. These differences can be noticed even when children reach the age of five, when small swimmers outperform their peers, a study … Read More »

5 myths about swimming for children

July 8th, 2019

There are several myths about swimming for children. In today’s article we’ll take some of them and explain why they are not true. Myth # 1: Children younger than 4 years old can not really learn to swim   There is a misconception that children younger than 4 years old are not developed enough to … Read More »

How Many Swim Lessons Does My Child Need

September 26th, 2018

As a swim instructor, one of the most common questions I get from parents is: “How many lessons does my child need to learn to swim?” Each child is different and they learn at their own pace. We have already discussed about it.  You can find them all the factors that contribute to the process … Read More »

Near Drowning Experience. Teach a child afraid of water how to swim (Step 3 of 5)

September 17th, 2018

Here’s an email I received from a swim instructor who was working with a child who had a near drowning experience: Hello,  I am a swim instructor and I am currently teaching a 4.5 yr old child who had a near drowning experience. She had removed her water wings and got into the pool over … Read More »