Back to School, Stay in the Pool!

Back to School, Stay in the Pool

The big kids are back in school! We said Farewell to the lazy days of summer and Hello to busy fall schedules. If your child took swim lessons over the summer, did you know that continuing throughout the school year could actually help him or her to do better in school? Numerous studies have shown a link between exercise and higher academic achievement. According to a study in the Journal of School Health, even when controlling for gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status, there is a significant correlation between the physical fitness and academic achievements of a child.

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Drowning: What Every Parent Must Know

On average, two children under age 15 die each day in the U.S. from unintentional drowning, and the summer months account for the majority of incidents. Five times as many will require emergency treatment for nonfatal submersion injuries, which can result in severe damage to the brain and long-term disabilities.

The home swimming pool is still where most childhood drownings happen, whether at your home or the home of a friend or family member. Here’s a chilling statistic: half of all children who will drown next year will do so within a mere 25 yards of an adult. Let that sink in. Only 25 yards away, yet an adult will not notice that a child is drowning and needs help.

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Turn Tears Into Cheers!

Does your child cry when learning how to swim? Don’t worry; it’s more common than you think. At Aqua-Tots Swim Schools, we want to help and encourage your child to turn their tears into cheers!

4 Common Reasons Children Cry

  • It’s New – Swimming lessons are a new experience. There are new sights, sounds, textures, smells, faces, and interactions in the pool environment.
  • Age –With time, your child will gain control over their emotions and learn to enjoy the water.
  • Separation Anxiety – Your child may experience separation anxiety and feel anxious when away from familiar people and places.
  • Fear or Anger – Some children are genuinely fearful of the water and it takes time and patience to help them overcome their fear. Other children can become angry and use tears to control the situation. Our staff is here to help!
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