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Jonathan and Andy are swimming machines and are improving each week! Congratulations to our Murphy October Swimmers of the Month! October 13, 2014

Swimmers of the Month

Jonathan and Andy

Brothers, Jonathan and Andy, both have a great attitude and work hard to accomplish their swimming skills.  They listen to their instructor and make corrections to their strokes.  Andy is swimming independently and recently moved up to Level 2B.  Jonathan is a Level 2A swimmer and is working diligently to learn to swim on his own.

Jonathan & Andy Stats

  • SafeSplash swimmers for 5 months
  • Take swimming lessons twice a week
  • 4 ½ years old and in Pre-K
  •  Favorite Hobby: Legos
  • Parents: Ella & Dustin

Great Job Jonathan & Andy!  We are proud of your hardwork!

Register today at any of our Texas locations at www.safesplash.com.

Keller Lewisville ~ Murphy

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Everyone at SafeSplash is proud of Matthew’s Accomplishments. Congratulations to our Murphy, June Swimmer of the Month June 11, 2014

 

Swimmer of the Month

Matthew

Matthew is an amazing kid!  He has been swimming at SafeSplash Murphy for 10 months.  There are many children that are not comfortable with putting their face in the water.  Matthew falls into this category.  Many times these children will sit on the side of the pool while everyone else is having fun.

 

However, this is not the case with Matthew.  His parents have been extremely patient with him and have consistently brought him to weekly swim lessons.  And the consistency has paid off.  Matthew put his face “willingly” in the water this past month!  The SafeSplash Staff was so excited for him.  Now Matthew wants to go first with every activity and gives 100% on everything he does!  It is amazing how much confidence putting your face in the water can give you!  He is now floating for 5 seconds with his face in the water and diving for rings.   Matthew moved up to Level 2B at the end of May!!

 

Outside the pool, Matthew is a 4 ½ year old preschooler that loves collecting rocks and playing on the swing set.  He has a younger brother, Andrew.

 

Everyone is so proud of Matthew and his accomplishments in the water!  We can’t wait until he starts swimming across the pool!! 

 

Register today at www.safesplash.com at any of our Texas locations.

Keller, TX  ~  Murphy, TX  ~  Lewisville, TX 

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New National Survey Finds More than Half of All Americans Can’t Swim or Perform Basic Swim Safety Skills May 20, 2014

The Red Cross has released a startling study conducted by the CDC in which it was found that, “just four in ten parents of children ages 4-17 report that their child can perform all five basic swimming skills, yet more than nine in 10 (92 percent) say that their child is likely to participate in water activities this summer.” In addition,  ”nearly half of Americans (46 percent) report that they have had an experience in the water where they were afraid they might drown. In addition, one in five (19 percent) said they knew someone who had drowned, and 20 percent knew someone who nearly drowned.”

In order to combat this the Red Cross has a launched a national drowning prevention campaign.  Check out these two amazing articles below!

 

http://www.redcross.org/news/press-release/Red-Cross-Launches-Campaign-to-Cut-Drowning-in-Half-in-50-Cities

 

http://www.9news.com/story/news/nation/2014/05/20/swim-skills-red-cross/9283747/

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Water Safety Tips for a Safer Summer! June 10, 2013

The pools are open for the summer and vacations are here! It’s never too late for parents to educate themselves and their children to be safer in and around the water. At SafeSplash, we focus on water safety during your child’s lessons, but there are steps you can take as a parent to make sure you child is safer at the pool!

From 2005-2009, there were an average of 3,533 fatal unintentional drowning (non-boating related) annually in the United States. Children ages 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rates. Among children ages 1 to 4, most drownings occur in home swimming pools. For more information, click here.

Check out the tips below to make sure your children are safe at the pool and at home throughout the summer!

Always Practice Water Safety at the pool:

-          Only swim in areas supervised by lifeguards

-         Never leave a child unsupervised:

  • Do not trust a child’s life to another child or to flotation aids (floaties, puddle jumpers, etc.)

-         Use a “Family Rule” around the water:

  • Kids should ask permission to get in the water: “Mommy, may I get in the water now?”

-          Always swim with a buddy

-          Know before you go: Don’t swim if you don’t know it is safe

-          Adult Swims at the community pool: Use this time for bathroom breaks, having a small snack, applying more sunscreen, etc.

-          Learn your community pool rules: Make sure your children understand and obey all pool rules

Remove risks at your home:

-          Drain kiddie pools after use

-          Know where water hazards are in your community and around your home (Ponds, creeks, streams, other pools, etc.)

-          Use gates and barriers around home pools to remove access to water

Know your Swimming “Safety Too’s”:

-          Knowing the swimming safety too’s will help your swimmers and your family recognize dangerous behaviors in and around the swimming pool

  • Too Tired to continue swimming
  • Too Cold could lead to hypothermia
  • Too Much Sun could lead to severe sunburn or heat exhaustion
  • Too Far Away from Safety could lead to swimmers getting in water that is too deep or too far away from parents

Know how to Respond to an Emergency:

-          Get to a safe spot

-          Know your lifeguards

-          Know when to call 9-1-1

-          Get additional training in CPR and First Aid. While hopefully you would never be in a situation where CPR skills are needed, it is incredibly valuable to know proper CPR and First Aid skills.

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SafeSplash Honors All Moms on Mother’s Day May 3, 2010

We would like to invite all moms and their families to a free open swim on Sunday, May 9th from 1-3 at our Aurora and Lone Tree locations.  There is a limit on capacity, so hurry in on Sunday and treat your mom to a fun day of swimming.

Please call us with any questions, 303-799-1885.  We look forward to seeing you
Thank you moms for all you do for your children!

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Are babies too young to learn how to swim? April 26, 2010

It’s Spring and that means summer is just around the corner. Many families are planning trips to the beach and local pool facilities.

Many parents with small children may wonder if now is the best time to get their little ones into swim lessons. Check out this article for some perspective.

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When should I start swim lessons? April 21, 2010

This is a question SafeSplash gets all the time.  There is no magic age.  However, the earlier you start the more you can reinforce water safety skills with your children.  Whenever you are thinking about your kids and their being in a pool and around water, keep in mind that ‘drowning is a leading cause of unintentional injury and death in the pediatric age group’ and that ‘drowning rates are the highest among children ages 1 through 2 years.’

Infant and toddler aquatic programs are a good way to teach your kids to enjoy being in the water. They can also help teach parents about how to be safe around the water.  However, SafeSplash Swim School wants to remind parents that these types of programs do not decrease your child’s risk of drowning and are not a substitute for adult supervision and safety in the water.

SafeSplash Swim School does lessons for ages 6 months and up and all skill levels.  So get them in weekly lessons today by registering now!

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Check out our new website and blog! April 15, 2010

Our website is now designed to highlight SafeSplash Swim School programs and facilities.  Our new and improved registration page makes it easy to register all your children for swim lessons.  There is also an enhanced client login feature parents can use to update information including payment, address and phone number changes or request a new class time or day.  Check back to our blog frequently as we will start posting news, specials and swimmers of the month!  Thanks to Prime Advertising and Design for all their work on our new website.

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