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When is my child OK to swim alone?

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It’s a common question: When is my child OK to swim alone? Just like pretty much everything else in parenting, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. The decision on when to let your child swim without you right beside him or her depends on your individual child – and the circumstances since every situation is different. Here are 10 things to consider before letting your child swim alone: 1. Swimming ability There’s quite a difference between just playing in the water and maybe…

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How to be a Good “Pool Parent” and Keep Kids Safe in the Water

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You’re an awesome parent. You take your kids to swim lessons, encourage them in their favorite activities and make sure they get lots of affection and love. But being a good parent and being a good POOL parent can be different. To that end, we are providing a list of tips and reminders on How to be a Good “Pool Parent” and Keep Kids Safe in the Water. Check out these tips on what to do and what NOT to…

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Miller Swim School Offers FREE Water Safety Presentation

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← 3 Key Benefits of Learning How to Swim Correctly, How to be a Good “Pool Parent,” and Keep Kids Safe in the Water → At Miller Swim School, we’re committed to making sure kids in our community understand the importance of water safety — whether they’re learning these important life-saving skills through swimming lessons at one of our locations or taking part in one of our local safety talks. We believe water safety is one of the most important…

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SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER: 5 REASONS TO SIGN UP FOR SWIMMING LESSONS!

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We know how busy families become in the Summer, those longer sunny days seem to get crammed so full of play dates, VBS, overnight camps and many other things that you don’t think you can squeeze in any other activity. But just as you bring home math and reading workbooks so your kiddos can maintain the skills they learned throughout the school year and hopefully enter into the new school year better prepared, we look at swimming lessons the same…

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Miller Hosts Olympian Kristy Kowal at Breakout Swim Clinic

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                         March 21, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT:  Sarah Kinnison E-Mail: sarah@millerswimschool.com 918-254-1988 GENERAL INFORMATION Miller Swim School hosts Olympian Swimmer Kristy Kowal (Tulsa, OK) – Tulsa area athletes will have a unique chance to kick off this championship season and enhance their competitive swimming skills by working with World Champion and USA Olympian, Kristy Kowal. The Miller Swim School is pleased to announce that that they will host a Mutual of Omaha Breakout! Swim Clinic with Kristy Kowal at…

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The Importance of Repetition in Swimming

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You are watching your little one at swim class, and it appears like she’s doing the same thing each class. You may be wondering what is actually happening in class, since she’s not seemingly making much progress yet. Let us give you a little insight to what is actually happening here: She’s learning the building blocks of swimming and increasing her stamina, skill and confidence, little by little. If you have kids, you know they tend to be repetitive— especially…

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HEART HEALTH FOR KIDS: swim your heart out!

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“Swim your heart out. If you’re looking for exercise that improves heart and lung capacity, but is gentle on your joints, swimming is a top choice. Like other aerobic exercise such as running, it can improve cardiovascular fitness as well as cholesterol levels!” (Berkeley Wellness Center) February is Heart Health Month, and Miller Swim School takes kids’ heart health seriously — and so should you. Not only is swimming fun, an important skill that all kids should have, and great exercise, but swimming is also important for kids’ heart health. Find out…

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PARENTS: WHAT IF YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO SWIM? TIPS TO HELP YOUR KIDS

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You teach your children many things: How to cross the street, ride a bike and tie their shoes. But if you don’t know how to swim, they aren’t going to be able to learn this valuable life-saving skill from you. So what’s a parent to do who doesn’t know how to swim? Here are some safety tips: DON’T impart your fear on your kids. Many parents are afraid of being in bodies of water where they can’t touch the bottom.…

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Holiday Family Swim 2016

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We will be having Open Swim times available throughout the Holiday Break.  We would love for you to join us for Holiday Family Swim! This is also an ideal time to utilize the “Make-up Moolah” passes you may have accrued throughout the semester. The times and dates are as follows: Friday, December 23: 12-3pm Monday,  December 26th: 11-2pm Tuesday, December 27th: 5-8pm Wednesday, December 28th: 11-2pm Thursday, December 29th: 5-8pm Friday, December 30th: 1-4pm Saturday, December 31st: 11-2pm Monday, January…

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Myths about Winter Water

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Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean there aren’t great reasons to keep your little swimmers safe in and around the water. Here are some common myths when it comes to winter water safety, and the facts behind them: MYTH: It’s cold outside, so we won’t be swimming. FACT: Just because you won’t be trekking to the outdoor neighborhood pool until the weather is warmer doesn’t mean you won’t encounter the chance to go swimming elsewhere, including: An indoor water park resort. These…

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