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Give the Gift of Life, Swim Lessons!

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With the birth of our daughter, this Holiday Season my husband and I have been re-evaluating our Christmas Lists. Usually filled with items that can be worn and discarded the following year, we wondered if we were going to be sending the wrong message to our daughter about the value of things. Therefore, we decided to go a less traditional route and give less “items” and more things of value. One of those things this year will be swimming lessons.…

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Swimming in the Winter? Yes, Please!

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We know that Winter typically isn’t a season you would associate with Swim Lessons, but we, at Miller, believe there is truly no better time to start! Here are a few of our responses to reasons for taking a break, that we commonly hear during the winter months. Cold Weather and Wet Hair Don’t Mix. Did you know we keep our water 90+ degrees year-round? It feels refreshing in the Summer and like a warm bathtub in the Winter! Furthermore,…

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Help Your Child Learn to LOVE the Water!

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It’s your first day for swim lessons at Miller Swim School. You approach the pool deck to check your child in, but their mood suddenly changes. Tears are streaming down their face suddenly your very excited child becomes anxious and is asking to leave. Surprisingly, this reaction is completely normal and can be conquered with a combination of patience and practice. Before you come to your first class (and even thereafter), here are a few ways you can help your ease…

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Skills ALL Swimmers Should Know!

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Have you ever wondered what the some of the most important skills we expect for our swimmers to gain from being in lessons with us? Having spent over 50 years developing our curriculum, we believe that each little piece is an important piece of the puzzle, but to narrow down a few, here are 4 major things we believe each swimmer should be able to do. Safe Water Entry: Jumping into the pool seems like the best way to get…

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Why We Swim Year Round – Even in the Winter!

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Swimming? In the Winter? YES! As we prepare for our winter sessions each year, I notice that some of our parents take their children out of class “as a precautionary measure”. They are convinced that their child will catch cold or the flu from being in the pool and getting wet during the winter. When these same swimmers return early in the spring, I am often told that they still caught colds or the flu during the winter months. Not only do these children miss…

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Summer Water Safety Reminders

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 Teach children water safety and swimming skills as early as possible.  Always brief babysitters on water safety, emphasizing the need for constant supervision  Appoint a “designated watcher” to monitor children during social gatherings at or near pools.  Post CPR instructions and learn the procedures.  Keep rescue equipment poolside. Don’t wait for the paramedics to arrive because you will lose valuable life-saving seconds. Four to six minutes without oxygen can cause permanent brain damage or death.  Maintain constant visual contact with…

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Benefits to Year Round Swimming

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As summer comes to an end and fall approaches, many families are under the impression that the swimming season is over as well. This, however, is not the case! Miller Swim School believes that swimming should not be seasonal, but instead, a year-round activity that proves to have several advantages. Children who swim year-round (and from infancy) are significantly stronger and more coordinated than those who do not according to several studies. The use of the entire body mixed with…

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Wrens’ Water Journey Part 3

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It has been almost a full year since we began Swim Lessons, hard to believe how time flies! Within that year we went from Diaper Dolphins to Flippers and now incorporate a little one-on-one swim time with Mommy or another instructor once a week in addition to our Flippers class with Daddy, Ms Donna and all of our swim friends! What a year it has been! Not only have we hit major milestones in our daily life – we WALK…

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Welcome to Miller Swim School

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Miller Swim School was established in 1960 by Larry and Rita Miller in order to teach students to respect and enjoy the water, and to be safe, happy, successful swimmers.