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Lifeskills Learned in Swim Class

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The next time you head to the pool for swimming lessons, consider the life skills your children are learning as well. We all know that swimming offers many benefits:  it’s a great form of exercise, and you meet like-minded people of all ages and from all walks of life.  However, there is a lot more going on  –  both in and out of the pool  – than meets the eye. Bottom line:  lessons learned at the pool teach us valuable…

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Overlooked Swim Training for a Tri Can Be Most Beneficial

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Triathlon season is just around the corner-if you are considering training, most likely the swim portion of the race is becoming your biggest anxiety. Don’t worry, you are not alone! In fact, for the majority of triathletes, the swim portion  is the most difficult and intimidating part of the race. Statistically speaking, 52% of athletes expressed feeling overwhelmed or fearful about the swim portion of triathlons. So much so, the swimming portion of the race has even prevented some athletes…

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Swim For [More Than] Fun

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I recently read a quote about Esther Williams, an American competitive swimmer in the 1940’s describing a particular incident in the pool. She said, “Somehow, I kept my head above water. I relied on the discipline, character and strength that I had developed as that little girl in her first swimming pool.” The more involved I get in the swimming sphere, the more I find how much it relates to running. Runners love to coexist, group together and pace and…

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The Step by Step Guide to Your First Day of Swim Class

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So, you have enrolled your child (or yourself!) into a swim class, now what?  Great question! Below you will find a step by step guide to your very first day of Swim Classes at Miller Swim School. We are excited to have you! Login to your Parent Portal: You have already registered and paid for swim class. Next, we ask that you login to the Parent Portal (which you can access via our website here) and read through and agree…

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Injury and Pregnancy – Why Water Fitness is a Beneficial Activity for Both!

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Among others, there are two things injury and pregnancy have in common for the average active woman; weight gain and the inability to perform certain exercises previously a part of the daily workout regimen.  Fortunately, if not ironically, there is a solution for both; water exercise. Water exercise comes in various forms, the most common are lap swimming, water walking, and water aerobics. For both pregnancy and most stress related injuries, water aerobics is often the most beneficial type of…

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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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