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Give the Gift of Life this Holiday Season – Give a family member Swimming 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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REASONS WHY WINTER IS A GREAT SEASON TO KEEP SWIMMING

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It may be the season of cold and snow, but that doesn’t mean the kids can’t be in the water! Keep on swimming at Miller Swim School this winter! Here are some Reasons Why Winter is a GREAT Season to Keep Swimming: Baby, It’s Cold Outside. And that means it takes a LOT of effort to bundle up the kids (and yourself) to go play outside. Let’s face it, playing outside in the cold can be, well, cold. Here’s the good news: The…

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It Only Takes A Few Inches Of Water To Pose A Risk…

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Accidental drowning is the leading cause of death in children age 5 and under. Larger bodies of water are often not to blame. Over half of the children under age 5 who have drown, have done so in the bathtub. It only takes a few inches of water to drown a child. Children need constant supervision while they are in the bathtub. Using a bath seat can create a false sense of security. While your child is in the tub,…

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To Excel in School, Hit the Pool!

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The next time someone asks you why you take your kids to Miller Swim School, be prepared: your answer might be a little different. Not only are we teaching your kids lifelong swimming skills, we’re also preparing them for success in the classroom. You heard right: your kids’ time in the pool translates to higher marks at school. Let’s back up a bit: at Miller, we’re, first and foremost, committed to teaching your children how to swim and also how…

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5 Reasons to Keep Your Kids Enrolled in Summer Swim Lessons

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For busy parents, the end of the school year is a welcome break from all the classes, activities, homework battles and packing lunches. So after that last bell rings, most of us are looking to hang up the “Mom Taxi” keys, right? We totally get it, but here’s the thing: With summer comes trips to the beach, pool parties and weekends at the lake. In other words: a lot of WATER. So, while you may think your children can take…

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5 Reasons to Start Your Baby Swimming Before Age 1

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Even though your baby can’t walk yet or may not even be able to crawl, they can certainly start learning to swim! At Miller Swim School, our trained instructors are highly skilled and use compassion and patience to gain your trust as they teach your babies 6 months and older swim skills that will stay with them for life. Here are the top 5 reasons to start swimming at an early age! 1. It is Natural You may be surprised…

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How to Prepare for Summer Swim Safety This Spring

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Longer days filled with sunshine and warm temperatures mean one thing: Swim season is near! Make the most of this spring by preparing for summer swim safety with these three tips: 1. Practice water safety Do you feel confident that your child would make safe choices if left unsupervised around a body of water? It’s imperative that your kids know how to act appropriately in and around bodies of water.This includes walking — not running — around pools. In addition,…

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Safer Water • Safer People • Safer Response

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James L. Reiser, M.S., also known as “the Swim Professor,” is the founder of Swim Lessons University. After spending 12 years as the professor of aquatics at the University of South Carolina and leading his USA-S competitive team, Team Carolina, to back-to-back state championships, Reiser has turned all his attention back to his original passion–making children safer in and around the water. Learn what the Safer 3 is and how it can help your swim school. The Safer 3 is…

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Make It Your New Year’s Resolution To Know First Aid/CPR

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Everyone should be prepared to provide first aid/CPR when an emergency arises, and it is important to review often the required steps. Practicing will help keep you calm and clear minded, if you are ever required to act quickly. Most events happen at home, in the care of loved ones, or at work or school. If you haven’t already done so, take a class with our local Red Cross, or if your certification has expired, take a re-certification course. Miller…

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Is More Family Time your New Year’s Resolution? Try Family Swim!

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For families, two common New Year’s resolutions are likely spending more time together and being more active. Well, you can easily accomplish both , by joining in a Family Swim at Miller Swim School! What is Family Swim? It’s a time to bring everyone up to the pool for swimming and water fun! There’s no structure, so you’re free to do as you wish: Play! Family Swim is great for introducing kids to the water and the Miller Swim School…

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