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Swimming and ADD/ADHD

By: Nikki Miller Debbie Phelps, mother of the world record holding Michael Phelps, has been very public about how much swimming helped her ADHD son.  As a 25 year licensed psychotherapist who specializes in ADD/ADHD, and a 30 year swim school owner, I feel qualified...

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Winter Swimming & Colds

Many parents limit swimming to the warm summer months believing that their child will get sick if they swim during the winter. The fact is children are no more likely to catch a cold from swimming during winter than during summer. Children are more susceptible to...

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First Lesson Checklist

This time of year we enroll a lot of new swimmers and many parents wonder what they need to bring to lessons. Here is a handy checklist to help you prepare. Can’t Live Without: A swimsuit and towel (you’d be surprised how often these are forgotten at home). Hair bands...

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For Safety’s Sake, Teach Kids To Swim

California remains near the top for summertime pool and spa drowning tragedies. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s national Pool Safely campaign reports that pool and spa drowning deaths among children ages 1 to 14 reached 202 during the 98 days between...

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Hints for a Happy Swim Lesson

Last week we gave you a checklist of things to bring to a swim lesson (Swimsuit? Check!). This week we thought we’d share a few more tips to help make your child’s swim lessons a happy success. If your child is still taking naps try to schedule his lesson for an hour...

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Swimming Immediately After Eating

Was your mother right? Is it dangerous to swim after eating? Do you really have to wait at least thirty minutes after eating to avoid stomach cramps and possibly drowning? This “old wives” tale has been around for quite some time and has been perpetuated generation...

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It’s A Dirty Job. . .

Meet the humble swim diaper.  It’s got a dirty job to do, and it does it well.  All swimmers under 36 months must wear TWO health department approved swim diapers at Academy Swim Club.  If you’ve got a swimmer who is under three, or is perhaps older but not yet, shall...

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Water Safety Expo at Valencia Fire Station

Because drowning remains the leading cause of death in children under the age of four, Los Angeles County firefighters once again partnered with the City of Santa Clarita and others, including Academy Swim Club, to host their third annual “Children Drown Without a...

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ASC Sponsors 4th Annual Water Safety Expo

Spreading the message that drowning is preventable – check out the video of the 4th Annual Water Safety Expo! Video and Story by Gloria Locke Summer in the Southland lures families to water recreation. Santa Clarita community leaders hit the streets providing seminars...

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