Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy time at the lake or by the sea. And the warmer weather provides the ideal opportunity to try out one of the many open water activities available without worrying about freezing water temperatures! Swimming and paddle boarding are two of the most popular open water […]
Open Water Swimming Tips From a Triathlete
Open water swimming brings joy and solitude for most people. You feel a spiritual connection to nature, and there’s a certain rawness and beauty to it that you don’t find while indoors. However, open water swimming can be intimidating if you’re not used to it. In this article, I’ll go over a few tips to […]
Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Are Swimming Pools Safe?
Pools everywhere are closing or are closed due to coronavirus concerns. We’ve compiled research from multiple Health and Local Authorities that clarifies why this is happening, and whether or not swimming is still safe. For further background on COVID-19, see our article that compiles research on what and how this pandemic started and spread. Can you get […]
In the Swimming World: What Global Drowning Statistics Tell Us
Swimming is popular around the world, but where is it the most popular? Have you ever wondered why swimming is popular in some countries and not others? What does swim education mean? When we take a look at the swimming world abroad, you’ll see a connection between the wealth of a nation and drowning statistics. […]
When Can I Take My Newborn Baby Swimming?
Swimming with your baby is a fun bonding experience for both of you. The two of you can swim safely as long as you’re vigilant, attentive and informed. You can take your baby swimming before they get their immunization shots, but there are a few things to consider. At What Age? Babies are curious about […]
How to Protect Skin From Sun While Swimming
It’s important to apply sunscreen before swimming outdoors. Applying sunscreen protects you from the sun’s harmful UV rays. When you’re having fun in the water, it’s easy to lose track of time. Long-term repeated exposure to the sun without protection isn’t pretty. When you don’t how to protect your skin from the sun, there can […]
Stretching for Swimmers: Which Stretches Are Important for Swimming?
Swimmers should always stretch before a workout. Swimming requires us to use most of our body’s muscles to propel ourselves through the water. If we do not stretch, we can get injured by over-exertion. By holding each stretch for 30 seconds, we release different muscle components. Follow our deep stretching routine for swimmers to have […]
Water Safety Training and Awareness Tips for Kids with Autism
Everyone should know about water safety, especially children with autism. Enrolling your children in swimming lessons helps prevent drowning. Autism and water obsession go hand in hand. It is important to teach children with autism how to stay safe in all bodies of water including bathtubs and swimming pools. This can potentially save their lives. […]
Chlorine and Babies: Is Chlorine Safe for Babies?
A baby’s first swim can be an exciting and nerve-wracking experience! You probably have plenty of questions about chlorine and babies. How early can I bring my baby into a pool? Is it safe to dunk a baby underwater? However, everyone wants to know: is chlorine safe for babies? Chlorine has plenty of effects and […]