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Melon Dash replied to erin ansley's discussion Diana Nyad on DWTS: Good or bad for Aquatics?
"Am I missing something? How could this possibly be bad for aquatics? I can only see it being great. She's fun, she's an athlete, and she's definitely synonymous with swimming. When people see her on DWTS, they will think Swimming."
Mar 5
Kim Bass liked Melon Dash's blog post Puerto Rico Near-Drowning: What Lifeguards & Instructors Can Learn
Jan 16, 2013
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Puerto Rico Near-Drowning: What Lifeguards & Instructors Can Learn

A teachable moment for swim instructors and lifeguards has arisen from a heroic rescue of a drowning teenager in Puerto Rico by a tourist on the shore.Jean Pendrich, a former champion swimmer for Scotland, swam through 5 foot waves to reach the boyand tow him back. She said of the rescue, "“I reassured him everything would be all right but I was exhausted. I was swallowing lots of water and he was in such shock he couldn’t kick his legs."The magical words are "he was in such shock he couldn't…See More
Jan 15, 2013
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Puerto Rico Near-Drowning: What Lifeguards & Instructors Can Learn

A teachable moment for swim instructors and lifeguards has arisen from a heroic rescue of a drowning teenager in Puerto Rico by a tourist on the shore.Jean Pendrich, a former champion swimmer for Scotland, swam through 5 foot waves to reach the boyand tow him back. She said of the rescue, "“I reassured him everything would be all right but I was exhausted. I was swallowing lots of water and he was in such shock he couldn’t kick his legs."The magical words are "he was in such shock he couldn't…See More
Jan 15, 2013
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Miracle Swimming: New Lessons for Adults Afraid in Water

Miracle Swimming Institute teaches people to swim who have failed in all attempts at traditional lessons. Our goal is to show Aquatics and the public a new, more efficient and empowering way to teach swimming. We train instructors to be successful.See More
Nov 7, 2012
Melon Dash replied to Lisa Phillips's discussion URGENT - Levels of Certifications held by Aquatic Supervisors
"I believe aquatic supervisors should be certified in Miracle Swimming. It's the way leaders can understand the needs of the swimming students and patrons (and potential pool patrons) who are afraid in water (about half of them) or who become…"
Sep 21, 2012
Melon Dash posted a blog post

Swimming Instructions' Missing Skill Set

In 1910 or 1912 when Wilbert Longfellow started teaching swimming and began training people to be swimming instructors, he said, "In order to learn to swim, you must overcome your fear."This truth was lost in the past 100 years. What happens when a truth is lost?Many people suffer. In this particular case, many people have drowned.Two people, Paul Lennon and I, realized in the 1980's that the lessons we were trained to teach didn't work for half our students. By then, the truth had been lost.We…See More
Jul 31, 2012
Melon Dash posted a blog post

What Are Your Biggest Pains-in-the-Neck About Teaching Adults?

As we all know, there are far more children's swimming lessons given in this country than adult lessons. This is true even though there are 3 times as many adults in the U.S. as children (U.S. Census, 2010). And about half of adults can't swim (Gallup, 1998).One might think that the market for adult lessons would be staggering (and it is) and that anyone who wants to expand their swimming instruction business would want to capitalize on it.However, many swim instructors are shy about getting…See More
Jul 26, 2012
Melon Dash commented on Laurie Batter's blog post Step Into Swim Video Contest - we need creative industry people to submit a video!Step In to Swim Video Contest – $1,500 – Over 18 yo – Due July 27, 2012
"Laurie, July 27 is too soon to get this together, at least for me. 9 days to organize and shoot, etc. just is not enough time. I wish I could enter, but can't get it done by tom'w. Thanks, Melon "
Jul 25, 2012
Laurie Batter commented on Melon Dash's blog post The Conference Nobody Attended: Today
"Melon, we all support teaching those who are afraid in the water. Which is one reason why that group of people are called out in National Swimming Pool Foundation's white paper -- and why they are a focus of the Step Into Swim 10-year campaign.…"
Jun 5, 2012
NDPA commented on Melon Dash's blog post The Conference Nobody Attended: Today
"Here is how I see it. It is not that you don't have a terrific product, you do. The problem as I see it is you specifically target adults, as you should! However most of the adult drownings the adults drowned because of risky behavior not…"
Jun 1, 2012
David M Shotwell Sr liked Melon Dash's blog post The Conference Nobody Attended: Today
Jun 1, 2012
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The Conference Nobody Attended: Today

Today was to be the start of the End of Drowning World Conference for Swimming and SCUBA Instructors in Sarasota, FL.The website stated exactly what the meeting would contribute to instructors of swimming and SCUBA diving. It was perhaps too powerful for people to believe. Or maybe people think they already know it.Midway through the marketing campaign, the title of the meeting was changed. I thought, "Maybe the idea of ending drowning…See More
Jun 1, 2012
Melon Dash commented on Melon Dash's blog post Do Parents Push Their Children to Learn to Swim Faster?
"Reciprocity! So glad to hear someone else say that! I think you're outing a certain system here and I agree, they need to be called on this if water safety and ending drowning are to be served."
Apr 22, 2012
Joe Andrews liked Melon Dash's blog post What's the Most Important Thing to Teach Kids In Swim Lessons This Summer?
Apr 16, 2012
Joe Andrews commented on Melon Dash's blog post What's the Most Important Thing to Teach Kids In Swim Lessons This Summer?
"Our program's priorities are: Teaching kids how to be safer around water and ultimately how to swim. We look for every incremental improvement we can. Even if a child is not ready to move up to the next class, we try to convey to…"
Apr 16, 2012

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Puerto Rico Near-Drowning: What Lifeguards & Instructors Can Learn

Posted on January 15, 2013 at 8:18am 0 Comments

A teachable moment for swim instructors and lifeguards has arisen from a heroic rescue of a drowning teenager in Puerto Rico by a tourist on the shore.

Jean Pendrich, a former champion swimmer for Scotland, swam through 5 foot waves to reach the boy

and tow him back. She said of the rescue, "“I reassured him everything would be all right but I was exhausted. I was swallowing lots of water and he was in such shock he couldn’t kick his legs."

The magical…

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Swimming Instructions' Missing Skill Set

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 11:57am 0 Comments

In 1910 or 1912 when Wilbert Longfellow started teaching swimming and began training people to be swimming instructors, he said, "In order to learn to swim, you must overcome your fear."

This truth was lost in the past 100 years. What happens when a truth is lost?

Many people suffer. In this particular case, many people have drowned.

Two people, Paul Lennon and I, realized in the 1980's that the lessons we were trained to teach didn't work for half our…

Continue

What Are Your Biggest Pains-in-the-Neck About Teaching Adults?

Posted on July 25, 2012 at 5:35pm 0 Comments

As we all know, there are far more children's swimming lessons given in this country than adult lessons. This is true even though there are 3 times as many adults in the U.S. as children (U.S. Census, 2010). And about half of adults can't swim (Gallup, 1998).

One might think that the market for adult lessons would be staggering (and it is) and that anyone who wants to expand their swimming instruction business would want to capitalize on it.

However, many swim instructors are…

Continue

The Conference Nobody Attended: Today

Posted on June 1, 2012 at 2:17am 2 Comments

Today was to be the start of the End of Drowning World Conference for Swimming and SCUBA Instructors in Sarasota, FL.

The website stated exactly what the meeting would contribute to instructors of swimming and SCUBA diving. It was perhaps too powerful for people to believe. Or maybe people think they already know it.

Midway through the marketing campaign, the title of the meeting was changed. I thought,…

Continue

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