August 2010 Blog Posts (7)

Solution for the Shreveport Non-Swimmers

When apocolyptic events happen, fantastic responses are called for. A "business as usual" approach following these events is common, but uninspired and sub-par.







Business as usual is, "What a tragedy. Bless those families. More people should take swimming lessons. Oh, what a shame!" And then we turn our backs and resume our daily routines.



In my mind, there is only…

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Added by Melon Dash on August 30, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

Swim Lessons Tips

George Bernard Shaw once said, “What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.”



Think about that . . . this word of advice may be one of the best swim lesson tips you could receive for teaching anyone. If your student is full of curiosity, excitement, and driven to learn and get better, the child will do wonderfully. The best…

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Added by Jim Reiser on August 30, 2010 at 12:04am — No Comments

Swim Lesson Rules: Safety, Discipline, Boundaries, & Consequences

Children feel safer when they know what the rules are, especially in new or exciting situations. If a child is scared, they will have a hard time having fun. So when you kindly, but firmly give children

rules or boundaries and let them know it’s to keep them safe, you start

building trust.



Discipline is the gift of responsible love. Discipline and rules and punishment are related, but they are not the same. Discipline is the continual…

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Added by Jim Reiser on August 23, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Looking for a Pools and Beaches Coordinator

This position is currently open and is an awesome opportunity. The position is located in the Marshall Islands working for a government contractor. Seriously, who wouldn't want to live on a tropical island?!?!?! It is the opportunity for a great adventure and a chance to spread your wings.

The job includes: Supervision of daily operation for Millican Family Pool, Kwajalein Adult Pool, Emon Beach, Coral…

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Added by Mandie Morris on August 17, 2010 at 7:24pm — 2 Comments

Listen to this RANT about Parents, Supervision, & Life Jackets!

Yesterday I spent 2 hours at my neighborhood pool. The first hour was "one-on-one" time with my two year old Nolan, which was awesome. Then I took him home and got my 7 year old, Jeb, to have some "one-on-one" time with him. Well, Jeb's hour turned into 30 minutes because I spent the first 30 minutes LIFE GUARDING SOMEONE ELSE'S 2 year old!



I apologized to Jeb right away, and explained to him why I couldn't "just play" with him. I pointed out to Jeb the little boy who wasn't wearing a… Continue

Added by Jim Reiser on August 12, 2010 at 9:46am — No Comments

What To Do RE: Six Teenagers Drown in Louisiana River

Last night or over the weekend, a teenager stepped off a ledge into deep water at the Red River in Shreveport, LA. In the next few minutes, 6 of his friends tried to save him. All drowned but one. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38533071/ns/us_news-life .



The article leaves an unknowing reader thinking that deep water is dangerous; that a sinkhole full of water is dangerous. I beg to differ. The distinction to be made means… Continue

Added by Melon Dash on August 3, 2010 at 10:10am — 10 Comments

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