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The Best Christmas Gift of all . . . Save an infant or toddler’s life!

Did you know that over half of all drownings for babies occur in bath tubs? According to Safe Kids world wide, that is a fact. View my FREE YouTube video on Drowning Prevention & Water Safety for infants, toddlers, and young children.



Because we KNOW that infants and toddlers are drowning in the winter too (because they drown in bath tubs)–PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO WITH A FRIEND who has a little one. You could… Continue

Added by Jim Reiser on December 4, 2009 at 12:06pm — No Comments

WASTED WATER IN CALIFORNIA

In THEORY based on 2 MILLION POOLS

(if anyone knows the exact number of AG+IG pools in CA please reply in comments)



Here is the formula:



Length * Width * Average Depth * Multiplier = Gallons

Determine the Multiplier:

Rectangle, square, or free-form pool:multiplier = 7.5.

Round or Oval pool: multiplier = 5.9



So if in theory there were 2 million pools in CA and we average the aboveground and inground multiplier to 6.5; then average… Continue

Added by David Hoff on December 4, 2009 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Swim Lessons University’s YouTube DVD Sample of How to Teach Butterfly is now online!

Watch 7 minutes of sample video from Jim Reiser’s brand new BUTTERFLY 301 DVD!



In Butterfly 301, ” The Swim Professor” shares with swim teachers a new, innovative approach to teaching butterfly to young children, while sharing sound teaching principals throughout the butterfly swim lesson presentation.



You can either click on the link below or paste it in your browser… Continue

Added by Jim Reiser on December 2, 2009 at 2:48pm — No Comments

YouTube video on “How to Teach Freestyle” PLUS 7 TIPS HERE!



YouTube video on “How to Teach Freestyle” PLUS 7 TIPS HERE!




How to Teach Freestyle to Children



from wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit



Have you ever wandered if there was an easier, step-by-step approach to teaching freestyle to young children? In this article, you will get an inside look at some of “The Swim… Continue

Added by Jim Reiser on December 1, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

“Holds” for Infant-toddler Swim Classes

Have you ever wondered if you were holding your baby incorrectly in the swimming pool? Or if some holds are better than others? In this article, you will learn the holds that are the most effective.

Steps



1. Use the hug hold. The hug hold is the foundation of all the holds outlined in this article. Why? Because it is the hold that your baby feels most secure. Use it when getting in and out of the pool, use it while your baby gets acclimated to the water, and use it… Continue

Added by Jim Reiser on November 27, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Super Swim Teachers are not found–they are made!

Here is a recent email I received:



Coach Jim,

I don’t know where you find your swim teachers, but I’ve got one thing to say… “Keep up the good work!”



My son Zach has been w/Ms Kali at Still Hopes on the Saturday am class. She has worked the class well to suit his needs. Due to his autism, sometimes he can have trouble w/things as I am sure you can imagine. He LOVES the water though, so we wanted to take the opportunity to utilize that to our advantage.



Zach… Continue

Added by Jim Reiser on November 25, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

How to Teach Swimming Lessons Like an Expert Swimming Instructor

from wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit



Have you ever wondered how you could teach swimming lessons more effectively? Have you ever wondered how you could teach your swim school staff members to improve their teaching too?



In this article, I will share with you 6 Steps to make your swim lessons more… Continue

Added by Jim Reiser on November 21, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New York Times Company, About.com, features Jim Reiser as Guest Author!

About.com, a New York Times Company, recently signed on Jim Reiser as a guest author.

Would you like to see Jim’s first article with About.com: Swimming?

Get Jim’s latest tips on how to prevent crying in Parent and Toddler Swimming Lessons.

Check out the article today: “How to Prevent Crying in Infant or Toddler Learn to Swim Class.”

Added by Jim Reiser on November 18, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Watch my new YouTube video from Bathtub Baby 101

Take a few minutes to check out some free video footage from my brand new Bathtub Baby 101 DVD! Just click Bathtub Baby 101 and you’ll get to watch my wife Heather and I get Nolan, our 4-month old baby ready for his first swimming lesson by using the bathtub.… Continue

Added by Jim Reiser on November 17, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How to Teach a Preschooler to Swim

from wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit



Would you like to hear how to make teaching your 3 & 4 year olds more fun and effective? Enjoy some terrific teaching techniques and even watch some FREE video footage from “Swim 101,” How to Teach Young Children to Swim in 8 hours or Less! Oh, and you will also see some really cool “before &… Continue

Added by Jim Reiser on November 16, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Details Announced for upcoming 2010 Swim School Owners Business Conference

You are invited to the upcoming 2010 Swim School Owners Business Conference. It will be held at the Crown Plaza in Sunrise, Florida on February 19 & 20, 2010.



This is a rare opportunity to learn from some of the most prominent people in the learn to swim industry. The conference will feature Jim Reiser of Swim Lessons University, Sue Nelson of United States Swimming, Mick Nelson of United States Swimming, and Lori… Continue

Added by Jim Reiser on November 15, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Are you frustrated with your swim lesson students?

from wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit



Are you becoming frustrated with your beginner swimmers? Or even students who can swim BUT are learning a new stroke? When you consider the points and suggestions below you may feel a little better!



Try these 5 Teaching Techniques



1. Understand there are 3 Stages of Learning, and when a skill… Continue

Added by Jim Reiser on November 14, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

VGB Compliance - Outside Michigan

I was contacted by a YMCA in Illinois that had corner drains after he found my website via Google. He was excited that my product might bring him VGB compliance. I designed a custom corner adapter/frame with one Aquastar 12X12 grate I sent a shop drawing with specifications for approval to IDPH on Thursday. They wrote back that I needed a P.E. among other things. I sent the following response:



I appreciate you taking the time to review my request. You are the first official to… Continue

Added by Pool Safety Consultants on November 14, 2009 at 2:31pm — No Comments

What would you do today?

What would you do today?

What would you do today if tomorrow you knew you were going to get a visit from?

• The health department

• Your lifeguard auditor

• Your Owner to discuss the P&L statement

• Your mother

• A tour from a prospective large group

The answer is that you would probably,

1. Scramble all resources to clean all the pools ,check all the readings, read the pool code and inspect everything on your property to see if it meets code.… Continue

Added by Andrew Vaughan on November 13, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

Will I See YOU in Fort Lauderdale?

I am honored to be a featured speaker for the second straight year at the SwimAmerica Business Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The conference will be February 19-20, 2010.



I will speak from 6PM – 7PM on February 19th on how to make your swim school office run more efficiently and profitably!



On February 20th, my 9:00AM -10:00 AM presentation will teach you how to GROW your swim school business and how to develop a staff of swim instructors that will keep your customers… Continue

Added by Jim Reiser on November 11, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

How to Choose a Swim Instructor or Swim School

from wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit



Do you know what to look for in a swim instructor or swim school? Because of the safety issues involved, your swim instructor or swim school choice is absolutely critical. Here are my 10 RULES of THUMB:



Steps



1. The instructor should be a member of at least one of the following organizations: US Swim School Association, World Aquatic Babies & Children’s Network, American Swim Coaches Association, and/or… Continue

Added by Jim Reiser on November 9, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

How to Teach Our Children About Water Safety

from wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit



Did you know that in the United States, drowning takes more lives than any other accident for children 5 & under? For children ages 6 – 14, drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death ONLY to automobile accidents! This article will show you how to teach your children water… Continue

Added by Jim Reiser on November 6, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

How to Become a Professional Swimming Instructor

Do you want to be considered a “Swimming Professional?” In this article, you will learn some simple steps to becoming a pro!



5 Steps



1. Become a member of at least one reputable, nationally recognized organizations. Here are the ones I belong to: American Swim Coaches Association, United States Swimming, United States Swim School Association, National Drowning… Continue

Added by Jim Reiser on November 5, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

New “Teaching Babies Better” video NOW IN STOCK!

One of the 22 Success Strategies in the brand new "TEACHING BABIES BETTER" DVD video that I think you’ll really enjoy watching is how you can prevent your new infants and toddler swimmers from becoming upset. As you know, keeping your water babies happy is the key to a stress-free… Continue

Added by Jim Reiser on November 1, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Tips to Teaching the Butterfly

If you would like a creative way to teach Butterfly to young children (ages 4 – 12), this article is for you! Jim Reiser, “The Swim Professor,” will share a few creative, and easy steps from his brand new DVD on teaching butterfly to get you started.



Try this:



1. Have your young student(s) lay on their stomach on the deck. Their arms should be at their sides, thumbs… Continue

Added by Jim Reiser on October 30, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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