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New York Times Company,, features Jim Reiser as Guest Author!, a New York Times Company, recently signed on Jim Reiser as a guest author.

Would you like to see Jim’s first article with 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:


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

Baby Swimming to Butterfly

I just submitted my final edit on Teaching Babies Better to my editor. If you already ordered your “Teaching Babies Better” DVD, I should be able to ship it out sometime late next week! Of course the video is now available at Swim Lessons University, my online library of instructional swimming videos,

For those of you who have been asking about when my Learn to Swim Butterfly DVD would be produced, the… Continue

Added by Jim Reiser on October 29, 2009 at 4:11pm — No Comments


The United States Lifeguard Standards Coalition (USLSC) Draft Consensus Recommendations and Scientific Review Forms are now posted for public comment through December 12, 2009. The public comment period provides an opportunity for representatives of organizations that set regulations, standards, or practice guidelines in lifeguarding, as well as anyone who has an interest, to react to the science review and provide comments for consideration.

To view the USLSC Draft Consensus… Continue

Added by Mike Espino on October 28, 2009 at 6:34am — No Comments

Washington Swim Teacher Thanks “The Swim Professor” and Shares Some Cool Ideas of Her Own!

Dear Swim Professor,

Thanks for checking in. I was thinking about emailing you on our progress. My first three students all wanted private swim lessons and the first child (a nine year old boy who did not know how to swim at all) was doing freestyle with side breathing on the third lesson. I have decided to give the parents the option of once or twice per week because I really want the kids to learn to swim. Most choose twice per week and the kiddos are learning very quickly. I have… Continue

Added by Jim Reiser on October 27, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

CPSC Public Meeting Concerning Unblockable Drain Covers

There are many public pool facilities that have not replaced their existing drain covers, as required by the Virginia Graeme Baker Act (VGB Act). The reason: the size of the drain cover. Large covers commonly referred to as unblockable covers. The ASME/ANSI A112.19.8 indentifies unblockable as 18” X 23” or 29” diagonal measure or larger. The CPSC clouded the issue of unblockable covers in their staff draft technical guide.

“The Consumer Product Safety Commission staff (“CPSC staff”… Continue

Added by Pool Safety Consultants on October 25, 2009 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Is Your Swim School Saving Time & Money with Online Registration?

Is Your Swim School Saving Time & Money with an Online Registration Program?


1. Are you SAVING money (and time) because of your online registration program?

2. Is it EASY for YOU to use?

3. Is it EASY for YOUR CUSTOMERS to use?

I have been with the same company, Time2Signup, for going on 10 years. At one point, I wasn’t really that happy with it. Technology was changing fast… Continue

Added by Jim Reiser on October 22, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Is anyone doing ice skating rinks in there waterparks in the off season.

We are looking at building a temporary ice rink for ice skating during the cold months up here in Cincinnati. Anyone else out there doing this by chance?

Info would be greatly appreciated,

Have an OUTSTANDING! day


Added by Michael A Howard on October 22, 2009 at 12:42pm — 1 Comment

Employee recognition survey results

Here are the results of the survey I sent out recently.i highly recommend polling your own staff to get the answers that matter most to you.

many Thanks if you participated in the survey


Added by Andrew Vaughan on October 21, 2009 at 7:01am — No Comments

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