All Blog Posts Tagged 'to' (34)

The Power of Grandparents

I had the pleasure over the holiday season of having a generational “Oreo” moment. I got that sweet creamy feeling inside seeing the generation above me and below me spending time together. Yeah, I probably did have a few Oreos too. Don’t tell my doc! There are few feelings as precious as seeing people who love our kids even more than you do. Grandparents are a wonderful thing!

As we start the year, my mind keeps coming back to the question, “How do we grow our…

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Added by Tom Lachocki on January 10, 2014 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Science shows swimmers have lower mortality risk than runners and walkers

It is universally accepted that physical activity is good for your health and reduces mortality rates.  Studies that compare mortality rates between swimmers and other common physical activities are rare. The most compelling findings are those of Chase, Sui, & Blair (IJARE, 2008, 2(3), 213-223) that compared 40,517 men 20-90 years of age who completed health examinations from 1971-2003 as part of the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study administered by the Cooper Institute. After adjusting…

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Added by Tom Lachocki on July 18, 2013 at 4:14pm — No Comments

A Culture of Giving Begins for Step Into Swim Campaign. Will you step forward too?

Industry leaders stepped up with donations exceeding $41,000.

In just a few months since the Step Into Swim Campaign was launched, a group of visionary pool, spa, and aquatic leaders have stepped forward to donate more than $41,000, reports Thomas M. Lachocki, Ph.D., CEO of …

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Added by Laurie Batter on August 29, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Melon Dash on July 31, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments

No Surprise: Panic Is Suggested As Cause of Triathlon Deaths

How do you teach people to prevent panic? Is it important to you? Do you know how many drownings are caused by panic each year?

 

In the Washington Post the other day, a headline said, Deaths in triathlons may not be so mysterious: panic attacks may be…

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Added by Melon Dash on November 16, 2011 at 3:52pm — No Comments

There Is An Answer to Drownings: Panic-Prevention

Note: this post was edited 3/2012 to place a missing video (the first one below).

If you want to teach your child to tie her shoes, do you say, "Tie your shoes!"

No. She'd be lost. Where to start, she'd be thinking.

 

If you want to teach people to prevent panic, do you say, "Don't panic!"?

No, but people do. It doesn't work. It's been tried. And how many people have drowned since then?

 

If you want to prevent most of Laurie Batter's…

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Added by Melon Dash on September 11, 2011 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Learn To Swim Radio

Thursday by Thursday, the Learn To Swim Ship is  s l o w l y being turned. S l o w l y, but it's turning. It's being turned by the listeners of The Learn To Swim Show at WorldTalkRadio.com.

 

These listeners, whether swimming students or instructors, are witnessing the laying of new track in the Learn To Swim Universe.…

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Added by Melon Dash on January 4, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

URL for the Learn To Swim Show

The Learn To Swim Show is here.
It's Thursdays at 1 p.m. Eastern time, Beginning October 28, 2010.

Added by Melon Dash on October 26, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

How Could a Learn-to-Swim Radio Program Be Effective?



On October 28, 2010, Miracle Swimming Institute will begin hosting a radio pilot program, "The Learn To Swim Show." It will be available to listeners around the world, Thursdays at 1 p.m. Florida time and 10 a.m. California time on the internet at WorldTalkRadio.com.



If you put a beginning swim class of adults into a pool, they’re usually apprehensive. The first thing you want to ask them is, “What…

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Added by Melon Dash on October 20, 2010 at 7:00pm — 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

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

Can Social Networking Help You or Your Organization? Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, etc.

So can YOU or YOUR business benefit from Social Networking? Are you resisting the idea of Facebook, Twitter, blogging, etc.? Technology changes are always hard for me and I was resistant at first too. In

fact, I have been only using twitter for a few weeks but I have been

trained in it now and I am confident of the benefits.

The best news about it is that . . . it’s FREE! MOST IMPORTANTLY, in my mind, it’s the BEST REFERRAL PROGRAM ever invented. I…

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Added by Jim Reiser on July 23, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

What more can a good two-year old swimmer learn in a Parent & Me class?



Dear Teachers & Parents:

I received an email today with a VERY COMMON QUESTION from a parent who has a young two year old in our Parent & Me class who is doing wonderfully. However, and I think this happens often, there was a

misunderstanding that because of the progress the little one was

making, that continuing in the same class may be a waste of time. As

instructors and swim school owners, it is vital that we communicate…

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Added by Jim Reiser on June 9, 2010 at 11:12am — No Comments

Have You Seen that the American Academy of Pediatrics UPDATED their Guidelines?





Here is the beginning of the article from Med Page Today. I posted a link at the bottom so you can click it and read the rest of the article:





Pediatric Drowning Prevention Guidelines Updated
By Chris Emery,…
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Added by Jim Reiser on May 24, 2010 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Is Your Swim School Participating in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson?

Tomorrow, Thursday, 5/20/10, is your last chance to register your swim school to participate in The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson. What a great way to get your local media involved in promoting swimming lessons as one of the most important ways to prevent drownings. Make no mistake about it, drowning prevention requires layered approach . . . but you know as well as I do, swimmers…

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Added by Jim Reiser on May 19, 2010 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Summer, 2010: Will The Same Teaching Errors Be Made Again?

Will The Same Teaching Errors Be Made Again in 2010?

Yes. But let's see how many we can eliminate right now.



Here we go, Summer Swim Lessons, Version 2010!



How many swimming instructors will tell their students, "You must be horizontal to float correctly?"

How many will expect their students to grin and bear the things that aren't comfortable in order to get to the other side? How many will send the message, "Swimming is getting from here to… Continue

Added by Melon Dash on April 9, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Teach Slowly, That Students May Learn Quickly

One comment we receive most often from our clients (4000 adults since 1983) is, "It was so great to have time to slow down, feel what's happening, and not be pushed."



It's not news that to learn to swim, people have to feel what the water does for them. But how many teachers skip steps in order to get to the end of the curriculum and check someone off the list? That has been going on for so long that now, many adults have given up on swimming lessons. They think there's something wrong… Continue

Added by Melon Dash on March 7, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Difference Between Swimming and Freestyle

Freestyle is swimming but swimming is not freestyle.



If you were a boat captain with a group on your boat and a storm came up and the boat tipped over, you'd be thinking, "How many of these people can swim?" Who do I need to worry about most and rescue first?" You would not be thinking, "How many can do freestyle to shore?" You would not be thinking, "Who has their rhythmic breathing down?" You'd want to know, "Who can remain in control?" The ones who can't are the ones you'd go after… Continue

Added by Melon Dash on February 27, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

How to Teach a Water Safety Lesson to Children without a pool!

Filed under Water Safety Instructor, Kids Water Safety by Jim Reiser

from wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit



How can you teach water safety to children without a having a pool? Here are seven ideas and video highlights that will help you get started!






1. FREE PRIZES.
When I am asked to “take the stage” at an event like a Safety Fair or Children’s event at a mall, park, or children’s fair–the first challenge is always getting the kids to… Continue

Added by Jim Reiser on December 21, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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

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