Celebrate the 4th: 6 water games for pool or lake

With summer comes one of our favorite holidays – the 4th of July, which often includes a long weekend, gathering with a large group of family or friends, and (hopefully) ...
With summer comes one of our favorite holidays – the 4th of July, which often includes a long weekend, gathering with a large group of family or friends, and (hopefully) some quality water time at a backyard pool, water park or lake. Here are some ideas to make the most ...
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Always Have a Water Watcher: Make Your Own Tag

One of the surest ways to improve water safety is to have a responsible adult who is focused on watching kids who are at play in or near a pool, ...
One of the surest ways to improve water safety is to have a responsible adult who is focused on watching kids who are at play in or near a pool, lake or other water. In almost all cases when families and friends go swimming, there is an adult present. But ...
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3 Families Who Didn’t Have Tragedies – Thanks to Basic Water Safety Skills | Foss Swim School

Summer is almost here! Are your kids ready for the water? Check out our available classes here. It’s a scenario that parents don’t even want to contemplate—a child unexpectedly falling ...
Summer is almost here! Are your kids ready for the water? Check out our available classes here. It’s a scenario that parents don’t even want to contemplate—a child unexpectedly falling into water over their head. Yet it happens, despite setting clear rules for kids, the kids themselves having no intention ...
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Water Safety for Kids: 6 Steps to Safety

Summer is almost here! Are your kids ready for the water? Check out our available classes here. Every kid should be able to help themselves if they unexpectedly fall into ...
Summer is almost here! Are your kids ready for the water? Check out our available classes here. Every kid should be able to help themselves if they unexpectedly fall into the water, and it is every parent’s job to help their child be as prepared as possible. Foss Swim School ...
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3 Rules for Sending Kids Near Water | Foss Swim School

Gretchen is a FOSS alumna and former U.S. record holder in the breaststroke. She shares her thoughts on swimming, parenting and life with our readers. Full disclosure: Up until two ...
Gretchen is a FOSS alumna and former U.S. record holder in the breaststroke. She shares her thoughts on swimming, parenting and life with our readers. Full disclosure: Up until two years ago, there would have been no way that I would have sent my kids on a play date that ...
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Are you Teaching Your Child to Drown?

Teaching kids to swim is common sense Swimming is a fun, healthy activity that can also offer a line of defense against drowning (although no amount of lessons can replace ...
Teaching kids to swim is common sense Swimming is a fun, healthy activity that can also offer a line of defense against drowning (although no amount of lessons can replace supervision). But did you know that some of the things you do in the name of protecting your child may ...
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4 Keys to Staying Safe on the Water

With Spring around the corner, many of you will go on vacations in or around water. And whether your little one is a brand-new swimmer or is more advanced, it’s ...
With Spring around the corner, many of you will go on vacations in or around water. And whether your little one is a brand-new swimmer or is more advanced, it’s important that they—and you—know how to stay safe. [...]Read More...
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Drowning Is Silent

There’s no splashing. No cries for help. It is fast. And it is silent. Phones, books, and even conversations can distract you. That’s why there’s no substitute for visual supervision ...
There’s no splashing. No cries for help. It is fast. And it is silent. Phones, books, and even conversations can distract you. That’s why there’s no substitute for visual supervision and proper water safety. [...]Read More...
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