Swimming Is More Than A Sport

No one will argue with the benefits of increased safety when learning to swim.  However, the benefits of learning to swim with SwimJim expand far beyond the reach of just safety.  Albeit, safety is our primary goal, we teach learn … Read More

The Social Child

Athletics and swimming are obviously an important part of your child’s development.  It improves coordination and language translation into kinesthetic movement.  It boosts self-confidence and most importantly it teaches your child how to be safer in the water through safety … Read More

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Swine flu, like the avian flu in 2006, has gained a lot of press as it quickly spread throughout the developing and emerging world. The imagery of large crowds wearing surgical masks and wholesale slaughter of entire livestock populations adds … Read More

Water Safety Rules

Safety Rules 1. Take swim lessons. 2. Never swim alone. 3. Swim only where there is qualified supervision. A supervisor should know: a. CPR b. First Aid c. Rescue procedures d. Have a cordless phone poolside. 4. Never leave toys … Read More

Helpful Hints for Having a Good Swimming Class

GROUP praise gives encouragement. Group response serves as reinforcement and helps parents as well as the babies. It makes them feel as if they have really done a great thing — after all, this many people can’t be wrong! Your … Read More

Talking Positive, Part One: Getting Kids Comfortable with Their Environments

Positive language is extremely important to the learning process. It can be as easy as saying good job after a skill is achieved or more advanced, such as changing how you describe the activities and environments our youth find themselves … Read More

Swimming and Black History Month

Black Swimming History Resource Links Minority Drowning Statistics African Americans’ Swimming Heritage “Black Splash: the Amazing History of Swimming in Black & White” Dear SwimJim Family Member, As Black History Month draws to a close, SwimJim wanted to share with … Read More

Just Getting Started

Hello Everyone! This is Jim Spiers, the founder of SwimJim and we’ve decided to dive into the blogosphere.  With a wealth of experience and knowledge concerning water safety and child development, I and my senior instructors will be regularly updating … Read More