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Getting your child comfortable with the water is one of the best things you can do for your child. Not only does providing a basic level of water literacy give you a head start in teaching your child to swim, it’s also a ton of fun!
But the water is dangerous.
According to the CDC, drowning is one of the leading preventable causes of death among children in the United States. Twenty percent of drowning deat...
posted: Jan 20, 2020 | views: 24 | comments: 0
It’s hard to believe, but summer is quickly coming to close.
School supplies are replacing beach umbrellas, the leaves are starting to turn, and the prospect of dwindling hours of sunshine. As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, many of us begin to retreat indoors to the warm comfort of our coach and Netflix.
Instead of hibernating until spring and then realizing in a flurry that you need to get tha...
posted: Aug 20, 2019 | views: 691 | comments: 0
Families in British Columbia are encouraged to start planning and saving early for their children’s post-secondary education or training programs. To help, the B.C. Government will contribute $1,200 to eligible children through the B.C. Training and Education Savings Grant (BCTESG).
There was an extension given to students born in 2006 to 2008, since that group of children turned six to nine years old during the...
posted: Jun 14, 2019 | views: 807 | comments: 0
SAT is the standardized test administered by the College Board and is essential for every student to take it so as to get the admission in premium undergraduate schools. The Scholastic Assessment Test is essential to evaluate a candidate’s written, verbal and mathematical skills.
Mathematics plays a crucial role in determining your overall SAT score. The exam as three sections which includes reading, writing, an...
posted: Apr 14, 2019 | views: 438 | comments: 0
STEM is a well thought and programmed education system which stands for primary subjects like science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The program offers an integrated approach with hands-on relevant learning experiences.
Incorporating STEM education system in schools suggest a defined pathway to all students at a younger stage of their lives. It helps students gain skills of problem-solving, exploratory...
posted: Apr 13, 2019 | views: 435 | comments: 0
The age group swimming plateau is an experience that just about every swimmer will encounter over the course of their swim career. That certainly doesn’t make it any easier to deal with when it inevitably happens.
Whether you are in a small slump, a year-long funk, there are plenty of things that you can do and should remember. Not only are plateaus common, but they are avoidable.
The biggest pointer I would re...
posted: Oct 31, 2018 | views: 321 | comments: 0
Swimming faster isn’t all that complicated when you really think about it. Each day work on becoming a little more efficient and a little more conditioned and you will steadily improve over time. And yet, a lot of swimmers have a hard time bursting through the inevitable plateaus that occur over time.
If you are doing everything you can to improve the fundamentals of your stroke and you are busting your butt thro...
posted: Oct 3, 2018 | views: 421 | comments: 0
Ready to get your lap swim on? Here’s what you need to know about one of the essentials of crushing it in the water—a waterproof fitness tracker for swimming.
Wearable tech has come a long way over the past few years when it comes to accuracy, capability and looks. For swimmers like myself who grew up in the 80s and 90s the most we could hope for was training with a digital clock at the side of the pool, which ...
posted: Jun 5, 2018 | views: 442 | comments: 0
Ready to hit the local lap pool and get in shape by crushing some lengths in the water? You’re in good company—millions take to their local aquatic facilities on the daily to get in shape. Swimming is fantastic exercise. Not only do you get a great aerobic workout (along with the lung capacity training that comes with having to hold your breath while swimming), but you are also able to get fit without thrashing y...
posted: Apr 10, 2018 | views: 533 | comments: 0
Wearables have become a common place site with athletes both in the gym and on the trails. My runner and cyclist friends are all avid wearable-rockers. This trend has slowly found itself to the local swimming pools as well.
The big issue—which our land-bound athletic brethren don’t suffer from as much—is the accuracy aspect. Most waterproof wearables don’t track strokes other than front crawl, are easily
posted: Feb 10, 2018 | views: 602 | comments: 0
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