Category Archive for "Swimming"

Youth Athlete Hydration

April 7, 2017
Cheryl

Even though swimmers practice their sport immersed in water, they still sweat and need to drink just as much as land-based athletes. The importance of hydration for good health and properly functioning body systems cannot be overstated, especially for the young athlete. According to researcher Dr. Susan Yeargin from the University of South Carolina, up to 75 percent of young athletes…

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Your Gold Medal Moment

March 21, 2017
Cheryl

What Will You Do When Your Gold Medal Moment Arrives? I was a skinny 14-year-old high school freshman who played a lot of sports and liked to swim. It was a defining moment in my life that set me on a journey that, to this day, has affected my career and family. It happened one afternoon at the Madison East…

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Summer is Coming

March 7, 2017
Cheryl

Summer is fast approaching and parents are realizing it may be time for kids to learn to swim. You research the best swim facilities, take a tour, buy a new swimsuit and goggles, and the anticipation has gotten to both you and your kiddo. The first lesson has arrived and it is time to begin but something may not be…

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Benefits of Year-Round Swimming

February 14, 2017
Cheryl

Top 7 Benefits of Year-Round Swimming (Scientifically Speaking): 1. Development of the whole child Not only does swimming benefit children physically, but it also improves their development intellectually AND emotionally! According to scientific studies at the German Sports College Cologne, kids who swim year-round fared better academically, particularly in problem-solving skills. The swimmers also displayed more self-discipline (which may mean…

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Swim School News

November 7, 2016
Cheryl

 Message from Coach Jim I would like to thank all the families and friends of Jim Montgomery Swim School for your support in building a top notch family friendly swim school. The staff and I have come a long way since we opened the doors last January. The majority of our success thus far, is due to you spreading the…

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Setting Goals for Youth Swimmers

October 6, 2016
Cheryl

Coach Jim’s Swim Blog: Setting Goals for Youth Takeaway Tips for Developmental Swimming Build your confidence: Regular practice helps reinforce the skills that you’ve already learned while providing an opportunity to try new things, set goals and expand your knowledge. ~ Life skill: Preparation and persistence prepare you for challenges. Challenge yourself: Give yourself a goal that seems out of…

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JMSS Developmental and Pre-competitive Swim Program

August 27, 2016
Cheryl

Coach Jim’s Swim Blog: JMSS Developmental and Pre-competitive Swim Program The JMSS teaching philosophy is that each child is different and each child learns at their own pace. Learning the technical skills of swimming in a secure and positively reinforced environment requires that students be placed in small classes of similar abilities. This also promotes the social relationships that makes…

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From Parent to Parent: I am in Your Boat

July 29, 2016

My almost two-year-old is crying and throwing a fit because she does not want to participate in the skill we are currently working on. She hates floating on her back but I continue to work with her on it because I know it is important. I worry because I have had others say to me, “she doesn’t like that” and…

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Personalized, Pressure-Free Swim Lessons Help Adults

April 22, 2016
JM Swim School

In the 1980s, swim instructors learned a fundamental truth: Teaching the same swim lessons to adults as you would to kids doesn’t work – especially with adults who have a fear of water. Skills such as kicking and floating on the front and back are too advanced for adults who have put off learning to swim because they fear water….

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Olympic Champion Jim Montgomery Endorses SWIMBOT

April 10, 2016
JM Swim School

Jim Montgomery Swim School Endorsement What if we told you there was a wearable product entering the market dedicated to helping you improve your swimming technique and showing you specific areas for improvement? In fact, soon there will be one! Our very own Jim Montgomery personally endorsed the product’s concept and is dedicated to making sure it becomes a reality….

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