Even Olympians Are At Risk of Drowning

June 19, 2017
Jim Montgomery

Parents tend to overestimate a child’s ability to swim.  They underestimate the inherent risks of water. While few parents would allow their child to swim unsupervised in a lake (16%) or ocean (13%), 37% would allow their child to use a backyard, hotel or neighborhood pool without adult supervision, according to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s…

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Swim School News Summer

May 19, 2017
Jim Montgomery

Summer is just around the corner – be ready for hot weather fun with swim lessons and water safety.        

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Water Safety Checklist

May 19, 2017
Jim Montgomery

Summer approaching, kids out of school and lots of activities planned around the water. In case you could not participate in our Water Safety Week, I wanted to give parents our water safety checklist to make sure our kids are always safe at the pool and around the house. ~ A Water Watcher must be assigned to watch children in…

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Swim School News April

April 21, 2017
Cheryl

Join us for Jim Montgomery Swim School’s first Water Safety Week and Water Safety Challenge. Our goal is to dramatically reduce drowning incidents by teaching parents and kids how they can be safer in and around the pool.        

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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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One Step At A Time

March 12, 2017
Cheryl

We have all been there, watching our kids in an activity and wondering when they are going to attain that next skill. For some, it is the simple task of enjoying the activity while for others it can be perfecting a task they have been working on. The bottom line is that all parents want to see their kids make…

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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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Swim School News Feb & Mar

February 16, 2017
Cheryl

February Newsletter ~ We are excited to announce JMSS has joined USA Swimming foundation water safety initiative, Make a Splash. March Newsletter Summer is quickly approaching and we have had a ton of kids returning from last year wanting to get back in the water.  Read More      

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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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