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Year-End News – Happy Holidays!

December 15, 2016
Cheryl Gigliotti

Family Newsletter Dec 2016 Adult Swim Newsletter Dec 2016  

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Swim School News

November 7, 2016
Cheryl Gigliotti

 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 Gigliotti

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 Gigliotti

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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Fear of Water, We Help You Overcome It

April 4, 2016
JM Swim School

Fear of water, or ‘aquaphobia,’ is a common phenomenon. More than half of adults suffer from this phobia and are set off by things that strong swimmers wouldn’t even think about twice. Looking out into the water of an ocean or lake, the deep end of a pool, or simply a filled bathtub can bring on paralyzing fear – even…

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Six Steps to Pool Safety This Summer

March 31, 2016

It’s the time of year for sunshine, swimsuits and sunscreen. We pull out the pool toys and floats, light up the grill and hang out by the pool with friends or a good book. Unfortunately, it also is the time of year when we turn on the news and hear stories about kids drowning in pools or lakes because they…

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Swimming a Smart Move for Kids

March 17, 2016
JM Swim School
Griffith University conducted a study about how children benefit from receiving swim lessons at an early age. The study was the first international study of its kind and focused on children from birth to 5 years old. Children who receive swimming instruction tend to be 7 months ahead on their motor skills and 10 months ahead in their levels of cognition...
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