The Pros and Cons of Taking Breaks from Swimming Lessons for Your Child

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The Pros and Cons of Taking Breaks from Swimming Lessons for Your Child

June 30, 2024

Swimming is an essential life skill and a fantastic way for children to stay active and have fun. Whether your child is just learning to swim or refining their skills, consistent practice is the number one contributing factor to their success. However, there may be times when taking a break from swimming lessons is necessary…

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Why Shower Before Swimming?

June 20, 2024

Why shower before swimming? Doesn’t the chlorine sanitize the water? Doesn’t the filter and vacuum remove large particles? Yes, but… The filter can only remove so much material before it’s saturated. Once saturated, the filter is no longer effective and water quality suffers. This results in cloudy water even if the water is properly balanced…

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Why is Summer Swim Team Important?

June 17, 2024

Summer swim team is where most kids fall in love with the sport of swimming. It’s a short season (around eight weeks) and focuses on fun first while building a foundation of their skills. This article explores the various reasons, encompassing physical, social, and developmental benefits. Here are some key reasons: Physical Benefit Skill Development…

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Why should a parent be CPR certified?

May 30, 2024

Parental CPR certification is an incredibly important aspect of safety for all children, but it is especially important for parents who intend to have their children around water. With summer right around the corner and more activities taking place in the water, having a parent who is CPR certified is a safety insurance all can…

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Learning to Swim is More than Learning to Float

May 21, 2024
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Learning to Swim is More than Learning to Float: The Importance of a Comprehensive Learn to Swim Curriculum for Young Swimmers Ensuring children’s safety around water is a top priority for parents, especially during summer. Many enroll their kids in infant self-rescue programs, hoping they’ll learn to save themselves. While these programs can seem effective…

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Water Safety for Swim Team Kids

May 13, 2024

When most people think about water safety they think about learning to swim, flotation devices, blowing bubbles, and more of the early basics. However, even elite swimmers should learn and practice safe habits in and around various bodies of water. Here are a few things to consider: Never Swim Alone Swimming with a buddy or…

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Water Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know

July 7, 2023

As temperatures finally start to rise here in the Pikes Peak region, families flock to swimming pools, reservoirs, and rivers to beat the heat. When safety is top of mind, water activities offer countless hours of fun and enjoyment for children. Because drowning incidents are most common when lifeguards and instructors are absent, it’s important…

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Supporting Your Swimmer Through Tears

April 29, 2024

As a parent, it’s heartbreaking to see your child in distress, especially during activities meant to be enjoyable and educational, like swimming lessons. When your child screams and cries during swimming lessons, it can be challenging to know how to help them adapt and overcome their fears. Be assured, at Pikes Peak Athletics, our instructors…

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Why should I have a Personal Trainer?

April 16, 2024

Scaling Peaks: Navigating Fitness Terrain with Your Personal Trainer Embarking on a fitness journey can feel like navigating a rugged mountain range, fraught with challenges and uncertain terrain. However, with a personal trainer as your trusted guide, the path to peak performance becomes clearer and more rewarding than ever before. Accountability: Your North Star to…

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Embracing Instructor Changes

March 26, 2024

Embracing Instructor Changes: A Positive Perspective on Children Learning to Swim The role of the swimming instructor is undeniably significant, serving as a guide, mentor, and safety advocate in your child’s learn to swim journey. However, the notion of instructor changes can sometimes instill uncertainty or concern among parents and learners alike. At Pikes Peak…

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