Creative and Marketing Team: Creepy Dolls

A Very Swimways Halloween

The creative Halloween costumes made by our staff

We love Halloween at Swimways! If you follow us on Facebook you may have seen the lengths we go to as a company each year to create our costumes. Our contest this year is next Friday, so stay tuned to our social media channels and we will share the fun with you!

Each year we throw a fun costume contest that gets very competitive. Some employees team up with others in their department and a brave few go out on their own. Costumes are kept top secret, and on the days leading up to the contest we witness our colleagues stealthily bringing in overstuffed bags and hauling mysteriously covered objects into the office.

Here’s a look back at some of our favorite Swimways Halloween contest costumes from the last few years. Continue reading

SwimWays Swim Team Ambassadors

Swim Team Ambassador Stories

Our Swim Team ambassadors and their families had a great summer in the water!

Did you know that tomorrow is the first day of fall? It’s hard to believe that summer is over. During the summer months our Swim Steps Swim Team ambassadors celebrated the warm weather with their families, from playing in the water to relaxing on a pool float. What was most important to us was that our ambassador friends took advantage of this opportunity to not only bond with their children, but to help their children become more confident in the water and teach them to swim.

Here are just some of our ambassador summer highlights for you to enjoy. Continue reading

Staying Safe on Your Boat

Staying Safe on Your Boat

by Mario Vittone

8 Tips for a Safer Boat Trip

As a veteran helicopter rescue swimmer and then an investigator for the United States Coast Guard, I’ve seen a lot of boating trips gone wrong.  Accidents are accidents, but after twenty years on the job, I noticed that most of the things that get boaters into trouble are easy to avoid.  With a little planning and preparation, you can dramatically decrease your chances of ever having to call for help.  Consider the following before your family’s next day on the water to make sure the fun stays that way.

First of all, remember the difference between where you are going and what you are doing.  “Fishing” is a “what” – if you prepare to go fishing and forget about the “where” you may find yourself in real trouble.  So…  Continue reading

Shark Week Decoration - Battle Reef Shark

Shark Week Pool Party

by Tracy Kunzler

Delight Your “Chums” With a Jawsome Shark Week Pool Party!

The beginning of August marks the start of The Discovery Channel’s incredibly popular Shark Week, so why not invite your “chums” for a fun, shark-themed pool party to kick it all off? I’ve got a jawsome party plan that’s fun and easy enough for any host to sink his or her teeth into with something to appeal to shark bait – er, I mean guests – of all ages! Continue reading