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 in the water, 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 →
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 →
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 →
Spruce Up Your Next Party with Swim Noodle Decorating!
When it comes to poolside decorating, think outside the pool and use your noodle! You can find pool noodles at major retailers like Target for all your decorating needs. Here are a just a few ideas to get you started with noodle decorating:
Pool Noodle Garlands
Make festive garlands by slicing pool noodles and stringing the slices onto twine! Not only does this make a festive garland, but it can also serve as a colorful, floating divider to designate or mark off the deep end for less experienced swimmers.