In case you haven’t noticed, we LOVE Halloween here at Swimways! If you’ve been following us for a while, you may have seen some of the lengths we go to in creating our costumes. Some of us start planning our costumes a year in advance!
This year, however, we decided to shake things up a bit. Instead of our traditional Halloween costume contest, we hosted an office decorating contest. Each department decorated their space however they wished. The results were… impressive to say the least. Some people still dressed up, but this year’s focus was all about the décor.
Here’s a look at some of the creativity that went into Halloween this year, as well as some favorites from past years:
Pack Sun Protection Gear, Even if the Sun isn’t Out
According to the CDC, “Just a few serious sunburns can increase your child’s risk of skin cancer later in life.” Did you know that children don’t have to be outside enjoying the sand, surf or the pool, to get too much sun? It’s important to protect your child’s skin from the sun whenever she is outdoors. Even if it’s cool and cloudy out there, clouds do not block those harmful rays. When you want to spend time outdoors, plan ahead in case you’re outside longer than expected, be proactive and bring sun protection with you in a tote bag, this could be a hat, extra sunscreen, a long-sleeved t-shirt – or all of these items for maximum protection. Continue reading →
This is the third in a series of three blog posts where we walk you through the steps to swimming success with your child. In the first blog post we talked about Swim Step 1 and making your child’s first time in the water comfortable and happy, in the second blog post we outlined Swim Step 2 and how you can help your toddler build water confidence by exploring the water. In our final blog post in this series we take a look at Swim Step 3 and how you can help your child ease into swimming on their own by using the appropriate tools and instruction. Former U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer, Mario Vittone, joins us again as narrator. So let’s take a look at Swim Step 3 – Swim Training. Continue reading →