Sun, Sand, and Waves – Keeping Safe at the Beach Part 2

by Mario Vittone

In the past five years, it seems that water safety organizations have done a pretty good job at raising the public awareness.  The news always seems to kick off summer with warnings about drowning prevention and warnings about rip currents, there are water safety day’s and awareness campaigns, and tons of messages out there about the safety value of learning to swim.  But a trip to the beach is more than just a trip to a really big body of water.  Keep these other things in mind the next time you head down to the sand, and have a safer and more enjoyable summer.

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Swimways Teams Up with Operation Smile for Summer Smile Splash

Summer Smile Splash Taps into the Power of Operation Smile’s Online Fundraising Tools

*Due to overwhelming response and limited supplies, we can no longer offer the free pool party package upon registration.

We’re excited to announce “Summer Smile Splash” our latest fundraising initiative with Operation Smile. We invite you to host a “Pool Party with a Purpose” for your friends, family, or community. By hosting a party, you will help spread awareness about Operation Smile’s crucial mission, plus you will have the opportunity to receive a free pool party package* for you and your guests.

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Poolside Baby Shower

by Tracy Kunzler

Poolside Baby Shower

How to Throw an Amazing Outdoor Baby Shower

Did you know more babies are born in September than any other month? The next most popular birth months are August, June, and July, in that order. This means pool season is the most popular time for baby showers! (And that October, November, December and January are popular for something else all together!)

Dads are too-often left out of baby showers, and they should really be made to feel included in all things baby – ESPECIALLY upcoming diaper changes and late-night feedings! So, get them in the swim of things with a co-ed “BaByQ” pool party that celebrates both expectant parents! We’ve got you covered from invitations to menu to games to gifts! And since this page is titled “Relax,” you won’t experience any labor pains birthing this fun and easy party!

Check out the links below for more of Tracy’s series on throwing a poolside baby shower!

Check out our dedicated baby shower board on Pinterest!

Follow SwimWays’s board Best Baby Shower Gifts & Ideas on Pinterest.



 

You asked, I answered – Choosing Flotation for Kids and Adults

by Mario Vittone

Mario VittoneSwimWays asked “What questions do you have for Mario?” and you answered! Not surprisingly, Swimways fans asked about flotation. Questions about pool floats and life jackets are very common, especially from parents.  So long as you understand that there are two sides to the answers – safety versus fun – you’ll be able to make good choices for your family on flotation devices for use in all bodies of water.

You see, as a serious advocate of water safety, I’m a big fan of life jackets. As a serious advocate of fun, I’m a big fan of pool floats – they are not the same thing.  You can learn more about that difference in a previous blog post, but for now, on to your questions. Continue reading