Let’s pretend that it’s not November and it’s a beautiful summer day. Today, you spent the afternoon relaxing in your pool on your favorite new floating lounger. Unfortunately it’s getting late and someone has to feed the dog, so you need to pack up the fun for the day.
So, how DO you fold a Spring Float? We’ll show you how. It can be a little tricky at first try but if you follow the three steps below you’ll be good to go! Before we begin, make sure you have rinsed your Spring Float with fresh, clean water and allowed it to fully dry. Continue reading →
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 and creative Halloween 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 →
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 →
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 →