Hey there! I’m Jenny, the creator of Pool Mom.
I’m what you get when you smush a mama, water lover, swim instructor, and teacher together into one package. Learning to swim is more than a life saving skill, and it’s my passion to teach others to love the water and practice safer swimming from an early age.
I began writing Pool Mom posts after my daughter, Molly, was born in 2016. I shared the ways we introduced her to the water. We live in the Pacific Northwest where water is abundant, but unlike the moms I know who live in California and Hawai’i whose kids swim like fish because they have access to the water all the time (from my perspective anyway), our swimming window is pretty limited to Summer. I wanted to change that. So we did… mainly during our baby’s bath times (and in shallow swimming pools when the weather was warm enough.)
Pool Mom has become a landing spot for mamas who want to learn about water acclimation so their babies eventually swim like fish, too. I want all moms to have access to the resources they need to help their little ones realistically grow into stronger, safer swimmers.
Taking precautions, learning to swim, wearing life jackets, and closely supervising non-swimmers are ways we can keep our children safer. More resources (available in several languages) are available at this page hosted by Seattle Children’s.
Pool Mom is dedicated to the belief that ample supervised playtime in the water is an opportunity for babies to develop a foundation for growing confidently into lifelong swimmers.
Through this belief, we hold space for attempts toward a “less busy” approach to raising kids; where parents can closely observe their children explore the water at their own pace while providing a safe, low stakes environment for water acclimation through play and positive parenting practices; that routines like bath time can do double-duty as babies learn and develop many of the sensory reflexes and intrinsic understandings of being in the water; and that both child and caregiver gain a deeper appreciation for rules around water safety throughout the process.
What We Do
Getting you and your baby comfortable with the water isn’t always easy, but with a few strategies and a growth mindset, it’s attainable for caregivers and children. One-to-one coaching is available, and so are small group swimming lessons!
The Pool Mom site strives to be a positive access point to resources that increase accessibility and include parents in teaching their babies foundational swim skills and water safety necessary for learning to swim fearlessly.
About Jenny: A Sun Lovin’ Mama in Seattle
I’m Jenny, the creator of the Pool Mom site, who smushed together my love of mom’ing, creating, teaching, and learning to put this project of mine into the world.
Through Pool Mom, I get reconnect with my creative side, give back to my community, get to know like-minded mamas, and expand my definition of what being a “swim instructor” and an “educator” means to me. I also get to impact children’s lives positively!
My husband and I live in the Greater Seattle Area with our daughter Molly, and “fur-st born” rescue pup, Nalu.
I’d Love to Hear from You!
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