Swimming in Seattle: Insider’s Guide to Kid-Friendly Indoor Swimming Pools

Molly and I agonizingly miss our outdoor swimming days now that summer is officially over and the pool has closed. While sunny fall weather coaxed us outside to play (earth, what a novelty for summer lovin’ mermaids!), I’m getting anxious about two things: Keeping Molly’s swim skills and love of the water FRESH (and preferablyContinue reading “Swimming in Seattle: Insider’s Guide to Kid-Friendly Indoor Swimming Pools”

When Should Babies Start Swimming Lessons?

Some college friends recently gave birth to their first baby (!), a beautiful girl. They follow Molly’s swimming shenanigans on our Facebook and Instagram feeds, and asked me for tips about instilling their baby with confidence in the water. Specifically, when should babies enroll in swimming lessons? (In case you haven’t read my post whereContinue reading “When Should Babies Start Swimming Lessons?”

Baby Swim Experience

To get to where we are today, I approached Molly‚Äôs experiences with the water wearing a few hats, so to speak: my parent hat, my teacher hat, and my swimmer hat. Teachers use lots of methods for instruction. Modeling for her, helping her do things with us, letting her explore by herself… these teaching strategiesContinue reading “Baby Swim Experience”