Teaching kids safety around the water includes teaching them to look for and expect adult supervision at pools, beaches, etc. as well as teaching them expected behaviors. None of us is a perfect grown up, but when we collectively model “pool manners,” our children pick up on it. Lifeguards have a big job keeping anContinue reading “Responding to Behaviors Around the Pool”
Category Archives: Swimming Pool Experiences
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?”
Think Like a Boat Mom: Boundaries
Updated: August 7, 2017 This weekend, Molly and I visited the Seattle Boat Show. Boat Dad Trevor was there both weekends with his sponsor, Centurion. To translate our lives: “Trevor is loving life, sitting in boats with friends who love boats, sharing all he knows and loves about boats with other boat lovers.” 😉 He is admirable inContinue reading “Think Like a Boat Mom: Boundaries”