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Giving to Save Lives

As 2017 draws to a close, we’d like to take a moment and publicly thank you. We can’t do what we do without you, our friends, family, and swimmers, by our side. With your help, hundreds of children have learned the lifesaving skill of swimming, reducing their risk of drowning by...
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Press Release: US Masters Coaching Certification

Coaching is key to success for US Masters Swimmers. One with the Water is proud to announce founder and head coach Kenneth Rippetoe is now a Level 3 certified U.S. Masters Swimming Coach. The US Masters Swimming is a nationwide, membership based nonprofit offering benefits to...

Holiday Shopping With Purpose

It’s November 10. I haven’t bought A SINGLE present. Now that may not seem like a big deal, but we have four kids and a sprawling extended family. And while I like to think that we don’t go overboard, it is still a daunting task. This time last year, I was...

Infants and water-a love/love relationship!

Humans are neat. Especially tiny ones. How old were you when you first hit the water? Infant swim lessons? My mother had us in the water before we could walk. Our firstborn was in before she was three months old. (It was an indoor pool, because Alaska, but it counts!)  Ever...
halloween, safety, trick or treat

Keeping Your Monsters Safe This Halloween

7 days until Halloween. My children are reminding me CONSTANTLY. We’ve got outfits planned (So far we are working with Professor Trelawney, 2 ninjas and TBD.) We don’t have to buy candy though, because we live at the end of a quarter mile long gravel driveway, and...

On Race, Drowning, and Making a Difference

I have bad news, and good news. First the bad news. Did you know that Los Angeles has over 43,000 pools? Someone counted and made an atlas. I might have mentioned that before. Did you also know that the South LA neighborhoods of Florence, Rancho Dominguez, and Watts had not a...

Happy Birthday to OWTW, and six great reasons to give!

I’ll give you a hint. All six reasons are the six years we’ve been around. That, saving lives, and teaching kids to swim. Okay, so maybe 8 great reasons.  My son (the one we almost lost) joined the swim team this year. He is my second child on the team so I’m no...

Four Reasons to Choose Infant and Toddler Swim Lessons

Did you know that Los Angeles has over 44,000 pools? Seriously, someone counted. Does your child know how to swim? Shouldn’t they? Still unsure about infant and toddler swim lessons? I mean, are they really worth it. Short answer: YES, and here’s why. Four reasons to...
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