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Your Brain in the Pool: Neuroplasticity

When I was in elementary school, my family lived across from a fitness center. With a pool inside, you can bet that my sister and I were making daily trips. Walking through the middle of our front yard gave us a direct path from our front door to the entrance of the center. It...

Occupational Therapy: Fun and Games (Part 3)

The Benefits of Fun and Games When you sign up your child for swim lessons or attend a swim lesson of your own, you may expect to continually be swimming and working on your strokes. It is easy to get upset when you see your child playing around with a ball under the water or...
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Occupational Therapy and Swimming: Part 1

(We’d love for you to meet Mariah; we are so happy and blessed to have her at One with the Water!) Hello, my name is Mariah Anderson, and I am an occupational therapy student at Creighton University in Nebraska. I will graduate from the program this May, 2017, with a...

Autism Spectrum and Communication Solutions for Children

As parents, teachers, and coaches, perhaps our biggest job is learning how to communicate with our children. It may seem simple – but with four kiddos at our house, it is anything but. See, our four have BIG emotions. And they all speak a different nonverbal language. It is has...

Athletes. Swimmers. Champions.

Have you ever wondered how people see you? Maybe better than you see yourself? Maybe worse? Have you ever been thankful for the days when good hair, bright lipstick, or new clothes could hide the battles you fight? What if you knew what people saw – a wheelchair, or a tic,...

Can You be a Hero?

What if you could work miracles? Many children most at risk of accidental drowning are often the same children who don’t have the resources needed to be safe and successful in the water. At One with the Water, we believe everyone should be able to learn the life-saving skill of...

Healthy Holidays

Are you ready for the holidays? I always tell myself that I will start exercising more BEFORE January 1. That way it isn’t a resolution that I feel guilty about letting slide somewhere around January 6. Mainly, it’s because I have the recipe for the best chocolate fudge this side...

On Healthy Competition

Do you worry about your child’s ability to focus? My nine year old is creative, witty, and smart. In addition, she has a short attention span and a serious lack of follow through. She took gymnastics for six years, soccer for a few seasons, and is currently practicing Tai...