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Helping Parents Reach Their Depressed Tween

Our specialty here at One with the Water is to teach swimming lessons to children and adults with special needs. That means both mental and physical needs. We recently came across this amazing book that I wanted to share with you. I know that it will add value to your lives, help...
Floortime

Engaging Children Using Floortime.

Close your eyes and imagine this scene with me. You are in a coffee shop meeting one of your dear friends. You have some exciting news to tell them. Only as you are talking, they seem distracted. You think, “Are they even listening?” You may want to directly ask them this, but...

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...

Swimming and Sensory Input

Sensory Integration: We All Have Our Limits In California, there are endless activities to do. Universal Studios Hollywood, Six Flags Magic Mountain, SeaWorld San Diego, the San Diego Zoo, Knott’s Berry Farm, LEGOLAND, and of course, Disneyland. You may be thinking,...
Therapy Swimming

Occupational Therapy: The Basics (Part 2)

Occupational Therapy: The Basics Before we start something new we tend to picture what it will be like. Will it be easy? Will it come naturally? Will it be difficult or painful? Will I enjoy it? Will it benefit my life? We tend to hope for the best, setting high expectations on...
therapy swimming

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...
Effective Praise

Effective Praise: What it is, how we do it.

As parents, teachers, and coaches, we instinctively want to praise our little ones when they perform well. But what if, despite our best intentions, we are doing the right thing the wrong way? Following in the footsteps of their mothers, parenting and education experts Joanna...

Benefits of Swimming, Four Ways to Swim for Your Life

We are one month into 2017, and it’s been a wild ride so far. Let’s do a quick check in on our New Year’s resolutions. (Everybody knows what the gym looks like on January 2!) Except – I don’t DO New Year’s resolutions. I have a widely shared tendency not to keep them. What...