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Autism Spectrum Disorder and Communication Problems with 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...
Effective Praise

Effective Praise: What it is, how to 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? Parenting and education experts Joanna Faber and Julie King have written a series of...

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,...

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...
Kenny Swimming

Kenny Meets a Boy Who Loves Bubbles

As I was swimming along one day, I discovered a little boy sitting with his mother on a dock. He was sitting blowing bubbles. I like bubbles, though I must say that when I blow bubbles I do so from under the water. I swam over for a closer look. “Oh look darling! It’s a little...
Adaptive Athletes

One with the Water: Our Mission

Well friends, we’ve told you who we are. We’ve told you where the money goes. Let’s talk about our mission a little more. Our Mission Most people who want to swim hardly know where to start, and struggle with fear and anxiety in the water. Unfortunately, many of those most...

How You Can Be a Hero Today

Politics. Religion. Money. Some of our dearest friends adamantly declared, within a few days of us meeting them, that these three topics were always off limits. They’d lost too many friends after engaging with one, or all three. After this week, I won’t talk about the...

One with the Water: The Foundation

I love Fall! That may be slightly heretical on a swimming site, but I just can’t help myself. It’s (mostly) sweater weather here in Northern Virginia and the trees are singing, “Hallelujah.” I have haphazardly painted pumpkins marching across my stoop. For me, fall is...