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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...
swimming safety

Four Swimming Safety Myths Debunked

My grandma Betty ruled the roost with an iron fist. Only 30 minutes of TV time. Only one person at a time opens Christmas presents. Come when the dinner bell rings. And, never, EVER go swimming right after you eat. (Difficult because she lived in Florida for as long I knew her,...

Accidental Drowning is Preventable With Swimming Lessons

My mother put me in the water before I was six months old. We have pictures of it, sepia-toned snapshots of my mother in all her feather-haired glory holding me out so I could kick my legs. I was jumping off the diving board by age two, much to the chagrin of the parents around...

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...
strength training

Strength Training for Diabetes

My three year old tells me all the time, “I am strong and brave.” And we nod our heads, admire his muscles and tell him it’s because he eats his vegetables. In our home, we are raising our children to be brave, and strong, and kind. For some folks, though, strong and brave isn’t...

Swimming Lessons and the Importance of Technique

At One with the Water our swimming lessons programs involve not only just learning to swim, but also teaching proper and great swimming technique. We continuously develop swimming skills for all of our clients. Saving lives is our first priority, and then second, continuing to...

Loaded Boards Sponsors One with the Water’s Swim Team for Kids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE One With The Water® Swim Team for Kids in Los Angeles Receives Generous Grant From Loaded Boards Culver City, CA – 19 march 2014 – One with the Water®, a non-profit swim school dedicated to teaching life-changing swimming skills to kids and...

Head Position While Swimming Freestyle

I recently read an article on head position from The Race Club, by Gary Hall Sr., in which Mr. Hall discusses the head position while swimming freestyle. He mentions both looking forward and looking down as being correct, depending on the style of freestyle you might be swimming...