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Don’t be Lawnmower Parents

Don’t be Lawnmower Parents

I had a discussion with one of my children's coaches yesterday that got me thinking. How do we set up our children for success? What is our mindset towards their sporting experience as children, and how does it affect their mindset as they attempt new, and ever more...

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Drowning is Preventable

Drowning is Preventable

There is no way to soften these statistics. So I'll just leave them right here. Drowning is the number one cause of accidental death in California for children between the ages of 1-4. 1 in 5 overall drowning victims are under the age of 14.  Drilling down further,...

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Swim Your Way Out of a Fitness Rut

Swim Your Way Out of a Fitness Rut

There are a myriad of benefits to breaking out of a fitness rut, both mentally and physically. Part of applying the growth mindset to our fitness routine is understanding that learning and growth happen on a continuum. It’s good for our body and brain to continue to...

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How to Train for a Chin-Up

How to Train for a Chin-Up

At One with the Water, we don’t just offer premium swim lessons. As a strength and conditioning coach, it’s no secret that Coach Rippetoe uses the Starting Strength method to make you stronger - it’s all about getting under the bar. We’ve talked about it here, here,...

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Swimming with ADHD: Part 2

Swimming with ADHD: Part 2

(Go here to read part one.) The cognitive and social benefits of swimming for children with ADHD are closely tied to the physical effects, but are worth discussing on their own. They include increased concentration, a calming effect, a positive form of structure and...

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Swimming with ADD/ADHD

Swimming with ADD/ADHD

My oldest child has ADHD. As a parent learning to navigate all that comes with that diagnosis, from nutritional strategies to potential medication choices, one thing has stood from out the beginning. Regardless of the path we choose, natural medicine versus...

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