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Archive of news and announcements from Stony Creek Swim Center

Keep Your Kiddie Pool Safe With These Tips

It’s summertime and the heat is on full blast. It’s a great time to let your little ones have some fun in the sun and water. Slip and slides, water hoses, sprinklers and a pool to take a dip in can all be great options. Not everyone has the space, the budget or the ability […]

When Can Babies Go In The Pool?

From the womb to a newborn’s bathtub, your baby has always been exposed to water. It’s a very natural thing, but does this mean that it’s safe for babies to go into a pool? And if so, how old should they be when they do? Let’s find out below. What Age Is Safe for Babies […]

Swim Lessons When Your Child Is Sick: Show Up or Stay Home?

Little ones tend to pick up illnesses easily, as their immune systems haven’t fully developed yet. When your little one does get sick, deciding whether or not they should go out – especially to swim lessons – can be a bit challenging. You don’t want to interrupt their progress, but you also want to take […]

Hair and Skin Maintenance For Swimmers

Anyone who starts taking swim classes regularly needs also to take care of their skin and hair to protect them from the sun and pool chemicals. Learning to swim is an important skill set. It’s also an activity that can bring the whole family together for a fun time and exercise. From the youngest ages […]

Best Ways for Parents to Help With Swim Lessons

Starting your very young child in swim lessons is literally an immersive experience – you get in  the water too! You won’t be in the water with them forever. In no time at all they will progress through the lessons and  you’ll  be close by on the sidelines, watching and cheering. Congratulations, you’re becoming a […]

How to Stay Organized as a Swim Mom

Being a swim mom can be a hectic experience, with juggling schedules, packing gear, and ensuring your child is ready for their lessons. However, with a little organization and planning, you can make the experience more enjoyable and less stressful for both you and your child. Here are some tips on how to stay organized […]

How Skills from Swim Lessons Translate to Other Activities

Swim lessons are a valuable experience for children and adults of all ages. Not only do they teach the physical skill of swimming, but they also provide important life skills that can be applied to other activities. One of the most obvious benefits of swim lessons is the physical fitness aspect. Swimming is a full-body […]

Swim Lessons for Kids: Facts and Figures

For those of you who like hard data, this one’s for you. Let’s take a look at the statistics surrounding swimming and swim lessons for kids so that you have a better idea of what’s at stake at any age. Swim lessons are a vital part of your strategy to keep your kids safe, so […]

Reporting Absences & Illness

We have had a recent increase in illnesses amongst students and staff. We want to remind everyone that if your child is ill, please keep them home and report the absence. This helps us with staffing and scheduling make-ups. There are several ways to report absences. Log into the Parent Portal, select “Absences & Make-ups” […]

Celebrate Subs!

We’ve got a sub! Our teachers are committed to their students. Consistent attendance is part of their job description. However, life happens…people get sick, school gets harder, weddings, funerals, etc. Life events are important, and we encourage our staff to be well rounded so that they will feel fulfilled and energized at work. While consistency […]

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