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How Swim Lessons Could Help Your Child in the Age of COVID

Did you know that drowning is the single leading cause of death for kids ages 1-4 and is one of the top causes of death for teens? As a swim school, we are acutely aware of how dangerous it can be for a child not to have the proper skills to prevent themselves from drowning. With many children being home from school and parents being distracted by work responsibilities, we've been especially concerned that we could see an increase in drownings. With many families escaping to various bodies of water for a fun and social-distanced escape from the house, we want to make sure that the children in our community have the knowledge and skills they need to stay safe near water. 

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A “Dive” into Our History

Our beginning was simple. We were just a family with a passion who wanted to share our excitement with our community. We always loved the water and at a young age, I earned my SCUBA dive certification when I was 9 years old, which further spurred my family's love of all things SCUBA and swimming. That's when my parents decided they wanted to venture into the aquatics business. Atlanta Swim Academy was created by my family, and this culture lives on as the entire ASA team has grown to be one big family, joining together to teach children of the East Cobb community the joy that comes with swimming.

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Perks of New Swim Instructors

As a parent, you have likely had dozens of teachers as you worked your way through schooling. You were probably taught history, math, English, and other subjects with a handful of other instructors. Each teacher had something new to offer you –new information, new energy, new rules, and this was a completely normal part of your schooling experience. Some teachers you loved, some weren't quite your favorite, but all contributed to the knowledge you have today. Swim lessons are very similar and there are many perks in swim instructor turnover.

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Swimming Tips: Relax!

Swimming is a great activity that so many people enjoy. However, it also is an incredibly complex sport when you get into learning form and technique. While there's a lot to learn, one of the hardest parts is figuring out how to relax in the water. Sounds simple, right? Maybe not as simple as you would like to think. If you've been swimming for years, you probably are well versed in the art of relaxing in the water, but if your child is just learning to swim, they may not have the same sentiment towards relaxation in the pool.

So, what exactly does muscle relaxation help? Everything!

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When to Start Swim Lessons: Benefits of Starting Young

As with most things in life, there are many opinions as to what age children should start swim lessons. We want to offer the benefits of starting your children with swim lessons young and our philosophy as to why we are overjoyed to see parents bringing future little swimmers for swim classes. Ultimately, it's the choice of the parent to decide what they feel is best for their child, but we certainly hope you will look into how we can help your child develop the foundation they need for water safety and skills.

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Dry Drowning Debunked

You may have heard of stories about children experiencing a potential drowning incident, appearing to have not suffered any serious complications, only to stop breathing hours or maybe even a week after the original incident. This event has been labeled "dry drowning" or "secondary drowning" and has spread across social media like wildfire on more than one occasion. 

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Benefits of Year-Round Swim Lessons

Swimming is often thought to be just a summer activity but that isn't always true! For this reason, Atlanta Swim Academy, along with so many other facilities, have indoor pools open throughout the year. Swimming is a year-round sport and children are likely to experience significant benefits from taking advantage of this activity more than just a f...
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November 2019 Employee of the Month is...

We would like to congratulate our ASA November 2019 Employee Of The Month Dylan Villhauer!! Dylan is a reliable team player who has been picking up shifts left and right, and is always looking for proactive ways to solve problems.  Dylan's positivity at the desk and problem solving has been awesome. ASA is proud to have Dylan on our team!!
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October 2019 Employee of the Month is...

We would like to congratulate our ASA October 2019 Employee Of The Month MJ Hoffman!! MJ is a team player, displays all of ASAs core values, picks up shifts, always willing to learn, positive attitude and has grown into a leadership position in a short amount of time! ASA is proud to have MJ on our team!! When you have a minute please congratulate ...
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September 2019 Employee of the Month is...

We would like to congratulate our ASA September 2019 Employee Of The Month Annslee Loffert!! Annslee's upbeat approach to classes keep things FUN! She is respectful when talking to kids, parents and ASA co-workers. Plus, she is constantly picking up shift to help out and make sure swimmers continue to learn. We know we can expect a great shift when...
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September is Emergency Preparedness Month

Make A Plan ​ Step 1: Put together a plan by discussing these questions with your family, friends, or household to start your emergency plan. -How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings? -What is my shelter plan? -What is my evacuation route? -What is my family/household communication plan? Step 2: Consider specific needs in your household.&n...
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A note from our Swim Program Manager:

Plan for a Great Trip! ​ As we help grow young swimmers to be safer in and around water, there are many safety lessons that carry over into our daily lives. As we enter into the beautiful fall season in our corner of Georgia, many of you will venture out onto local lakes and other bodies of water. Thinking of all the fun you will have on these trip...
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