USA Swimming #SwimBiz 2018 Awards

For the last four years USA Swimming has hosted the #SwimBiz Conference, a national swim club marketing conference. This conference features insights from prominent brands on building great social media and marketing strategies for their teams. #SwimBiz is attended by...

Intro to Mermaiding – Join the Pod

Intro to Mermaiding Summer 2018 OVERVIEW Mermaiding has grown in popularity and new products like monofins and mermaiding tails are as easy to find as a trip to Target or a brief search on Amazon. This class’ objective is to encourage a swimmer’s imagination and...

How dangerous is our house?

I was reading the other day about drowning stats and came across some household injury statistics . . . and I was surprised. There were over 29 million non-fatal injuries in 2015 alone (CDC.gov). The most common injuries were a result of: falls, poisoning,...

2018 Short Course Championship Season

There have been a few changes to the championship meets for the Short Course 2018 season. Qualification time standards are set by the various governing bodies that come under the umbrella of USA Swimming. Championship meets require swimmers to meet or exceed these...

“Dry Drowning” – What you need to know

We have heard questions and fears from some of our Waterloo families regarding “dry drowning” or “secondary drowning” generated by some recent tragic news headlines.  We would like to share our thoughts. First, all of us at Waterloo Swimming...

Water Safety Tips

Water Safety Tips courtesy of the “Simple Steps Save Lives” Program 1. Staying close, being alert and watching children in and around the pool Never leave a child unattended in a pool or spa and always watch your child when he or she is in or near water. Teach...

So you want to start triathlon training?

Triathlon Training Many people who decide to compete in a triathlon think that because they are in great shape and they can run forever, they can hop in a pool and swim. Not true my friend. For many people the swim leg of a triathlon is the most difficult. This is...

Tips for Parents Before the Big Meet

An article originally posted on SwimSwam.com by Elizabeth Wickham gave 5 excellent tips for parents as we head into championship season: 1. Keep everyone’s expectations in check. 2. Don’t pressure your kids. 3. Stay in control of everyone’s emotions....

Delayed Dolphin Kicks

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Why You Should Swim for Fitness

Swimming is not just a competitive sport. Swimming is not just for olympic athletes. Swimming is the perfect sport for a lifetime of fun and fitness. It is the perfect cardio workout for those who don’t like to sweat! Since the water keeps you cool, even as your...