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Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons To Enroll In Swim Lessons



With all of the inconsistency in the weather this year, it is hard to believe that we are entering into the spring season. But do not be fooled as others may be— summer is quickly approaching! With summer comes fun outdoors, on vacation, at the pool, on the lake, and at the beach. Because we want everyone to have a fun and safe summer, here are the top 10 reasons you shouldn’t wait any longer to enroll in swim lessons!

Top Ten Reasons To Enroll In Swim Lessons

1 SWIMMING IS A LIFE-SKILL, NOT JUST A SPORT. While many choose to enroll in swim lessons as an extracurricular activity, it is one of the only sports that when mastered can actually save a person’s life. Because our summers are usually full of fun in and around water, it is essential that everyone learn to swim and be safe.

2 BE READY FOR FUN IN THE SUN. Why wait until the pool opens or the water warms up at the beach to learn how to swim? Gain confidence and prepare for the summer ahead of time by enrolling earlier in the year.

3 THE SOONER THE SAFER. Getting started at an early age allows a swimmer to develop a comfort level with the water conducive for quicker learning when older. Little Fish provides lessons to all ages starting as early as 6 months old.

4 LEARNING TO SWIM TAKES COMMITMENT. Similar to any other skill that you want to master, swimming takes a consistent commitment. The swimmers who enroll in a year-round or once or twice-a-week class consistently graduate more levels and achieve their goals faster than those who only practice a month or two at a time. If you want your ‘little fish’ to be swimming by summer, start practicing now!

5 MICHAEL PHELPS HAD TO START SOMEWHERE. Many swimmers take lessons with different goals in mind, but professional swim lessons teach every student how to swim, with correct form, no matter what level they are. Some students find their passion in the pool, and go on to compete on year-round swim teams.

6 RELAX...YOU DESERVE IT. When a swimmer becomes confident and competent in the water, there is a huge shift in family enjoyment around the pool or at the beach. As parents, we always maintain safety barriers, like fences and line of sight. When your child swims like a 'little fish’ without a floaty, you will find a whole new level of relaxation this season!

7 SMALLER CLASSES MAKE SENSE. When you only have a 30 minute lesson in the pool, the number of students determines the amount of time available for practice. Look for a class that limits group class size to no more than four students, or that offer semi-private/private classes! (Little Fish Swimming limits group class size to no more than four students. And for those who desire even more one-on-one practice, we offer semi-private and private classes as well!)

8 PROGRESS, PROGRESS, and more PROGRESS. Even in a group environment, your swimmer will have their own swim level and work toward their goals individually. If they are ready to graduate, we provide them the opportunity to advance, and will even find a more advanced group if needed to help continue their success in the pool!

9 EXERCISE IS FUN? Of course it is when you are swimming! Children who are learning to swim reap all the health benefits that come along with swimming for exercise. It is a proven low-resistance, high-energy exercise that you can continue doing for the rest of your life.

10 THE BEST LESSONS ARE EXPERIENCE. This isn’t just a slogan at Little Fish Swimming. This is the air we breathe! Swim lessons should not be just another drive-thru experience. Find a swim lesson provider that welcomes each family to the pool and communicates swimmers’ specific goals and needs to parents. 

Little Fish Swimming has classes for everyone, from children age 6 months to adults! Classes are small (no more than four students) and a certified coach is in the water with your child at all times! Learning to swim is easy and fun as kids progress through 21 structured levels of swimming. They are rewarded with prizes and graduation cards at the completion of each level! Learn everything from water safety, to flotation, to the competitive skills necessary to participate on a swim team.

Check out this season's upcoming swim lessons, Spring Break Camp, and info on birthday parties at Little Fish Swimming


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Top Ten Tuesday: Shows To Binge Watch When You're Sick

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This has been such an intense flu season. Everywhere you turn, someone else is sick! Have the cooties gotten to you, yet? If you do find yourself in the unfortunate position of being so sick you can’t get out of bed, may we suggest...

  1. tea  
  2. steam
  3. binge watching TV shows.

While we would love to reach through the screen and hand you a hot cup of tea, that’s physically impossible. We do however, have a killer list of shows that would be great to binge watch while sick. Behold!


Top Ten Shows To Binge Watch When You’re Sick


1) Stranger Things- Sure you feel miserable, but you’re going to be glad you’re stuck in bed for hours once you really dive into this show! Think sci-fi meets, x-files, meets Goonies. It’s good. “In a small town where everyone knows everyone, a peculiar incident starts a chain of events that leads to the disappearance of a child - which begins to tear at the fabric of an otherwise peaceful community.”

2) Gilmore Girls- Brain candy. Sweet, sweet brain candy. Get sucked into the sugar coated Stars Hollow drama while you’re waiting for those decongestants to set in.

3) 30 Rock- Tina Fey is amazing. That is all.

4) Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman- Every episode of this guilty pleasure is available on Amazon Prime. Hours upon hours of Sully’s outrageous bangs. You can thank us later.

5) Call The Midwife - “Based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth; the story follows twenty-two year old Jenny, who in 1957 leaves her comfortable home to become a midwife in London's East End.”

6) Sherlock- This absolute masterpiece consists of three or four 90 minute episodes a season. Well written and provocative. Perfect for those who want something a little more substantial to binge on.

7) The 100- Exciting, suspenseful, and maybe just a little cheesy. “Set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.”

8) Always Sunny In Philadelphia- Funny and irreverent. Be sure the kids aren’t in the room when your binge session begins!

9) Stand Up Comedy— Ali Wong: Baby Cobra. Do you need a good laugh and brain candy? Of course you do! You're sick in bed. Enter: Stand Up Comedy. Netflix is loaded with one hour comedy specials. If you’re not easily offended and your kiddos aren’t around, we recommend Ali Wong: Baby Cobra. Hilarious!

10) Fixer Upper - America's sweethearts, Chip and Joanna, can make anyone feel better with their goofiness, creativity, and superb taste. Bonus points for being a family friendly show.


* All synopses are from IMDB


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Pouches' Community Corner

Trains, Planes and Automobiles Kids' Race Series


From a small beginning, Cathy Weise of the Ron Rosner YMCA has developed an ambitious three-race series for kids for this summer, with the help of The Great Train Race, Shannon Airport, Dominion Raceway & Entertainment, the Fredericksburg Area Service League and Race Timing Unlimited.

Great Train Race Director Jennifer Taylor was one of the first on board.