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Bullying at the Pool

September 19, 2014

I know there is more than one way to teach a child to swim. However, there are some swim lesson programs, I’ve been observing for years which cause me to cringe every time I see them.  Their techniques simply involve letting go of babies on top of the water and allowing them to sink underwater… Read more

Three Types of Drowning Scenarios

June 3, 2014

Approximately four thousand families will lose someone precious to drowning this year. Every drowning circumstance can be different, but the prevention is always the same. Learn how to swim. Set up barriers around water hazards. Provide uninterrupted visual supervision of children in and around water. Learn CPR. Below is an explanation of the three types… Read more

Keeping Swimmers in Hot Water

February 1, 2014

Last night I turned on the bath water in the tub. I had inadvertently filled the tub with only cold water. By submerging one hand and half way up to my elbow in that cold water, to pull the plug, I reacted with shivering for a few moments afterwards. It brought back memories of teaching… Read more

It’s Tough to Become a Teacher at Emler

January 3, 2014

Recently a family friend asked my advice about which teacher I would recommend for their child at Emler Swim School. After I thought about it for a moment, I realized that I could honestly recommend any of them! It occurred to me that most people have no idea how careful we are when we hire… Read more

A Mother’s 4th of July Story

August 24, 2013

A mother who brings her sons to Emler Swim School shared her story of a Close Call for her two year old son, Max. Here is what happened in her words. “It was the 4th of July, and we were visiting our friends’ new house in McKinney with a pool. We’d made an American flag… Read more