General Water Safety
Protecting your children against drowning is not difficult. Your primary responsibility to keep them safe is simply to supervise them; whether in the pool or the bathtub. You only have to remember one thing: ALWAYS SUPERVISE YOUR CHILD AROUND IN AND AROUND WATER!. Put your phone down. Put your book down. Face the water instead of the sun or your friends. Give him 100% of your attention.more
Dry Drowning: Know The Signs
The terms “dry drowning” and “secondary drowning” (also called submersion injuries) are often used interchangeably — even by some experts — but they’re actually different conditions, says Mark R. Zonfrillo, M.D., MSCE, attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
In dry drowning, someone takes in a small amount of water through his or her nose and/or mouth, and it causes a spasm...more
Swimming Safety Tips: Active Supervision
Whenever infants or toddlers are in or around water, an adult should be within arm’s reach to provide active supervision. We know it’s hard to get everything done without a little multitasking, but this is the time to avoid distractions of any kind. If children are near water, then they should be the only thing on your mind. Small children can drown in as little as one inch of water.
When there are several adults present and children...more
Get the Beautiful Beach Bod and Mind by Swimming
Who doesn’t want to look incredibly intriguing and become the center of attraction with a great figure while on the beach?Flaunt your fit frames and great beach body which you have worked hard to get!What is so bad about desiring to look great? And besides looking great, how about feeling great too? Swimming is a great way to work your body and mind and the results give you a sense of self-confidence. What if you are not an accomplished...more
Swimming for Special Needs Children
Swimming for children with special needs is beneficial not only for their physical health, but also to improve their behavioral and mental health. It helps them to obtain good stamina, muscle strength, better behavioral conditioning, body flexibility, better self control and coordination, etc. Moreover, spending time in the water keeps the children relaxed and calm, hence they are motivated to spend more time in the water, which further...more
Water Safely & Drowning Prevention Tips
Drowning is one of the major causes of death among all ages people especially kids and teens. Not to speak of swimming pools, infants or toddlers may drown even in bathtubs or buckets. Approx 1,500 kids and teens die every year in US due to drowning. Most of those departed soul were either having fun of swimming, boating or just playing in or around the water.
However, we all can prevent or diminish the risk of drowning if we be a bit...more
Winter is a great season to swim!
Sure it’s cold! And yes it is a pain to get everyone bundled up to go outside. But it is warm in the gym and especially in the pool area. And the water is at least 85 degrees at Gold’s Gym in Newburgh. Here are some great reasons to keep swimming over the winter at Hudson Valley Swimmore
Swimming For Physical and Mental Health!
We all know how important exercise is for a healthy mind and body. While there are many ways to exercise, swimming is widely known as one of the best and is also a lot of fun while working out.more
Toddler Swim Classes – A Refreshing Way to Learn & Develop
Nothing can be more energizing and refreshing in hot summers than swimming in a cool pool while enjoying the warmth of the sun and luckily when you live in Dutchess County (the place full of lakes and river beaches) you don’t have to go all the way to the ocean for this heavenly experience. Swimming is an exercise, a meditation and a sport that can benefit you in all the possible ways and make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated at the same...more
Beat The Heat of a Blistering Summer….Safely!
There is no better way to beat the heat of the summer than by spending it in the water. Swimming is a great recreational sport that can be enjoyed by all ages at any time of the year; but of course summer is the best. But please…..keep safety in mind!more
Why Should Kids Have All The Fun?
In our life, we often encounter moments when we think, “I wish, I would have learned this or done that”! Normally, it is never too late to learn new things, especially a skill that can be both enjoyable and lifesaving. One such skill that fits these criteria and is good for any age or gender, is “swimming”.
Swimming offers many advantages to our bodies. It not only is an incredible way to stay healthy and fit, but is also a must-have...more
Start Your Baby Swimming Before the Age of 1
Your baby may not be able to walk but he or she can certainly start to learn swimming skills. At Hudson Valley Swim, our trained instructors use various techniques that we have honed over time to teach kids as young as4- to 5-months and older, swim skills that will stay with them for life. You’ll find some additional benefits to jumping into lessons now, like these Reasons to Start your Baby Swimming Before the Age of 1.more