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
Know The Signs of Dry Drowning
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.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 Swim.:more
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”.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
Why Swimming is Important for Everyone
Swimming is an important sport and should be enjoyed by everybody as it has several health benefits. Swimming increases the metabolism and helps energize your body and mind. Doctors suggest swimming to patients after surgery because the density of water takes pressure off of their bones and joints which helps them recover without additional pain. It really is the only exercise like it. Additionally, swimming is the only exercise that has an...more
Benefits of Swimming for Adults
There are numerous benefits that adults can realize when they are swimmers. Often, doctors have begun advising their adult patients to begin swimming as a safe and enjoyable way to realize the health benefits of routine aerobic physical activity. According to the CDC, just a few hours a week of an aerobic...more
Can My Baby Take Swimming Lessons?
When your baby is 5-6 months old, you can join a parent-child swimming class such as the Pollywog class taught by Hudson Valley Swim. You'll be in the water with your baby during these classes, which are opportunities for them to be around other babies and become comfortable in the water – not learn true swimming skills. Your child probably won't be developmentally ready for formal swim...more
Get the Facts on Drowning from the CDC
Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States.more
How To Choose A Swim Lesson Program
When you are looking for swimming lessons, there are many factors to consider to help you choose the right program. Here, we have assembled some of the important factors to help you determine what is best for your children and for yourself.more
Family Water Safety Tips
Swimming is the most loved but demanding summer activity by all age groups. Just like many other activities, swimming also has a downside. It is called drowning! Every year in the US, 4,000 people die because of they do not know water safety or how to swim at all. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional death worldwide, and it is 5th overall in the US. This is scary!
How To Make Swimming A Fun & Safe Activity
Swimming is an exciting and fun activity for you and your little stars, but in a flash it can turn lethal if you don’t educate and supervise them whenever they are in or around the water.
As a parent there are many protection and precaution plans you can take to make water game a fun and safe activity for you and your family. Though we can’t avoid the essence of protection and precaution, the most important thing that really makes a...more
Adult Swim Lessons
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 37% of adults cannot swim the length of a recreational pool. Adults—including those who are able to swim—make up more than 70% of drowning deaths in the U.S. each year, according to the CDC.more
Helping Your Child Overcome the Fear of Water
Is bath-time a battle with your little one? Do they panic if you try to bring them to the pool? Have you wondered how to help your child overcome fear of water? A fear of the water is quite common with young children. Most kids will outgrow this fear on their own. However, it can be a difficult stage for parents to wait out. If your child has developed a fear of water, there are things you can do to help them overcome it. Here are a few tips...more
What is Dry & Secondary Drowning
Dry drowning is a rare form of drowning which occurs after a someone breathes in water, usually during a struggle such as a near-drowning. This water causes the muscles in the airway to spasm. This person, often a child, who just had a close call in the water can seem otherwise normal as they walk around. This is however very rare and only results in no more than 2% of drowning cases annually.more
Factors To Consider For Swimming Lessons
Swimming is one of the most popular and healthy activities in the world. It is an excellent activity for recreation, fitness and also for safety. Swimming is a low impact sport which means while performing this physical activity, the body’s joints don’t experience any impact due to the water so the strain on the joints is minimized. It actually serves as a full body workout since almost every major muscle group is are utilized when...more
Water. The Magical Drops of Life
Water is one of the important elements needed for the existence of life on our planet. With more than 75% of the Earth being covered by water, it not only is home to aquatic life but also provides a sufficient supply of fresh water for sustaining life on land. Apart from being a significant contributor to sustain life, water is a source of fun for animals and human beings alike. Swimming pools, water parks and even still water lakes are great...more
Why It is Crucial to Learn How to Swim
Swimming is a brilliant exercise and is one of the most popular sports worldwide. It is a perfect activity for fitness, therapy, safety and leisure which in turn empowers your body and increases stamina. Overall, swimming is an excellent workout which makes you whole and healthy.more