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Overcoming a fear of water differs from learning how to swim

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by Jeff Krieger Quite often a mistake is made by both aquatic professionals and people who are looking to achieve specific aquatic goals. In this case, such as overcoming a fear of water differs from learning how to swim. There is a significant difference between helping a person, regardless of their age, fitness level or life experience, overcome varying degrees ...

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Defining the fear of water

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  Defining the fear of water by Jeff Krieger As the aquatic community begins to address new ways to generate income and the needs of widely diverse population of people, by adding new programming and technology, there still seems to be a resistance to bring a very large population of people of all different ages, fitness levels and life experiences ...

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Chlorine, by any other name, is NOT the same

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  Chlorine, by any other name, is NOT the same By Jenelle Lockard Chlorine, for something so many people know about, it’s amazing how little most people really know about it. Did you know there are 5 types of Chlorine? How about that there are different percentages of Chlorine? Or how about if you smell Chlorine you need more Chlorine? ...

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Harvest the Benefits of Swimming

Benefits of Swimming

Harvest the Benefits of Swimming by Jenelle Lockard Summer may be at an end, and fall is just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean swimming season is over. On the contrary, Swimming is considered a Winter Sport for high schools and colleges and what better way to beat the winter blues then take a dip in the pool.  Besides beating ...

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The fear of water, a formidable foe!!

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by Jeff Krieger A person’s fear of water can not only impact one’s self esteem, confidence, problem solving skills and willingness to face and overcome other fears in their life, it can also affect relationships, careers and one’s physical health. The fear of water, which may or may not be the result of an actual traumatic aquatic experience or a ...

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Swim Lessons: More than Child’s play!

Swim Lesson

Swim Lessons: More than Child’s play! by Jenelle Lockard Every year over 3000 deaths occur due to drowning. Most people associate those deaths to children and their lack of swimming knowledge. But when you say it was an Adult, it’s thought to be a terrible accident, not lack of swimming knowledge. The truth is all drownings are terrible accidents and ...

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Using PFD’s: Helpful or Hurtful When Learning How To Swim?

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  Using PFD’s: Helpful or Hurtful When Learning How To Swim? by Jenelle Lockard Many parents rely on personal flotation devices, or PFD’s, to keep their children safe but do PFD’s really help in keeping children safe or can they do more harm than good?  The answer lies in the way they are used. But when it comes to learning ...

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The Five Key Components to Helping Fearful Swimmers Become Successful Swimmers

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The Five Key Components to Helping Fearful Swimmers Become Successful Swimmers by Jeff Krieger Whether you are an aquatic, mental health or health and wellness professional, or someone who struggles with a fear of water or knows someone that does, please take a moment to read this important information. It is not an in depth look about the topic of ...

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