The Swim Professor

Jim Reiser, M.S.

Have You Seen that the American Academy of Pediatrics UPDATED their Guidelines?

Pediatric Drowning Prevention Guidelines Updated By Chris Emery, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today Published: May 24, 2010 Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Dorothy Caputo, MA, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, Nurse Planner Action Points   Note that the American Academy of Pediatrics has updated guidelines to prevent childhood drowning. Explain the risks […]

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May 24, 2010 - 7:36 PM No Comments

Is Your Swim School Participating in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson?

Tomorrow, Thursday, 5/20/10, is your last chance to register your swim school to participate in The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson.   What a great way to get your local media involved in promoting swimming lessons as one of the most important ways to prevent drownings.   Make no mistake about it, drowning prevention requires  layered approach . […]

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May 19, 2010 - 6:32 PM Comment (1)

Wetsuits and Swimming Lessons

Have you ever tried a wetsuit for teaching? Have you ever thought about a wetsuit for your “learn-to-swim” students? While I started wearing a wetsuit back when I taught in “unheated  pools,” now even when I teach in heated, warm water pools (87 plus degrees)–I won’t teach in anything else! Why? I’m a better teacher […]

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April 4, 2010 - 11:18 AM No Comments

WHY NOT 1X Swim Lesson per Week?

Listen, 1x per week of swimming lessons is clearly 100% better than ZEROx per week, and 1x per week is a great way to maintain swimming skills over the winter and certainly make some improvement. However, IF you increase the frequency of swim lessons/practice from 1x per week to 2x per week you will CLEARLY […]

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February 3, 2010 - 7:57 PM No Comments

Should you DUNK Babies in Swimming Lessons?

Should babies be DUNKED in swimming lessons?  Listen to this FREE PODCAST! New podcast will be posted on the website approximately every two weeks and they will be announced in our newsletter.  If you are not already signed up to receive the free newsletter, sign up today at www.swimlessonsuniversity.com

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January 27, 2010 - 5:10 PM No Comments

Wikihow.com features Jim Reiser’s article on Swim Lessons Plans

from wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit Would you like to learn an easy way to construct great swim lesson plans for your beginner swimmers? It’s as easy as 1-2-3! Read on! Steps Determine what skills are most age-appropriate to teach your beginner swimmers on a daily basis. The age of […]

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January 22, 2010 - 4:23 PM No Comments

What does it mean to Learn to Swim?

My Definition of Swimming and Swimming Skill Benchmarks What does it mean to learn to swim?  In an effort to help my “swim lessons parents” understand what a child can potentially learn at a variety of ages, I developed a list of “Swimming Skill Benchmarks”  for infants, toddlers, and young children.  Because the question, “How […]

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January 17, 2010 - 10:45 PM No Comments

American Swimming Coaches Association announces Learn to Swim Clinic in Washington, DC

Mark your calendars for April 10th, 2010 to attend a terrific  one day conference.   The clinic will be held near Washington, DC in Gaithersburg, Maryland and costs just $49.00! Speakers include Jim Reiser, “The Swim Professor” &  founder of Swim Lessons University Steve Fenning, Owner of Vero Beach FL SwimAmerica Steve Haufler, Head Coach of […]

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January 6, 2010 - 8:22 PM No Comments

WikiHow names “How to Choose a Swim Instructor” a Rising Star

Jim Reiser’s article,  How to Choose a Swim Instructor, was selected as a “Rising Star” and featured on the WikiHow home page under “new articles.” By the way, Swim Lessons University’s feature of the week is “Bathtub Baby 101,” How to Make Bath Time Your Baby’s First Swimming Lesson, and it is discounted this week […]

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December 15, 2009 - 3:06 PM No Comments

N.Y. Times Co., About.com, publishes article on Swim Lessons and Dunking Babies

Dunking Infants and Babies is always a big topic of discussion when it comes to learn-to-swim and swimming lessons for infants and toddlers.    Should baby swimmers or toddler swimmers be dunked or not? View my recent article on About.com and the five rules I train swim instructors to follow when it comes to Infant-toddler swim […]

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December 10, 2009 - 5:59 PM No Comments

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