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Progress in Spite of Covid-19

When Little Fish shut down in March due to Covid-19 we were uncertain of what would happen! It was definitely the right call to be conservative and close our doors, protect our families from the unknown, and watch carefully for the governors updates. However, we were...

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WE FINALLY DID IT!

Since Little Fish got its start in a backyard pool in 2007, we have been consistently working to provide Fredericksburg and the surrounding areas with life saving swim lessons. it has been 13 years since that humble beginning and the company now operates at two year...

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The 5 BEST Things To Do When Stuck At Home

With the implementation of the Executive Order to "Stay at Home," we may find ourselves living a new normal: INSIDE. Whether the effects of staying inside have been weighing on you for the past few weeks or just recently kicking in, it is very important for us to take...

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HOW DO WE PASS SO MANY SWIMMERS???

At Little Fish it’s just as fulfilling for our coaches to see the swimmer’s succeed as it is for them and their parents! Getting a swimmer to pass levels through learning new techniques and mastering skills takes hard work for everyone involved. Every child is...

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HOW DO YOU MAKE PROGRESS IN THE POOL?

What does progress look like? It looks like an average of 25 graduations per week. It is the swimmer who is timid and won’t put their toes in the water. That same swimmer, who one year later, is a heat winner on their swim team. It looks like the parents who can relax...

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Staff Bio: Erin Austin

One of the keys to “the best lessons experience” at Little Fish Swimming is the training and relationships that we have with our coaches. Swimmers anticipate seeing their coach each week and working toward passing their next objective. The coach and swimmer...

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Don’t Cram For The Test!

It’s December! We can't believe that it’s already the last month of 2019. This is a great time to reflect on the year and all that we have accomplished. It’s the most wonderful time of the year for many reasons. First of all, we get to spend an extended period of time...

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How To Swim Like A Shark!

At Little Fish Swimming, we have multiple levels of swimming. We have Parent and Tot for our swimmers between the ages of 6 months and 3 years, Minnows for ages 3 to 6 years old, Fish for ages 6 and up, and lastly, we have our Sharks!  Sharks are the highest level of...

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Oh! the Places You’ll Swim

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” - Dr Seuss, “Oh, The Places You Will Go! We’ll be the first to admit it, there are so many benefits to swimming (health, endurance training, stress relief,...

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Staff Bio: Naairah Nelson

One of the keys to “the best lessons experience” at Little Fish Swimming is the training and relationships that we have with our coaches. Swimmers anticipate seeing their coach each week and working toward passing their next objective. The coach and swimmer...

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Staff Bio: Kaitlyn Schultz

One of the keys to “the best lessons experience” at Little Fish Swimming is the training and relationships that we have with our coaches. Swimmers anticipate seeing their coach each week and working toward passing their next objective. The coach and swimmer...

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Drowning Prevention

Each year, according to the CDC, drowning is the leading cause of injury death for children between the ages of 1-14 and is also the leading cause of all deaths among children between the ages of 1-4, putting aside birth defects. This is one of the reasons why we take...

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Practice Makes Perfect

One of the most frequent questions we receive here at Little Fish often goes a lot like this: “How long will it take for my child to learn how to swim? You know, like swim really well?” As parents and mentors of our own children, we completely understand! If you’re...

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Staff Bio: Josh Fletcher

One of the keys to “the best lessons experience” at Little Fish Swimming is the training and relationships that we have with our coaches. Swimmers anticipate seeing their coach each week and working toward passing their next objective. The coach and swimmer...

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Staff Bio: Kayleigh Childress

One of the keys to “the best lessons experience” at Little Fish Swimming is the training and relationships that we have with our coaches. Swimmers anticipate seeing their coach each week and working toward passing their next objective. The coach and swimmer...

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3 Reasons to Take Swim Lessons RIGHT NOW

SafetyParents instinctively watch their children around the pool or beach, but what if their attention is unexpectedly diverted and their young child is left unattended? Incidents like these can happen more than we’d like to admit, so it is crucially important that we...

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Mastering the Deep

I remember the moments at home when my parents burst through our bedroom doors and said the magic words, “Get up kids, we’re going to the pool!” In a fraction of a second, a sleep deprived little boy transformed into a rocket full of unexplainable joy and excitement!...

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Staff Bio: Katie Hipple

One of the keys to "the best lessons experience" at Little Fish Swimming is the training and relationships that we have with our coaches. Swimmers anticipate seeing their coach each week and working toward passing their next objective. The coach and swimmer...

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Personal Training for Kids:

I never thought about this way before, but the other evening during our lessons I noticed one of our instructors wearing a "personal training" zip up. I've often thought about the benefits of year rounds swimming for our swimmers at an early age. They are building...

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Staff Bio: Hannah Dodson

One of the keys to "the best lessons experience" at Little Fish Swimming is the training and relationships that we have with our coaches. Swimmers anticipate seeing their coach each week and working toward passing their next objective. The coach and swimmer...

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Staff Bio: Andrew Buck

One of the keys to "the best lessons experience" at Little Fish Swimming is the training and relationships that we have with our coaches. Swimmers anticipate seeing their coach each week and working toward passing their next objective. The coach and swimmer...

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Encouraging Your Swimmer

This week I witnessed a younger swimmer showing signs fo fear while working on their floats at the pool. Floating is one of our first building blocks that we use to help  teach swimmers. For a 3 year old this could be a scary thing! One can only imagine what is is...

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Swim Benefits

Benefits of Swimming Year Round There are many Benefits of Swimming year round. But in this post we will share with you some of the top most beneficial things that swimming can provide to your “little fish” Health First, swimming does improve your overall health by...

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