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Swim Smarter This School Year

We all want our children to do well in school. Through planning and active involvement, we hope to guide our children to be the best they can be when it comes to academics. One way many might not consider is the effect swimming can have on a student’s school...

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Top Summer Vacation Spots in 2022

Summer is synonymous with vacations. Most families start planning their summer vacations a year in advance. Regardless of where you vacation, we know it is a magical time for families where memories are made, and batteries are recharged. Everyone loves a good holiday,...

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Top 5 Excuses For Not Learning to Swim

Would it surprise you that almost half of the people worldwide do not know how to swim? That’s the planet! Planet Earth 🌎 … Many do not have access to the water sources we are blessed with here in the West. But still, what a staggering number. Gallup tells us that in...

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The Best Lessons Experience

We are gearing up for one of the best summers ever at Little Fish Swimming! If you didn't already know we are going to be opening a 4th location for our Fredericksburg families at Dixon Park. This will be an outdoor summer location where there will be both camps and...

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Spring Break Camp in Fredericksburg

We are excited to be gearing up for our Spring Break Camp at Little Fish this month. This get's all of our swim instructors and staff excited because it signals the turn of a season. Most of our cold winter days are behind us and we are all looking forward to warmer...

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5 Great Reasons to Swim for Year-Round

It is easy to think that swimming is only for warm weather. True, swimming in the hot summer months is incredible. However, did you know that you can swim all year long? It’s true, and we’ve done it! Not only can you swim year-round, but you can have a lot of fun...

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7 Reasons To Be Thankful This Season

It's that time of year again! We are all gearing up to gather around the table and celebrate all of the reasons that we are thankful! This year seems a bit different for us over at Little Fish! That last couple of years has been tumultuous for not only us but...

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Accomplishing Your Goals

As we swim into the Fall 🍁, we are proud of our swimmers, who are making progress toward their swim goals. Parents often ask, “How long will it take for my swimmer to learn how to swim?” and to that, we like to reply, “How often are you available?” It may sound silly,...

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Fall Into Swim Lessons

Fall is quickly approaching, and that means change. Change can be a scary thing, or it can be an exciting opportunity. Fortunately, Fall 🍂 is a great and exciting change that brings with it many new ways to enjoy life and our beautiful Virginia. We know this to be...

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Top 5 Reasons to Swim During the School Year

Summer is in full swing, and boy, is it hot out there. Fortunately, no amount of summer is going to deter kids from enjoying the pool 🏊‍♀️ ! Not only does it feel good, but there are many health benefits to swimming. With school 🏫 right around the corner, maintaining...

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How To Achieve Swim Success

We have been blown 🤩 away by the number of kids passing their level in swim lessons both in Fredericksburg and Stafford. Summer time  is one of the best times to get efficient in the water. Since school is out our swimmers can come every day Monday - Friday for our...

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4 Water Safety Tips for Parents This Summer

Any day now, the pools will open, and our lives will be filled with cheerful laughter and sounds of splashing as our childern 👶 enjoy the water. It is an excellent time of the year and a fun pastime. Rightfully so, our children should enjoy it. As with most...

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Debunking Some Winter Swim Lessons Myths

If you have been following Little Fish Swimming lessons for a while, you know that we always encourage our swim families to swim throughout the year consistently. The idea  here is simple. 💡Consistency and frequency yield results in any sport or activity.  One of the...

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Swimming: Life Skills and Life Lessons

We love ❤️ what we do! Aside from being a great sport with tremendous physical benefits, swimming also teaches us about life. We can glean much if we put our minds to it. We fully believe that swimming is a microcosm of life, which is part of why we are so passionate...

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10 WAYS WE ARE THANKFUL this SEASON

10 WAYS WE ARE THANKFUL this SEASON 1. We are thankful for Moms and Dads who know that swimming is a life skill and not just a sport.👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 2. We are thankful for the smiles that swimmers have on when the come to and leave their lessons.😁 3. We are thankful for our...

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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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