If you’ve been following us on Instagram (come check us out! @FitBottomedMama), you may seen a few posts or Insta stories about my daughter’s experience at Goldfish Swim School. (Spoiler: They let her try a few months of swim lessons on the house, and it’s been awesome!) Today, in addition to those behind-the-scenes glimpses, we’re sharing tips for your child’s first swim lesson, straight from Nicole Salmeto, general manager of Goldfish Swim School in Overland Park, Kan. 1. Get excited. Get your child fired up for their first swim lesson. Talk it up with them and express to them how much fun they…

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Have a kiddo whose love of the water is second only to a fish, mermaid or — my daughter’s fave — a Mer-pup? Or, wish your little one loved the water more? If so, and you live in the Kansas City area, you are IN LUCK! Because today’s giveaway (see the rest of them here) will do just that: it’s two free months of swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School in Overland Park, Kan. Plus … Here’s exactly what the lucky winner will get: 2 months of group swim lessons from Goldfish Swim School in Overland Park, Kan. (only location offered for…

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If you’ve been following us on Instagram (@FitBottomedMama), you may seen a few posts or Insta stories about my daughter’s experience (and mind as well) at Goldfish Swim School. (Spoiler: They let her try two months of swim lessons on the house, and it’s been awesome!) And, today, in addition to those behind-the-scenes glimpses, we’re sharing more on the joy of swimming — year-round. Plus, we’ve got some water safety tips from Goldfish Swim School, because that’s always important! 3 Reasons to Just Keep Swimming Summer inevitably comes to an end for us. However, local swim and water safety experts…

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Today’s show is with Dr Kelly Starrett, the man behind Mobility Wod and New York Times bestselling author of Becoming a Supple Leopard. This guy knows his stuff – you’re in for a treat.

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Swimming is a sport that brings out a lot of feelings among athletes. I find that a lot of people who swam as a kid found themselves burned out — and so, even now, if I ask them to join me for a swim workout, they make a face: via GIPHY And then, we have the folks who never really learned proper form or a variety of strokes, and invariably their response is more like: via GIPHY Look, I get it — I actually find swimming a bunch of easy laps to be pretty peaceful, but, you know, I … like…

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Wanna go for a swim? If that question just left you feeling mildly (or highly) panicked, you’re definitely not the only one. While lots of people are perfectly comfortable bobbing around in the shallow end, the Centers for Disease Control reports that more than one third of adults in the U.S. cannot swim the length of a pool. As someone who could literally swim before I could walk, I can’t tell you how much this breaks my heart. Not only because it’s dangerous and scary, although that’s certainly a huge factor. (I mean, 10 people drown every single day in the …

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