Teaching

Liaison Point Person is Critical Role for Swim Schools

Your staff members are critical to your success so it’s important that you arm them with the information they need to be good at what they do. There is a role that is critical to the excellence of your lessons and your customer service. It is a role that is titled in several different ways, but is basically a liaison point person who helps the office stay informed about what's going on in the pool [...]

February 14th, 2019|

Why Your Kids’ Swim Center Should Offer Baby Swim Classes

February 4th, 2019|

Many swim centers are founded by elite swimmers who want to bring a level of expertise and acumen to their students and swim team members alike. That’s all well and good, but if you’re not offering classes at more primary levels – such as “Mommy/Daddy & Me” or toddler-focused courses [...]

Skin and Hair Dryness from Swimming? Protect Yourself Even in the Winter

January 17th, 2019|

Skin and hair can present challenges for everyone in the winter, but especially for swimmers. It is important to treat skin and hair conditions so that swimming can be enjoyed without the bother of itching and irritation. The answers to these basic questions can help your swimmers keep their skin [...]

Work / Life Balance for the Kids’ Gym Owner: Myth or Reality

November 26th, 2018|

As much as you love your kids’ gym and your team, you have to disengage from it on a regular basis. By disengage, we mean turning the phone off for an afternoon, perhaps even a weekend. Disengage from the business by fully engaging your energies in something else that makes [...]

The Gym Owner’s Guide to Coaching Babies, Toddlers, and Kids of All Ages on Gymnastics

November 12th, 2018|

Working with kids can be so rewarding. They constantly surprise. Their energy keeps you, your staff, and the gym atmosphere feeling lively.  Of course, they’re not simply small adults. Teaching, coaching, wrangling… children also present you with their unique set of challenges. […]

Teaching Gymnastics for Kids: 10 Things Every Children’s Gym Owner Should Know

October 29th, 2018|

As the gym owner, you certainly have your own training style and class level expectations. You’re not new to gymnastics coaching. However, it’s easy for the demands of being a gym owner to take over your time and your mind. As critical as smart, proactive management is to the long-term [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Offering Toddler Tumbling Classes

September 24th, 2018|

Toddler tumbling classes are gold mines for gymnastics gyms. They provide much value, but they also come with their unique set of requirements. You definitely want to offer toddler tumbling classes to your community, so here’s everything you need to know to make these classes awesome. […]

Empathy Connects Us

September 24th, 2018|

Helping children to develop empathy is important because it’s a critical skill people need to get along with others. Empathy helps children develop into adults who have well-rounded personalities and social skills. Author Ann Pelo (The Goodness of Rain) defines empathy this way: “Empathy is the awareness of another being’s [...]

10 Fun Kid Activities Your Children’s Gym Should Offer

September 10th, 2018|

Of course gymnastics is fun! However, the class format can start to feel a bit repetitive, with perhaps more standing in line than young kids enjoy. Your instructors have good reason to structure each class. There are skills to be taught and goals to be achieved. Sometimes though, sometimes the [...]

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