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A sample of articles from the past...

Importance of Play and Early Swimming Lessons

UK Health chiefs: armbands too risky    Are they right?

Young swimmers win swim school scholarship awards in the UK

Award Winning Children's Book on Water Safety Now Available in Spanish

Little Swimmers - When to Give Lessons? Program directors trade jabs with a national group of pediatricians, both professing to know the safest course for your little swimmer. Is the safe course a swim course?

YMCA swim academy lessons promote water safety

Swim diapers may not keep pool water clean, Univ. of Fla. experts say

Observing a newbie teacher is a good lesson in teaching

Drowning - Taiwan problem is global

Emergency Physicians Urge Parents to Follow 10 Rules to Prevent Childhood Drownings
(and they include the advisory to enroll children in swimming instruction)

Clear Danger - 2004 National Study on Childhood Drowning and related behaviors and attitudes
Water babies’ making an early splash at Darien YMCA  USA

California Passes Legislation Aimed at Reducing the Number of Residential Pool Drownings

The Brain and the Swimming Brawn of It - Swimming requirement to graduate at MIT

IMAX Movie on Traveling through the human body touches on baby swimming

Drowing aftermath - confusion about pool rules at a daycare center pool in Maine, USA

Aberdeen - Derby,Scotland,UK
Waits of up to four years for swimming lessons
Dorset Echo, England, UK
Children become ill from chlorine gas leak at indoor pool

52 Year old swims the length of the Amazon

Y and City Work together on Swim Pool & Program

Norwich YMCA to Hold 'Splash Into Health' Event

Free Swim Classes at YMCA Staten Island, NY

We Protect Kids From Everything But Fear

San Francisco Students Complain About Swim Requirement

National Pool & Spa Bill proposed in USA Congress

US Competitive Org Launches Campaign to fight drowning & child obesity

Kids (recreate) Free in London Pools

Canadian Pediatric Society remains conservative - not embracing benefits of swim instruction

Swim School Ltd. in Werrington in the UK makes a splash

Welsh Medical Clinicians Point to Rise in Obese Babies    Wales-UK

Long-time Swim School owner initiates adopt-a-(learn to swim)-swimmer