Category Archives: Blog

Purposeful Play

Purposeful Play By Dave DuBois @ Carlile Swimming     Play is a tremendously useful tool in teaching children. Play is the primary method through which most of a child’s learning takes place. This is especially true in children under 5 years, but does apply to all ages.   To this end, if a student feels like the entire lesson is “fun” and is
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Fear Based Teaching is Damaging to Growth & Development.

Fear Based Teaching is Damaging to Growth & Development! Early exposure to intense or persistent fear-triggering events affects a child’s ability to learn. It can impair early learning and adversely affect later performance. Toxic Stress, or persistent fear, has been repeatedly documented to create problems with cognitive control and learning. Here at the 5 cities swim school we aim to provide the best of
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Top 7 Benefits of Year-Round Swimming (Scientifically Speaking)

Here are the Top 7 Benefits of Year-Round Swimming (Scientifically Speaking): 1. Development of the whole child Not only does swimming benefit children physically, but it also improves their development intellectually AND emotionally! According to scientific studies at the German Sports College Cologne, kids who swim year-round fared better academically, particularly in problem-solving skills. The swimmers also displayed more self-discipline (which may mean less,
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2016 Summer Swim Lesson Series Special

What a great way to enjoy summer! Save money learning to swim with this great special. San Luis Obispo Swim Lessons Great swim lesson available in San Luis Obispo county. Your swimmers will enjoy our warm pool with our trained swim instructors.

Make a Splash!

Proud to be taking part – Make A Splash! We’re proud to be applying for the Make a Splash Grant. This great organization provides grants that help insure the water safety of thousands of children across the country. Here’s some information about the grant: The USA Swimming Foundation’s 2013 Make a Splash Grant Guidelines Purpose: In 2013, The USA Swimming Foundation will invest at
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World Record Attempt!!!

We were proud to be a part of a world record attempt for the biggest swim lesson.  Swim Schools from all over the world participated. The event was created to raise awareness for our biggest concern, water safety.  It’s our goal to make everyone, including our little ones, safe from drowning.  

Grape Juice

Our newest addition is Grape Juice. He’s five feet tall, ten feet wide, and weighs ??? (he won’t tell us). Grape is more fun than a barrel full of monkeys.

Warm Pool

Enjoy our 90 Degree Indoor Warm Pool! Our Motto is: Creating Quality Swim Instruction on the Central Coast since 1984. Please have a look at all we have to offer.

Our new look!

Hello! We’re glad you found us.  You may have noticed our site has a new look.  It’s exciting.  We’re also happy to now have a place to post new things that are happening at 5 Cities Swim!