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Information about SWIMkids USA – Your child’s best swim school for swimming lessons, dance lessons, and gymnastics!

December Swimmer Spotlight: Ariel B.

Age:                                                           8 Years at SWIMkids USA/DTAC:     7  Current Level:  Desert Thunder Aquatic Club 10 & Under Elite Best Stroke According to Her Coach:  Backstroke   Greatest Accomplishments This Year:  3 regionals cuts for 10 and Under at age 7 2nd place for the 8 and under at regionals 7 […]

November Swimmer Spotlight: Rorek R.

Age:  8  Years at SWIMkids USA/DTAC: 6  Current Level: Desert Thunder Aquatic Club 10 & Under Elite  Best Stroke According to His Coach: Breaststroke Greatest Accomplishments This Year: Winning every 8 & under event he entered in first two meets Factors in His Success: 1) Honor roll 2) Studying math 3) Many other sports 4) Regular practice attendance and meet participation Quote from […]

October Swimmer Spotlight: Mallory F.

Age:   10 Years at SWIMkids USA/DTAC: 8 Current Level: Desert Thunder Aquatic Club 10 & Under Elite  Best Stroke According to Her Coach:   Butterfly Greatest Accomplishments This Year:   Qualified for State in 50 Butterfly and 200 Free Relay for 10 & Under Girls   Factors in Her Success: 1) Fast pitch softball 2) Playing the saxophone 3) Girl Scouts 4) Student […]

June Swimmer Spotlight: Abby W.

Age: 9 Years at SWIMkids USA/DTAC:  2 Current Level: Desert Thunder Aquatic Club 10 & Under Elite Best Stroke According to her coach:  Butterfly Greatest Accomplishment This Year:  Making her first State cuts this summer in the 50 butterfly (an event she once feared) and 50 breaststroke Factors in Her Success: 1) Honor roll 2) Student government 3) Volunteer […]

May Swimmer Spotlight: Hannah M.

Age:                                                                          7  Years at SWIMkids USA/DTAC:              6  Current Level: Desert Thunder Aquatic Club 10 & Under Elite  Best Stroke […]

Consequences of Retained Primitive Reflexes

by Lana Whitehead, SWIMkids USA President Retained primitive reflexes can cause difficulties in learning basic skills: reading, writing, copying, comprehension, spelling etc.  Retained postural reflexes can cause problems in postural control, cognitive functioning and academic control later on. These children will benefit from motor training and sensory integration intervention at an early age This group […]

What are Primitive Reflexes?

by Lana Whitehead, SWIMkids USA President When a child is born he is bombarded by external stimuli. His immature nervous system cannot handle or interpret all these sensations. So nature has endowed him with primary reflexes that stimulate movement and give immediate responses Primitive reflexes are automatic, stereotypic movements directed by the brain stem and […]

March Swimmer Spotlight: Luke A.

Age:                                                   10 Years at SWIMkids USA/DTAC:  3 Current Level:  Desert Thunder Aquatic Club 10 & Under Elite Best Stroke According to his Coach:  Backstroke Greatest Accomplishments This Year:  1) 3 State Cuts 2) 6 Regional Cuts Factors in his success: 1) Playing piano 2) Exploring for geodes 3) Going to Mathnasium 4) Regular practice attendance and […]