It’s summertime and the swimming is easy - as it should be, right? Well, maybe not for everyone. Are you stressed that your child hasn’t yet qualified for Jr. Olympics (kidding) or that your mother-in-law saw a story on the news and is convinced that your toddler is going to perish if they haven’t yet completed their 18 week intensive water immersion basic training? Kidding, aside, it’s the season we all have to stop to think about water safety – but to remember that life is to be loved and enjoyed… especially in the water!

Like we always say: Smiles and happiness float, while frowns and stress sink.

Everyone should enjoy summer, and for many people that means being around water. For those families that spend the warmer months at the beach, by the pool, or on the boat - we encourage you to show the kiddos how to have a healthy love and respect for the water. Use that puddle jumper or life jacket when needed, let them explore and discover the water, and share with them a little bit of all the amazing ways we can spend time in and on the water. On Cape Ann we are truly blessed to have such a myriad of places to splash around; Beaches, quarries, lakes, ponds, pools and big puddles. We can swim, sail, surf, skim, boogie board, paddle board, wind surf, kayak, row, row, row our boats… you get the picture. At MAC, we want to make sure your swimmers are  ready to enjoy all that summer has to offer here on the coast.

Each of the MAC swim instructors has their own individual way of teaching, but we all do it with love, respect and care. We recognize that each swimmer comes with their own unique collection of memories, abilities and challenges. We do repetitive drills, endless back floats, continuous bubbles and make it fun and enjoyable, while teaching the kids how to be SAFE in the water. We will take all those happy memories of good experiences and make them flow together to create strong confident lifelong swimmer.

WRITTEN BY: Violet Gray
MAC Swim Instructor

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