Category Archives: January 2003

A New Twist

My son and I sat down on the worn benches provided for the parents and watched as a sea of pink leotards and four-year-olds in ponytails ran, jumped, twisted and turned in front of us. With smiles plastered permanently on their faces, my daughter and the rest of the girls in her gymnastics class rotated from the trampoline to the uneven bars to the balance beam to the floor exercises to the ball pits and on and on and on. … Continue reading

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There are two basic rules to follow when managing aquatics programs: • Rule number one: Have Fun! • Rule number two: Play Safe! The information below is designed to serve as a primer for those charged with the responsibility for managing aquatics programs. Where possible, specific resources have been provided for further information. The aquatics director or manager has an awesome responsibility, regardless of the breadth and scope of the program. Knowledge and experience make a big difference in the … Continue reading

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Liquid Assets

My five-year-old spent three days a week this past summer at a kid’s camp where physical and mental “fitness” and creativity were the essence of each lesson. The design of the program was such that activities changed every 20 minutes to allow a four-hour day filled with stimulation and versatility. This very original program was created by a devoted, energetic couple with six “counselors” in their employ. The counselors related to the children quite well and Sam often referred to … Continue reading

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