Thanksgiving is the season to reflect on all the things we are thankful for

Thanksgiving is the season to reflect on all the things we are thankful for

What are you thankful for? At Pengu Swim School, we are thankful that each day we get to work with children and families and teach them ways to be safer in and around water. As you think about all that you are thankful for you may recall time spent watching swim lessons and learning new safety tips for your family. All those skills learned during year-round swimming lessons and summer clinics are helping keep your family safe. Did you know that even turkeys know how to swim? That is right, to ensure their chicks survive, their mothers encourage them to venture into large bodies of water. They tuck their wings in close to their bodies and kick underwater to enable themselves to propel. The importance of swimming is shared through many of the animal species in the world! At Pengu Swim School we provide swimming lessons year-round in a temperature-controlled climate with a toasty 90-degree water temperature. Our goal is to increase water safety awareness, teach invaluable lifesaving skills, and have fun doing so! Keep your family safe even during these cold winter days at one of our three (soon to be four) state of the art locations in the Houston area. And do not forget, if you have family visiting during the holiday season bring them in for open swim and let your little ones show off all those skills! We will see you soon!

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Benefits of Swimming as Regular Exercise and Stress Reducer (Updated)

Benefits of Swimming as Regular Exercise and Stress Reducer (Updated)

Why does regular exercise matter? It’s simple. Exercise not only helps us feel better physically but it can also help with something that most people experience daily stress. According to the American Institute for Stress, 77% of people in the United States experience the effects of stress. Let’s Talk About Stress and Benefits of Swimming Stress can have significant effects on a person’s mood, body, and mind. It affects how a person thinks, feels, and navigates their relationships with others. It can also affect their appetite and how they sleep. The reasons people feel stress include job pressure, health, finances, sleep deprivation, and even traffic (Houstonians get this!) among a host of other reasons. Stress in Children Children too can experience stress that will affect their mental health. Feelings of stress in children come from a variety of different sources. These sources can be both internally and externally driven. Children may feel pressure to succeed at school, to fit in with their peers, and to excel at a sport or many sports. Children may also feel stress due to social media trends, family dynamics such as the divorce of parents, and other significant life-changing events such as a move or processing a death in the family. With the rigors of modern-day life, it is likely that stress will exist and have more and more of a negative impact unless proper coping skills are in place. One of the proven and admittedly fun ways of getting ahead of stress is exercise, specifically, a good swim. Swimming Helps Your Mental Health Swimming is a great form of regular exercise that works for different muscle groups simultaneously without placing too much strain on […]

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When Can Babies Go Swimming Lessons in A Pool? Babies Swimming Lessons

When Can Babies Go Swimming Lessons in A Pool? Babies Swimming Lessons

We all want our kids to have fun and be safe around the water. If you have a new baby, you may be wondering how soon you can start taking your little one to the pool. Pengu Swim School offers babies swimming lessons beginning as early as four months! An early baby swimming age helps prepare your baby for more formal swimming lessons a little further down the line. At four months, your baby can start to develop skills that will help them when they are older. What Babies Learn   Our babies swimming lessons focus on getting your baby comfortable in the water. Parents are in the pool with their babies and serve as models to show the babies that the pool is fun and safe. We play games, sing songs and do other exercises to keep the babies focus & attention. One advantage to starting lessons before six months is that we can use the baby’s natural reflexes as part of the process. Young babies have a gag reflex that makes them naturally hold their breath for brief periods under water. This means that you can trickle water over their little heads and play splashing games to get them used to the water without scaring them or making them sputter and choke. Why Our Babies Swimming Lessons Are Special Baby swimming age classes have a few specific features to make sure your little one gets the right start. Our water is always warm. Infants can become chilled very quickly, so it is essential that the water is about 90 degrees to keep them comfortable. We have small class sizes limiting the infant class size to a maximum of […]

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Why Fall is a Great Time for Swim Lessons

Why Fall is a Great Time for Swim Lessons

Time for Swim Lessons: With the fall and winter months approaching, many parents are trying to find fun activities to keep their kids busy. There’s visiting the pumpkin patch, scavenger hunts and season-themed arts and crafts. But what many parents don’t realize is that there is a summer activity that is perfect all year-round. Swim lessons! Yes, swim lessons are an activity that can be enjoyed all year. In a city as big as Houston, there is a multitude of indoor pools available for use year-round. Most people think that because the weather is cooling down, fall can’t possibly be an optimal time for swim lessons. But in fact, it’s the complete opposite! With many indoor facilities having temperature-controlled pool areas and heated pools, your child can enjoy lessons in a safe and enjoyable environment. At Pengu, our facility has just that! Our pool is heated to a toasty 90-degrees to keep our swimmers comfortable as they take their swim lesson. Additionally, Pengu offers a state-of-the-art UV sanitation system. This allows us to have a lower chlorine level which helps to reduce its harsh effects on the skin and hair and it’s perfect for babies to swim in too! Great Time for Swim Lessons Swim lessons are also a great way for your child to continue to practice their water safety skills and their technical swimming skills in preparation for the upcoming summer. Why lose the leaps and gains that your child made this summer? Continuing lessons into the fall can help to alleviate the loss of swimming skills over the winter. Many parents look to find a club or league for their children to swim during the fall months, […]

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Toddlers and Swimming Lessons Houston

Toddlers and Swimming Lessons Houston

Houston, Texas Swimming Lessons for Toddlers Houston Toddlers and Swimming Lessons Swimming is an outstanding form of exercise that can be marvelous for physical fitness for life. If you want to give your toddler an exemplary foundation for well-being, you should think about the idea of swimming lessons. If you’re searching for private swim lessons for toddlers in Houston, Texas, you can turn to us. We work with toddlers located in Houston proper. We also work with those in communities such as Sugar Land and Katy. When you need a private swim instructor Houston parents can trust to teach their youngsters, we’re here for you. We offer private swim lessons at each of our locations. Visit one of our locations for private swim lessons near me. Maximum convenience is the name of the game here. If you want your wide-eyed youngster to learn all about water in the comfort of our 90 degrees heated pool. Pengu Swim School is a one-stop destination for parents who are trying to secure Houston private swim lessons for their young kids. Reasonable Swimming Lesson Prices Private swim lessons at Pengu Swim school are affordable. If you want private lessons for your toddler, single classes cost a total of $54. Lessons that are semi-private are available as well. These cost $34 for individual students, too. You can consult our team members to receive further details that involve class availability. Why Private Swim Lessons for Toddlers in Houston Are a Terrific Idea Private swimming lessons can be a wonderful thing for toddlers. Children can get a lot out of swimming lessons. Our lessons, first of all, can be amazing for safety reasons. Drowning is a massive […]

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Why Your Child Needs Private Swim Lessons (2021 Update)

Why Your Child Needs Private Swim Lessons (2021 Update)

Private Swim Lessons: The summer months are filled with swimming. Whether it be in your backyard, at the neighborhood pool, or heading out to your local river, lake, or beach. Regardless of where you choose to swim it is important to recognize the benefit of swim lessons. Deciding on the best type of swim lesson for your child is an important part of the process. You could choose to enroll your child in a group class setting or you may opt for private swim lessons. In this post, we’ll focus on the benefits of choosing private swim lessons for your child. Private Swim Lessons So You Can Stay Safe One benefit of private swim lessons is that the lesson is guaranteed to be individualized. A one-on-one swim lesson can allow the instructor to focus and work on the skills that your child needs to develop the most. The instructor can conduct an early assessment of your child’s swimming abilities and adjust the lesson accordingly. The instructor can continually assess and adjust the lesson specifically based on your child’s pace and skill development. Strong Rapport When it comes to swimming lessons it is necessary to build a strong relationship between instructor and swimmer. Aside from teaching students water safety skills, this is our most important focus at Pengu. Relationships can strengthen and grow in a private lesson setting. Once trust and rapport are built the swimmer can gain confidence quicker and easier. This is particularly important when a swimmer is extremely anxious or fearful of the water. A one-on-one connection allows your child to build greater confidence in their abilities because they have a built-in personal cheerleader to motivate them through […]

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How to Teach My Child to Swim

How to Teach My Child to Swim

Teach My Child to Swim: With summer in full swing and children flocking to pools and lakes throughout the country, parents may be asking themselves: How to teach my child to swim? Swimming is not only a necessary skill to keep children safe around the water, but it is also a great form of exercise and a fun way to burn off excess energy. It is important to remember that learning to swim takes time, patience, and instruction to master. Use this quick guide for pointers and knock on how to teach my child to swim off your to-do list! Get Comfortable with the Water Regardless of age, the first step to teaching your child to swim is getting them acquainted with the water. Start by just holding your child in the water with you. You can splash, play gentle games, bob around together while singing songs, or sit at the edge of the pool and kick your feet. As your child gets older and more familiar with water, you can begin to incorporate a more structured routine. If you feel uncomfortable introducing your child to the pool or if you would prefer some guidance or encouragement, consider joining a mommy and me style swim program. Stress Water Safety As kids gain familiarity and confidence around water, it is essential to remind them of water safety. Stress the need for adult supervision at all times when near the water. Remind children to always listen to the directions of any lifeguard on duty. Let them know that running, shoving, or horseplay in or near the water is dangerous. If you are teaching your child to swim in a home pool be […]

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Best Swim Lessons for Toddlers

Best Swim Lessons for Toddlers

Finding the best swim lessons for toddlers can be difficult. With so many factors to consider; how do you narrow it down? Pengu Swim School is here to help! When determining where to find the best swim lessons in Houston for your toddler you should consider the following: 1. Safety The swim lessons for toddlers should always focus on the element of safety. At Pengu Swim School we believe, above all else, in the importance of safety in the water. Toddlers will be introduced to the water, become comfortable in the water and work on safety skills. A few of these safety skills will include Humpty Dumpty’s, floating, hanging on the wall and successfully pulling themselves out of the water among other pertinent skills. 2. Training of Instructors, Lifeguards and other Staff Pengu Swim School also believes that the Best Swim Lessons for Toddlers are a product of a well-trained; knowledgeable instructor. We provide an in-depth and well-rounded training program to our instructors in order to ensure they are fully prepared to teach your toddler. Our lifeguards and instructors receive Red Cross Lifeguard training to ensure a high standard of safety. Our front desk team is well equipped to meet all of your customer service needs. 3. Environment Entering into a fun, clean and welcoming environment is another way for you to know you have found the best swim lesson for your toddler. Pengu Swim School is proud to offer you a state of the art facility where your toddler will have fun while learning to be safe. The facility includes bright colors, a play area stocked with toys and an overall inviting atmosphere! Our team works tirelessly to ensure […]

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Are you curious about the best age to start your baby swimming?

Pengu Swim School and our experienced team offer baby swimming lessons that start as young as four months old. Read ahead to learn 10 reasons why you should start your baby swimming at an early age! baby swimming tips: Baby lessons offer an opportunity for socialization for babies and parents alike! Swimming is a pleasant activity that encompasses the whole body. Your baby will engage in an exercise that will increase muscle, heart, and lung development. When your baby enjoys the water, you get to as well! Swimming is something for the entire family. Picture a future of family vacations at the beach! Swimming enhances brain development. Water is natural for a baby. The sooner you introduce your baby to water after birth, the easier it is for them to enjoy and fully appreciate being in and around water. The water provides an excellent opportunity for bonding. As a parent, you know the importance of touch and skin to skin interaction. Increased safety around water. When babies exercise, they sleep better! Sadly, drowning deaths are not uncommon in the state of Texas. In fact, drowning is a leading cause of unintentional death for children.

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Spring Egg Hunt 2018

Spring Egg Hunt 2018

Pengu Swim School Spring Egg Hunt Please join us for our first ever Spring Egg Hunt! When: Friday, March 30, 2018 from 6-8pm (During Family Open Swim) Time: Egg Drop at 6:30pm Where: Pengu Swim School-Central & Pengu Swim School-Cinco Ranch Your little swimmers will have the chance tour our swimming pool and capture as many eggs as they can find for a prize! Limited spots are available, so please RSVP via email, phone or in person! Reservation is required. Central:Email Us Now for Central Location 713.688.2400 Cinco Ranch: Email Us Now for Cinco Ranch Location 281.665.3310 Standard Open Swim pricing applies. $5 per child or $15 per family. We hope to see you soon!

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