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Pool Toys to Practice Swimming Skills at Home

The desert heat is on its way, and every Arizona parent knows what that means—pool time! While your first thought may be about reopening...

Eye Protection and Sports

Whether they are helping judge a sharp turn down the ski slope or when to hit an oncoming pitch, eyes are key players in...

16 Local Families Gifted Pool Fences from Child Crisis Arizona

On July 31, 2021, mother of four Brandi Stoll’s 2-year-old daughter Alizah had a near-fatal drowning in their pool, even while the family was there...

Saguaro Aquatics Offers Special Needs Swim Program

  This Tucson-based swim school is taking dives to stand out among other swim facilities. Apart from their small class sizes, well-trained, professional coaches, and...

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Water Safety

How long should I keep my baby in an infant bath seat? Should I be taking them to swim lessons? What about Infant Swimming...

Swim season brings drowning risks; Here’s how to keep kids safe

Swim season is here, and while it’s a favorite time for kids and families to start enjoying the Valley’s many pools and water parks,...

Fun pool games teach serious swim skills

For kids growing up in metro Phoenix, pool time extends way beyond time spent in lessons. We asked the experts at Hubbard Family Swim...

Rent a Backyard Pool This Summer

Ever wanted to have a backyard summer get-together but lacked the space for it? Maybe you’ve envisioned having a family barbeque or pool party...

Drowning Prevention Q & A

Warmer weather is on its way which means pool season is almost among us. Lori Schmidt, the Immediate Past President for the Drowning Prevention...

Pseudo safety in the water

I taught swimming lessons for almost 20 years and always emphasized that very young children do not have the judgment or cognitive memory to respond reliably in a potential drowning situation.

Reduce your family’s drowning risk

Drownings are lightning fast and silent. Make simple changes now to help reduce any family’s risk of drowning.

Statistics don’t matter if it’s your kid who drowns

Guest post by Jeff Weiss, MD As a pediatric hospitalist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, I have cared for many children who were non-fatal drowning victims....

Raising Outdoor Kids: Arizona swimming holes offer refreshing respite from the heat

They’re usually cold. They’re usually at the end of a trail. They usually require some exploring. And all of that makes Arizona’s swimming holes...

AAP’s new water safety guidelines recommend swim lessons at age 1

In time for National Water Safety Month in May, the American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its water safety guidelines to recommend swimming lessons...

Home pool party? Hire a lifeguard!

Drowning happens silently and quickly. That’s why children are at risk even when — and sometimes especially when — adults are nearby. Even a "designated...

Watch for warning signs 72 hours after a near-drowning

It’s just another typical day at the pool, until you see your 8-year-old son struggling in the water. Without hesitating, you dive in, grab your...

Party Articles

Out-of-the Box Birthday Party Ideas

Wanting to do something a little extra special for your child’s next birthday party? Maybe it’s a milestone birthday—like turning double digits or entering...

Party Etiquette

Whether you’re hosting a party or attending one, you may be wondering—do people really RSVP anymore? What about goodie bags, are those still a...

How to Throw a Birthday Party that Won’t Break the Bank

I remember the days when birthday parties consisted of colorful balloons, streamers, a simple cake, and the classics like musical chairs and tag with...

How to do a drive-by birthday party

As we get deeper into quarantine, people have gotten creative with birthday celebrations. One result: the drive-by birthday party.

Home pool party? Hire a lifeguard!

Drowning happens silently and quickly. That’s why children are at risk even when — and sometimes especially when — adults are nearby. Even a "designated...