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The Swim Lady & ISR Featured in The North Beach Sun, Outer Banks, NC

April 1, 2014

 

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Contact The Swim Lady, Christen Buchert at (252) 202-2000 or email theswimlady@gmail.com for more information

Water Safety & The Importance of ISR Lessons

March 23, 2014

Accidents are unplanned.  Please remember that children can reach the water alone any time of year (think canals, hot tubs, open pool gates,  unfamiliar play areas) , and that children as young as 6 months can learn to save their own lives, should the need arise.  A moment’s inattention shouldn’t cost a child his or her life.

5 Important Keys To Water Safety

1. Effective Supervision

The most critical line of defense is adult supervision. No level of aquatic skill can replace active supervision. If your child is ever missing, look in the water first.

2. Pool Fences

Install a permanent 4-sided fence with self-locking gates. Ensure that the pool fence is at least 3-5 feet from the pool edge.

3. Alarms

Make sure all doors and windows leading to the pool are locked and alarmed.

4. Survival Swimming Lessons

A moment’s inattention does not have to cost a child his life. ISR’s Self-Rescue™ training is an added layer of protection, teaching your child water survival skills in a completely safe environment.

5. CPR

If an emergency happens, it is essential parents and families are prepared. Learn to perform CPR on children and adults and remember to update those skills regularly.

The Swim Lady can help!  Call (252) 202-2000 or email Christen today at theswimlady@gmail.com.  Spring and Summer lessons are filling up fast.

For tips on keeping your family safe, please visit our ISR Family Aquatic Safety Page here: http://www.infantswim.com/water-safety/water-safety-information.html – See more at: http://www.infantswim.com/blog/2014/02/any-time-of-year.html#sthash.XCOtPelo.dpuf

Accidents are unplanned.  With so much cold weather blanketing the U.S., hottubs enjoy a spike in popularity.  Please remember that children can reach the water alone any time of the year, and children as young as 6 months old can learn to save their own lives if the need were to arise.  A moment’s inattention shouldn’t cost a child her life.  For tips on keeping your family safe, please visit our ISR Family Aquatic Safety Page here: http://www.infantswim.com/water-safety/water-safety-information.html – See more at: http://www.infantswim.com/blog/2014/02/any-time-of-year.html#sthash.w3BDieGi.dpuf
Accidents are unplanned.  With so much cold weather blanketing the U.S., hottubs enjoy a spike in popularity.  Please remember that children can reach the water alone any time of the year, and children as young as 6 months old can learn to save their own lives if the need were to arise.  A moment’s inattention shouldn’t cost a child her life.  For tips on keeping your family safe, please visit our ISR Family Aquatic Safety Page here: http://www.infantswim.com/water-safety/water-safety-information.html – See more at: http://www.infantswim.com/blog/2014/02/any-time-of-year.html#sthash.w3BDieGi.dpuf

12 months old with 4 weeks of ISR….Here’s what it looks like!

March 17, 2014

Curious what your little one will be able to learn with ISR?  Christen worked with Teddy for 4 weeks and here are the results.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWmafgGGH8U

Call Christen, The Swim Lady (252) 202-2000 today to reserve your spot-lessons are booking for Spring and Summer now!

 

Is Your Family Ready for Summer?

March 9, 2014

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  • American Red Cross Lessons Booking Now-Start May 5th
  • ISR Lessons Booking Now-Sessions Available

Morning or Afternoon/Evening the following time blocks:

May 5- June 13; June 16 – July 25; July 27 – Aug 5 and in Virginia Beach from Sept. 2 – Oct. 10.

I’m looking forward to seeing you in the water, Christen

Email me theswimlady@gmail.com or call (252) 202-2000

Spring & Summer ISR and ARC Lessons Booking Now!

February 12, 2014

Don’t miss your preferred spot.  With all the cold and snowy weather, it’s hard to imagine, but Spring will be here before you know it.  I’m already booking swim lessons into the summer!   Want to be sure your child is ready for the water?

Call (252) 202-2000 or Email theswimlady@gmail.com today.

I will be at the OBX Parenting Expo this coming Saturday (YMCA starting at 10:00 AM) with my scheduling books, so slots are going to start filling up fast.  ISR Lessons & Refresher Lessons are available for kids age 6 months to 6 years.  American Red Cross Lessons also available for older children to adults.  I look forward to seeing you in the water!

The Swim Lady, Christen Buchert

Check Out 12 Month Old Teddy!

August 10, 2013

Wondering what it would look like if your little one learned ISR?  Watch 12 month old Teddy K., who is just finishing up 4 weeks of ISR lessons:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWmafgGGH8U

What to do with your preschooler this summer…

June 16, 2013

“I’m so jazzed about this picture… I LOVE seeing the look of pride, accomplishment, and confidence! This wasn’t a pose for the camera… this is the result of Christen Buchert!!!  THANKS!!!”                     -Mom of Caleb M. 3.5 years old

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Contact The Swim Lady today for Summer Sessions  theswimlady@gmail.com or call (252) 202-2000

2013 Summer Lessons-Now Booking!

May 1, 2013

Looking to get your little fish safely back into the water or learning for the first time?  Now is the time to book your ISR lessons (or refresher lessons) or American Red Cross swim lessons.  Summer lessons are already filling up quickly, so call (252) 202-2000 or email theswimlady@gmail.com today for availability!

ISR Lesson Time Slots are made available in 10-minute increments during the following times of day and during the specified dates: May 6th-June 14th (8:00 am-11:00 am and 5:00-6:20 pm); June 17th-July 26th (8:00 am-11:00 am & 5:00-6:00 pm); July 29th-Sept 6th (8:00 am-11:00 am & 5:00-6:00 pm). Virginia times to be determined, but likely beginning Sept 9th.

Book Now-Indoor Winter ISR Lessons & Refreshers

January 3, 2013
ISR SequenceLooking for something to do this winter?
Do you want to get a jump start on your Spring schedule or get your refresher/maintenance lessons in early?
Now is the time to sign up your little one(s) for a new course or to brush up your child’s swimming skills.  I will be teaching at The Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk starting on January 21st in their indoor pool, and I am so thankful for their generosity in letting us use their facilities.  Limited spaces are available, so don’t delay in booking your spot if you are interested in winter lessons.

Lessons will be held between 4:20-6:20pm, and I am offering a special winter rate-contact me for details.  If you want a space in this winter session, please email me with your available time range, and I will let you know what is available.  I will pencil you in and ask you to mail in your deposit (1st week of tuition) to lock in your time slot.  I ask that you wait to register on January 1st, or thereafter, so that your National Registration fee will count towards the 2013 calendar year

Email me: theswimlady@gmail.com for your registration link

Contact me soon to secure your space, because space is limited in this session, which wraps up in March. (Refresher Lessons last for 2 weeks; Maintenance Lessons are taught 2-3 times/week).  If you’d rather wait until my Spring or summer sessions,  you can also secure your class dates/start time by mailing in a deposit.  Those sessions start on May 6, June 17 and August 5.

ISR Sessions for February-Indoor Lessons

August 27, 2012

I am currently taking names for students for indoor ISR Lessons, set to begin February 2013.  Please email theswimlady@gmail.com or call (252) 202-2000 for more information!