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Teaching a Child How to Swim/Do Anything

LPB Swim Mom Michelle Kaye, LCSW has a parenting book out and we have to...

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Crying at Swim Lessons

Parents often ask us "how much crying is normal in swim lessons?" The answer? There...

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How Can I Help? A Guide for Swim Parents

At La Petite Baleen, We often get questions from parents about how they can best...

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AIRFLOW AT LPB

We have always believed that providing our LPB Swim Families with a safe, sterile, and...

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THE POWER OF THE PLATEAU

We’ve shared in the past that Plateauing is common when it comes to kids learning...

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CHANGE IS GOOD

The bond between student and a beloved teacher is one of the most powerful relationships...

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PERSEVERANCE: PLATEAUS AND FEARS

No two things stall progress more than fear and plateauing, and both are incredibly common....

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TEACHER TRAINING AND BEYOND

You may have noticed signs around our schools advertising free lessons for certain level students....

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SMART KIDS SWIM IN SCHOOLS

When school starts, getting into a new routine can be challenging, and we see the...

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FAQ: BABY & ME

We’re often told that we’re never too old to learn, but at LPB, we believe...

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DRESS FOR SWIM SUCCESS

June 11, 2019 Anyone who shops at Target can tell you that there are easily...

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AAP SWIMMING LESSON GUIDELINES

Each Summer we always see a wave of new students, many of whom come from...

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SUMMER SAFETY WEEK AT LA PETITE BALEEN

For over 40 years, La Petite Baleen has taken safety around water very seriously. We...

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40 YEARS OF HAPPY SPLASHING!

On April 15, 2019, La Petite Baleen celebrated 40 years of teaching swimming lessons! The...

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ADVANCED BREATHING TECHNIQUES

One thing that sets LPB apart from pretty much every other swim school and learn-to-swim...

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UP-FACE 101

At La Petite Baleen, our curriculum is as much about child development as it is...

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HOW MUCH CRYING IS NORMAL?

Parents often ask us “how much crying is normal in swim lessons?” The answer? There...

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SAFETY BEHIND THE SCENES

November 6, 2018 We take safety seriously at LPB. We have safety skills built into...

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WHY WE LPB

October 3, 2018 Place of employment is a choice. We recently asked our staff to...

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EMBRACE LEARNING

September 6, 2018 La Petite Baleen has three core values that our staff strive to...

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DROWNING PREVENTION AT LPB

July 3, 2018 Back in May, we talked about our Summer Safety program and the...

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GET YOUR SWIM ON

May 19, 2018 We take the concept of year-round swimming seriously at La Petite Baleen....

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SWIM EARLY AND OFTEN

April 10, 2018 Since our very first baby class in 1979, LPB has paved the...

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WINTER SKINCARE & VACATION SWIM TIPS

March 6, 2018 Spring may be just around the corner, but Mother Nature would like...

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WHY DO THEY DO THAT? FINS AND GOGGLES

February 5, 2018 If you've ever wondered about why we use fins and goggles at...

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WHO’S WHO AT THE POOL?

ONE OF OUR CORE VALUES AT LA PETITE BALEEN IS “IT TAKES A POD” BUT...

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GETTING (AND STAYING) IN THE GROOVE

October 10, 2017 When founders John Kolbisen and Irene Madrid designed LPB’s curriculum, they knew...

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BACK TO (SWIM) SCHOOL

September 1, 2017 Fall at LPB is typically our busiest time of year. We are...

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SUMMER ONLY VS. YEAR-ROUND LESSONS

June 29, 2017 Summer is upon us! This time of year, we always see a...

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TEACHER CHANGE? IT COULD BE A GOOD THING!

June 6, 2017 The student/teacher bond is one of the most powerful relationships in existence....

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SUMMER SAFETY

April 29, 2017 For the past 20 years or so, LPB has kicked off the...

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LPB BEGINNINGS

April 7, 2017 On April 15, 1979 La Petite Baleen swim school opened in the...

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