Help Child Develop Sportsmanship

After having fun and keeping fit, one of the most important reasons to play a sport is to develop good sportsmanship. How can you help your child develop good sportsmanship? Here are a few ideas. Keep in mind that teaching these skills, attitudes, and behaviors takes time, practice, role models – positive and negative as […]

Performance-Enhancing Drugs and Your Teen Athlete

Each year there are famous athletes that are paraded across the news for using performance-enhancing drugs. Unfortunately, there are so many young athletes that look up to them. Many follow in their idol’s footsteps and begin using these drugs as well. When it comes to performance-enhancing drugs and your teen athlete, you want to talk […]

Teens: Steroids and Sports

Sports are the lifeblood of most high schools. Parents, students and the athletes themselves get behind their favorite teams. Additionally, talent on the field can translate into scholarship money for students who really need it. But, how good do you have to be? Adult athletes are not the only ones who are affected by the […]

Side Effects of Steroids

Steroids, such as anabolic steroids, have been used for years by athletes who want to enhance their performance. They are illegal owing to their dangerous side effects on the human body. Even though steroid use is banned and not recommended, people are still using them. Why? One reason may be the results that they get. […]

Pool Party Water Games

Splashing and jumping in the pool can be can be fun; but, when you add water games, you take fun to a whole new level! Kids and adults can play together and some games are appropriate for kids to play with each other. While some games work best in public pools, others may be more […]

Kids Pool Games for One

Sometimes there just isn’t someone to play with in the pool. Whether your child is an “only child” and in your backyard pool or your children’s friends just haven’t arrived at the local pool , it’s important that he or she knows a few games that can be played alone. To help your child build […]

Should You Drop the Kids Off at the Pool or Stay?

Many parents who spent time at the pool unsupervised as children aren’t so sure they should do the same for their own kids.  Of course, every family is different and children vary in age and skill level. Some families have one child while others have six or more. Some people swim with groups of friends […]

Parents Health and Safety Concerns About Public Pools

Public swimming pools are fun places where kids and adults can play, exercise, and socialize during the summer. Indoor pools, have an added advantage since you can swim all year round. Whether the pool is of the outdoor or indoor variety, parents have concerns about the health and safety of public pools. Here are some […]