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Summer 2018: Family Friendly Events Hosted by Des Moines Area Pools and Aquatic Centers

There’s always something fun happening at Des Moines area pools and aquatic centers! Of course, they’re great for a fun family outing on a hot summer’s day and swimming lessons, but did you know that they also host fun events and activities?  Princess and superhero meet and greets, cardboard boat races, teen nights and more! Below you’ll find a list of just a few of the events that local swimming pools and aquatic centers will host this summer in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2018 Guide to Swimming Lessons in Des Moines - dsm4kids.om

As summer temperatures heat up 🤞, there is no doubt most families’ summer plans will include the water. With proper swim instruction, kids can be safe and have fun in and around the pool, lake or other waterway. From private swim classes to community pools, there are plenty of swim instruction destinations from which to choose in the Des Moines area. Swim lessons are offered for those as young as six months, continuing through Lifeguard Training. Continue Reading…

Splash Down: Fun Events at Des Moines Area Pools and Aquatic Centers - dsm4kids.com

Most people know that pools and aquatic centers are great places to cool down, but did you know that they also host several fun events and activities geared towards kids and families throughout the summer?  Princess and superhero meet and greets, cardboard boat races, teen nights and more! So, when the temps start rising, here’s where you can splash down this summer in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

14 Places to Take Swimming Lessons at Public Pools in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

You’d love to enjoy long, relaxing days at the pool this summer, but your littles can’t swim yet. That means multiple heart attacks while you calmly try to keep everyone’s head above water! It’s time to sign-up for swimming lessons! Whether you need a beginner course that will cox your timid tot into the water, or a simple refresher to make sure Junior remembers what he learned last year, Des Moines’ pubic pools offer a number of swim lesson options. Here are 14 places kids can learn to swim in the Des Moines area. Continue Reading…

Sport Spotlight: Swimming 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Before a child can swim competitively they need to be comfortable in the water and are ready to go above and beyond getting their head wet! When people think of swimming, they normally think of either the Olympics or summer league.  In reality, there are about three levels to swimming: summer league, high school swim team, and competitive (or club level) swimming. There are several swimming clubs in Des Moines offering instruction for a variety of ages and skill levels of swimmers.  Continue Reading…

Tips 4 a Family Fun Day at Big Creek Lake & Beach - dsm4kids.com

We had big fun at Big Creek Lake yesterday! Even though it rained, we didn’t let it dampen our day.  Located just north of Polk City with over 770 acres, this scenic lake offers plenty of water fun for the whole family. You can build sand castles or play sand volleyball on the beach, kayak or rent a pontoon.  Read on for a few tips for a family fun day at Big Creek Lake.  Continue Reading…

Swimming and Boating Safety 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Swimming and boating are fun summer pastimes, but don’t forget to stay safe so this summer will be a happy one to remember. According to the Centers for Disease Control about one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger. For every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries.  Continue Reading…

Des Moines Area Lakes and Beaches - dsm4kids.com

With the summer heat just around the corner, it’s never too early to make plans for cooling off. Make a splash in wilder, more rugged terrain this summer.  Des Moines area lakes and beaches offer great opportunities for family fun swimming, boating and fishing.  And most of them are FREE!  So, grab your towels, sunscreen and water shoes, and enjoy some cool relief at these local Des Moines area destinations.  Make sure to visit the lake or park’s website for all the details. Continue Reading…