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By: Jen L.
Kids First Swim School
I'm not sure what the other reviewer is talking about, but my kids have been going to Swim First for the past year and a half and absolutely love it. They started in level 1, and both are now in level 5 (8 levels altogether). The instructors are give out a "report card" at about week 5 or 6 or so of *every* 8 week session, so I'm not sure how in the world you couldn't be updated about your child's progress. And believe me, everyone at the desk DOES remind the parents to sign up for the next session. My gosh, if they didn't, the school wouldn't make any money!The site is clean (albeit humid) and there are a line of (clean) chairs that perch right in front of a two-way mirror so you can watch your child during his/her class. There are group classes, semi-private, and private lessons. My kids did well in both the classes and in semi-private lessons. And if your child enjoys working with a particular instructor, you can request that teacher to work with your child.No child learns to swim overnight, and parents should go into *any* swim school with the understanding that it takes years to master how to swim at an adult level of competency. If you're looking for a conveniently located good swim school, my family has found this one well worth the price.
By: Melanie G.
Kids First Swim School
My son has taken 3 or 4 sessions in a row. No he hasn't graduated to the next level, but that is because he hasn't learned the skill set needed to advance. This isn't tae kwan do, where everyone is guaranteed a black belt after so many years. This is a real life skill, and it takes as long as it takes. I have found the staff so patient with these young kids and very nice and informative. The place is clean. Convenient location.
By: carol_h
Hire A Handyman - All Work and No Play, INC.
Christian did a great job with my kitchen lights and counter tops. I didn't need a full remodel and I was able to do some of the work because I like to, but I can't do it all myself. He was able to even teach me some tricks of the trade. I got my kitchen done at half the cost and, it was fun. Thanks
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By: blkbudafli
The trash cans at the front door were both overflowing. The cashier did not make eye contact and did not even return my greeting. He also made sure he made no contact when giving me my change by dropping it into my hand at least 6 inche's from my hand.
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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