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How Swimming Can Help Families Bond

How Swimming Can Help Families Bond

The family that swims together stays together! Well, that may not be exactly how the saying goes, but in some ways, it can actually be true. Life can get a little hectic sometimes, and your parent-child relationship can start to feel more like a chauffeur-passenger relationship or worse. If you don’t get many opportunities to spend time with your children and actually have fun, planning a family trip is definitely the first step. Next, you want to choose activities that everyone can enjoy – and swimming is definitely one of them.

While staying with us at Innsbrook Condos, grab the kids and take a dip in our large outdoor swimming pool, equipped with brand new lounge furniture.

Who can think of a better way to spend time with the family in the New Mexico heat than in the pool? While your kids will likely be happy to just splash around with you, there are plenty of things you can do to make things more exciting and interact with them, creating even better memories to look back on together.

Here are some great ways to bond with your children in the pool:

Basic Swimming Lessons

If your child is really young and hasn’t mastered the art of swimming yet, that doesn’t mean they can’t join you in the pool. Slide floaties on their arms and hold on tight. Feeling safer in your arms, they will cling to your touch – and we all know that skin-to-skin contact helps to foster a bond between a parent and their child. Once they get more comfortable with the water, you can encourage them to kick their feet around and start introducing basic swim tactics to them.

Popsicle

This is a great game to play with kids who are old enough to know how to swim underwater. Much like the on-land version of tag, the person who is tagged “it” has to freeze (like a Popsicle) until another person swims through their legs to unfreeze them. Of course, this game should be played in the shallow section of the pool where your children can stand comfortably.

Simon Says

Same as with the on-land version, Simon Says is a great game where the parents can call out an action and the child has to complete it – but only if the command is prefaced with the words, “Simon says”. Not only is this a really fun game that encourages healthy competition between siblings, but it’s a great way for parents to sneak in a lesson on listening.

This summer, book a vacation rental at Innsbrook Condos and enjoy all the amenities that we have to offer, including our great swimming pool! Spend a few afternoons bonding with your kids and relaxing in the sun together. We know you won’t regret it!

Visit Ruidoso for Art and Wine

Visit Ruidoso for Art and Wine

Hoping to plan a summer getaway but feeling uninspired when it comes to your destination? Visit Ruidoso this summer for the Ruidoso Art and Wine Festival, which attracts locals and tourists from all over the country. What could be better than a weekend filled with good wines and incredible art? 2017 marks the 46th Annual… Continue Reading

Take a Dip in Grindstone Lake

Take a Dip in Grindstone Lake

If you love hitting the water in summer months and you’re visiting Ruidoso this summer, you’re in luck. Swimming is now allowed at Grindstone Lake Reservoir in Ruidoso, under an amended list of ordinance rules approved by the city council this week. An article from Ruidoso News explained that the new ordinance comes just after… Continue Reading

New Mexico Invests in Infrastructure

New Mexico Invests in Infrastructure

Big news was heard around the railroad industry when it was announced that train giant Union Pacific would indeed be approving its $3.1 billion capital program, set to be utilized in 2017. The capital program is a large sum that will go towards the improvement of infrastructures in 17 states, including New Mexico. About $435… Continue Reading

Ruidoso Parks Dept. Will Add Campgrounds to Grindstone Lake

Ruidoso Parks Dept. Will Add Campgrounds to Grindstone Lake

Good news for outdoor enthusiasts in Ruidoso! Grindstone Lake, which is already the site of popular fishing holes and hiking trails in our area, could soon become home to a series of campgrounds as well. This week, Ruidoso Parks and Recreation Director Rodney Griego announced that his team has identified areas around Grindstone Lake that… Continue Reading

There’s a Whole Lot of Wind Energy Coming to New Mexico

There’s a Whole Lot of Wind Energy Coming to New Mexico

Just a few years ago, renewable energies like wind and solar were so expensive that many people thought they might never gain widespread acceptance in America. Now, thanks to significant technological improvements and generous federal subsidies, renewable energy is becoming even more affordable than fossil fuels. According to the Albuquerque Journal, the price of wind… Continue Reading

Ruidoso is New Mexico’s Destination of the Year

Ruidoso is New Mexico’s Destination of the Year

Here at Innsbrook Condos, we’ve always known that Ruidoso is a pretty special place. The town we call home might be small, but it’s got a big heart that welcomes visitors from all over the country every year. That’s why the New Mexico Hospitality Association recently named Ruidoso 2016’s Destination of the Year. The announcement was… Continue Reading

Ruidoso Public Schools Receive Their Best State Ranking Yet

Ruidoso Public Schools Receive Their Best State Ranking Yet

Every year, New Mexico’s Public Education Department releases a comprehensive ranking of all 89 school districts in the state based on various metrics of achievement. The Ruidoso school district struggled with its rankings in the past—receiving an overall grade of a ‘D’ just three years ago—but 2016’s rankings show Ruidoso’s schools have made remarkable strides… Continue Reading

Voters Approve Plan for New Lincoln County Medical Center

Voters Approve Plan for New Lincoln County Medical Center

It’s official—there’s a new hospital coming to Ruidoso. On November 8, Lincoln County residents overwhelmingly voted in favor of a ballot measure that will allocate $25 million toward the development of the new Lincoln County Medical Center (LCMC) in Ruidoso. The new hospital will replace an aging LCMC facility which was built way back in… Continue Reading

Ski Apache Slated to Open on Thanksgiving Day

Ski Apache Slated to Open on Thanksgiving Day

The holidays are just around the corner, and now the folks in Lincoln County will have one more thing to look forward to this November! Ski Apache, New Mexico’s premier skiing destination located right here in Ruidoso, will open its slopes on Thanksgiving Day. This summer, locals and vacationers were able to enjoy a number… Continue Reading

Ruidoso Holds Its 35th Annual Oktoberfest This Weekend

Ruidoso Holds Its 35th Annual Oktoberfest This Weekend

‘Tis the season for celebration! Just a few weeks after welcoming autumn at Aspenfest, Ruidoso will hold its 35th annual Oktoberfest at the Ruidoso Convention Center this Friday and Saturday. Since it was first started by a small, dedicated group of local citizens in 1981, Ruidoso’s Oktoberfest has grown to become one of the most… Continue Reading

Celebrate Autumn at Aspenfest This Weekend

Celebrate Autumn at Aspenfest This Weekend

Fall might just be our favorite time of year here in Ruidoso. With cool breezes, blues skies and colorful foliage, there’s something especially serene about this season. But we’re not the only ones who enjoy autumn in our area. That’s why Ruidoso will be hosting its annual Aspenfest this weekend to welcome the changing season.… Continue Reading

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