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Swimming Lessons Now Offered at Miami Children's Hospital Dan Marino Center
(12/8/2008)

WESTON – The Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) Dan Marino Center is now offering swimming lessons in its newly constructed, heated pool.  These lessons teach children about water safety and help them build the confidence and skills required to prevent drowning accidents.  Programs are available to children, as young as 6 months old, under the supervision and care of highly trained instructors.

  Dan Marino Center Pool

 The MCH Dan Marino Center pool is also utilized for therapeutic treatments to complement other physical and occupational therapies offered through the center.  Children with certain medical conditions may benefit from the range of motion and decreased gravitational effects that aquatic therapy in a heated pool provides. 

 Various swimming programs are available, including aquatic fitness classes, individual and group classes, stroke development and lessons for children with special needs. For more information about swimming lessons and aquatic therapy treatment, please call the MCH Dan Marino Center in Weston at 954-385-MARINO (6274). 

ABOUT MIAMI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 600 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008 by U.S.News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.

 Founded in 1998, the Miami Children's Hospital Dan Marino Center is an integrated neurodevelopmental center specializing in the evaluation and treatment of children with neurological disabilities. The Dan Marino Center provides an array of pediatric out-patient services with access to top pediatric specialists from Miami Children's Hospital.