As a mom with little ones, water safety has always been a priority. Whether it was bath time or beach time, there were clear rules with how we operated with the kids around water. Mainly me being a paranoid wreck and using far too many flotation devices on our children (bath tubs excluded).
That said, it wasn’t until we moved into our home with a swimming pool in the backyard that learning water safety and mastering swimming skills simply became the priority and perhaps take precedence over some other enrichment activities at the moment.
When I learned there was a Goldfish Swim School nearby, we were eager to get our four year old in the water. This wasn’t his first swim class, but his first class swimming on his own and as part of a diligent swim program.
To say we’re impressed with Goldfish and Teddy’s swimming improvement is an understatement. When Teddy first started back in January, he was weary of going underwater or even getting his face wet at all. Now he’s jumping off the ledge and kicking off the side with his head underwater.
The class sizes are small – typically three to four kids – which makes for tons of one-on-one time with the instructors. Plus, we’ve noticed Teddy push himself among his classmates who often cheer on and encourage each other.
There hasn’t been a day Teddy hasn’t been eager to set off for swimming – even in the dead of gloomy winter – and he has a blast the entire time. As a parent, there’s nothing more heartwarming than to see your child tackle a new skill and with so much joy at the same time.
As spectators, we’ve come to look forward to our Goldfish Swim School days, too. The facility is immaculate and has all the amenities you’d ever want – comfortable chairs for the parents, a heated pool deck, a fun play area for the younger siblings, and a spacious changing and shower area. Plus, everything is decked out like a day at the beach complete with sea life murals, tiki hut-inspired umbrellas, surfboard benches and a giant fish aquarium.
Beyond aesthetics, the swim instructors are well-trained, the curriculum is thorough and so are the updates you receive as parents. After every class, the instructor gives us a personal update on Teddy’s progress.
In honor of National Water Safety Month this May and with the summer around the corner, I wanted to share our positive experience with Goldfish Swim School as we master this important life skill. Goldfish Swim Schools are located across the country, so if you’re looking for a quality swim program for your kids as we gear up for summer, check to see if they are in your area.
***Goldfish Swim School offered us some complimentary classes in exchange for my honest review. We have and will continue our classes at Goldfish because we value them so much!***