Ann Arbor has been named the country’s top swim city – and it just so happens that there’s a Goldfish Swim School in Ann Arbor! Coincidence? We think not! It turns out that USA Swimming (the governing body of the sport) and Speedo conducted a study where tons of factors were evaluated to determine the top swim cities. So what did they look at? The number of swim clubs, active swimmers and even the amount of top-level swimmers in the area were all examined.
Everyone knows all about Olympic medalist Michael Phelps and his ties to Ann Arbor, where he did some of his training — but did you know that Olympic medalist Kara Lynn Joyce also prepped for swimming glory in Ann Arbor? Yep. And another swimmer, Olympic medalist Allison Schmitt, trained there, too — and she even lived in Canton, Mich.
Peter Vanderkaay, a swimmer and Olympic medal winner, has Ann Arbor ties, too. But he was born in Royal Oak, Mich. and raised in Rochester, Mich.! How’s that for some star swimming power?!
And, not only is there a Goldfish Swim School in Ann Arbor, there’s also one in Vanderkaay’s hometown of Rochester (plus a BUNCH more locations in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia and Pennsylvania). All locations are ready to give your kids a golden experience! Are your little goldfish future Olympians?
Even if you’re not trying to develop your kids into Olympic swimmers, we can sure start them on that path and celebrate when they get there!
Goldfish Swim School Helps Top Swim Cities
Washington, D.C. ranks No. 11 on USA Swimming’s list of top swim cities and Pittsburgh, Penn. is on the list, too — and we’ll have a Goldfish Swim School in BOTH cities soon! Plus there’s already a Goldfish Swim School in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus — which just so happens to be a top swim city, too.
And did you know the girls’ swim team at Carmel High School in Indiana (home city to another Goldfish location!) has won 28 consecutive Indiana state high school swimming championships? Not bad for a land-locked state.
And how many life-long swimmers in Naperville, Ill. (which is also home to a Goldfish Swim School!) got their start splashing around at Centennial Beach. This old quarry has welcomed water lovers for years.
Community involvement is key to creating a top swim city and we’re all about making more Goldfish Swim School cities into top swim cities. How? We do it by teaching kids 4 months and older how to swim — and providing extraordinary results.
Our specialized swim instructors use their integrity, compassion and trust — along with a proven curriculum — to teach young swimmers how to stay safe in the water, basic swim strokes and even advanced swimming techniques. And they want to keep swimming!
Sign Up For Goldfish Swim School
Find out about Goldfish Swim School’s WOW customer service when you enroll your own young goldfish in lessons. You can register online or stop by your nearest swim school to sign up in person. Check out www.goldfishswimschool.com for even more information. Happy swimming!
P.S. Did we miss an awesome water or swimming fact about YOUR favorite Goldfish Swim School location? Share it in the comments!