We know there are other places to have the kiddos learn how to swim. So why choose Goldfish Swim School? Easy: Goldfish Swim School offers things that other places don’t. Here are a few things you’ll get with us:
1. 90 degree pool water (and air temp!)
When you’re in the water for a long time, you don’t want to be shivering and forcing yourself to stay in, right? And cold water means kids aren’t comfy, either. Well, no worries about purple lips here! The water in the pools at all of the Goldfish Swim School locations is always a warm 90 degrees! And since we know how chilly it can be getting out of the water (especially in the winter), our air temp is always set at a balmy 90 degrees, too! (So no more excuses about skipping winter swim lessons!)
2. A ledge for little ones
In many places, kids have to either hold onto the edge or sit outside the pool on the edge when they’re waiting for their turn during swim lessons. Not at Goldfish Swim School! There’s a nice ledge along both sides of the pool IN THE WATER. This means kids can save their energy from hanging on or getting in and out repeatedly and use it on actually swimming — and it’s way more helpful when it comes to pushing off and swimming back, too. It’s the little things, right?
3. Building from the basics
It’s important that kids not only learn the swim strokes, but the building blocks that will sustain their skills. For instance, one of the key components of the specialized Goldfish Swim School curriculum is teaching breath control. Little by little, swimmers learn how to hold their breath underwater and build up to being able to swim while holding their breath. Then, your little goldfish will learn to swim further distances in one breath. That’s one of the reasons repetition is so important. Plus, swimmers learn what to do when they run OUT of breath while swimming: Roll over onto their backs, relax and catch their breath, then roll back over and continue swimming.
4. Safety, safety, safety
Safety is a HUGE focus at Goldfish. Each week, lessons incorporate safety skills for kids in AND out of the water. Swimming is an important life skill and all kids should know how to do these 5 things in the water so they are always able to stay safe (while having fun!). But besides the weekly safety tips during lessons, Goldfish Swim School also provides a water safety week each quarter, with an even more extensive focus on safety skills.
5. Family swim fun
To get even more out of your kid’s swimming lessons (and spend a little time together), try Family Swim! This is a perfect excuse for your little swimmer to show off those extraordinary results he or she is learning (and you’ll get to enjoy the 90-degree water temperature!).
Goldfish Swim School
Children ages 4 months and older can start swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School! You can register online today at a location near you and get ready for a GOLDEN experience!