Think back to the best holidays of your childhood…

Chances are, toys don’t stick out much, but the memories, people, and joy surrounding the season do. And that’s something to celebrate!

So instead of focusing on the hot new toy the kids are going to ditch a week after the holidays are through, think about giving a golden experience, by providing the gift of swim lessons from Goldfish Swim School! Not only is your child sure to love their Goldfish experience, but as a parent, you will get peace of mind knowing they are safer in and around the water. Being a great swimmer is truly the gift that keeps on giving throughout their entire life!

Here are our Top 5 reasons to give the gift of swim lessons:

1. Swimming is a year-round sport.

With fall sports on the wane, there is far less opportunity for outdoor exercise. Goldfish Swim Schools offer the chance for children ages 4 months to 12 years to enjoy swimming and practice water safety in a 90-degree pool — even if the weather outside is frightful! Also, unlike traditional swim lessons that are only offered at predetermined seasons, Goldfish offers perpetual lessons throughout the year.

2. The gift of lessons means less clutter.

Let’s be real: Does your child really need more toys? According to various studies, children actually play longer and more happily when there are LESS toys to choose from. The gift of lessons takes up zero room in your home and teaches a valuable life skill. Win-win! Parent hack: When the grandparents or aunts and uncles ask what the kids want, tell them swim lessons! We have holiday gift packages available, so it’s easy to give the gift of lessons. Plus, your children will love knowing grandma gave them something so fun for a gift!

3. Swimming is an effective way to exercise.

Swimming is a cardiovascular activity, which enhances both the heart and lungs. Additionally, swimming also increases strength, endurance, flexibility and balance, thanks to the movements involved in swim strokes.Children who engage in regular swimming activity might avoid health issues associated with childhood obesity, including diabetes. And not only can swimming benefit the body, but it’s also proven to help children’s mental health, and may decrease anxiety.

4. Practicing water safety provides caregivers with peace of mind.

Water safety is an essential skill for children of all ages. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death for young children. Repetition through lessons helps to engrain water safety in a child’s brain, making it safer for a child to swim solo when he or she is ready to do so, and you’ll see these extraordinary results yourself, week after week.

5. It’s about more than just lessons.

When you gift a child with swim lessons, you give them so much more than just the ability to jump in the pool with friends. Swimming not only teaches water safety, but also hard work, resilience, and listening skills. Our instructors use integrity, compassion and trust, priding themselves on being experts on the Science of SwimPlay®, which works to build life skills, both in and out of the water, using play-based learning.

Consider the gift of swim lessons the ultimate toy: Your child gets to play while they learn – every week!

Goldfish Swim School

Call the location near you to find out about our gift package options, and to experience our WOW! customer service.