We’re 6+ months into our swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School and I am amazed at how far my boys have come in their abilities and mindset when it comes to swimming. They have conquered fears, learned to push themselves, and have beamed with pride when they’ve met a new milestone. Each has been able to learn at a pace that works for them, which works great because my kids are all so different and just throwing them in or pushing them into doing something does not work for at least one, maybe two of them. I feel like Goldfish allows them to warm, learn, and grow at the pace they feel comfortable with, while still showing good progress from class to class.
If you missed my first post about how the were doing after the first month, read this one first to see where we started. If you have a kiddo who has never taken lessons or who is afraid to get in the water, then I can’t recommend Goldfish Swim School enough. Quincy screamed and cried and hated to swim before we started. Now he begs to “go swimming” which means go to swim class. They were so patient and compassionate and helped him ease into things. My oldest son Charlie is always anxious when starting new activities and classes and usually dreads going. But he enjoys going to Goldfish and is proud of how far he has come. They give ribbons at the end of class when kids have accomplished a milestone or made a lot of progress. He works hard because he loves to get a ribbon that reinforces that hard work. Charlie is now rolling over in the water and can swim and retrieve things from the bottom of the pool. Calvin is swimming unassisted and Quincy is going underwater and holding his breath (for a while he just liked drinking the water).
Goldfish also has fun events for members and open family swims available. You can also host birthday parties there, which I think is such a fun idea and perfect for those winter birthdays where an outdoor location isn’t possible. And beginning on November 1st they will have Goldfish Swim School gift baskets so that parents and grandparents can gift the experience of swimming to their kiddos. I think experience gifts, classes, and memberships are the best gifts (because kids really don’t need more stuff usually), and the gift of Goldfish Swim School is not only fun, but it can save a kid’s life.
My kids are happy to go to Goldfish, work hard while they are there, and are all smiles when their lessons are over. If you want to see some videos of their progress, I save them in my Instagram Stories’ Highlights under ‘Swimmers.’ I’m also always happy to answer any questions about our experience if you want to shoot me an email 🙂 Go here to find a Goldfish Swim School near you.
Oh Lovely Day has partnered with Goldfish Swim School, but the words and experienced shared here are honest and my own.