One of the most important things to me back in the spring was for the boys to learn to swim. With the fact that we’re fortunate to have several different pools at our disposal, I thought it was imperative for their summer, and mine, that they could hold their own in the water.
I was a newbie at finding swim lessons, since somehow I completely skipped that step of parenting in 5 years, I asked a few work friends where I should take them. It was pretty much a unanimous opinion from all: Goldfish Swim School.
After trying out their program for a bit in the spring, I was extremely impressed at what my kids learned in a very short period, which is why when I was approached to visit their new location in Clarkston and do a review, I jumped at the chance.
I truly couldn’t be more impressed with Goldfish Swim School and their new location. We went into this lesson at Clarkston, already having a bit of prior knowledge, so I knew somewhat to expect. Like always though, this new location exceeded my expectations. Here are some of my favorite features…
Warmth: Have you ever taken your kids to an indoor pool and they were a bit cold getting in & out? Goldfish keeps the water & air temperature at 90 degrees at all times (before you start sweating thinking about sitting in that as well - don’t worry, there’s a cooler spot for you to sit & view them from). It is always extremely warm in the pool area, which is great for kids during lessons & for their shower rinse time after – especially in the colder months.
Fully Stocked: Somehow I constantly fail adulthood and show up at swim lessons without a bathing suit, towel or goggles. No need to worry, Goldfish has you covered. They have a wide selection of suits, towels, goggles, you name it. All the pool gear you need at a reasonable price. It’s all really cute as well, as my son had suits with guitars, dinosaurs and trucks to choose from.
Snacks: My kids are very big into getting a snack after a sporting lesson. Goldfish has great snack options – including Goldfish, of course – at a reasonable price. No movie theater pricing here, each snack is $1.00. Mom budget approved.
Decorations: From the brightly colored locker rooms, to the murals on the wall, to the palm trees in the main waiting room, Goldfish definitely has its own unique touch and way to make you feel like you’re heading somewhere tropical for your kids swim lessons.
Accolades: At the end of each lesson, parents are called in and given a demonstration from the instructor and student on what they learned that day. The instructor spends a good amount of time going over with you what your child has learned, what they’ve improved on and what’s coming next. Once your student reaches some sort of benchmark in swimming, they’re given a ribbon after class. A huge favorite of the Wollborg kids. Apparently, they like to win things. They’re kind of like their mom.
I could continue this list, but at some point I do need to stop. Goldfish Swim School is truly a top notch program in helping your child feel comfortable in the water and become a strong swimmer. If you live in the Clarkston area, be sure to check them out. You won’t be disappointed.
I received a complimentary lesson and compensation for this sponsored post through TweetTeam.com. Opinions are my own.