Goldfish Swim experience. First of all the facility is great. The water is 90 degrees. So my freeze baby girl didn't spend the entire time shivering with blue lips. Also the way the changing areas are laid out makes SO much sense for families! There are no locker rooms - just a big bank of large changing stations, separate single bathrooms, and a large hair drying station:
|They even have turtles!|
Goldfish Swim and other situations is the lessons themselves. The classes are kept to a 4 to 1 ratio. So the kids really get individual attention. Also they teach actual survival skills - like how to move along the wall and then climb out of a pool - which is exactly the reason I think swim lessons are so important in the first place:
|Learning how to climb out of the pool.|
|Trying to get out of the pool to get to MOMMY.|
|Instead of climbing out to get to me he kept looking up and smiling all proud. KICK! POOL!|
|POOL! POOL POOL POOL POOOL!!!|
|Daddy was a lot more aggressive with the dunking than I was. Which is why he got to take him into the lessons and I sat on the sidelines being the nervous mom.|
My girl was totally nervous the first week, too. I told her I would come into the lesson with her if she wanted. But once it was time she said "I think maybe you can stay over there."
Goldfish Swim school. We intend on continuing with lessons for both of our kids. I should also mention that it was NOT far away at all. Living on the west side there is that whole the east side is the other side of the world mentality. It's just not the case. Even on the snowiest of days it took us less than 30 min to get there. Totally a doable drive!
|Eating a snack after his lesson. Swimming makes them HUNGRY and TIRED!|
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