This summer Carter has been taking swim lessons courtesy of Goldfish Swim School and so far we are loving it! I am a big believer of swim lessons and making sure kids know how to swim, or at least get out of the pool if they fall in. Even if you don’t live near big water, you just never know, and it’s an important skill to have.
Goldfish has very nice facilities in Fort Washington! The water is heated and kept at 90 degrees, which is great! Every time I’ve been there it’s been super clean and welcoming. They have swim lessons for kids of all ages and skill levels.
This is the changing room area! I love the decor and bright colors, it’s perfect for kids. Carter loves sitting on the surfboards and asking me to blow dry his hair after class! They have private changing rooms, cubbies for your stuff and a bathing suit dryer. They also have showers next to the pool to rinse off, which are super warm and they provide kid soap, too. They really think of everything and cater to kids and moms! Last week I forgot to grab Carter’s towels as we were rushing out the door to class, and they actually had loaner towels he could use!
We started off in the mom-and-me type of class, which I quickly realized wasn’t the best option for Carter. He wanted to explore and be more independent. So I asked to swim him to the class where he learned just with the teacher, and as a bonus I didn’t have to get in the pool, too! We lucked out, as no other kids were signed up for his new class time slot! The classes have a 4:1 student to teacher ratio, and there is a lifeguard patrolling the pool at all times as well.
Carter loves his teacher and always looks forward to going to swim class! He has learned to kick, pull with his hands, climb out of the side of the pool and put his face in the water. It seems like each week he learns more and improves a little! Hopefully, he’ll be able to learn enough to paddle and kick independently, but that’s a big step!
Carter earned his first ever sports ribbon! He received a ribbon for putting his face in the water and then the next week he got one for climbing out of the pool by himself. He was so happy getting his ribbons and we’ve hung them proudly on the fridge! We will be continuing our lessons through the end of the summer, and I see more ribbons in our future!
Goldfish Swim School is located in Fort Washington, PA. You can check out all the information on their website and also see updates on their facebook page. The cost of lessons also includes open family swim time so your kids can get back in the pool to practice what their learning, or just play!
Have you heard of Goldfish Swim School? Did or do your kids take swimming lessons?
Disclosure: I received free swim lessons for my son in exchange for my honest review and social media promotion of Goldfish Swim School. All opinions are my own.