My kids have been taking lessons at Goldfish Swim School for the past month and a half and the progress they have made has been incredible. One of my daughters has already moved up not one, but two levels. In just a month and a half.
I am excited about this for a lot of reasons, but the biggest is that the pools are about to open (which still seems so crazy) and when they open, we will be ready. Three of my children can swim fairly well and the fourth is on his way to becoming an independent swimmer. This means that maybe, just maybe, this summer will look a little different than summers of the past. I usually am either in the water with the kids, or on the edge of my seat repeatedly doing head counts. I’m not going to lie – the water makes me a little edgy.
This summer, I envision something a little different. The kids swimming while I am reading a book. Or talking to some neighborhood friends. The kids swimming while I am…..get this….relaxing. For those of you with teeny tiny punkins who can’t possibly imagine this whole relaxing business – it will happen. It has been eleven years for me and I felt like the time would never come, but it has.
I am actually looking forward to the pool opening and I attribute this new found excitement largely to the progress I have seen the kids make at Goldfish Swim School.
So, now you may be thinking, “tell me more about this Goldfish Swim School.” Ok, I will.
Goldfish Swim School has two locations – one in Fishers and one in Carmel. They promote consistent, year-round lessons and recommend that a child stays enrolled until he or she has graduated from the Pro Levels and moved on to the Goldfish Swim Team. The lessons last 30 minutes and end with the instructor explaining to each parent what was learned during that lesson – as well as what your child needs to improve on in order to move up to the next level.
From June 5 through July 24 they also offer Jump Start Clinics. A Jump Start Clinic consists of five consecutive 30-minute lessons that run Monday through Friday. Your child’s lesson will take place at the same time every day, with the same instructor, all week long. The cost of the clinic is $105 for members and $130 for non-members. This is a great way to quickly boost your child’s swim level while increasing their confidence in the water.
If you are anything like I was and find yourself a little bit edgy around the water, this could be a wonderful solution. Head to Goldfish Swim School where your child can get a Jump Start on swimming this summer – and you can be one step closer to relaxation.
Goldfish Swim School has a location in Carmel and one in Fishers.
Carmel location: 271 Merchants Square Drive, Suite A-110
Fishers location: 11581 Geist Pavilion Drive, Suite 114
For more information on Jump Start Clinics, swim lessons and family swim times at both facilities, please visit their website or call 317-810-3790.
Jennifer Thompson is a stay-at-home mom of four spunky, sweet, kind and sometimes a bit wild children. She has a passion for the written word and thinks that libraries and bookstores are the coolest places ever. When not hanging out with family or writing, she can be found enjoying a good cup of coffee, running, spending quality time with friends, working on some type of project around the house, planning the family’s next trip to her favorite destination – Walloon Lake, Michigan, or very possibly – reading a book.
Jennifer enjoys writing about her parenting experience and outings with her children for Indy’s Child as a freelance writer and blogger and also keeps a personal blog, www.trulyyoursjen.com, that she has fun writing when time allows.