Water always made me and my wife nervous. Bath time made us anxious. Our son’s first swim lesson at 6-months-old? We were terrified. We thought, “We’ve been taking care of this fragile little guy for his entire existence. We do everything for him. You’re telling me that he can go underwater and survive?!” My wife and I did early swim classes together, just so we were sure that someone was watching while the other held our son.
Fast-forward four years and our son just enrolled in a Glider 2 class at Goldfish. That’s the fourth level of swim lessons, for those keeping track. Our son, our precious little guy, swims without his parents from one end of the pool to the other. He loves it. And we are finally comfortable with our kids around water, too. We still supervise diligently, but we aren’t the same parents we were when our son was an infant.
Why the change? Experience and guidance from professionals. We take our kids to the pool as much as we can. We want them to be comfortable in the water. We also have Goldfish to thank for amazing swim lessons and water safety help.
For the parents out who are hesitant to jump in the pool with kids, Goldfish Swim School has an upcoming event you should know about.
Goldfish Swim School is offering a gentle, fun way to introduce your baby to the water, then join Goldfish Swim Schools in Dublin and Westerville for a FREE Mini Class Playdate. This is a FREE 30 minute class for children ages 4 months to 35 months. By the way, the playdate requires adult participation.
The playdate will be a great way to bond with your child while getting them comfortable in the water. Your little one will practice skills designed to help with social confidence, gross motor development, basic swimming movements, and most importantly skills to help them be safer in and around the water!
Call the front desk at 614.407.3474 for more information, and to register for your FREE class now. Goldfish Swim School looks forward to having a splashing good time!
The Mini Class Play date is open to swimmers that have never been enrolled in one of Goldfish Swim School’s mini classes before.
Wednesday, September 20th – afternoon
Friday, September 22nd- evening
Wednesday, September 27th – afternoon
Friday, September 29th- evening
While we were (and always will be) nervous parents around water, we’re glad that we didn’t let our fear prevent us from introducing our kids to the pool. If it’s time for you to do the same, join Goldfish Swim School for your FREE Mini Class Playdate. See you at Goldfish!