5 Reasons to Swim at Goldfish Urbandale Swim School
Water safety is extremely important and honestly, I did not even think about swim lessons for my children until they were about 2 years old. Even then, I did not make it a priority and boy do I regret it! When Goldfish Urbandale Swim School came to the Des Moines, Iowa I knew I needed to jump on getting my kids in for lessons. Why Goldfish Urbandale Swim School? I am sharing my top 5 reasons to start swim lessons at this one of a kind swim school in the Des Moines area.
Trained Instructors + Small Class Sizes
One of the main reasons I procrastinated on swim lessons, is I honestly was nervous trusting someone else with my children in the water. Throw other kids into the mix, I was not certain how the whole thing was going to go. My kids had been swimming every summer but had never received proper instruction.
“How will they keep track of all the kids at the same time?”
“What if they get scared?”
Each class at Goldfish Urbandale Swim School is small (4:1 ratio) and most of the time my two kids have had lessons by themselves with the instructor. All the instructors are extremely knowledgeable and trained based on the Science of SwimPlay®. The attention to each of them is awesome! They do not pressure the kids to try something they do not feel comfortable with. Instead, they encourage and cheer them on. Every week Monte and Amelia are so excited to spend 30 minutes with their instructor learning and playing in the water.
Before the kids started swim lessons not only was my confidence a little low, but Monte and Amelia were nervous as well. Goldfish Urbandale Swim School does an amazing job cheering the swimmers on. They offer ribbons for every goal that is met, give positive feedback regularly, and the kids have a chance to ring the cowbell when they move up to the next level. Each week they look forward to mastering a new skill and showing off what they have learned.
Having multiple children in swim lessons can be a lot and I love how Goldfish Urbandale Swim School keeps it simple. They offer several class levels at the same time. If your children are in different levels, you are more than likely able to still schedule them at the same time just in different lanes.
One of my other favorite offerings are the showers and private changing huts! After each swim lesson my kids take a shower and sometimes change directly into their pajamas for the night. Swim lesson nights I feel so accomplished knocking out swim lessons and showers within 45 minutes!
Classes for 4 months to 12 years old
I really wish Goldfish Urbandale Swim School was around when my children were babies. I would have loved to start lessons with them when they were younger. If you do have a baby at home, I highly recommend jumping on this. It may not sound like a priority at that age, but it is so important to start getting them used to the water and teaching the skills early. During baby classes parents get to swim with and the pool is 90-degrees so it’s a fun activity for everyone.
Goldfish Swim School Becomes Family
The instructors and staff have quickly become like family. Each week the kids are excited to walk in and see everyone. They always welcome us with big smiles and know us by name. The kids love grabbing coloring sheets participating in goloring contests, grabbing fun goodies and ballons after swim lessons too. We always love the fun events they offer for the community too!
>> Giveaway <<
This holiday season, it is more important than ever to shop local and support small businesses! Swim lessons provide essential skills that last a lifetime. Goldfish Swim School Urbandale is giving away a BIG SPLASH HOLIDAY PACKAGE to ONE lucky winner! This holiday season, Goldfish Swim School Urbandale is offering a limited edition holiday package! The BIG SPLASH package retails for $195 (a $95 savings) and includes:
- 2 months of group lessons
- The waived annual membership fee
- Goldfish Tote Bag
- Limited-edition tote bag
- Bubbles storybook
- Goggle or iplay swim diaper
- Bubble bath toy
ENTRY DETAILS HERE. The winner will be selected at random. Lesson dates and times subject to availability! Good luck and Happy Holidays!