Goldfish Swim School Coming to Des Moines

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Goldfish Swim School Coming to Des Moines, Iowa

Goldfish Swim School, the country’s leading water safety and swim lesson school offering infant and child swim lessons, is pleased to announce a new Des Moines, IA location opening in January 2020. There is no other learn-to-swim program like Goldfish in the Des Moines area — this is a really unique facility and program with proven results for thousands of families.

One-of-a-kind learn-to-swim facility offers swim and water safety instruction to kids ages 4 months through 12 years old.

Located at 3771 86th Street, Goldfish Swim School Des Moines provides indoor, year-round swim instruction to children ages 4 months to 12 years-old in a unique setting with highly trained instructors, small class sizes (max 4:1 student to teacher ratio), shiver-free 90-degree pools, and a state-of-the-art water purification system. Families with kids of different ages and skill levels can conveniently have all of their swimmers in the pool during the same half-hour time slot and schedule makeup classes when necessary. Goldfish offers perpetual lessons and families can enroll at any time. 

What Makes Goldfish Swim School Different?

Highlights of the Golden Experience at Goldfish Swim School Urbandale include:

  • Highly trained instructors
  • Small class sizes (max 4:1 student to teacher ratio)
  • Indoor, year-round, climate-controlled facility
  • Shiver-free 90-degree pool
  • A state-of-the-art water purification system
  • Convenience — families with kids of different ages and skill levels can conveniently have all of their swimmers in the pool during the same half-hour time slot.
  • Easy to schedule make-ups
  • Kids make progress at their own pace
  • Our curriculum is based on the Science of SwimPlay® — we know that kids learn best through play

Everything about the facility is designed to make learning to swim easy and fun for kids and their families. Highlights of the climate-controlled, indoor facility include:

  • An air-conditioned viewing gallery for parents to watch lessons
  • Spacious family dressing area with private changing rooms
  • Snack bar
  • Retail shop
  • Warm, tropical décor.

Family Swims, Birthday Parties and More!

In addition to swim lessons, Goldfish Swim School offers weekly family swims (for both members and non-members). Family swims are an opportunity for families to work on the skills kids learned in lessons and just have fun together in the pool! Goldfish also offers birthday party packages. Parties include exclusive use of the facility for two hours and the Goldfish team handles the details including set up and clean up.

Water Safety Education

The team at Goldfish is committed to sharing critical water safety information with local families. Goldfish offers FREE water safety presentations to any interested school, daycare, PTO, scout group or other community groups. Reach out and schedule a presentation for your organization this winter.

How do families sign up for lessons?

Goldfish Swim School Urbandale begins lessons in February 2020.  Families can REGISTER for lessons now by visiting the website or calling  515/612-9500. Goldfish Swim School Urbandale is offering special introductory pricing. The first 500 members to register before their opening will lock in a discounted monthly rate of $80 as long as they remain perpetually enrolled (regularly $90/month).

Stay tuned for information on our FREE Grand Opening Event and other opportunities to visit the new Goldfish facility. This will be added to our event calendar when announced!


We’re so excited to partner with the new Goldfish Swim School Urbandale (tagged) opening in February 2020! Goldfish offers year-round, indoor swim lessons to kids ages 4 months through 12 years old. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN online or call 515/612-9500 to enroll. The first 500 members to register before opening will lock in a monthly rate of $80 (regularly $90) as long as they remain perpetually enrolled!

Connect with Goldfish Swim School Urbandale on FB (tagged) and Instagram (tagged — @goldfish_urbandale) for the latest updates on their grand opening!

Goldfish is giving away FREE REGISTRATION AND ONE MONTH OF LESSONS for one lucky winner ($115 value). Enter in to win below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Lesson dates and times subject to availability. Contest ends December 4, 2019. The winner will be notified via email. Opt-in email addresses will be shared with Goldfish Swim School.


Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

33 thoughts on “Goldfish Swim School Coming to Des Moines

  1. I am so excited to have some swim lesson options closer to home and with warm water! Last time we tried swim the water was so cold and we had to stop after our second class because she cried the whole time.

  2. Avatar Amanda Goddard says:

    This is so nice to have another location for swim lessons.

  3. Avatar Jena Hawbaker says:

    Adel aquatic center

  4. Avatar Chrissy E says:

    We usually swim at the Y since we’re members.

  5. Excited for winter swim lessons!

  6. Avatar Stephanie Ramirez says:

    This is so exciting! I can’t wait for this.

  7. Avatar Mariah Seuss says:

    This could not come at a better time!! I wanted to enroll my kids in swim lessons over the winter and now I can!

  8. Avatar Eva Helps says:

    Shiver free swim lessons are definitely a bonus! ?

  9. Avatar Abby Coughlin says:

    Excited to sign my son up for lessons! Will make a great birthday gift for our big 3 year old!

  10. This sounds really interesting! Will definitely check this out for our kiddos

  11. Super interested in this opportunity!

  12. We are giving our kids swim lessons for Christmas as a way to beat the winter blues. Excited to check this place out.

  13. Avatar Alisa woods says:

    We don’t have a spot to swim in town! We go to the Ames Aquatic Center every once in a while.

  14. This is so exciting!

  15. Avatar Shelby Messner says:

    What a great opportunity! We love to swim!

  16. Thank you for this giveaway! We’ve been thinking about putting our infant in lessons. I’m excited for more options in DSM.

  17. Avatar Amelia Yule says:

    We love to swim as a family,especially in a warm pool.

  18. In the ocean!! Nope. I take that back… No sharks in a nice, big, beautiful pool – so I’ll take a heated pool any day!

  19. Excited to get my 3 year old back in swim lessons in a warm pool!

  20. Interested to see new facility!

  21. Avatar Kim Alton says:

    Excited addition to the Des Moines area! My 4 year old was so hesitant with swim lessons over the summer but I am hopeful that lessons in a shiver-free pool will help her blossom into a little fish!

  22. Avatar Jennifer Harned says:

    This place is going to be amazing

  23. We used Goldfish when we lived in Virginia and they were great. Water was warm, kids loved their instructors, and you got an oral report from the instructor after each lesson. Great company!

  24. Avatar Kristina Cimaglia says:

    This is exciting! We needed this! My favorite place to swim would be Lifetime pool when we are invited by members!

  25. Glad a new spot for swim lessons has opened up. Would love to win and check it out!

  26. Can’t wait to check it out!

  27. 90 degree pool- yes, please

  28. This looks really nice! We love to swim in Carlisle.

  29. Avatar Jessica Bishop says:

    When I was growing up my favorite place to swim was Birdland swimming pool.

  30. Avatar Megan Jeffries says:

    I was not aware of this! Thanks for the great info. I’ve learned about so many things from Des Moines Parent

  31. Avatar Amy Daniel says:

    We’re not big into swimming yet, but love all I’lll the DSM splash pads.

  32. We love the Waukee Y and Clive aquatic center!

  33. Avatar Jillian Schoonover says:

    Excited for Goldfish to open in DSM! Have friends that attend in other states and they LOVE it!

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