Disclosure: My children were provided complimentary swim lessons in exchange for this review. All opinions are 100% my own.
If you’ve seen any of my Twitter, Instagram or Facebook posts over the last six weeks, this should come as no surprise: I LOVE Goldfish Swim School. Like, a lot (a LOT a lot). As far as my family is concerned, it is THE place to go for children’s swim lessons (and the 90 degree pools are only part of the reason).
Goldfish Swim School is everything you could possibly ask for – as a parent or as a child. It’s bright and colorful, clean, organized, well-managed, family friendly and kid-oriented, not to mention the staff is as friendly and sweet as they come. Located in Fort Washington, this brand new facility provides swim instruction and water safety education to children from 4 months to 12 years through unique, age-appropriate curriculum. Goldfish offers classes for children of all ages and skill levels presented by highly trained and super friendly instructors in an absolutely adorable state-of-the-art facility.
My kids attended the Mini 2 class for 6 weeks and could not have had a better experience. Their teacher, Morgan, was sweet as could be and instantly developed a great rapport with all the kiddos in the class. Parents are required to attend classes with their younger children, so my husband and I both were in the pool with the kids each week. It was such a wonderful weekly activity for our family, and we all looked forward to ‘Swim Class Sundays’.
Each 45-minute class began with a welcome song (which made all the kids giggle) and ended with a goodbye song (which made the kids sad that class was over). Throughout the class, the kids became acclimated to the water, worked on developing basic swimming skills such as kicking and ‘pulling’ or ‘scooping’ their hands through the water, and began learning basic safety skills like how to pull themselves out of the pool. Over the course of the six weeks, I saw my son and daughter transform from kids who liked to play and splash in the water into fearless, swim-savvy kiddos. I loved watching them both develop a love of water and swimming, and I am so proud of all that they accomplished! Thanks to Goldfish, they are comfortable and confident in the water.
As I mentioned earlier, the Goldfish facility is pretty fantastic. From the swim shop to the snack bar, the family changing rooms to the blow dry bar, every detail is thought out and accounted for. Goldfish has gone out of their way to create a family friendly environment that is not only visually appealing, but also makes the whole experience as easy as possible for Mom and Dad. Storage cubbies, comfy seating, large group showers with complimentary body wash, spacious family friendly bathrooms, and tiki tables are just a few of the perks at Goldfish. There’s even a play area (complete with two awesome aquariums) to entertain children as they wait for their class or during a sibling’s class. Your kid will have a blast even if they’re not in the pool!
In addition to swim instruction, Goldfish also offers weekly open family swim and birthday parties. With oodles of amazing and unique pool toys, goggles, swim vests and lifeguards, you and your kids will love spending time at Goldfish outside of class too.
We had an amazing experience at Goldfish, and look forward to continuing the kids’ lessons for years to come. With so much to offer, Goldfish is definitely worth checking out!
Scheduling and pricing details are available on the Goldfish website or by calling 215-220-3828. Connect with Goldfish Swim School Fort Washington on Facebook for the latest updates and information on the Grand Opening.