We have wrapped up our first month at Goldfish Swim School here in Chicago. We attend the Roscoe Village location, which has been pretty convenient (especially since there is a McDonald’s on the way out)!
If you missed my first post about our first lesson, read about it here. My initial thoughts are in that post, but as a review: the facilities are clean (major high fives!), the staff has been great (our instructor does a GREAT job with little ones that may or may not love going under the water), there are some really good benefits that come with signing up for lessons (free washable swim diaper, free family swim times, numerous classes and class times) and the water is WARM. This may or may not be my favorite thing (especially since it’s the never-ending winter here)!
It has been fun watching Tess since we started at the very end of February to now, the first of April. Her first class was rough. NOT because of the instructors or the pool, but all because she had never taken a swim class and we never really did much in the water with her except swim in circles! There might have been some screams from our end of the pool that day! By the second class she knew what was coming, so the moment we got into the pool, she was already signing ‘all done’! The instructor was great though and we just did the ‘easy’ version of the class that day.
And from then on out, she has been happy to be there! She dunks her head under the water now, participates in the songs and has a smile on her face almost the entire class!
We are going to finish out the month of April and then see where we are at. I’d love to keep sending her! BUT we also want to start sending the older two! And I like to watch them… so we will see where Tess ends up! 🙂
I’m super pleased with where she has come in a month. Even if it’s from screaming to not screaming, she has learned the routine and knows what to expect when we get to the building! And for me, I also love that I know what to expect as well so I can prep her when we are about to move on to the next activity.
I’m excited to get the older two into programs at Goldfish and what’s so nice is that the programs are continuous. How many of you forget to get kids signed up or an activity and then we go to do it, the registration deadline has passed or it has already started?! You will NOT have those issues at Goldfish (which is pretty major to me – I feel like I NEVER know when I’m suppose to sign kids up or things!).I don’t have to worry that I’m signed up too late or the program doesn’t start for a few more weeks. They could start tomorrow and it wouldn’t matter! They start at a certain level based on their swimming skills and once they have mastered that level, they move up to the next level.
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Thank you Goldfish Swim School for sponsoring this post!