My kids always look forward to summer. The camp! The Pool! The School Break! As much as they love playing in the snow, summer is so much cooler with everything it has to offer. However, just like all good things, the season is best if you plan ahead to make it The Best Summer Yet!
My plan usually includes the places I’d like to visit with the kids, the adventures I’d like to take, the food I’d like to try. But while some things require some research before they go on the “Best Summer” list, other things need some serious prep!
Let’s talk swimming. While it sounds like a very good idea for your child to take swim lessons in summer, wouldn’t you rather spend the time together having fun? Get a head start on summer by taking swim classes now and be ready for the sun, sand, and water ahead.
And just to make this decision an easy one, let me show you The Goldfish Swim School we go to in Mundelein, IL.
Here is the viewing area – a perfect time to observe your kiddo while catching up on your emails or magazines. Each class is 30 minutes long, so you have some time to kick back and relax.
If you are here a little bit early (that is never my problem) or have another child with you, who is not taking a class, there is a kids area with chalk, chalkboards, coloring pages as well as some books to read.
Kids can use roomy cubbies for their clothes. It is big enough to fit shoes, a jacket, a change of clothes, and big school pack.
Along the back wall is the drying station. As a parent, you know how important it is to blow dry soaking wet hair before going out into the cold air, and the Goldfish Swim School has enough blow dryers to avoid the wait.
Time to Step Inside and inhale a tropical air (it does feel like tropics – beautiful and warm). The water here is always 90 degrees.
Changing Rooms – tropical, cabana style and in a variety of colors. Enough for everyone, but if you plan to enroll
into a baby swimming classes, I find the restroom a lot more comfortable for me, a baby, and a super size stroller.
Here are some questions my kids asked during their tour:
Can we wear floatation devices during the lesson?
The Goldfish Swim School doesn’t offer floatation devices for the class, but they do have them for the family swim time.
What if I cry?
You’ll have too much fun you won’t even think about crying.
How many kids are in a class?
There are four children to 1 instructor
What are the turtles names?
The turtle’s names are Crush and Sheldon.
I know my kids also love getting free balloons after every class and other surprises. I think that is plenty of reasons to start the summer planning now and enroll your child in a swim class.