Goldfish Swim School understands that trying to raise children while maintaining a busy life schedule can be a real challenge and has developed a solution that both kids and parents love. Newly opened in Sandy Springs, the instructors use guided play to teach children important life skills in a fun and safe environment. There are a variety of different programs and times for busy families and weekly lessons start at $89 per month for kids 4 to 12 years.
“Our goal is to teach every child to swim – the earlier the better!” owner Mark Sheppell says. “We’re working on breaking bad habits, or better yet, not developing any along with making sure there’s no fear of the water at any age.”
Goldfish Swim School welcomes little ones, ages four months to 12 years, to enter into the year-round tropical oasis that features a 90 degree, 25-yard pool with various lane options, bright and inviting colors surrounding a large mural of fish and underwater animals, changing areas, storage cubbies, a retail section with pool and snack-time necessities, and a seating and viewing area for parents and guardians. With five different groups for swim lessons based on age and skill level, this school promotes gradual improvement and constant success in regards to your child’s progression in the water.
Striving to promote safety first, the staff ensures that parents are involved in the process, every stroke of the way! Weekly progress reports and an open invitation to watch every single class are among the ways that Goldfish Swim is making an effort to keep our local little ones safe.
Julie Johnson, mother to Claire, 5, and Ava, 4, appreciates the extra effort that the instructors are making every week that she brings her daughters to Goldfish Swim School.
“They have an organized system for bringing the kids into the pool area, as well as inviting the families into the pool area at the end of each session to show off your child’s new skills and speak to the instructors about your child’s progress,” Johnson explains. “The instructors tailor their approach to the needs of each individual child, know when a child needs additional encouragement and when they need to be challenged.”