Summer may be winding down, but with the Tennessee sun still sending temperatures soaring, many are still flocking to the pool in hopes of catching some relief. But did you know that every year, an average of 356 children ages 0-14 drown in pools and spas? According to the CDC, drowning is the number one cause of unintentional deaths in children ages 1-4. But many of these deaths can be prevented with proper swim instruction.
Well, there's a new business in town providing year-round, indoor swimming lessons. Owners of Goldfish Swim School Franklin, Lincoln and Darby Walden recently moved here from Chicago to open the school.
"As parents to three little ones, we understand how important water safety is to all families. We know that this area has a strong swimming community, and we are thrilled to bring the Goldfish curriculum, high-quality instruction and state-of-the-art facility to Franklin. Our team wants to ensure that children have a safe, fun and friendly place to learn this lifesaving skill."
Goldfish Swim School Franklin is an independently owned and operated franchise providing swim lessons to children ages 4 months to 12 years. Using "The Science of SwimPlay," the goal is to "develop life skills in and out of the water in a one-of-a-kind, play-based learning environment." Classes are small, and instructors undergo an extensive hiring process and comprehensive training period.
Think of it as a one-stop-shop for learning how to swim. And it's taking out all of the guesswork and hassle. Is it stormy out? Too cold to swim? No problem! Goldfish Swim School Franklin is located at an indoor facility with 90-degree water temperatures and an air-conditioned viewing facility with free Wi-Fi. Forgot to bring goggles and snacks? Goldfish Swim School offers "The Snack Shack" snack bar and "Treasure Island Pro Shop" for treats and gear. Don't forget to take advantage of its hair drying station, swimsuit dryers and private changing rooms.
Goldfish Swim School Franklin offers something for everyone from casual drop-in lessons to group lessons, annual memberships and parties. The Franklin facility is open seven days a week, and families can register for lessons by visiting their website by calling.