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Give the Gift of “Experience” with Goldfish Swim School!

The holiday season is in full swing and we’re rushing around trying to figure out that “perfect” gift for our loved ones, which if you ask me can be quite tough these days. Since having a little one I am truly focusing on experiences that we can have together. Either by making memories that will last a lifetime, or something that I know will benefit my little guy throughout his life. If I think back to my own childhood I honestly don’t remember too many “materalistic” things I received, but I DO remember many experiences we had as a family! I’m not saying that buying a materalistic gift is frowned upon, but I do think mixing it up every now and then by giving an “activity” as a gift is something that will definitely bring a new vibe into your family’s life!

Throughout the year budgeting can get tight and I totally understand “not having the money” at the moment to sign up for extra curricular activities for your kiddos. So, maybe this year it’s time to focus on the gifts being those activities that you always wanted your kiddos to participate in…like swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School   (And maybe even a pass to the zoo! That’s something my husband and I are talking about too, haha!)

(This is a sponsored post, but all opinions stated are my own.)

The “Buzz” at Goldfish Swim School

There have been many fun activities and great deals going on at Goldfish Swim School during the holiday season! Recently we participated in a “Mommy & Me Mini Class Play Date” with some friends, which was so much fun! We were able to get another swim lesson in during the week along with yummy brunch food that they provided (Panera bagels & Chick-Fil-A nuggets for the WIN!) The little ones had a blast and it was fun to catch up with some amazing mamas!

What’s Happening Now?

  • Holiday Gift Package– Make sure to check out the details on the holiday gift package that’s going on now! If you’re thinking about signing up your kiddo for swim lessons, this is a great way to SAVE money! You can find more details by clicking the link >>here<<.
  • Jump Start Clinics– this is a month’s worth of lessons condensed into 1 week for students in the Junior 1 to Pro 2 levels. The swimmers will swim for 30 minutes for 4 days straight with the SAME teacher every time. Why join a clinic? It’s a great option for getting your swimmer a jump-start on the “learn-to-swim” process, which means they’ll either brush up on their swim skills…OR advance their swim skills to the next level
    • Goldfish is offering 2 weeks of clinics: (December 26-29 OR January 2-5)
    • Time Slots: 9am-12pm

A fellow parent’s words about their swim experience!

Little Johnny and I have been participating in swim lessons for about 5 months now and we have met some amazing mamas! Here’s what a fellow Goldfish member has to say about her experience at Goldfish Swim School with her adorable little guy!

What do you love about Goldfish?

“I love that they give your child the right amount of encouragement. I also like that they give each child the individualized attention and direction each one needs instead of cookie cutter approach to all kids, since all kids are different.”

What have you found to be most beneficial from attending classes each week?

“You always have the same instructors so your child can build a relationship and trust with that person so they are comfortable in the water with them.”

-Missy Frump

That’s a Wrap! 😉 

So overall there is so much to offer! And while yes, it may be just a swim school, but what Goldfish offers is an overall family friendly experience with so many amazing opportunities and events to be involved in!

Will you be giving a gift of “experience” this year?

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Visit my previous posts below about our experience at Goldfish! 

Our 1st Swim Lesson

5 Reason Why We LOVE Goldfish Swim School! 

Long Term Swim Experience 

Wishing you well, 

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Long Term Experience with Goldfish Swim School

When you think of swim lessons (especially in Florida) your mind immediately goes to summer! Well, that season is in the past and we’re moving onto the shorter days, less traveling, and hopefully a little cooler weather. Although, at Goldfish Swim School swim season is all year long!

We’ve been swimming away with Goldfish Swim School for a few months now and as a parent I can see so many benefits from the long term sessions. Most swim lessons are offered for a short span of time, unlike Goldfish Swim School where their season runs all year round! Little Johnny has developed a great rapport with the instructors and classmates! It’s part of his weekly activities, which we all know kids thrive on consistency and routine!

(This is a sponsored post, but as always all my opinions stated are my own.)

You know that saying where “if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it”. Well, that definitely applies to younger children in their skill sets. As a family we love the opportunity of having a long term experience with swim lessons, especially since we don’t have a pool at home. The opportunity for Little Johnny to practice his newly learned swim skills every week has benefited him with retaining more and enabling him to learn in well paced out sessions.

The Benefits of Long Term Learning

“When developing a new skill, it’s quick to fade when our level of performance is not used in a valuable way.”

Just like with cramming to study for tests in school, if we don’t consistently use the newly developed skills over a period of time (and in a consistent manner), it won’t stick with us throughout our lives. This type of learning is called surface learning, which can easily be erased. In relation to swimming, the level of performance is a huge factor in weather or not the the skill sets will decrease over a period of time. There are many things that a new swimmer learns, which focusing on mastering just a few over a span of time benefits children by helping them to retain the skills/information within their long term memory.

This is why we love the idea of Goldfish Swim School providing us with a year round experience with swim lessons! Their level of performance within the lessons increases children’s chances of developing a long lasting experience that they can use throughout their life. I created a video to give you a closer look at the setup of our swim lessons!

Little Johnny is still in mini 2 lessons, but he has definitely become quite the kicker lately. He’s also getting better at floating on his back along with going under water, climbing out of the pool, and holding onto the edge with very little support.

We also love the flexibility they offer rather than being “locked in” to a certain time frame. Goldfish Swim School works around your busy schedule and enables a perfect solution to increase your child’s swim skills. It’s called their  unique Perpetual Lessons model! Here’s a great article explaining a little bit more about this method…

Perpetual Lessons 

Every week we continue to look forward to our swim days and each time I am seeing improvements! It puts a bright spot in our weekly routine! If you live within the Orlando area, I highly recommend signing your child up! You can follow the link below for more information.

>>> Sign Up today with Goldfish Swim School<<<

Visit my previous posts below to learn more details about our experience! 

‘Splish, Splash’ Goldfish Swim School is Opening in Florida!

We’re Splishin’ and Splashin’ at Goldfish Swim School (Our 1st Swim Lesson Experience)

5 Reasons Why We LOVE Goldfish Swim School

Also, make sure to click the links below and visit their social media accounts! Show some love by following them for updates as well! 🙂 




Wishing you well,


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‘Splish, Splash’…Goldfish Swim School is Opening in Florida!

Summer is officially just around the corner and soon we’ll hear the sounds of splish splash’  from children as they start to say their “goodbyes” for the school year. We’ll see children transition out of their classrooms and into swimming pools, outdoor play, theme parks, and other fun summer activities.

The question is…are your children swim ready

When you think about summer time, what’s something that first pops into your mind? For me, it’s definitely anything with water…which leads me to some exciting news about Goldfish Swim School opening in Winter Park, FL!

{This post is sponsored. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.}

As a parent, I am so very excited about this opportunity for my little one. Getting your children comfortable in water and confident in their swim skills is something that’s a priority for many parents, especially when you live in Florida! I’ve been waiting for a local swim school like this to open. We don’t have a swim pool at home, so this is a perfect opportunity for Little Johnny to become exposed to water safety skills. I love that the facility is indoors, so we’re out of the “hot Florida sun”.

The Facts

Goldfish Swim School is a franchise and has over 65 locations open or in development around the country. They provide swim lessons and water safety instruction to infants and children ages 4 months- 12 years. Classes are offered by professional, trained and certified instructors in a safe, child-friendly and fun environment.

The owners of this Winter Park location are also a husband and wife team (Jon and Gina Thomas) and they have two younger children. They are relocating from Columbus, OH to the Winter Park area to startup the first Goldfish Swim School in Florida! As a parent, it’s always intriguing to hear the back story and learn that they’re a family orientated business!

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My Favorite Features

When there’s something new coming within the Orlando area I always love to do my research and scope out my favorite features of the newly established business. Here’s what I’m excited about…

  • Air conditioned viewing gallery for parents to relax, work, read, socialize (digitally and personally) and watch their kids swim
  • An indoor swimming pool heated to a tropical 90 degrees year-round
  • Year-round swim instruction for children 4 months to 12 years (Click Here for a list of classes)
  • family swim time!
  • an environment that presents a tropical vibe, leaves you with that “happy feeling”


While researching I also found this great post that’s directed towards parents, which is very helpful with understanding what Goldfish offers to the surrounding community.

>>>5 Reasons These Parents #LOVEgoldfish<<<

I’m excited to take you on our journey of Little Johnny’s first swim classes! He’ll participate in swim lessons for a few months and I’ll continue to update you on his progress with Goldfish Swim School. He’ll be participating in the class listed below.


The Details 

If you live within the Orlando area, definitely make sure to check out their website and pre-register to reserve your spot. They’re offering the first members a promo! 

They also offer memberships, which you can find more details linked here.

For updates, make sure to “like” their facebook page!  

I especially liked viewing their photos and timelapse videos of the progress with the construction. Their grand opening will be coming soon, so stay tuned! 

Happy Swimming! 

Wishing you well,