Sure, in the winter you probably aren’t frequenting the local swimming pool. Especially if you live in the Midwest like we do. Brrrrrr. But there is no doubt it’s still super important to practice winter water safety, if for no other reason… to keep the safety fresh in little swimmer’s minds.

Here are some common myths when it comes to winter water safety, and the facts behind them:

MYTH: It’s cold outside, so we won’t be swimming.

FACT: Just because you won’t be trekking to the outdoor community pool doesn’t mean you won’t encounter the chance to go swimming elsewhere, including:

  • An indoor water park resort. These family-friendly resorts are based on having everyone swim and play in large, heated indoor pools with waterslides, which are very enticing for kids of all ages (regardless of swim ability).
  • Holiday break, winter break, spring break, or visiting family and friends in a tropical locale could definitely mean an opportunity for heading into a pool or the ocean. We’re going to Gatlinburg for Spring Break and there will be access to a pool and hot tub.

MYTH: I don’t let my child go swimming without me, so we’re OK.

FACT: Accidents can happen near ANY body of water, whether or not you are nearby.

MYTH: My baby isn’t even walking yet, so I don’t need to worry about water safety.

FACT: Babies are masters at moving around whether they are walking or not, and they’re also very curious and inquisitive little beings who want to learn and investigate everything they see. Sometimes, that includes bodies of water. By teaching your little one how to swim at a very young age (yes, your baby can start taking swimming lessons before age 1!),  you’ll be giving her the tools she needs should an accident happen in water…because seconds count. Adam will be starting lessons soon!

Goldfish Swim School focuses on water safety

One of the reasons Goldfish Swim School is amazing is because of the emphasis they place during each lesson on water safety, all year long.

*This post is sponsored by Goldfish Swim School, all opinions are my own.*

We are are stuck in snowy, cold Ohio this winter. Ugh. The forecast this week will be in the single digits… brrrr! Our weekly “tropical” escape is always Goldfish Swim School.

If you’re taking a winter vacation this year, I’m jealous!! But seriously… it’s always a good idea to brush up on some water safety with your kids before taking the family to the beach or a hotel with a pool. Especially for families who live in colder climates.

Staying Safe at Hotel Pools

Swimming in a hotel pool can be a bit different than swimming at an outdoor community pool in the summer, when there are tons of other kids and families in the pool — and lifeguards on duty.

Staying safe at an indoor pool means following a few tips. Since hotel pools generally don’t have lifeguards, it’s important kids always swim with a buddy and have an adult present. If your child needs a life jacket, be sure to ask the hotel concierge before you travel to see if the hotel has any for guests to use … if not, be sure to bring your own.

Swimming in the Ocean

Even if lifeguards are present on the beach, the ocean can be tricky, even for seasoned swimmers. Never swim alone (this goes for adults too!) and make sure little ones understand to stick close to an adult when near the water.

The ocean can change in the blink of an eye, so have life jackets nearby. And remember that drowning doesn’t always look as dramatic as it does in the movies, so learn the signs of drowning and what to do to stay safe.

Instructors at Goldfish Swim School use integrity, compassion and trust to teach families lifesaving swim skills — skills that can be used to stay safe while on vacation at the ocean.

Keeping children enrolled in year-round swim lessons means you can have some peace of mind, because instructors talk about water safety during each and every lesson!

Luke and Eden are approaching their second full year of weekly lessons which allows them to continue practicing new swim skills, work on getting stronger at the skills they already know, and reinforce how to stay safer in and around the water. YAY.

To sign up, visit Goldfish Swim School today!

*This post is sponsored by Goldfish Swim School. All opinions are my own.*

Weekly swim lessons allows them to continue practicing new swim skills, work on getting stronger at the skills they already know, and reinforce how to stay safer in and around the water.
Going on a winter vacation? If you live in colder climates, it’s wise to brush up on some basic swim safety first!

I absolutely love organizations, particularly businesses that give back! Goldfish Swim School doesn’t just give back during the holiday season. By providing the community with invaluable swim lessons, I truly believe this is a business that is passionate about giving back.

Oh, but wait… it gets better!

This holiday season Goldfish Swim School is encouraging you to help provide Sweet Dreams & Stories for children throughout Columbus. This month Goldfish Swim School Dublin, Westerville and Lewis Center are partnering together to help provide pajamas and hard cover books to children who may not have access to a literacy rich environment at home.

From December 1 to 21 Goldfish Swim School is accepting donations for two deserving local organizations: Brightside Academy and Run The Race/Brian Muha Memorial Foundation serving at risk children on the near west side and inner-city Columbus.

If you are interested in donating, please bring one or both of the following items to Goldfish Swim School in Dublin, Westerville or Lewis Center.

  • A new pair of pajamas for children ages three months to 12 years
  • A hard cover or chapter book for children ages three months to 10 years

Goldfish Swim School’s goal is to provide pajamas and books for each of the children at Brightside Academy and have many more to donate to the Muha Foundation.

For more information about Goldfish Swim School, please call 614-407-3474 or visit

https://dublin.goldfishswimschool.com https://westerville.goldfishswimschool.com

https://www.goldfishswimschool.com/lewis-center/

*This post is sponsored by Goldfish Swim School. All opinions are my own.*

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We have been soaking up every ounce of summer this season. Our afternoons have been spent at the swimming pool, and watching the kids gain more and more confidence in the water with each passing week has been exciting and entertaining all at the same time.

All the credit goes back to Goldfish Swim School. You all, I can’t rave enough about the swim instructors there. On any given afternoon, the pool is littered with orange shirted swim instructors. There are always several life guard swim instructors walking around the pool monitoring the lanes, as well. Many times, if Luke or Eden has a large class — they will move to another lane and have a private lesson, which is AWESOME! We recently rain into one of Eden’s instructors at Target and she was so excited to see her! Eden isn’t the type to run up and hug someone, but she ran to her swim instructor with open arms…which is just a testament to the kind of people they employ.

Goldfish Swim School is opening a new Lewis Center location this fall. We will probably still go to Westerville, due to proximity…but I am super excited to see the newest facility. They are now enrolling students and now hiring.

For more information, check out the link here!

https://www.goldfishswimschool.com/lewis-center/

*This post is sponsored by Goldfish Swim School, all opinions are my own.*

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Is there anything better than summer? I’ll wait……

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That’s what I thought! We are full-blown invested into summer this year as we make our way to the pool on a regular basis. The cool thing is, Luke and Eden can SWIM! I’m not even talking about doggie paddling, or floating, they are actually taking windmill strokes in the big pool.

Luke can swim the entire width of the pool without assistance. Yes, I still keep a very close eye on them…but I am truly amazed at their development. I credit 100% of it to Goldfish Swim School.

I had a meeting last Wednesday, so my husband took the kids to swim lessons. It was the first time he had seen them swim in about 6 months and he was blown away. He texted me:

“Did you know they can actually swim!?!”

Eye roll.

But it’s true, until you see them in action it’s kind of hard to believe.

Goldfish Swim School has a lot of incredible things happening July. If you’re on the fence on signing your child up for swim lessons this summer, hear me out. I know we are halfway through the summer and some of you may be thinking…okay, next year we learn how to swim…but it’s not too late!

Goldfish Swim School’s unique Jump Start Clinics are specially designed for families looking to get their kids water-ready in a hurry! They’re a great way to introduce kids to the fundamentals of water safety, take full advantage of school vacations, get peace-of-mind before a water-centric vacation.

Jump Start Clinics include four or five consecutive days of 30-minute swim lessons that focus on everything from teaching the fundamentals of water safety to fine-tuning stroke technique. These clinics are so effective, we guarantee you’ll see significant improvement in your child’s swimming skills in just four or five short days!

Call today to sign up!

*This post is sponsored. All of the opinions are my own.*

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