You guys may remember that we’ve written before about Goldfish Swim Schools: The popular spot for swim lessons (known for its small class size, super-comfortable warm water, and kid-friendly instruction) has heretofore had locations in Fort Washington and Mount Laurel. But as of this spring, there’s going to be two new Goldfish Schools — one in Oaks opening in early March, and one in Malvern, opening in May.
A bit more about the school: The nationally known chain (with more than 80 locations around the country) teach swimming skills to babies from four months on up through 12-year-old kids in really nice facilities, complete with viewing galleries for parents, warm-water showers for rinsing off, snack bars, hair-drying stations, and more. More importantly, the teaching methods at Goldfish focus on the child’s comfort and competence at each step of the way — the end goals being that they love to swim and that they know how to stay safe in the water. There are loads of courses on offer, so you can schedule a class (or classes, if you have multiple kids) that works with your schedule. Another bonus: Classes are offered on a “perpetual” basis, meaning you don’t need to wait for the next session to start before you can enroll. The place also has family swims (for members and non-members) so everyone can just enjoy the water … and, of course, they do parties, too.
Want to check it out or register for classes? Visit the website (here’s the info for Oaks; here’s the one for Malvern; here’s the main site, where you can read all about the school in general), or follow them on Facebook (Oaks or Malvern). You can also hit up the ribbon-cutting in Oaks on March 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a free family swim.