Our First Month At Goldfish Swim School

This post is part of a collaboration with Goldfish Swim School. Thank you for learning about the companies that support Motherhood Through My Eyes.

Living in South Florida can be terrifying at times. You’re surrounded by water and wildlife. As exciting as it might sound to explore these two, there are dangers to not knowing how to approach them. 

Although I don’t foresee our family approaching wild animals anytime soon, I do know that encountering a large body of water is inevitable where we live. 

With the community pool just a block away from our home and a man-made lake in our community, I always felt it was important to have the kids learn to swim.

Our first lesson had our second-born son a little worried 

I will admit that I didn’t know what to expect when we entered the Goldfish Swim School in Pembroke Pines for their Open House event. I had a lot of thoughts running through my head. Most of them were of fear, and some were positive. 

Those thoughts of fear slowly began to fade after each swimming lesson.

Our first lesson was exactly what I expected. Crying children, a stressful session with our three-year-old son and having my husband arrive late from work to meet us at the location. 

Getting ready for the water at Goldfish Swim School in Pembroke Pines. 

After the first swimming lesson, we knew not to overpack and bring the essentials.

Curious what the essentials might be? Below is a list of four things you’ll need to bring during your swimming lessons at your local Goldfish Swim School:  

  1. A positive attitude. It sounds like a no-brainer to bring good vibes to a new class, but kids and water can be a terrifying combination. You’ll need to think of the benefits of swimming lessons instead. 
  2. Your swimsuit. Once you and your child have decided to make the commitment, you’ll need to dress for success. Pack your bathing suits and towels to help you prepare for the time you’ll be in the water. 
  3. A change of clothes. You’ll need something to change into after your swimming lessons are over. Most Goldfish Swim Schools have a drying station for your hair and clothes. 
  4.  Some spare change. No matter how little the victory might be, everyone likes to be rewarded. Goldfish Swim School has snack jars available for you and your child to enjoy for a small fee. They also offer weekly prizes for your child to pick up after they’ve completed their lesson. 

A Sneak Peek Of The Facility

The waiting area next to the Dry door,
right before you go into the pool section for your lesson. 
The blow-dry bar is ideal for the cool winters in South Florida. 
Our three-year-old son getting used to the water and saving his new friends
Mickey, Nemo, Goofy and Pluto. 
During the fourth week, we were able to get our baby girl floating
and enjoying the water with little assistance.
Our baby girl waiting for class to start with my husband. 

Aside from these four essentials, you can also bring a smile to cheer others along the way. Everything else is optional. 

Have you tried swimming lessons with your little one? If so, share your experience below! 

Former B2B editor and marketing manager turned Family & Lifestyle blogger. Fatima is passionate about life and being social. When she isn't running around with her husband, three kids, and two pups, Fatima helps other bloggers and local businesses with their online marketing strategy. If you have any questions or would like to connect, feel free to reach out via email:


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