This post is part of a collaboration with Goldfish Swim School.
The Goldfish Swim School team has opened its doors in Pembroke Pines and are ready to help kids and parents stay afloat on the importance of water safety. Goldfish Swim School is known as the premier learn-to-swim facility for kids ages 4 months to 12 years.
I had a chance to meet with Tim Fracassi, General Manager at Goldfish Swim School earlier this month and it’s exciting to hear about their ultimate goal — help save lives — and how the new location will allow them to do so.
“You hear about the drowning statistics in Florida and it’s scary to think about the lives that could’ve been saved,” Fracassi said in an interview for Motherhood Through My Eyes. “If we could help change those numbers, in this community alone, that would be rewarding.”
At Goldfish Swim School, kids learn at their own pace and move up when they’re ready. You can book year-round swim lessons, and take advantage of their small classes sizes (4:1 student-to-teacher ratio).
Located on 9821 Pines Boulevard, the new facility is equipped with kid-friendly amenities such as a hair-drying station, swimsuit dryers and spacious changing rooms.
Its shiver-free, 90-degree pool has a state-of-the-art water purification system that reduces the effects of chlorine.
Birthday party packages are available. “Each birthday package includes birthday decorations, cupcakes, and access to the pool with lifeguards available during the event.”
He added: “Birthdays are booked for Saturdays. All you need to worry about is the food.”
Related: Our First Month At Goldfish Swim
Here’s a sneak peek on how the mural next to the pool was created:
Not sure if Goldfish Swim School is for you? Here are four ways to find out:
- Tune in this Friday for the SoFlo Moms On The Go segment highlighting the new location and its features. Hosts Dana Peller and Heather McMechan will be live from their Facebook page this Friday at noon ET.
- Join the Goldfish Swim School team this Saturday, October 27th for the Open House and Free Family Swim Day.
- Stop by November 10th for the Grand Opening Party. The event will take place from 1 pm to 4 pm. It will feature Open Family Swim, raffles, face painting, arts and crafts, a photo booth, refreshments, and so much more! The best part, it’s free and open to the public.
- Make your way to the facility on your own time to speak with the staff to learn more.
So mark your calendar, and be sure to help prevent another drowning in your community.