5 Parenting Lessons From Goldfish Swim School

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We’ve been visiting Goldfish Swim School since November and we’re excited to see the changes in our children. Not only are our little ones more confident in the water, but also with themselves.

Our firstborn walked into his first day of swimming lessons telling everyone he already knew how to swim. It turned out he knew the basics of it but has taken on some of the techniques he’s learned from our time at Goldfish Swim School. We shared some insights in a previous post here.

For some people, investing in swimming lessons can be a bit expensive, but it all depends on what you’re looking to get out of the experience.

We chose Goldfish Swim School because of its atmosphere. The colors and friendly environment make the location more inviting for children. We loved that this swim school was coming to our town and all the perks that comes with being a member — especially the awesome instructors.

Weekends are always exciting, and kids always looked forward to their swimming lessons each week.

You can click here to find out what we thought about our first month at Goldfish Swim School in Pembroke Pines and why we didn’t give up after our youngest son had a tough time. We even shared a list of items you’ll need to bring with you for swimming lessons at Goldfish Swim School.

Reading with the kids every week helped our five-year-old improve with his vocabulary and kindergarten skills. Although we read at home, seeing books on the shelves at Goldfish Swim School made it more exciting for him to try. There’s even bilingual books for families to read together!

Parenting Lessons We’ve Learned

Throughout our time at Goldfish Swim School, we learned lessons of our own. It’s interesting to see how a place can change your outlook on things.

During the first two months, we thought swimming lessons wouldn’t be a right fit for our three-year-old son. He feared the water and didn’t like the idea of not being able to feel the bottom of the pool.

As time went on, we realized that extending our collaboration with Goldfish Swim School in Pembroke Pines was a good idea. It helped our youngest son feel a lot more comfortable in the water.

Life lessons are all around us, and at Goldfish Swim School we learned a few in regards to parenting. Below we’ve shared a list of five key parenting lessons from Goldfish Swim School:

1) Not every child is the same. Our three kids are unique in their own way. It’s taken us some time to realize that not every child can quickly adapt to things. Some require more time to do so.

2) Patience is everything. How you handle situations in life says a lot about your personality. Being patient and allowing a child to embrace the idea of trying something new is key. Getting upset doesn’t help.

3) Lead by example. Being in the water has always made me feel nervous since a near-drowning experience. Although it was terrifying, I never wanted to impose my fears on our children. Seeing me in the water with our little one has also helped our children understand it’s okay, we’re all here together.

4) “Do it scared!” Fear can take over your emotions, but not your actions. No matter how much our three-year-old feared the idea of getting into the water, he continued to practice and listen to his instructors.

5) Reward yourself. No matter what you accomplished — big or small — rewarding yourself for doing so can help you get through the day. Those quarter candies at Goldfish Swim School are perfect for this.

Is there a Goldfish Swim School near you? Stop by today!


  1. I think swim lessons are so important for kids. My youngest grandson took lessons and it really helped him to overcome his fear of water.

  2. I loved swimming lessons as a child. It really does inspire confidence. I need to check into Goldfish Swim school for the 3 year old in our family.

  3. This sounds like such a great swimming school, it seems like they really look after your little ones. It is great they offer some wonderful lessons as well.

  4. This is such a great place for kids to learn to swim. I think lessons at a young age are important. My kids got them then and now they are excellent swimmers!

  5. confettiandbliss

    What a wonderful set of takeaways from your child’s experience at swim school! You are right – no child is the same. Parents should exercise patience and understanding for those kiddos that may need a little extra time to feel comfortable in the water and learn to swim.

  6. Tasheena Nicole Johnson

    I have to check and see if I have this near me. This would be perfect for my nieces and nephews.

  7. Great tips! I was thinking for a summer swimming school for these vacation and these advice are awesome!

  8. I love the idea of leading by example. My parents didn’t really like the water, so it made me more scared than I should have been.

  9. What a great place for kids to learn to swim. I think swim lessons at a young age are important. It builds confidence and they love to learn new things while swimming

  10. We don’t have a Goldfish Swimming School but my son took swimming lessons a couple of years ago. I agree with those parenting tips.

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