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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!

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: tima@motherhoodthroughmyeyes.com

19 Comments

  • Pam

    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.

  • Amber

    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!

  • 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.

  • Tasheena Nicole Johnson

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

  • Karen

    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

  • terristeffes

    Swim lessons are so important. It is so important to note that not all kids are the same. My daughter required extra time, so I booked a tutorial session for her to catch her up. All our time is precious!

  • Kathy

    I think it’s great for kids to have swim schools like this. I don’t think we have any near us, but my kids do take swimming lessons. I wish we had this swim school near. It sounds wonderful.

  • Jacky

    Every child will learn how to swim at a different pace, and having a school that understands that is great. Goldfish Swim seems to be an amazing place for kids to accomplish such an important lesson.

  • Kita

    Great lessons! My son can swim pretty good but my daughter and I can’t. We took classes but we need more so we will checking this school out

  • A Nation of Moms

    This looks like a great place for kids to learn how to swim. We are actually getting a Goldfish Swim School near us. My kids learned to swim when they were little, and now they are on a swim team. Swimming is so important!

  • Heather

    Swim schools sound so awesome. I don’t know if there are any in our area, but I’m intrigued enough to find out!

  • Crystal Lopez

    Most of our children took swim lessons when they were younger. I love that you said, “Do it scared!”. Seeing kids be brave and vulnerable can be so rewarding when success comes at the end!

  • Lia Mae

    Being a preschool teacher, I definitely understand. Parents do need to have patience when dealing with their child, it allows them to grow.

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