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Goldfish Swim School Indianapolis Honors Area Make-A-Wish®Wish Kids… #AdventureswithBabyB

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Let’s go! Join me at Goldfish Swim School!

Four Indianapolis-area Make-A-Wish® Wish Kids are being honored for their courage and strength with fundraiser celebrations at two Goldfish Swim School locations in greater Indianapolis. These special events for the kids, their families, and close friends will take place on Saturday, June 3 and Saturday, June 10.

Goldfish Swim School is also raising funds with Make-a-Wish Fish that are available for purchase at the Goldfish Swim School locations in Carmel and Fishers and will help Make-a-Wish grant more wishes to area kids battling life-threatening medical conditions.  

Indianapolis native Lilliana will be celebrated at the June 3 event at Goldfish Swim School –Carmel. Lilliana suffers from Trisomy 18 – a rare condition that causes severe developmental delays due to an extra chromosome 18. Lilliana’s wish is to go on a Disney Cruise where she can enjoy the things she loves most – lights and sounds, balloons and sweets.

Mikhail will be celebrated at the June 10 event at Goldfish Swim School – Fishers. Mikhail suffers from Sickle Cell Disease, which causes red blood cells to become misshapen and break down. His wish is to go to Disney World where he can spend time on the beach with his family.

Goldfish Swim School Celebrates Water Safety Awareness Month #AdventureswithBabyB

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We’ll meet you at Goldfish Swim School!

How cool is this??? Goldfish Swim School is celebrating Water Safety Awareness Month and you can join!

Families will receive tips on staying safer in and around the water this summer during free event on Saturday, May 20

WHO:  Goldfish Swim School’s professional, certified and trained instructors, area families and local community partners

WHAT:  Goldfish Swim School’s annual Water Safety Day will be held at the Fishers and Carmel locations. At the free events, children and families will receive information about ways to stay safer in and around the water this summer. According to the Centers for Disease Control, drowning is the leading cause of accidental injury death among children ages 1 to 4. Goldfish aims to educate families by calling attention to steps we can all take to prevent accidents from occurring.

At this fun and informative event, there will be:
·       Water safety tips from Goldfish and safety professionals
·       Family swim with professional, certified lifeguards on duty
·       Fire trucks and rescue personnel
·       Water safety clinics
·       Kids entertainment
·       Food and beverages
·       Open Swim
·       Bounce House (Carmel)
WHEN: Both events will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Goldfish Swim School – Carmel (This is where #BabyB and I will be)!
Merchants’ Square, 271 Merchants Square Drive, Suite A-100
Carmel, IN 46032

Goldfish Swim School – Fishers
11581 Geist Pavilion Dr. #114
Fishers, IN 46037We hope to see you there! Learn more at https://carmel.goldfishswimschool.com/events/water-safety-day/.
#melforgoldfish

He Started Singing Along… #AdventureswithBabyB

b in poolToday may have been the cutest swimming lesson EVER at Goldfish Swim School. #BabyB sang along with all the songs out loud today! It was adorable.  He still isn’t talking much, but I’m pretty sure that’s just by choice. He jibber-jabbers constantly, but then out of nowhere, he says a complete sentence crystal clear.  He has been “singing along” with other songs for a while now, but today was the first time he sang in the pool. He has been in swimming lessons since November, so I was super proud of this accomplishment today!

#BabyB loves the water. We put him in swimming lessons to keep him safe, but he is also having fun and learning great social skills. Unfortunately, he still hasn’t learned how to not put every single toy in his mouth, so if you have any suggestions for that, let me know!

turtleGoldfish Swim School swimming lessons are just plain fun! #BabyB loves the water, he has a great time with the other kids in his class, he loves watching the fish and the turtle before class, he sometimes joins the other kids at the
coloring table, and he loves the bright colors and fun toys.  He might not know he is learning important survival skills, but I do.

Are you considering taking your kid to Goldfish Swim Schools? Goldfish Swim Schools specializes in teaching safety skills for kids from four months to 12-years-old and we practice these safety skills each week. For more information on lessons, visit the Goldfish Swim School Carmel website.

Let’s Talk About the Locks… #AdventureswithBabyB

It is hard to find something to NOT like about Goldfish Swim School Carmel. I mean, seriously, a heated pool, showers with free baby soap, a heated pool… Yes, I like the heated pool because I have to get in with #BabyB.  I did find one thing that can be improved though–the changing room locks.

changing roomLet me clarify, nothing is actually wrong. The changing rooms are spacious enough to get in and get out quickly. Unfortunately, I have an almost two-year-old that is three feet tall and learned that if he pulls the handle down the lock pops and he can open the door. I’m not so worried about him opening the door and taking off. He can’t really get that far.  What he can do though is expose his naked mama to everyone in the viewing gallery! Oops!  Sorry about that, Goldfish.

Don’t worry, it wasn’t that bad. I did make me change up my strategy for getting us out of the changing room a little faster though. The key is to get yourself changed first while the baby is wrapped up in their towel nice and cosy. Then change the baby once you are dressed so if he runs off you can run after him!

Goldfish Swim School has been great for getting #BabyB ready for the swimming season. They could be great for your kid, too.  Not only do they have swimming lessons, but they have special programs, too.  Check those out here.

Have a question about my experience? Send me an email! #melforgoldfish

Grandma Comes to Swimming Lessons… #AdventureswithBabyB

swimming with grandmaToday was a super fun day at swimming lessons because #BabyB got to show off to Grandma! One of the many cool features of Goldfish Swim School Carmel is the observation set up. Not only is the observation area the entire length of the pool, but if you are with a baby (or toddler), you can actually sit on the deck near the side of the pool to watch. This is pretty exciting for visitors and it is pretty good motivation for #BabyB to show off his skills.

Event though #BabyB has the same teacher, he has the opportunity to make new friends during this new class time.  He has adjusted pretty well and is mostly concerned with getting me soaking wet.  He is definitely better at floating, he has no concerns with going under water, and he even climbed up the slide himself (when he wasn’t supposed to).  It is hard to believe he has only been in classes since November!

Curious about what a Goldfish Swim School looks like?  Give yourself a tour here!

Thanks for this opportunity, Goldfish! #melforgoldfish

Allergic Reactions are No Fun… #AdventuresWithBabyB

IMG_4477Since we started swim lessons at Goldfish Swim Schools in November, #BabyB has been dealing with some health struggles.  We have had a few rounds of ear infections and the latest health challenge was an auto-immune reaction to amoxicillin.  After some steroids and Benadryl, #BabyB is doing just fine, but we did have to miss swim lessons AGAIN.  I hate when we miss his swim lessons at Goldfish Swim Schools!

If #BabyB’s lessons were session based, we would have wasted quite a bit of money.  Since Goldfish Swim School has a perpetual swim lesson model, we really aren’t missing out at all! If you miss a lesson and call in, you can have a makeup lesson added to your account and go to another class. The consistency of the lessons helps build skills and confidence, so not missing out on a week and being to attend another class is super valuable!

We will try again next week.  We are switching class times, so we will be with a new group of kids, but we are excited to be with same teacher, Kylie.

We’ll check back in next week!  To learn more about Goldfish Swim Schools, visit https://goldfishswimschool.com/ and check out #BabyB’s school on facebook.

#BabyB Might be in Love with his Teacher… #AdventureswithBabyB

IMG_3470So I’m pretty sure #BabyB has a crush on his teacher.  He is so excited when he sees her, he loves to show off, and he loves when he puts a smile on her face.  I thought I would introduce you to her.  Meet #BabyB’s teacher from Goldfish Swim School Carmel!

Name: Kylie

How long have you been a swim instructor? I’ve been a swim instructor since February of 2016, so my one year is very soon!

What made you want to be a swim instructor? I wanted to become a swim instructor because I love little kids and I love swimming so what’s better than teaching little cute kids how to swim!!

What do you enjoy most about teaching swim lessons? What I enjoy the most about teaching swim lessons is how happy the kids are just to come to Goldfish and then when they accomplish something new or good it just warms my heart to see how happy the kid and their parents are for their IMG_3969accomplishment.

What puts a smile on your face during a lesson? My kids in my classes continuously put smiles on my face whether if it is from something funny that they said, how much they are improving or how cute they are!

Kylie is so good with #BabyB and the other little ones in his class. She is always enthusiastic, attentive, and helpful. Thanks for making swim class fun, Kylie!

IMG_4221Here’s more about Goldfish Swim Schools:

  • Goldfish Swim School offers state-of-the-art indoor aquatic facilities dedicated to indoor swim classes and programs for children.
  • Our experienced staff of Ellis-Trained swim instructors is taught to teach children to swim using unique and educational teaching equipment.
  • We believe in year-round, perpetual swim lessons. It’s the consistency each week that helps kids learn to be safe and confident in water.
  • A key part of our curriculum is teaching safety skills to kids between 4 months and 13 years old and we practice these safety skills each week.

 

The Show Off… #AdventuresWithBabyB

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Baking before class with Grandma!

This week was a big one for swim lessons.  Grandma and Grandpa came to watch!  It is so nice to be able to have family enjoy #BabyB’s swim lessons, too.  The observation area spans the entire pool so no matter which lane your kid is in, you can see what they are doing.

Watching #BabyB tonight, you would have thought he was a swimming pro! He went underwater without hesitation, he kicked almost the entire length of the pool, he reached out those arms like his life depended on it… It was impressive.  I have to be honest, I was kind of surprised at how well he was doing.  Then it hit me… It might not be because Grandma and Grandpa are watching. It may be because of the new little girl that joined the class tonight. 😉IMG_0456

Another plus to swimming lessons at Goldfish Swim Schools is the schedule. Since they have year around lessons, you don’t have to wait for a session to begin to get your kid in the pool.  Goldfish Swim Schools focuses on a “Perpetual Lesson Schedule.” Here is a little more information from their FAQ page:

Q: Why do you promote perpetual, year round, swim lessons at your facility?

We promote and believe in year round swim lessons because children learn to swim and be safe in the water at a much faster pace with consistent year-round swim lessons. Our goal is to eliminate the mentality of seasonal swim    lessons because this approach usually leads to the loss of gained swim skills resulting in wasted time and money.

  1. Perpetual Lessons also provide a more affordable option for customers to pay for swim lessons. Monthly lesson payments eliminate patrons having to come up with such a large sum of money at the beginning of each session.
  2. Perpetual lessons provide clients with a consistent day and time until they choose to make a change. We don’t rearrange our schedule every 3 months which provides a more consistent swim lesson experience for both the students and parents.

Looking for more information? Visit the Goldfish Swim School website.  Maybe #BabyB and I will see you at class!IMG_0458IMG_0452

We Hit a Milestone… #BabyB… #JustKeepSwimming

We hit a milestone in swimming lessons today! img_40181 #BabyB actually floated comfortably (and assisted) on his back! Have you ever tried to help someone float and they almost bend in half? They tense up and practically sink?  Well, that was#BabyB until today! He actually img_40221laid his head on my shoulder and relaxed the entire way down the pool!  This is a big deal not only because learning to float is imperative to learning how to swim well, but it is imperative to water safety. If a toddler falls in a pool or lake and they know how to turn themselves on their back and float, they have a much greater chance of survival.img_40441

Infants start swim lessons as young and six months old. Kids are smart, fast, and don’t have the same taught fears that we do, so they are more likely to try new things. They are also resilient.  #BabyB is in love the water and we want to keep it that way. We are so thankful for is lessons at Goldfish Swim School!

Swimming with Dad… #BabyB

img_39711We switched things up this week. Dad was in the pool instead of me!  Both #BabyB and Dad had a great time. I told Lance that this swim class was a workout and now he finally believes me. I have a feeling I will be back in the pool next week…

#BabyB is really enjoying himself. He looooves getting in to the pool and the anticipation beforehand is adorable.  The pool is in full view of the lobby area, so when you are waiting for class to start, you have a lot of anxious kids walking around–or with their faces pressed up to the class waiting for the cue to head to the deck!

Here are some pics from this week’s class at Goldfish Swim School. It’s been fun watching #BabyB’s progress. He shows off his skills in the tub, too. Not quite the same, but still fun!

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