Let’s pretend for a moment that you have a 3-year-old daughter and she’s enrolled in Goldfish Swim School. We’ll call her Ava. And while Ava LOVES her swim class and is learning how to float on her back, paddle to the edge and so much more, she’s still hesitant about putting her head underwater. And since she’s a strong-willed toddler (or, THREEnager, as some may say), she’s made up her mind: Head stays out of the water.
Enter Goldfish Swim School’s Jump Start Clinics.
Ava goes to her first Jump Start Clinic class on Monday and does all her normal swim moves — yet she’s still a bit timid about going underwater. But, little by little, as the week progresses, she’s not protesting anymore AND she’s readily dunking her head when it’s time.
By the last class of the week on Friday, Ava asks her teacher to watch, takes her swim goggles off and puts her whole head underwater — UNPROMPTED — three times! And she can’t wait to do it again and again!
How’s THAT for a Golden Experience?! (Based on a true story!)
Your swimmer can benefit from Goldfish Swim School’s Jump Start Clinics, too! Here’s how:
TOP 8 WAYS GOLDFISH SWIM SCHOOL’S JUMP START CLINICS HELP YOUNG SWIMMERS
1. A NEW TEACHER
Kids are proud little buggers. They love to show off and showing off a new feat for someone new is always exciting. Plus, while all Goldfish Swim School instructors display integrity, compassion and trust, a new teacher may have a slightly different manner when it comes to pulling that little bit of extra effort out of your kid to see those extraordinary results.
2. NEW KIDS
In Ava’s Jump Start Clinic class, there was another 3-year-old who was also working on her own swim skills, but this little girl had zero trepidation about going underwater — so Ava was able to watch and learn (and wanted to swim just like her new friend!). Just like with adults, having someone else who is doing well pushes the kids to be that good, too.
3. 5 STRAIGHT DAYS OF LESSONS
When your kids are going to swim lessons every day, Monday through Friday, it’s a lot easier to have what they’re learning become a part of their life. It’s kind of like reading — when they’re doing it every day, they’re continually building upon what they’ve learned the day before. And it’s more likely to stick.
4. MASTER A NEW SKILL
Repetition is key when learning something new, whether it is a list of spelling words, multiplication tables or swim strokes. So, with the Jump Start Clinic, your little goldfish will be able to repeat what he or she is learning every single day — instead of doing it during one class and then waiting an entire week to try it again — and then it will be time to celebrate!
5. GET OVER THE HUMP
Is your little one like Ava and progressing well, except she’s lagging behind in one area? The Jump Start Clinic is a great way to break through and get over the hump that’s holding her back. Who knows, the little push of the week of classes may be just what your swimmer needs to dive into the next level of classes. (That’s some WOW customer service there!)
6. SPEED UP THE SWIMMING PROCESS
Jump Start Clinics are five straight days of classes. That’s more than a month’s worth of lessons rolled into one week. So, if you know you’re going to the beach or water park for a vacation and you want your little goldfish to soak up every ounce of swimming knowledge, Jump Start Clinics are the way to go!
7. INTRODUCTION TO SWIMMING LESSONS
Even if your child isn’t already enrolled in swimming lessons, Jump Start Clinics are a great way to test the waters. You can see where he or she is in terms of swimming ability and you can determine how your little one would welcome being enrolled in lessons before actually committing to a new routine.
8. BRUSH UP ON SKILLS
Especially in the summer, when kids are in the water much more frequently, it’s nice to give little swimmers a chance to brush up on their strokes and water safety. It’s kind of like a college refresher course, or continuing education class for work — it will help them be on top of their game, in the water.
GOLDFISH SWIM SCHOOL
You can enroll your children into Goldfish Swim School all year. As a separate class, The Jump Start Clinics are offered at different times (based on your Goldfish Swim School location) and are also beneficial year-round. Contact the location nearest you today for more information on how to get your own goldfish swimming!