Swimmers go to great lengths to gain a competitive advantage, whether it's removing all their body hair or notching gills into their neck. Study hydrodynamics with this Groupon.
- $35 for four weekly minigroup swim classes for kids aged 3–8 (an $80 value)
Classes meet once a week in small groups—up to four students—for 30-minute sessions. Click here for a schedule.
Starfish Aquatic Club
Starfish Aquatic Club doesn't exist within a single building; rather, it connects a network of pools and veteran instructors with students aged 6 months and older for lessons that develop and hone vital swimming skills. Instruction primarily occurs in private lessons for kids or adults, which feature one-on-one in-water instruction doled out in 20- to 30-minute chunks. Instructors also schedule small-group lessons for kids, focusing on general technique progression with no more than four students at once. Their parent-child class gives caregivers the opportunity to splash around with kids, though all other lessons prohibit moms and dads from being in the pool at the same time to avoid distracting the youths with retro swimwear. Typically, full sessions take place once a week for four weeks. Instructors also hold pay-as-you-go lessons for those who only want a couple of days of instruction.