Swimming, like riding a bike or painting a tunnel onto a brick wall, is an essential skill for kids looking to someday win a triathlon. Give kids a leg up on the competition with today's Groupon: for $29, you get one month of swim lessons at Aqua-Tots Swim School (up to a $70 value), valid at indoor locations in Mesa, Queen Creek, Chandler, Peoria, and North Phoenix. Swim classes must be activated by October 31 and classes must be completed by December 31.
The expert water treaders at Aqua-Tots Swim School transform floundering tots into gallivanting guppies with small-group swimming lessons. The school mandates a strict set of qualifications for each of its swimming coaches, including two years of previous teaching experience, 32 hours of specialized Aqua-Tots training, and a rigorous exam that tests their ability to speak to dolphins. Tots from 6 months to 12 years of age can splash into each facility's heated indoor pool during conveniently scheduled morning, afternoon, evening, or weekend classes, each of which are held to a maximum of four students. Eight levels of instruction teach skills ranging from water-adjustment and survival skills to mastery of the backstroke, butterfly stroke, and cannonball.