Swimming lets kids experience the buoyancy formerly known only to bobbing apples and inflatable witches. Let your fledglings float with this Groupon.
$44 for Four Swimming Lessons ($95 Value)
Children aged 6 months or older splash into classes categorized by age and skill. Instructors lead small swimming groups of four students that focus on water-safety skills for youngsters and swim techniques for more advanced students.
In pools heated to a comfortable 90 degrees, Aqua-Tots' experienced instructors pass their aquatic knowledge on to younger generations. Before taking to the water, the team sorts prospective swimmers between the ages of 6 months and 12 years into one of eight swim levels along with similarly skilled and aged peers. Instructors work alongside the parents of infants and toddlers to practice water-safety skills and other swimming fundamentals such as blowing bubbles and singing whale songs. More advanced swimmers, meanwhile, master different strokes and techniques, and instructors incorporate more advanced concepts as their students progress through the levels. Parents can rest assured that their children are in good hands—each Aqua-Tots instructor has completed 32 hours in the company's Lessons for Life training program and a rigorous water-safety instructor exam.
In addition to swimming lessons, Aqua-Tots offers a number of other programs, including an Adaptive Aquatics program that features water-therapy sessions designed for children with special needs. It also donates a portion of its proceeds to World Vision, a nonprofit organization that helps children and families worldwide gain access to such necessities as clean water, food, medical supplies, and education.