Three quarters of the planet is water, with the other one-quarter being made up of dirt, ketchup packets, and unspooled VHS tapes. Learn to navigate the greater three-quarters with today's Groupon: for $79, you get a two-week summer mini session of children's swim lessons at AquaSafe Swim School (up to a $160 value). Today's Groupon is good at the Scottsdale and Gilbert locations.
At AquaSafe Swim Schools, children from tots to teenagers learn aquatic confidence and methods of submergible self-propulsion. The summer program mini sessions offer a compact lesson plan and small classes in which future freestylers, ages 18 months to 12 years, jump into the drink for a half-hour lesson every weekday for two weeks. Lessons make their landing every half hour between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays, so busy broods can choose a regular time that fits into schedules already full of junior sonnet-writing seminars and adorable congressional hearings.
The pools at AquaSafe Swim Schools are kept clean using saline, which can be gentler on cherubic cheeks and eyes than chlorine- or jalapeño-infused water. A viewing gallery for parents also houses a play area for nonswimming siblings, and children under three years of age are required to be accompanied in the pool by a parent or staff of live-in lifeguards.
AquaSafe Swim Schools
AquaSafe Swim Schools' saline indoor pools echo with the splashes of tots and kids practicing their paddling skills. A weekly schedule of lessons spans children of all ages and skill levels, from babies entering the water for the first time to kids working on more complex strokes and dolphin calls. The group classes operate at a low student-to-instructor ratio for maximum safety and personal attention. Parents supervise children's lessons from the viewing gallery, and unleash non-swimming siblings to entertain themselves in the play area. Once paddlers have honed their skills, swim teams can introduce them to friendly competition and social swimming.