Unlike stowing away in a rocket ship or tying a colony of bees one by one to each limb, swimming allows humans to experience weightlessness in safety. Add some finesse to your floating with today’s Groupon: for $79, you get four 30-minute private swimming lessons at Big Fish Swim School in Metro West (a $160 value).
Directed by Phil Pektas and his team of trained hydro-coaches, Big Fish Swim School mentors children of all ages in the amphibious arts. Water-shy toe dippers and cannonball aficionados alike receive one-on-one instruction customized to their experience levels. Big Fish molds lessons to fit students' goals so that they can perfect a specific stroke or hone their grouper sidesaddle riding. Instructors refine paddle styles by challenging guppies to motivating games and introducing them to pool toys designed to kindle aquatic enthusiasm, masking teachings in liquid revelry. All swim teachers are certified in CPR and first aid, and the school requires instructors to take regular recertification seminars to sharpen their backstrokes and whalebone-whittling skills. Big Fish holds classes in an outdoor facility from May through September.
1935 S. Kirkman Rd.
Orlando, Florida 32811