What You'll Get
Before man conquered his fear of water, he amused himself with dust sports such as pushing boulders off cliffs, wrestling tumbleweeds, and falling in the dust. Gain swimming strength with today's Groupon: for $35, you get $70 worth of swimming lessons at FINS (Fun in Swimming) at its new Kingwood location. The registration fee is waived for both new and returning customers.
With a talented team of first-aid- and CPR-trained water tamers, FINS instructs beginning bobbers and fledgling freestylers of every age to traverse the water with ease and efficiency. The location houses an indoor heated pool for pleasant paddling as well as a nearby viewing area for parents to safely survey their budding breaststrokers. Lessons are taught at a variety of levels, giving aquatic amateurs instruction in fundamental skills and teaching seasoned swimmers the craft of competitive swimming with advanced butterfly, breaststroke, and backstroke techniques. The Baby Fins classes range from four–six students and give a parent the chance to slide into the water with their tiny tot. Pool pups up to age 14 can master various levels of freestyle and competitive strokes and more in the Blue, Silver, Gold, or Dolphin classes, where there is one instructor for every four students. Summer course packages like the summer and power ($160+ for packaged lessons) help more ambitious swimmers strive for mastery of the buoyant arts.
FINS also offers FastFINS training two days a week for swimmers that have completed several years of some kind of competitive swimming training, whether in a summer-swimming league or on a high-school swim team. Adult classes cater to beginner, advanced or triathlete-bound swimmers and students can gleefully bob or backcrawl while learning how to convince nearby mermaids they do not exist.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 5, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per customer, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per student. Must activate lessons by 9/5/11, lessons expire 1 month from activation date. Reservation required; subject to availability. Must sign waiver. May apply value for upgrade. Non-transferable. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About FINS (Fun In Swimming)
Bill Goudeket can trace the roots of his business career back to his parents and a swimming coach. After failing beginning swimming three times as a child, the owner of FINS persevered thanks to his parents' encouragement, eventually swimming competitively at age 12, qualifying for the 1968 Olympic Trials five years later, and training under Hall of Fame coach Don Easterling in college. Taking inspiration from his coach, Goudeket decided to share his love of the sport and become a competitive swimming coach, eventually opening FINS to expand his reach to first-time swimmers as well. Along with his family and his teaching staff, Goudeket works with students of all skill levels and ages, instilling skills that can be applied to recreational swimming, competitive swimming, and sneaking into meetings of the dolphin Illuminati.