Buoyancy is the guiding principle behind learning to swim, bobbing for apples, and playing Monopoly in the bath. Give kids an invaluable tool with today's Groupon: for $35, you get one month of Little Snappers, Hammerheads, or group swimming classes for children age 6 months to 12 years at Hubbard Family Swim School (a $78 value). This Groupon is valid Hubbard Family Swim School's Phoenix, Mesa, and Peoria locations.
The dedicated staff at Hubbard Family Swim School guides students through floating and swimming in 90-degree heated indoor pools, helping kids build confidence and feel at ease in the water. Once-weekly 30-minute group classes divvy swimmers up into four different skill levels to target beginning skills, advanced strokes, and forensic splash analysis. Each instructor works with up to four students at a time, ensuring individual attention throughout the lesson.
The Goldfish level works on submersion and the back float, and the Jellyfish level helps swimmers build confidence and independence in the water. In the Octopus level, students are introduced to freestyle swimming, side breathing, and the challenges of living life with suction cups as hands, and in the Lobster level, the most advanced option, water-goers focus on four core strokes and endurance. Hubbard also offers three levels of Little Snapper classes for babies and toddlers 6–35 months old.
Hubbard Family Swim School
Thirty minutes, once a week. That's all it takes at Hubbard Family Swim School for a young child to master breath control, find their buoyancy, and backstroke straight into the world of swimming. Classes are broken into eight swimming levels, beginning when children are only 2 months old. In Baby Splash, instructors and parents both enter the pool, where they help little ones build a confidence in water. Beginning at age 3, students can dive into more difficult classes such as Jellyfish and Lobster, so named for the ocean species with the most Olympic gold medals. Masterful strokes can take kids into Hubbard Family Swim School's recreational teams, which compete during the summer.
Of course, the aquatic lesson plans are only as good as the instructors themselves, and Hubbard Family Swim School boasts an expert faculty at its locations in Phoenix, Peoria, and Mesa. Each of these swim instructors gets ample hands-on training and continuing-education courses throughout the year. Floating atop this sea of talent are Bob and Kathy Hubbard, the company's founders. Both grew up as active swimmers, and they made sure that each of their eight kids learned to swim at a young age—something that led to countless hours of boating, swimming, and snorkeling. Hubbard Family Swim School is the manifestation of their two loves: family and swimming.