Great athletes are not born; they're made out of hard work, determination, and glued-together Wheaties packets. Craft a new champion with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get four swim lessons for toddlers or beginning swimmers at The Club at Oak Branch in Greensboro (a $79 value).
The aquatic wing of this upscale fitness center tutors a kaleidoscopic clientele ranging from incipient to Atlantean. The generally 45-minute classes are broken down into 30 minutes of liquid lessons followed by a 15-minute practice and free swim. Select one weekly class to attend when you call to register, with bite-size lesson sessions for toddling water bugs, who may enroll in Toddler 2's, a 20-minute class for 18- to 36-month-olds conducted sans parent, Toddler 3's for the graduates of the first who can swim to the instructor and back to the wall unassisted, or the all-comers Rainbow class, for firmly-landlubbed beginners with absolutely no experience. Infants make Olympic-worthy swimming debuts at Tiny Splash, a child-and-parent group class for kiddos age 3 months and older. Groupon customers may also choose to apply the four-week value of this Groupon to an eight-week swim session and pay the difference.
The facility is kept in as good of shape as the students who frequent the bright, 10-lane pool, which is housed in a veritable castle of marble floors and leather seating, featuring wood-paneled locker rooms and gold-plated towels.