Learning to swim, like aging gracefully or enjoying dried fruit, requires acceptance of pruney fingers. Outfit your little ones for aqua play with today’s Groupon: for $34, you get four children's swim lessons at The Club at Oak Branch in Greensboro (a $79 value).
Within the aquatic wing of The Club at Oak Branch's upscale fitness center, trained coaches preside over gaggles of youngsters, who emit gleeful shrieks as they paddle with increasing confidence. Forty-five-minute youth classes are broken down into 30 minutes of liquid lessons followed by a 15-minute practice and free swim that flaunt the joys of watery pursuits like Jacques Cousteau's toy chest. Classes for pint-size aquanauts cover various skill levels, with Toddler 2's sessions that delight diminutive water bugs 18–36 months old in a 20-minute class conducted sans parent. Toddler 3's courses take on pupils who can swim to the instructor and back to the wall unassisted, and the all-comers Rainbow class forges fearless divers from firmly landlubbed beginners with absolutely no experience. Infants make Olympics-worthy swimming debuts at Tiny Splash, a child-and-parent group class for kiddos age 3 months and older.
Students cruise sleekly across the 10-lane pool, which is housed in a veritable castle of marble floors and leather seating, and features wood-paneled locker rooms and gold-plated towels. Water skimmers should call ahead to register for current classes.
21-A Oak Branch Dr.
Greensboro, North Carolina 27407Get Directions