Swimming is deemed a low-impact sport, but only since swim coaches decided to start removing the rabid catfish once used as pool cleaners prior to swim practice. Dip into a peaceful pool with today's Groupon to South Louisiana Swim Team in Metairie or LaPlace. Choose between the following options:
• For $25, you get a two-week trial on the South Louisiana Swim Team (a $50 value), which includes swim school and an annual team membership (a $100 value; a $150 total value). Classes are organized by age: Novice (ages 2–8), Junior (ages 8–15), and Senior (ages 15–18).
• For $59, you get four 60-minute small-group swim lessons over the course of a month (a $75 value) and an annual team membership (a $100 value; a $175 total value). Lessons are available for ages two–adult and are held Monday–Friday throughout the summer with eight daily time slots.
South Louisiana Swim Team's staff of USA Swimming–certified instructors safely school water-bound pupils in the ways of aquatic locomotion. During the two-week swim-team trial, water-wrinkled protégées absorb the camaraderie of team athletics, fostered with hard work, practice, and underwater low-fives. Those swimmers who join the team's ranks earn the opportunity to participate in upcoming area competitions. Alternatively, comprehensive swim lessons limit groups' size, enabling the limb-paddling professors to coach basic skills, such as treading, breathing, and stroke techniques, that both instill water confidence and form a foundation for competitive aquatics. Available with both options, the annual membership grants self-steering mariners a year's worth of participation in the South Louisiana Swim Team and also waives registration fees for any future classes taken by child-seal metamorphosizing hybrids.
The schedules for both locations are available online, and feature both the swim-team and small-group lesson times. The Metairie location features a heated indoor pool; LaPlace's is an outdoor salt pool.