What You'll Get
Like humans, fish aspire to transcend their natural domain, teaching their young basic freestyle sand-crawling and exploring the airy heights above in close-quartered aero-submarines. Trade places with our gilled counterparts with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get four weeks of swimming classes at Swim America (a $78 value), located in Davis.
Swim America turns flailing hydro-klutzes into confident dolphin doppelgängers with an effective curriculum designed by the American Swim Coaches Association. ASCA-certified instructors lead small classes of three or four students, aged 4 to 14, through lessons that impart the fundamentals of dynamic floating, from principal strokes and breathing techniques to basic manatee sign language. Since students are carefully assessed by skill level, beginners can get acquainted with aquatics and more seasoned swimmers can work on improving stamina and broadening their stroke repertoires. The 30-minute sessions take place in the school’s deluxe 50-foot by 22-foot pool, complete with teaching ledges and a thermostat set at about 90 degrees to stave off the shivers. Parents can observe the tutoring from the comfort of the climate-controlled viewing area. Class schedules can be viewed here.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 13, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1/visit. Registration required; subject to availability. $5 rescheduling fee may apply. Must be 4-14 years old. Must sign waiver. New clients or clients inactive for past 6 months only. Non-transferable. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.