Swimming, like tying shoes and breathing, is a skill best mastered when young. Help little ones get a leg-up with today's Groupon: for $25, you get four parent-tot group swim lessons at SwimKids in Holladay ($74 value).
During SwimKids classes, grown-ups can introduce their tykes to the joys of recreational splashing with focused assistance from an experienced instructor. Fully formed arms cradle little ones ages 5–22 months during 25-minute parent-tot sessions, following the swim master's lead as they guide their buoyant babes through warm waves at a relaxed pace. Aside from leading mom and dad, teachers also give individualized attention to each small swimmer, leading each child through exercises in floatation, submersion, and synchronized thumb sucking. Water-bound cubs develop improved coordination as a result of the bilateral movements used during schooling, and giggle with delight from the undivided attention they receive from doting adults. Swim groups are limited to eight parent-pup pairs apiece, in accordance with the local fish-school board, and while many class times are already offered, additional times may be added to accommodate groups of at least three students.
SwimKids jumpstarts tykes' swimming strokes and socialization skills in classes conducted in an indoor pool heated to a balmy 90 degrees. The program traces its roots back to 1983, when Liz Walker sought out a class that could teach her own 18-month-old daughter to swim. Her search led her to a local swimming pool where tykes as young as 10 months were impressively proficient in the water. Liz studied their method and began teaching on her own, a profession she has continued to pursue for the past 30 years. Today, the enthusiastic instructors at SwimKids continue to get results, helping develop pool-ready skills in kids as young as 3 months old.
4679 S 2225 E
Holladay, Utah 84117