Goldfish Swim School has opened its first location in Arizona offering water safety and swim lessons for children ages four months to 12 years old.
Goldfish Swim School of North Scottsdale is at 7000 East Mayo Blvd., and owned by local entrepreneur Sherry Scott, according to a press release.
Families can enroll children in a wide range of swim lesson and water safety instruction that utilizes a proprietary curriculum, The Science of SwimPlay, which helps to build life skills both in and out of the water using play-based learning in a fun and safe environment.
“We’re eager to bring the golden experience of Goldfish Swim School to families across Scottsdale,” Ms. Scott said in a prepared statement. “We’ve created a fun, warm and welcoming place for kids to learn, and our instructors use integrity, compassion and trust to connect with students as they learn water safety skills and swimming techniques.”
Goldfish Swim School of North Scottsdale features tropical décor, ocean-life-themed murals, private changing huts, a state-of-the-art pool sanitization system, and an air-conditioned viewing gallery for parents and guardians, the release states.
Also, there is a "Snack Shack" snack bar, Treasure Island Pro Shop for swim gear, swimsuit dryers, and an island-style hair-drying station.
Additionally, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Goldfish Swim School of North Scottsdale has implemented notable adjustments to sanitization procedures and school policies to ensure social distancing and to abide by guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some of the various updates include:
“We’re taking the health and well-being of our swimmers, team members and guests very seriously,” Ms. Scott said. “Knowing that families are staying home during the pandemic and balancing at-home distractions, remote working situations and more, we believe teaching children the life-saving skill of swimming is of the utmost importance.”
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children begin swim lessons at age 1 to decrease risk of childhood drowning.
“Our certified swim instructors focus on teaching the serious skills of swimming while children focus on the fun,” said Scott. “Teaching children to be safe in and around the water is our primary mission.”