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Local Business: Goldfish Swim School, Mundelein
The temperature is dropping fast and pools have been closed since Labor Day weekend. Why not give the gift that keeps on giving even in the cold weather with Goldfish Swim school? It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Goldfish for my kids swim lessons as you can see from previous posts.
Goldfish Swim School feels like a tropical getaway in the Midwest. Its 90-degree pool water temperature matches the air temperature in the pool room plus or minus a degree so your little one isn’t shocked by cool air when stepping out of the pool.
The facility is not only visually appealing, but the entire place looks and feels clean. There are plenty of changing stalls and showers for your use, including a row of showers and two private showers that are all equipped with no-tear shampoo.
No need to carry around a hairdryer because Goldfish has a hair-drying station and a swimsuit dryer. Forgot diapers in the car or at home? No worries! They even stock different sizes of diapers along with wipes.
If your little one isn’t potty trained yet, Goldfish Swim School asks that they use a cloth swim diaper. Disposable swim diapers are not allowed in the pool because they might break open and the beads can clog the filtration system. I’ve had a disposable swim diaper explode before and those beads get everywhere! Parent-to-parent tip: If you don’t already have a cloth swim diaper I highly suggest buying from the Goldfish store. We paid almost double for our first cloth swim diaper buying it online!
Goldfish Swim School’s unique Perpetual Lessons model is the perfect solution for parents looking to balance a desire to keep their kids’ swim skills sharp with a busy schedule. That means that Goldfish lets you pick the time and date that works best for your busy schedule. You can call up to 5 minutes before your scheduled class if you need to cancel–and it’s easy to reschedule.
The entire staff strives to make you feel like you’re a part of the Goldfish Swim School family. They call both of our boys by their first names, which instantly created a bond and trust between them and the teachers. It’s easy to say that swim school days are their favorite days.
by Rosemary Bridges
Rosemary is a mom who wears many hats. She is a working mom and has two little boys. Together with her husband, David, they set off to find adventures all over Lake County. Rosemary moved to Lake County from Chicago as a teenager and has been a resident for over 10+ years. Although the big city lights have a special place in her heart, the quiet suburbs won her over to raise her children.