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Kid Review: Goldfish Swim School

Reviewer’s name: Isaac Roldán 

Age: 5

What made the experience stand out?

I’ve been to swimming lessons before but the water was too cold. I felt too upset to learn when I was cold. I didn’t feel like I was freezing this time. Also, the teachers give you ribbons when you get better at doing something you don’t want to do, like putting your face in the water or kicking with straight legs.

What was the best part?

Going more than once! I go to swim class every Thursday after school. The water doesn’t sting my eyes. I also really love the ribbons.

What was the worst part?

I still don’t like to put my face in the water or get my head very wet.

Will other kids like Goldfish Swim School?

Yes, they will like that it’s not the same as other pools. The water doesn’t smell the same or feel cold.

Would this venue be enjoyed by your siblings? Why or why not?

I think so. My baby brother also takes lessons and he’s learning to get out of the pool and swim a little. My oldest brothers, Sam, is 10 and he really wants to come swim too.

If you could do this again, knowing what you know now about the pool, what would you do differently?

I would take my goggles to the first lesson. It’s much easier to swim with those on and my Mom says I have to take them every time. I have some new swim trunks with flames on them that are cool. I would use those more instead of my old ones with red flowers.

Does anything you’re learning at Goldfish match up with what you’re doing in school or have seen on TV, in a book or somewhere else before?

I’ve been swimming outside before but not really indoors. We went to a hotel with an indoor pool but it wasn’t for lessons. If I learn to swim better now, maybe I can see starfish or some cool rocks at the beach.

What do you think you’ll remember most about Goldfish Swim School?

I’ll remember that I learned to swim there and that the water wasn’t too cold even when it was cold outside.

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