Tuesday, October 9, 2012

We love Goldfish....

For the 12 of you that so kindly read my blog, you know that I love grkids.com. It is jam packed with wonderful things to do with the family. A few months ago they had a giveaway of free swim lessons at the brand new Goldfish Swim school over on Thornhills. 
I entered.
I won.
My boys would learn to swim.

The beautiful new facility is at 28th and Thornhills. 

Waiting for their first lesson. 

"We take our shirts off?"
"Are you taking your shirt off, mom?"
oh, son.....there aren't enough therapy sessions in a lifetime 
Good thing these are free cause mama ain't paying to watch you cry. 
This is Mr. Will. He is co-owner with Mr Matt. 
Mr Will is up there with Mother Teresa in patience. 

Don't cry Mr Will. There is only 26 more minutes of class.

That is Mr Matt. 
These guys are amazing. They have a ton of tricks and games up their...in their....brain to engage the boys and get them to relax and learn. 

The facilities are so nice. The thing that struck me is there is no chlorine smell. I fully expected to get hit with a heavy chemical smell like a high school pool. Matt explained it was because they use salt. 

It's bright and interesting with plenty to keep non-swimming kids busy during lessons.

Changing rooms.

Trust building. 

Random green ring holding.

They are rewarded with different ribbons and small toys. 
Each ribbon corresponds to what the lesson was about. 

This makes the medic in me happy. 

More floaty, kicking, swimming stuff. 

Look at that sweet face. My Cole is loving swim lessons. 

sigh.....Mom, what did I ever do to you?

Dear Mr Will, 
I am sorry about the whole tongue thing. 
It's an Albright thing....THEY ALL DO IT. 
I have to remind them every 5 seconds to close their mouths. 
I make sure they brush before lessons. 

Getting better each lesson.

Hitting the showers after another rigorous lesson.

Logan and Cole. 
My swimmers.

Each lesson they get closer and closer to putting their heads under. 
I can't swim and being in open water gives me a little freak-out  trepidation. 
So this opportunity is not wasted on our family. 
I am so glad my boys will be able to enjoy the water. 

Again, I apologize. 

Mr Will taking time to talk and explain things. 
Building trust. The boys talk about lessons all week. 

Love it! 

They have come so far in just a few short weeks. 

Our next swimmer..

If you are thinking about lessons, go check out Goldfish. 
The facility is wonderful and the people are so warm and friendly. 
We never once felt pressured to purchase lessons after the free ones were done. 
Matt and Will are two down to earth guys that run a fantastic swim program. 

These opinions are my own and were not influenced by the free lessons. 

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