Goldfish Swim School opened in Ann Arbor in August 2011, welcoming children aged 4-months to 12-years-old, while specializing in infant and toddler lessons. The school’s small class ratio of four students for every one teacher means more individualized attention.
“Goldfish Swim School welcomes every child, including those with special needs,” said Kaitlyn Graf, general manager. “We do not stray from our proven curriculum. However, when necessary, we can adapt the speed at which skills are taught in order to build each swimmer’s confidence.” Graf says that the school also offers semi-private and private lessons for students with special needs.
“We encourage our students with special needs to join group classes because watching other students demonstrate the skills is another great way to learn in the water.” According to Richard Simtob, an investor in the school, every teacher at the school goes through a minimum of 40 hours of training and must be Red Cross and CPR certified.
“Because of our qualified staff, we have a niche for special need swim instruction,” said Simtob. “Safety first is our motto and having fun is second most important.”
Lessons are offered seven days a week at the school with peak hours after school from 4-7:30pm Monday through Friday as well as Saturday and Sunday mornings.
2107 West Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor. 734-864-5555. www.goldfishswimschool.com