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Eight Great Reasons to Give the Gift of Swimming

It’s that time again where we are clamoring to get the BEST gifts for our family members as well as friends.  Therefore, grandparents, friends and family are always asking me “What should I get your children for Christmas?”

There are so many great reasons why swimming lessons are the perfect gift idea for our family. Here are a few reasons why gift certificates to Goldfish Swim School might be the perfect gift to add to your wish list:

1. Swimming is a great year-round activity.

Check out our article about why: Ten Benefits of Year-Round Swimming Lessons,

2. Indoor swimming is a fun winter activity.

If you are looking for a great activity that will get the family out of the house and chase away the winter blues, then consider weekly swimming lessons. Having a weekly commitment will give the kids a way to burn off energy in a constructive manner when the temps are too chilly to enjoy outdoor activities.

3.  Swimming in the winter actually boosts children’s immune systems.

This is achieved by consistent full body exercise and also frequent breathe control. Plus maintinaing higher fitness levels builds stronger immune systems that make a child more reillient to stress as well as illnesses.

4. Swimming lessons are a gift that lasts a lifetime.

While the hottest Christmas toy craze will likely die a couple of weeks after Christmas, weekly swimming lessons will provide a fun and education opportunity for children to not only learn to swim but how to be safe in the water.

5. Swimming Lessons will not add to the clutter in your home.

Does your child have too many toys? Is the playroom or bedroom always a mess? If so, you may want to move away from material gifts and invest in experience-based opportunities. 

6. Swimming offers many health benefits.

Some of the many health benefits of regular swimming include reducing the risk of drowning, physical, social and also psychological benefits. The Health Benefits of Swimming

7. Gift certificates can be purchased in any denomination at Goldfish.

Therefore, this gift is perfect for everyone’s budget.  Family open swim is just $10 per visit therefore making it a nice stocking stuffer. Furthermore, lessons start at about $100 per month, which makes the gift swimming an affordable gift option.  Then again, you could ask family members to chip in and pay toward a year’s tuition by gifting a 1/2 month, a full month or more as their budget allows.

8. Swimming provides a Special Thank You Opportunity: 

Be sure to thank gift givers by sharing images and also video of your children as they progress in their classes.  I know my mom and dad always love to watch a short clip of my girls enjoying their time in the water so they can see the progress they are making.

Goldfish Swim School

Goldfish Swim School has seven locations in the Detroit Metro Area:

  • Canton
  • Farmington Hills
  • West Bloomfield
  • Birmingham
  • Rochester
  • Macomb
  • Clarkston

Holiday Swim Lesson Packages are available by visiting Goldfish Swim School and online. Visit their website to purchase swim lesson packages.

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Bernadette Manaay
Author: Bernadette Manaay

Bernadette Manaay is a proud mom of two wonderful kids, Ianna and Bernard. She has been married to her husband, Ian, for almost 11 years. Bernadette is a Physical Therapist by profession in Metro Detroit. Her family loves to travel and go camping every summer and early fall. Her desire and passion to document her family's everyday life lead her to become a self-taught photographer. It is very fulfilling to a mom to capture and freeze as many moments as we can because time just flies so fast. See the special memories of her family on her Instagram account: @adetteskyph.