Our Swim Adventure: One Year Progress Report

This post is written in partnership with Goldfish Swim School.

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since we started swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School. Last year, I had a dog-paddler and a child who was terrified of the water. We’ve come a long way since then…and added another little swimmer to our family!

My oldest son started his lessons with a love of the water but no experience with “actual” swimming. A year later, he’s on the Goldfish Swim Force, and he just participated in his first swim meet. His favorite strokes are freestyle and butterfly, and he has big plans to go to the Olympics one day and break all of Michael Phelps’ records.

My middle son started his lessons scared to leave the side of the pool. A year later, he’s swimming on his own, floating on his back, and is close to moving up to the third level of swim lessons. He’s gone from being afraid of the pool to looking forward to his swim lessons every week. I’m so thankful for the amazing teachers that worked with him and never gave up on him.

And soon, this guy will be joining the fun! I can’t wait to see how he develops in a year, and where his swim journey takes him.

Baby at Goldfish Swim School

Honestly, I am amazed at how far my kids have come in a year of swim lessons. When we first started, I never anticipated they’d take things so far and love their experience so much. I credit both their hard work and perseverance, as well as the patience and guidance of the Goldfish Swim School team. They’ve made learning to swim such a fun journey for our family.

I can’t wait to see where the next year takes us!


Crystal is an activist, feminist, and mom of three. She loves reading, crochet, and enjoying her family and friends. She lives with her family in Indianapolis.

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