Date posted: May 30, 2014
April 12, 2014 was the date for our annual Mini Meet. This event is what I like to call “a Dance Recital for Swimming” as it gives the swimmers time to show off to their parents what they have learned through the year. Most parents comment to me that even though they watched the lessons the Mini Meet opened their eyes as to how much their child really accomplished in lessons for the year. I mention this to express how important it is to start and continue in lessons until you have gotten all 10 stickers or have mastered the skill of swimming. When you get into a scary/panic situation you can rely on skills you have mastered, not skills you are unsure of. While on a mini vacation this week I met and spoke to parents that belong to the the Country Club in Atlanta where a 4 year old had drown. The mother told me that the young girl just walked into the pool while her mom went to the bathroom after asking someone to watch her. Things happen and that same mom told me that if only the child could float and yell. She mentioned this after our conversation about different swim programs and what they offer. A 16 month old drown the same week at a neighborhood pool. This is why I am passionate about swim lessons and starting at an early age. NO Swim Lesson Program can replace YOUR eyes on your child but my goal at Gold Swim Lessons is to give a child skills they can rely on to have a chance in such situations. Things like Safety Days and the Mini Meet show our parents that we are providing those skills.