Big Kids and Free Time

Most days, I wish there were a few more hours in the day, and maybe an extra day in the week for myself. For the kids though, some days just go on and on. They have a LOT of free time. Maybe we should get some cows to milk or a hill to walk up both ways to get to school to keep them busy. Until that happens though, we need some things to keep them busy.

Rec basketball, chess club, and scouts help to fill the Fox’s time outside of school. He’s also starting his THIRD year at Goldfish Swim School. He’s been on the #SwimForce team for a year, and he gets faster and better every week.

The water is always 90 degrees!

The hardest part about swimming in the winter is leaving the house when it’s already dark, but once he’s in the water, he’s all in. He always sleeps better on basketball and swimming nights. Added bonuses include him being able to get his swim bag ready now on his own, and (knock on wood) has never forgotten his towel. He’s also learning the benefit of practicing something consistently, and seeing how improvement happens over time.

As a bonus for me or Leilan (we sometimes flip a coin to see who gets to go), going to Goldfish is like going on a mini-vac. I don’t know how they keep it so warm and dry, but it’s dreamy and a total treat on a dark and stormy night. Keep swimming, kid, keep swimming.


Give the Gift of An Experience: Goldfish Swim School Giveaway

Tis the season for holiday gift giving, and if your kids are anything like mine, their list is short but expensive. They’d like gadgets and electronics not much else. And while some years we do give them something electronic, most years we go with making memories and providing opportunities.

Our friends at Goldfish have the same idea – why not give the gift of experience, but also throw in some fun water themed items as well?

This year’s Goldfish Swim School holiday packages are fun to open and filled with goodies like two months of group swim lessons, 4 family swim passes, Goldfish goggles, Bubbles bath toy, Goldfish tote and the new and FIRST-EVER Goldfish story book, “The Fish Who Wouldn’t Swim.” The packages start at $168 for current members ($243 value) and $193 for new members ($268 value), and they can be purchased at Goldfish Swim School Fishers or Goldfish Swim School Carmel — while supplies last and they sell out fast! 

This year I’ve partnered with Goldfish Swim School to giveaway a gift package that’s sure to thrill your little fish or the child who wishes to become a fish!  To win the package of what’s listed above, just enter the giveaway below.

Note: This package is good the local Goldfish Swim Schools in Fishers and Carmel Indiana ONLY; winner may pick up at either location. 

Thanks for reading and keep on swimming!

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Disclosure: Thanks to Goldfish Swim School for sponsoring this post