Anyone within earshot of me knows that my family of seven is preparing to temporarily move into a tiny apartment as we wait for our new home to be built. A silver lining to our interim home is that there is a pool! Though I have visions of spring/summer BBQs as the kids frolick in the water, there’s one issue: my 4 year old twins can’t swim.
Enter Swim Labs in Encinitas (locations are also in Orange County, Denver, Ft. Collins, Vienna and Chicago), who offered a free trial for my tiny duo. Our upcoming move aside, the timing couldn’t be more perfect with spring and summer quickly approaching.
My girls have tried lessons in the past, but nothing quite like Swim Labs! The pools are of course heated and indoors – making it ideal rain or shine! To top it off, each pool is equipped with a camera that tapes your lesson and TVs hang on the walls by the pools with delays so swimmers can immediately see their efforts on TV! This visual helps instructors demonstrate what can be improved and what was clearly Olympic bound strokes… well… since my twins are 4, Olympics 2028 or so.
My girls loved seeing their efforts on camera and were ready to try their “laps” again! Adding to the fun, the pool floors have mirrors so they could see their swimming in action when their faces were in the water!
Clearly catering to families, there’s a play area when entering and free coffee for moms/dads/caregivers as they wait for the lesson to be completed. A favorite of my sitter (in addition to the caffeine fuel) was the complimentary shampoo in the showers that specifically is made to get out the chlorine in hair!
Swim Labs truly thought of it all! The location my twins visited off Encinitas Blvd is ideal for North County residents, but also convenient – and well worth it – for surrounding areas as well! Locations in Orange County, Colorado, Washington, Illinois and more can be found here.
Swim Labs offers swim lessons for kids in:
Ft. Collins, Colorado
Orange County, California