Goldfish Swim School of Farmington Hills creates a brand new approach to water safety

October 27, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
FARMINGTON HILLS, MI The temperature outside may be dropping, but inside Goldfish Swim School of Farmington Hills conditions are always ideal for learning how to swim. With two 90-degree pools, cabana-style changing rooms and a Caribbean themed décor, this tropical setting opens its doors to the public for a Grand Opening Party on Friday, October 30, 2009, from 4 pm to 8 pm.

The Goldfish Swim School Grand Opening Party will offer the community an opportunity to tour the facility and meet Olympic gold medal swimmer, Peter Vanderkaay. Children who attend the event will receive fun giveaways and those ages 12 and under who dress in a fish costume will be entered in a drawing to win a birthday pool party at Goldfish.

Goldfish Swim School is Michigan's first aquatic facility dedicated entirely to indoor swim classes and programs for children, ages 4 months to 12 years. This fun environment eliminates the anxiety and chill that often accompanies traditional swimming lessons by providing warm-water pools, small class sizes and a focus on perpetual learning that allows children to progress naturally. Instead of lessons that start and stop with the seasons, Goldfish students go year-round and are less likely to forget what they've learned.

Brian and Hope Bayer of Northville enrolled their three children at the first Goldfish Swim School in Birmingham, Michigan. They were so impressed with the School's unique approach they decided to become owners of its first franchise.

"Our children love Goldfish, because it's fun and they feel safe in the water," says Hope. "We saw this as a great business opportunity but an even greater opportunity to share this amazing concept with our friends and neighbors here in western Oakland County. Brian and I are excited to begin helping area children learn a skill they'll keep for life."

Classes are now open for all ages and skill levels. Goldfish Swim School is located at 22710 Haggerty Road, just north of Nine Mile Road. For more information on the school or the upcoming event go to or call (248) 596-1914.