family : Goldfish Swim School : giveaway

Today I am thrilled to introduce a longtime friend of mine and new contributor to this blog. She will be posting from time to time on all things fun & different to do with your family in the CLE. Welcome “iheartcleveland families!”

“Hello CLE! I am super excited to be the new iheartcleveland “families” contributor; I’ve been friends with “iheart” for over ten years and am thrilled to be part of this community. When she asked me if I might be interested in rounding out the CLE blog by adding my own family activity and experiences to the mix (I have a 6, 7 and 9 yr. old) I couldn’t resist…

On a recent chilly and snowy night, we had the wonderful opportunity of exploring the relatively new Goldfish Swim School in Warrensville Heights for Family Swim Friday.

What a treat it was to be inside, splashing around in 90 degree water, no chattering teeth or little blue lips; kid approved. The interior of the pool area is bright and cheery, with comfortable lounging for the parents; including a vast selection of magazines to peruse while you wait.

Family swim brings out all the “big” toys, which included a foam canoe and paddles. Great fun! The changing rooms are very cabana-esque; including drying wet hair while balancing on a surfboard.

Oh, and did I mention you can have birthday swim parties? The staff promises not to miss a “stroke” and will take care of everything from the invitations, decorations (luau themed, of course,) paper goods, drinks and cupcakes and to top it off they even offer to take the presents out to your car. Making a Goldfish Swim School party literally stress-free for any parent.

Interested in the idea of hosting your child’s next party at the pool? Well do we have a fun giveaway…Goldfish is offering a free birthday party at Goldfish Swim School for up to 24 children ($450 value) for one lucky reader. Details of what’s included in the party can be found here. Want to enter? Tweet “@iheartclev that you want to win the swim party for your family @goldfishswim!” (Winner will be drawn by random on Tuesday, Feb 26th!) Good luck!”