At the suggestion of a friend, we began lessons at Sweet Blue Swim Academy in November and couldn’t be happier with our decision! My son spends the whole week asking when he can go swimming again and Saturday mornings have become the only time he doesn’t fight me to get dressed (that’s the day he goes to swim class). Once he arrives he squeals with delight (literally) and is thrilled to get in the water and has a smile plastered on his face the whole time (even when he goes underwater… yes, underwater!)
Sweet Blue Swim Academy was founded by Cristina Teuscher, a two-time Olympian and Gold and Bronze medalist as well as six-time national champion, and by her husband, Amerigo Fabbri, former Dean and Lecturer at Yale University. Cristina teaches my son’s class and I’ve been so impressed that he is already able to hold his breath and isn’t scared to go underwater. It’s actually even made bath time more enjoyable because he isn’t afraid when we put water on his head, to rinse his hair. He’s learning to kick his feet to get to the side of the pool and float on his back. My husband and I are thrilled to see that he is becoming comfortable in the water, learning some independence in the water and what that independence means.
Sweet Blue Swim classes are broken up by age, which you can see on the website here, with parent/child classes for ages 4-36 months. Private lessons are also available. Classes are offered in Stamford, at 75 Third Street as well as at Greenwich Catholic School. Enrollment is ongoing and you can check the class schedule here!
My husband and I are so happy to have found a program that will teach our kids to be safe and love the water!
This post is sponsored by Sweet Blue Swim Academy.
All opinions are my own and based on personal experience.