Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to scrap a favorite water past-time like swimming. Thankfully swimming is not a sport that comes along only in the summer season. There are plenty of places your kids can wade in the water and AtlantaMoms Swimming Guide showcases some great indoor aquatic centers and classes where your kids can keep wet all winter long.
One place that’s become an Atlanta staple for parents who want to keep their kids swimming all season is Aquatots Swim Schools. They’ve popped up all over Metro Atlanta and offer an array of family-friendly fun classes that keep kids splish-splashing all year long.
Aquatots has been around since 1991, and specializes in small group instruction (4:1 ratio), in-home private and semi-private lessons and pool parties. So if you’re like me with a 4-year-old who doesn’t like it when I try to teach him how to swim, then Aquatots instructors can help to make the experience fun and less fearful for newcomers. And instructors won’t just throw your kids to the sharks; they offer 8 different swim levels to get your kids acclimated.
Even water babies can get in the winter swim action. At Aquatic Consultants of Georgia (ACOG) children 6 months through adult can learn to swim, supported by American Red Cross certified instructors who have a love for the water and a passion for teaching.
“Swimming is a life skill that benefits both children and adults. Whether your goal is to begin teaching water safety to your child or improvement in your own swimming techniques, our instructors are committed to sound water education in a fun environment.” Harriet Adams, Owner of ACOG. ACOG also offers:
- Private Year Round Swim Lessons
- Water Babies Classes for 6 months and up
- Birthday Party Packages
- Swim Team Clinics
- Beautiful Indoor Heated Pool
ACOG offers instruction at several locations in Metro Atlanta including City Club of Buckhead, Piedmont Hospital, Garden Hills, and Wildwood Athletic Club.
In Cobb County, Mountain View Aquatic Center, offers year-round swimming and even year-round swim teams. And for those who want to become a lifeguard, they offer a program to train participants to be safe and effective professional lifeguards.
Remember there are lots of swim programs to keep your kids content a winter long. Check them out below and check out the Atlanta Moms Swim Guide for more information.
AquaTots Swim Schools
Aquatic Consultants of Georgia (ACOG)
2221 Peachtree Road Ne
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Cobb County Government: Mountain View Aquatic Center
3675 Macland Rd
Powder Springs, GA 30127