A hands-on swimming school where children won’t get too cold is coming to Reston. Goldfish Swim School will open on Nov. 1 with a 25-yard pool filled with 90 degree water, co-owner Gina Bewersdorf said Monday morning.
“The kids never get chilly,” she said. “It’s like nice bathwater.”
With a space about half the length of an Olympic-size pool being dug now at 12340 Pinecrest Rd., Goldfish will serve kids from 4 months old to 12 years old. Supervision will consist of instructors, lifeguards and deck supervisors. Whereas many swim lessons include as many as eight children per class, Goldfish’s classes will have just four kids.
“That’s a really big deal,” said Bewersdorf, a radiologist who will run the business with her husband, lawyer Ryan Bewersdorf.
In addition to focusing on students’ safety and comfort, the curriculum aims to teach kids at their own pace.
“Here, you don’t move [to the next class] because the class has ended, you move up because you’re ready,” Bewersdorf said.
The Reston school will be the first Virginia location of Goldfish, which opened in the Detroit area in 2006 and has 15 outposts nationally.
Swimming classes are open for registration online and by calling (703) 348-3261. A drop-in lesson costs $23.75. One lesson per week in a group of four children costs $95 per month, and private lessons cost $220 per month.
Virginia General Assembly Convenes for Special Session — “The General Assembly returns on Monday to the Capitol it left 17 months ago as the coronavirus first gripped Virginia…Legislators meeting in…
Before we head into another weekend of changing expectations for wearing masks, let’s take a look back at the biggest stories on the site in recent days. Remains of missing Restonian…
The Reston Town Center Association is among the five honorees selected by ArtsFairfax for its 2021 Arts Awards, an annual celebration of Fairfax County’s arts community. ArtsFairfax, a nonprofit that…
Thank you for subscribing and your continued support of local news.