Even if the thought of getting your winter self into your summer bathing suit is…well…daunting, you can make it through with some really fantastic Mommy and Me swim classes in Fairfield County. And I promise, having a child who is comfortable and safe in the water is well worth any swimsuit trauma. Check out our Classes and Activities Guide for even more fun.
Children of the Sound, Norwalk
Boasting the title of "the largest swim school in Fairfield County," Children of the Sound offers private, semi-private, and parent-tot classes for children ages 6 months through 3 years. The classes focus on water safety and comfort, and are offered most weekday and weekend mornings.
YMCA, Various Locations
The YMCAs in Wilton, Westport, New Canaan, Greenwich, and Darien all offer 30 minute Mommy and Me swim classes. Some of these YMCA require memberships to participate; others do not.
Chelsea Piers, Stamford
The Chelsea Piers Swim School is designed around a progression-based curriculum for children ages 3 to 11 years old. The multi-sports complex offers parent-and-child swim classes, stroke discovery and stroke development courses in 18-week sessions running from January through June. All classes are taught in the facility's 87 degree teaching pool with a low student to teacher ratio.
Cunningham Aquatics, Stamford
Enjoy private or group swimming lessons, including beach & pool lifeguard training.
Penguin Swim School, Shelton
Offering year-round swim lessons at Homewood Suites by Hilton in Stratford, the Penguin Swim School offers one-on-one and two-on-one swim instruction. The swim school offers super flexible scheduling with highly-supervised lessons available seven days a week.
Choose from Parent & Child classes, group lessons, or Early Afternoon class for children ages 3-5. Flotation devices are not used, allowing children to swim with the power of their own bodies.
Wings Over Water, Fairfield
Using the 'Swimplicity' method of instruction, Wings Over Water offers programs ranging from 'Parent & Tot to 'Olympian Excel.' Most classes are 30 minutes offered seven days a week. Wings Over Water also offers family swim, lap swim and birthday parties.
Photo courtesy of Chelsea Piers, CT
Originally published 4/22/12