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Old 03-19-2009, 08:41 PM
 
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I'm looking for swimming lessons for my son in Holly Springs, Fuquay, Apex, or Cary. Any recommendations? We're not members at a Y or any other gyms. Thanks!
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:49 PM
 
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We have been to Triangle Aquatics over by Cary Town Center and Lifetime fitness (non members are allowed to take their classes for around $10 extra ) and were very happy with both.
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:06 PM
 
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I was talking to a woman the other day who also takes their child to Lifetime Fitness in the Regency Park area of Cary. She had good things to say about it.

My wife recently bookmarked these three. We also live in southern Wake

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http://www.raleighnc.gov/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_2_109510_0_0_18/Aquatics_Brochure.pdf (broken link)

http://clubworx.net/summerswimc4.php (broken link)
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:46 PM
 
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We have been to Triangle Aquatics over by Cary Town Center and Lifetime fitness (non members are allowed to take their classes for around $10 extra ) and were very happy with both.
I took my daughter to Triangle Aquatics as well, and we both enjoyed it. My daughter's instructor was very good: she exhibited great patience with my daugher and the other toddlers her age, and she was very good at being an instructor.
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Old 03-21-2009, 04:25 PM
 
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We recently took lessons at the Triangle Aquatic Center as well. My kids liked their instructor so much that they announced they wanted to be swim instructors when they grew up.

We've also taken lessons at the Y. We had one instructor that we liked very much, and the other generated less enthusiasm. You can take lessons at the Y without being a member there, it just costs slightly more.
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:29 PM
 
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Thanks for the recommendations everyone. I'll check them out!
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:41 PM
 
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Default Don't go to Lifetime Fitness for swim lessons

We enrolled our 3 year old in swim lessons at Lifetime and were very dissatisfied. The content of their lessons simply is not appropriate to the ages of the kids in them. For instance, they introduce all four of the major strokes (incl. breaststroke and butterfly) before a child has demonstrated the ability to breathe while swimming the front crawl, tread water, or even float. They throw so many skills at small children that there is no way that they could possible learn them all, to the distraction of the skills that kids really need. Even after putting our son through the most advanced class available for his age group, he is still not safe to be in water above his head. But at least he's been introduced to butterfly!

I suggest going to the Y. Their course content and progression is designed much better, and they allow non-members to take their courses (at a higher but still reasonable fee). We're going there now.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:13 PM
 
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I also know people whose kids have taken swimming lessons at Club Worx in Fuquay and been very pleased. I think it's like the Y in that you don't have to be a member, the lessons just cost a bit more if you're not.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:39 PM
 
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Thanks everyone! Triangle Aquatics seems to be the most reasonable I've seen yet. $80 for 8 classes. Does that seem like a good price or is there anything more affordable?
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:23 AM
 
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We enrolled our 3 year old in swim lessons at Lifetime and were very dissatisfied. The content of their lessons simply is not appropriate to the ages of the kids in them. For instance, they introduce all four of the major strokes (incl. breaststroke and butterfly) before a child has demonstrated the ability to breathe while swimming the front crawl, tread water, or even float. They throw so many skills at small children that there is no way that they could possible learn them all, to the distraction of the skills that kids really need. Even after putting our son through the most advanced class available for his age group, he is still not safe to be in water above his head. But at least he's been introduced to butterfly!

I suggest going to the Y. Their course content and progression is designed much better, and they allow non-members to take their courses (at a higher but still reasonable fee). We're going there now.
You can't be serious. Teaching butterfly to 3 year olds? I can understand breaststroke -- it is easier to learn how to breathe using a stroke that involves lifting one's head straight up instead of sideways. But I can't imagine how they can rationalize teaching the butterfly to kids that young!
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