Goldfish Swim School Opens in Burr Ridge

Goldfish Swim School recently opened a new Chicago location in Burr Ridge! I had the pleasure of checking it out this afternoon and loved it. Goldfish Swim School provides swim instruction to children ages 4 months to 12 years-old in a unique setting with highly trained instructors and small class sizes (max 4:1 student to teacher ratio). The pool water is kept at 90 degrees while the air is 92, so your kids will be comfortable both in and out of the water. The other wonderful aspect of the facility is that it does not reek of chlorine! They have a state-of-the-art water purification system and the chlorine level (while great at keeping the pool clean) is mild, which I really appreciate. In addition to swim lessons, Goldfish Swim School Burr Ridge also offers weekly Family Swims and birthday party packages.

Steve Karapetian, the co-owner and General Manager of Goldfish Swim School Burr Ridge is eager to be a resource for families. “I grew up in a family of swimmers and started swimming competitively at the age of six. I also worked as a lifeguard and a swim instructor at local pools while growing up. All of these experiences have really prepared me for a lifelong career in an operation like Goldfish. I understand the importance of swim safety for all kids,” said Karapetian.

Goldfish Swim School families can expect developmentally appropriate water safety and swimming lessons for babies and young children in a safe, kid-friendly and fun environment. Families with kids of different ages and skill levels can conveniently have all of their swimmers in the pool during the same time slot. How convenient!

The layout is fun and tropical-themed while being very functional. The entry is spacious with a front desk and plenty of room so it doesn’t feel hectic and overwhelming. There are individual changing rooms in a tiki hut area, complete with a hair drying station in the middle.

changing rooms

On the other side of the changing area there are chairs set up for parents and caregivers to watch their children. Parents are allowed in the pool area and are invited in for at least the last 5 minutes of each lesson to communicate with the instructors, but it’s nice to not have to sit in the humid heat of the pool with jeans on for the entire lesson!

observation chairs

The pool itself is enclosed behind glass so the temperature can be moderated. There are under the sea murals on the walls and the pool is spacious and warm. What an inviting atmosphere for kids!


There are tons of learning aids and toys for the kids to use to make learning to swim enjoyable.


Goldfish Swim School Burr Ridge is currently enrolling students into lessons for the fall. Scheduling and pricing details are available on the website or by calling 630-485-7300.

Goldfish Swim School Burr Ridge
7055 High Grove Blvd, Suite 200
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 485-7300

In the near future you will be able to find the Goldfish Swim School logo on the right side of the site because they are becoming a sponsor! Woohoo! So you will have easy access to swim class information, registration and more by just clicking on the logo over there —–>
And look for an announcement soon about their grand opening celebration!



This post brought to you by Goldfish Swim School, Burr Ridge.

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Annie Tandy
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