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Goldfish Swim School to open in Oakdale

Goldfish Swim School, which offers infant and child swim lessons, is constructing a 9,000-square-foot location in Oakdale with plans to draw users from Woodbury and elsewhere in the east metro.

The Oakdale location will be Goldfish Swim School's first dip into the Minnesota market.

Goldfish Swim School provides swim instruction to children ages 4 months to 12 years old with highly trained instructors, small class sizes (max 4:1 student to teacher ratio) and 90-degree pools. Instructors will include Kelly Turbett of Woodbury.

Kelly Turbett

Families with kids of different ages and skill levels will be able to have all of their swimmers in the pool during the same half hour time slot and schedule makeup classes when necessary.

In addition to swim lessons, Goldfish Swim School of Oakdale offers weekly family swims (for both members and non-members) and party packages.

The facility will include an air-conditioned viewing gallery for parents to watch lessons, a family dressing area with private changing rooms, snack bar and retail shop.

"Growing up in the 'Land of 10,000 Lakes,' we all have lots of opportunities to be in and around water," said Dave Handley, an owner with his wife Sarah. "We want to make sure kids have the skills they need to be safe and confident."

Goldfish Swim School will be at 7055 10th St. N., Suite 100.

Goldfish Swim School of Oakdale anticipates a summer 2017 opening. For more information, call 651-236-9390 or go to

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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