Why? Swings-n-Things Giveaway!

I always love taking Jeffrey to places that I went as a kid and reliving my childhood through his eyes. Which is why I had so much fun taking him to Swings-n-Things last week!


I can remember going to Swings-n-Things as a kid and having so much fun in this wonderland of things to do. When Jeffrey and I walked in, he was immediately excited by all the fun options, from the game room to miniature golf to bumper boats.

We started in the game room, where Jeffrey enjoyed bowling, skeeball, and other arcade games to earn tickets.


I also had a random stroke of luck at one of the claw games and won him this gigantic purple ball (yup, I picked that up with a claw…total mom win).


In the game room, there’s also a Kids Korner with things to climb on and slide down, which Jeffrey loved!


Outside, you can splash on the bumper boats, and, for the bigger kids, try out paintball, the batting cages and Go Karts. Jeffrey and I played a round of miniature golf on one of Swings-n-Things two courses.


And of course, what day of fun would be complete without ice cream?! Swings-n-Things ice creamery features homemade ice cream that is rich and delicious. My favorite is the cappuccino chip!

Swings-n-Things is also nearing completion on a bar area that will feature wine, local craft beers, and great views of the miniature golf courses and batting cages.

There truly is something for everyone of every age to enjoy at Swings-n-Things! And while I have great memories of time as a kid at Swings-n-Things, the facilities and attractions have all been updated to ensure not only the most fun experience, but also the safest.

This family-owned and operated business is a perfect place to spend a summer day with your kiddo and feel like a kid again yourself! And to help you do just that, I have 4 Karts Plus passes to give away! The Karts Plus pass includes unlimited rounds of miniature golf, unlimited Grand Prix Go Kart and Rookie Track rides, unlimited Wet-n-Wild bumper boats rides, unlimited play in Kids Korner, and $3 of game room play.

Here’s how to enter (you can do one, two, three, four, or all five entries, just leave a separate comment here for each):

1. Leave a comment letting me know which part of Swings-n-Things you’re most excited to experience.

2. Visit Swings-n-Things and Why CLE? on Facebook and leave a comment here letting me know you visited both pages.

3. Follow @swingsnthings and @whycle on Instagram and leave a comment here letting me know you’re following both.

4. Follow @swings_n_things and @WhyCLE on Twitter and leave a comment here letting me know you’re following both.

5. Tweet the following phrase and leave a comment here letting me know you tweeted:

I want to win passes to @swings_n_things from @WhyCLE #swingsnthings #giveaway https://whycle.com/2018/06/13/why-swings-n-things-giveaway 

You can tweet once per day for additional entries, just leave a separate comment each time you tweet.

The giveaway will close on Monday, June 18 at 11:59pm and the winner will be notified the following day. Good luck!

***Disclosure: I was invited to visit Swings-n-Things and received two complimentary Karts Plus passes, as well as complimentary game room play and food. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***





Why? Weekends!

It was another busy and fun weekend in Cleveland, so let’s dive right in!

Mad for Plaid

The Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society recently opened a new exhibit, Mad for Plaid.


This exhibit takes you through the history of plaid in fashion, starting in the time of Queen Victoria.


Mad for Plaid takes you from the early days of plaid in fashion through iconic UK designers, such as Alexander McQueen and Burberry through plaid in grunge and rock (there are even pieces on loan from the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame) through 1970’s fashion to today.


There are even examples from plaid on the silver screen in the form of two costumes from “The Greatest Showman,” which were designed by a local costume designer and worn in the film by Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron.


Mad for Plaid is now open and is a visually elegant way to experience the history of plaid in fashion. Also, check out StyleMe Saturdays, with monthly free programming including exclusive curator tours, themed discussion, and hands-on demonstrations from Praxis Fiber Workshop.

***Disclosure: I was invited to attend a complimentary curator tour of Mad for Plaid. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

John Carroll Reunion Weekend

It’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years since I graduated from John Carroll University (probably because I’m still up on campus so often). This weekend, John Carroll celebrated Reunion Weekend, bringing together graduates from class years ending in 3 and 8.


Saturday morning, I attended a yoga class and the family picnic up on campus. The family picnic had great food, as well as face-painting, balloons, a bubble artist, and a sketch artist to keep everyone entertained.


Saturday evening, I attended the Reunion Weekend Mass at Church of the Gesu, then headed to dinner and dancing on the Quad. My friends and I made it a girls night at Reunion and had so much fun reminiscing about people and places from our college days.


We all met on our very first day at John Carroll, when we lived on the same floor in Dolan Hall. To be able to stay friends for all these years and celebrate Reunion together is truly something special!

The dinner, desserts, drinks, and DJ were all perfect! From toasting to National Rose Day to enjoying mini donuts from Donut Lab to catching up with friends, Reunion Weekend was filled with sweetness!


We’re already talking about our 20th Reunion, although no one quite wants to do the math on how old we’ll be for that!

Great Lakes Science Center

On Sunday, we met up with friends for a play date at the Great Lakes Science Center. Since we attended the member preview of TapeScape, Jeffrey has been asking to go back for more sticky, slide-y fun!


In addition to TapeScape, we enjoyed classic Science Center favorites like the Polymer Funhouse and checked out the cool duct tape photo opp, too.

The Great Lakes Science Center always offers something fun and educational that captures Jeffrey’s imagination and attention. It’s a favorite play date spot for sure!

***Disclosure: I received four complimentary tickets, courtesy of the Great Lakes Science Center. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

So, that was our weekend! How was yours?





Why? Little Legacy!

Summertime can be lots of fun, but also leave you searching for things to do with your kids. That’s where Little Legacy at Legacy Village comes in!

LVLittleLegacyAdSpecialLogo2018FinalThree Wednesdays this summer, the Lawn at Legacy Village will be filled with fun activities specifically geared for children pre-K and older. There will be on-stage entertainment from Jungle Terry, The Real Pop Fusion, and Mercury Theatre Co.



There will also be crafts and games provided by Cleveland Monsters, Cleveland Cavaliers, L.L. Bean, Greater Cleveland Aquarium, Snickers Juggling and Balloons, and more.


Little Legacy is free, open to the public, and takes place Wednesday, June 13; Wednesday, July 11; and Wednesday, August 8 from 10:30am-12pm. I’m sure you’ll see Jeffrey running around the Lawn at Little Legacy this summer!


***Disclosure: I have an ongoing relationship with Legacy Village to promote their events. In exchange, I will receive compensation in the form of Legacy Village gift cards. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***


Why? Weekends!

It was a busy and fun weekend in the CLE, so let’s get right to it!

Cedar Point

On Friday, Jeffrey, my mom, and I took the first of what will surely be many trips to Cedar Point this summer. We have season passes, so we go up there as much as we can. Jeffrey not only loves going on the rides, but also watching the big roller coasters.

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This year, Jeffrey is tall enough to go on rides by himself, which gives him even more of a thrill!


Jeffrey is also tall enough to ride (accompanied) one of my favorite rides from when I was a kid: Ocean Motion. After his first ride, during which he laughed and screamed happily the whole time, he immediately demanded to go again. Luckily, I convinced that the limit for consecutive rides is two…I can’t ride the way I used to!

We got to catch up with some favorite friends and visit the Melt Bar and Grilled there too.


So, all the way around, it was a great day!

Cleveland American Heart Association Heart and Stroke Ball

On Saturday, Matthew and I got to get all dressed up and have a swanky night out for our sixth anniversary at the Cleveland American Heart Association Heart and Stroke Ball.


Held in the beautiful atrium at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the event celebrated the $1.3 million fundraising success of this year’s Heart and Stroke Ball committee in grand style.


Over 750 people attended the event, which featured a cocktail hour with tasty drinks, such as this watermelon, lemon, vodka creation.


During the cocktail hour, there was a lot to take in, from performers to artists at work.

Guests could also mingle in the Social Suite, sponsored by Citrus Social, which I staffed during the event.


We then enjoyed a delicious dinner that included salad, short ribs, and chocolate tart.


We also heard from AHA staff, the event chairperson, and a sudden cardiac arrest survivor with inspiring messages of hope and thanks. There was surprisingly no auction portion of the evening, but rather drawings for giveaways to attendees as thank you gifts.


After the presentations wrapped up, it was time to dance to the sounds of Shout!, an impressive 11-piece band that kept guests moving and grooving well into the night!


It was a fabulous evening for a great cause! As I mentioned in one of my posts from the evening, my grandfather recently suffered a stroke, so the cause really struck close to home, as did the beautiful tribute walls created by family and friends.


To see such success for an organization working to alleviate heart and stroke conditions really meant a lot!

***Disclosure: I attended the Cleveland American Heart Association Heart and Stroke Ball as part of my working relationship with Citrus Social. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

Rosewood Grill

On Sunday, we tried a new-to-us brunch at Rosewood Grill. I enjoyed the champagne sangria and Matthew had a bacon bloody mary, complete with a mini Miller High Life to accompany it!


We shared the monkey bread (pull apart cinnamon rolls) and deviled eggs to start.


For my entree, I chose the prime rib hash, with roasted red peppers, potatoes, and sunnyside-up eggs. The hash was flavorful and delicious!


Matthew enjoyed the crab cake Benedict, which is obviously the best kind of Benedict!


Since I’ve decided brunch is my favorite meal, I always enjoy trying new brunch locales. Rosewood Grill will stay on the Sunday Funday list for sure!

So, that was our weekend! How was yours?


Why? PLAYmatters Toys!

It can be really hard to take your child to a toy store, not only because they want to take home absolutely everything, but also because most are overwhelming and not conducive to letting your child discover the toys they really like.

When I walked into PLAYmatters Toys with Jeffrey, I felt an immediate difference from most toy stores.


PLAYmatters Toys is bright and inviting, with cheery red carpet, light wood shelves, and wide aisles with plenty of space to actually explore the toys offered there. Owner Michael Ziegenhagen told me the design is based on what he saw at a toy exposition in Europe.

PLAYmatters is locally owned and operated by the Ziegenhagen family. As a parent, Michael was inspired to open a toy store dedicated to toys that have integrity, durability, and purpose and he did just that!


PLAYmatters carries a wide range of unique toys that are different than what you find at big-box toy stores both in quality and purpose. The toys at PLAYmatters all build in discovery and education right into the fun packaging of really cool toys!


For me, one of the most attractive things about PLAYmatters is what it lacks. You won’t find commercialized toys here. Believe me, we have plenty of those in our house and I’m not against them overall, but it’s nice to be able to direct Jeffrey’s attention to more imaginative, off-the-beaten-path items.


PLAYmatters is part of a consortium of independently-owned, like-minded toy stores across the country that help select brands and toys that fit high standards for not only quality, but also fun!


I was particularly intrigued by a couple of PLAYmatters’ European toy offerings. These Plus Plus blocks are made in Denmark and offer unique building fun.


And these Steiff toys are made by the oldest manufacturer of toys in the world and are good for collectors and children alike.


PLAYmatters offers toys appropriate for a wide age range, from the smallest…


…to the tweens.


So, if you’re looking to make play time even more magical, PLAYmatters is an awesome place to go, with so many unique and imaginative options. You can shop online, check out their summer catalog, or pop into their Pepper Pike or Solon locations. Personally, I recommend going into the store, because you never know what you might fall in love with!


Plus, Michael and his staff are so knowledgeable and caring! You know you’re going to buy toys for you child, so why not do it somewhere that cares so much about the quality and purpose of the toys and is a local small business to boot?!

While I was writing this post, I asked Jeffrey what he wanted you to know about PLAYmatters and he said that you should go there because you could get a special garbage truck, just like he did!

Whether it’s a garbage truck or a princess dollhouse, PLAYmatters Toys offers something to make play fun for everyone!

Oh, and be sure to check out PLAYmatters Toys’ partnership with the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage for the Everyday Heroes exhibition this summer, celebrating the superheroes in our children and ourselves through books, crafts, and movement. Everyday Heroes is open June 5 though August 12.

***Disclosure: I was invited to visit PLAYmatters Toys and received a complimentary toy of Jeffrey’s choosing. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***



Why? Weekends!

Just to let you know right from the start, this post is 90% Jeffrey’s birthday and 10% donuts…

Goldie’s Donuts

On Friday afternoon, Jeffrey and I had the chance to check out the brand new Goldie’s Donuts and Bakery in Lyndhurst.


Located in the former Amy Joy’s Donuts location, Goldie’s does more than just donuts, but boy, do they make great donuts! The sour cream donut was my favorite: so moist and delicious! I also tried the classic glazed, which was light and fluffy.


Goldie’s also offers tons of pastries, like cookies with rich and delicious chocolate icing, Russian tea cakes made from a 100-year old recipe, and decadent brownies and coconut bars.


Goldie’s also has apple fritters and chocolate chip cookies that are both as big as your head!

Goldie’s is open daily from 5am to 10pm, so any time you’re craving donuts or any of their other delightful treats, you can grab one (with the convenience of a drive-through if you want). Goldie’s is a great addition to our fabulous locally-owned donut scene in Cleveland!

***I was invited to a complimentary tasting at Goldie’s Donuts and Bakery. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

Jeffrey’s Birthday: Parts One, Two, and Three

Jeffrey turned four yesterday and it’s hard to believe how fast time has gone! I’m so proud of the boy he has become: so inquisitive and funny and smart and empathetic. And what better way to mark turning four than with a weekend of parties?!

On Friday, we had a party for Jeffrey’s school friends at Preston’s HOPE Playground Park. This is always a favorite place to play and it was the perfect spot for the kids on that beautiful day.


We ordered pizza from Pizzazz on the Circle and had a great time playing.


Jeffrey has gotten really into birthdays, particularly singing “Happy Birthday,” and it was such a treat to watch him get so excited for that part of his parties.


On Saturday, we had a party with Jeffrey’s friends at the Children’s Museum of Cleveland.


When the new Museum opened, Jeffrey immediately requested to have his birthday party there. It was the perfect spot, with lots of fun things for the kids to do, plus a spacious and well-appointed party room and friendly staff that made hosting a breeze!


Jeffrey’s cake came from Cakes to You and was designed to match his invitations and party décor perfectly!


Jeffrey also requested a rocket ship piñata (thank goodness for Amazon…you can find anything, I swear), which led to a lot of excited candy grabbing!


And then on Sunday, we had a party at our house with our family and Jeffrey’s godparents. My dad arranged for a pretty amazing surprise in our driveway: Lightning McQueen and Mater!


Lightning is my dad’s car, with the addition of a perfectly-designed sunshade. It was so cool for Jeffrey to see these characters come to life in his driveway!


We had lots of good BBQ food, time to play in the yard, and another fabulously designed Cakes to You cake.


Anything that can make Jeffrey this happy is completely worth doing (three times over)!

Happiest birthday to our favorite little man, who woke up this morning and said very seriously, “Momma, I am four now.” I can’t wait to see what it brings!

And of course, what an epic Cavs win! Pretty nice birthday present they gave Jeffrey there!

I hope you enjoy the rest of your long weekend and take time to remember the reason for the holiday, too.


Why? Weekends!

It was a busy and fun weekend in the CLE! Here’s what we were up to:

John Carroll University Alumni Awards Dinner

On Friday night, I was honored to receive the Rev. William M. Bichl, S.J. Alumni Volunteer Service Award from my alma mater, John Carroll University.


I served on the Cleveland Alumni Chapter Board for six years and was so humbled to receive this award as I completed by board term. John Carroll means so much to me and has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. My mom received her Masters in Education from Carroll, so being able to share the Awards Dinner with her was particularly meaningful.


The dinner itself was lovely, with good food and good conversation with the other award winners and their families. The other award recipients were so deserving and have accomplished so much that it was truly amazing to be mentioned in the same breath.

I am so grateful for the chance to give back to John Carroll, to receive the award, and to get to share it with the people who mean the most to me and who supported the time and effort I put into my volunteer work.


Day Out with Thomas

Saturday morning, we boarded a train for Sodor at Day Out with Thomas at the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.


We got to enjoy a thirty minute train ride on Thomas himself, along with lots of other train-themed fun, including train tables, model trains, and the chance to ring a real train bell!


One of my favorite parts of Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad events is that they are volunteer-driven. The volunteers care so much about making the experience fun for the kids, which just adds to how special the memories made are.


Tickets are still available for this weekend’s Day Out with Thomas events, happening Friday, May 25 through Sunday, May 27. Click here to purchase tickets.

Happy Dog

You can keep our family happy with the food at Happy Dog! We popped in for a quick lunch after our Thomas adventure for hot dogs, tots, and craft beer for Matthew and me. I highly recommend Masthead Falling Fruit!


Matthew and I both got Chef Symon’s Favorite, with alien pickle relish, chunky peanut butter, and Sriracha drizzle. So good!

Dazzle Awards

On Saturday evening, I attended the third annual Dazzle Awards at Playhouse Square. The Dazzle Awards celebrate high school theater in a Tony Awards-style event, handing out awards for everything from set design and costumes to acting. The winners of the Best Actor and Best Actress awards get to travel to New York City to compete in the National High School Theater Awards on Broadway!

I was so impressed with the talent up on stage and with Playhouse Square’s commitment to celebrating these young people. Playhouse Square Partners helps to support the Dazzle Awards, among other Playhouse Square Education and Community Outreach initiatives, so it was cool to see what our donation dollars support.

***Disclosure: I am the co-chair of Playhouse Square Partners. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

Moms, Manis, and Mimosas

Sunday, I hosted a little brunch party to celebrate my lovely mom friends. I’m so lucky to have women who are supportive and understanding and funny and caring. I’ve really found my mom tribe!


So, what better way to celebrate these fabulous friends than with brunch (I made this almond French toast and this crab strata) and Prosecco sangria and manicures?


We had time to eat and chat and pamper ourselves and it was just lovely! It’s so important to celebrate our friends and I’m glad I had a chance to do it!

It was a great weekend with family and friends! How was yours?


Why? Weekends!

I hope you all had lovely Mother’s Day weekends! Here’s how we spent ours:

Thrive Arts Center

On Saturday, we attended a birthday party for one of Jeffrey’s friends at Thrive Arts Center.



Thrive Arts Center opened after Jeffrey finished up with Kindermusik, so this was our first chance to check it out. It’s an impressive space that is bright, fun, and imaginative, with space for Kindermusik, instrument and voice lessons, dance classes, and birthday parties too.


We got to participate in a Kindermusik class before making birthday crowns and enjoying cake and snacks. It was a fun way to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon! If your kids are interested in music, dance, or arts, check out Thrive Arts Center’s class offerings!

Mother’s Day

My Mother’s Day started with a present that Jeffrey made for me at school. It’s pretty fun now that he’s old enough to participate in making/picking out gifts. He was so excited to present me with my hand-painted letter!


After a fabulous vinyasa flow at Yoga Roots, we met up with my parents for brunch at The Capital Grille. The Capital Grille has quickly become a favorite special occasion spot, so I couldn’t wait to indulge in their Mother’s Day brunch.

When we arrived, my mom and I each received a sparkly red rose to commemorate Mother’s Day.


The dinner menu was available, but we chose to order off the three-course brunch menu. I chose the field greens salad, the lobster frittata, and the crème brulee.

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The lobster frittata was so rich, with a fluffy, creamy egg frittata on top a hash brown cake, served with lobster tail meat and Hollandaise sauce. This was brunch perfection!

The best part of the brunch was the bottomless mimosas or bellinis! The service, food, and drinks all made this a truly indulgent Mother’s Day treat!

So, that was our weekend. A little quieter than our usual, but that was really nice. I enjoyed the chance to soak up family time on Mother’s Day weekend! How was yours?


Why? Lake Erie Canopy Tours Giveaway!

It’s hard to find a getaway that can equally charm everyone from adults to kids, but The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake did just that! Matthew, Jeffrey, and I had the chance to spend a night in one of The Lodge’s lake-side cottages and had a wonderful little getaway.


The lake-side cottages are brand new and perfect for a family getaway, with two bedrooms, a living room, and kitchenette. Plus, the cottages have absolutely gorgeous Lake Erie views!


We started our adventure at The Lodge with dinner at Horizons Restaurant. Horizons boasts some lovely Lake Erie views of its own!


When in wine country, we had to enjoy some local wine, so Matthew and I each had a glass from Ferrante Winery. Horizons has a diverse selection of local vintages on the menu.


I was impressed with the food at Horizons. While the entrée selections were not huge, they covered everything from fish to pasta to veal and the quality was excellent.

For my entrée, I had the chicken porcini, a bone-in breast with porcini mushroom sauce, creamy Boursin polenta, and vegetables.


Matthew had the smoked Berskhire pork chop, with brown sugar dry rub, caramelized onion apple compote, smoked gouda mac ‘n cheese, and vegetables.


Both entrees had stand-out side dishes and were well-seasoned and perfectly prepared. Jeffrey enjoyed his classic cheese pizza, too!

For dessert, I enjoyed the warm berry pie with lemon-infused crust and Matthew had the mocha chocolate cake (which he definitely had to share with Jeffrey). We took the desserts back to eat on our porch and I was so captivated by the sunset, I didn’t get any pictures!

The next morning, we started with the breakfast buffet at Horizons, then headed off to the indoor pool for some splashing fun!


The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake capitalizes on the Lake Erie views wherever they can, including the pool area!


There are both indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, as well as an outdoor splash pad and playground.


After we dried off, we headed over to Lake Erie Canopy Tours, located on the same property as The Lodge. Lake Erie Canopy Tours has an adult Adventure Course, a Kids’ Adventure Course, and Canopy Tours.


As you can see, my brave guys each took on an Adventure Course. Jeffrey was at the young end of the age range for the Kids’ Adventure Course (which is designed for 4-10 years old).


Our guide, Kate, did a wonderful job helping Jeffrey get through the course and easing his nervousness.


He had a great time and, although he wasn’t ready to do the zipline at the end, I think he’ll be back to tackle the course again. I’m definitely proud of his willingness to try something new!

And Matthew had fun and got a bit of a workout too on the adult Adventure Course while Jeffrey was exploring the Kid’s Adventure Course.

The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake made for a really wonderful little getaway. It was far enough from home to feel like we were away, but close enough to be able to go for a night without wasting a lot of time traveling. The food was delicious, the cottage was just the right set up for a family, and the activities from the pool to the Canopy Tours gave us lots to do! This is a perfect summer weekend place!

So you can experience the fun too, I have two tickets to Lake Erie Canopy Tours to give away, good for either of the Adventure Courses or the Canopy Tour. Here’s how to enter (you can do one, two, three, four, or all five entries, just leave a separate comment here for each):

1.Leave a comment here telling me if you’ve ever ziplined before and where. (I have, in Jamaica).

2. Visit Lake Erie Canopy Tours and Why CLE? on Facebook and leave a comment here letting me know you visited both pages.

3. Follow @lakeeriecanopytours and @whycle on Instagram and leave a comment here letting me know you’re following both.

4. Follow @lodgeatgenevaoh and @WhyCLE on Twitter and leave a comment here letting me know you’re following both.

5. Tweet the following phrase and leave a comment here letting me know you tweeted:

I want to soar at @lodgeatgenevaoh thanks to @WhyCLE #giveaway https://whycle.com/2018/05/14/why-the-lodge-at-geneva-on-the-lake-giveaway 

You can tweet once per day for additional entries, just leave a separate comment here each time you tweet.

The giveaway will close on Saturday, May 19 at 11:59pm and the winner will be notified the following day. Good luck!

***Disclosure: I was asked to help promote Lake Erie Canopy Tours at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake. In exchange, I received a complimentary overnight stay, $50 dinner voucher, breakfast voucher, and tickets to the Lake Erie Canopy Tours Adventure Courses. I also received two tickets to give away to Lake Erie Canopy Tours. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***





Why? Goldfish Swim School Giveaway!

As summer approaches and pools and splash pads open again, it’s time to start thinking about water safety for your children. May is National Water Safety Month and there’s no better place to get your children learning about water safety than Goldfish Swim School.

Jeffrey has been attending Goldfish Swim School classes since he was seven months old and I couldn’t be happier with his development in confidence and skills. Even when he has a tough week, the team at Goldfish is always helping him to feel comfortable and get right back into the swim of things.


The safety skills taught at Goldfish Swim School make me feel more confident in taking Jeffrey to swim in a community pool or at a friend’s birthday party or at a water park. Of course we don’t let him swim alone, but his basic grasp of swimming skills and safety tips makes our jobs easier and gives him a good foundation for years to come.

Goldfish Swim School Jump Start Clinics are a great way to get your child ready for the summer swim season in just a week! Jump Start Clinics consist of five consecutive days of 30-minute swim lessons focusing on everything from water safety to fine-tuning skills. Jump Start Clinics can benefit every level of swimming from novice to more experienced.

Which is why in honor of National Water Safety Awareness Month, Goldfish Swim School (with locations in Northeast Ohio in Fairview Park, Cleveland East, and Hudson) is giving away a Jump Start Clinic to one lucky winner!

Here’s how to enter (you can do one, two, three, four, or all five entries, just leave a separate comment here for each):

1.Leave a comment sharing a way you keep your child safe in the water.

2. Visit your Goldfish Swim School of choice (Cleveland East, Fairview Park, or Hudson) and Why CLE? on Facebook and leave a comment here letting me know you visited both pages.

3. Follow @goldfishswimschool and @whycle on Instagram and leave a comment here letting me know you’re following both.

4. Follow @goldfishswim and @WhyCLE on Twitter and leave a comment here letting me know you’re following both.

5. Tweet the following phrase and leave a comment here letting me know you tweeted:

I want to #GetAJumpOnSummerSwimming with @goldfishswim and @WhyCLE #gfssjumpstartclinic #giveaway https://whycle.com/2018/05/10/why-goldfish-swim-school-giveaway-2 

You can tweet once per day for additional entries, just leave a separate comment each time you tweet.

The giveaway will end on Sunday, May 13 at 11:59pm and the winner will be notified the following day. Winner will be chosen at random. Note that Jump Start Clinic dates and times are subject to availability.

***Disclosure: I was asked by Goldfish Swim School to help promote National Water Safety Month. In exchange, I will receive one complimentary Jump Start Clinic for myself and one to give away. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***