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With so many swim school options out there, why choose OWA Swim? Here are a few reasons why we believe you will love OWA Swim School:

Our Facility is top notch! We pride ourselves on having a beautiful, indoor heated pool.   Because we are a private facility without droves of swimmers in the water,  we can maintain a pristine pool – which means no itchy skin or red eyes. The pool has a variety of depths (4, 6, and 15 feet) to accommodate all levels of swimmers, as well as a 2ft. ledge along one side so the young ones can stand.

Our restrooms are club style, complete with lockers and a large shower. We also have a retail store, stocked with goggles, swim caps and swim diapers.  We believe you will enjoy our small, private atmosphere as much as we do.

Gabby with studentOur instructors are fantastic. We believe there is a big difference between knowing how to swim and teaching people to swim.  Our instructors are typically college age or beyond, mature and responsible.  We are known for having well disciplined and organized classes while still having fun.

Swim teachers are trained and certified by our trainer through the SSI (Swim Schools International) program, which includes several hours of in water and classroom training, as well as required shadowing of a mentor teacher for many hours. They also receive ongoing monthly training.

As an extra measure, all instructors and deck managers are lifeguard certified (which includes first aid, CPR/AED). To maintain professionalism and consistency, all instructors wear wetsuits. This not only keeps them warm for hours worth of teaching, but are modest and protective. We aim to make you and your children feel as comfortable as possible! Meet our instructors.

Teacher bucketOur Classes are great! Some facilities have up to 8 or 10 kids per class, which in our eyes means your child gets very little one-on-one time, and could be a waste of your money. Our group lessons, have  no more than 4 kids per class. Even when the class is full, they are still in the water the entire time practicing skills.  This allows them to get the most out of their 30 minute lesson.

We also offer private and semi-private (sibling only) options.   There are usually no more than 3 teachers in the water at one time, which means no overcrowding!

Parents and others are allowed to observe lessons from the parent waiting room.  This leaves the pool deck free and clear for our deck manager and kids to move around the pool safely.  Having all parents in the waiting room allows for the most optimal learning environment by allowing the kids to focus on their instructor and place their trust in them.

Last but definitely not least, our adult private classes have been growing in popularity! If you have never put your face in the water, or are training for a triathlon, we aim to help you achieve your personal goals.

Our Goal is our slogan: Safety, Comfort, and Skills for Life. We know your first priority as a parent is the safety of your child in and around the water. Or perhaps you are an adult, who has put off swimming for years because of fear. Either way, our primary goal is to teach what to do in case you or your child were to fall in any body of water- don’t panic, float and get air, and get to safety.

Our next goal is to help our students feel totally comfortable in the water, regardless of technique. Once our students achieve being safe and comfortable in the water, our final goal is to teach skills and techniques in order for them to be proficient swimmers for either recreation or fitness, and to help them retain those skills for life.

Our Customers and Students receive an experience different than other facility. You will not be just another name in the computer. At OWA, we strive to know you personally- which isn’t hard since many of our swimmers stay for months (or years) at a time! Our instructors know all the students by name, and can recollect individual skills and achievements of a single student! The bottom line is we want you to enjoy our family type atmosphere, and get the type of respect, promptness, and efficient service you deserve.
Our History speaks for itself. The swim program has been opirating at this location since the year 2000 and we anticipate being here for a long time. We have taught hundreds of children and adults. Many have amaxing stories of how swimming has now helped save their own lives or just helped them safely have fun  at the local pool! On average, we have a 80% retention rate, where students stay on for months at a time, or come back year after year to continually improve.  We hope you will decide to become part of our ongoing history!