What People Are Saying About SwimKids...
"The SwimKids program fills a void in a child's development as a swimmer that doesn't exist elsewhere here in Northern Va. We are absolutely thrilled with the progress our children are both making."
SwimKids Parent, Woodbridge, VA
"I am thrilled with the SwimKids program. As a participant in the Swim Camp for just three weeks, I've seen my daughter graduate two levels! All due to the dedication, skill and enthusiasm of the coaches. Her coach clearly always had her best interests at heart and made every effort to try different ways of making her at ease in the water. I look forward to seeing my daughter's progress and thank all at SwimKids for your efforts!"
SwimKids Woodbridge Parent on 2012 Survey
"My daughter started in SwimKids a year ago when she'd just turned 3. She was afraid & didn't want to put her head under the water. Within 2 lessons, she was no longer afraid & would eagerly go under water. Needless to say, this made everything, especially bath time much easier. My family was amazed that at 3.5 she could actually really swim on our summer vacation! She has continued to progress under the watchful eye of her beloved Coach Ashley. Ashley really "gets" my little diva & Margie strives to impress her. I can't say enough good things about the program and the staff at the Gainesville facility! "
"Luke had a blast and learned so much... SwimKids is one of our favorite places!"
"We have had such a wonderful experience with SWIMKIDS. My son just loves it! Lots of availability, friendly staff and WONDERFUL swim coaches. The business aspect is smooth as well. Would recommend it to anyone!!"
"I liked the low student/teacher ratio. The coaches are fantastic with the kids - they make it fun!"
Carolyn Little, Montclair, VA
"My daughter Alex has taken swim lessons with SwimKids for almost a year now. She looks forward to each lesson and is really learning a lot. The other day she was playing with her Barbies on her water table and I overheard her giving swim lessons to her Barbie dolls. She told them she was coach Cara and they were going to have "so much fun today." She ran through the songs and various exercises (bobs, floats, kicks, etc.) with each Barbie. What particularly struck me was the way she was praising each of "them" for their effort and hard work...just as she receives each lesson.
So...thank you and your staff for making my 3 year old daughter feel as special as she does each time we leave. I truly appreciate all the effort made each week to not only turn my daughter into a swimmer, but also help develop her character as demonstrated through an innocent playtime activity."
Heather Hewson, Fredericksburg, VA
"I want to express my thanks to SwimKids. My 2 girls (age 8 and 4) started with swim camps about 2 months ago with zero experience in a pool. Now, my oldest is beginning the freestyle and my youngest in going underwater to retrieve "treasures". They have gained wonderful experience and a life lesson that cannot be matched . We love all of the coaches and staff. The staff has been very helpful in finding the best class schedule and levels for my girls. The size of the class and the size of the pool makes them feel very comfortable and confident."
SwimKids Leesburg Parent on 2012 Survey
"We've had a great experience with SwimKids. All staff have shown great patience and passion for helping to teach our son how to enjoy the water safely. We've had to be very patient in getting Max to put his face in the water ... and, he finally did it after many lessons. And, it was wonderful to see how all coaches and managers were genuinely excited at his accomplishment!! Thank you all so much!!"
Denise, Leesburg, VA
"Both my girls (4 and 5) have taken 3 weeks worth of lessons so far this summer. We had a couple of breaks in betweeen because of vacation so not straight 3 weeks. Anyways, they have made AMAZING progress. I HIGHLY recommend SwimKids to anyone who wants to see real quality results when it comes to teaching your kids how to swim. I have tried some centers that are closer to my neighborhood, but was not happy with the results. I think it helps that SwimKids is every day of the week and not just once a week. The SwimKids in Leesburg is only a 15 minute drive, but it's worth it!! I love it, and the Kids love it!!!
We had different instructors each week, and each one was superb. They really know how to work with the kids and get them going with the right techniques. Both my girls, even at just 3 weeks worth of lessons, are swimming so confidently, front and back floating, kicking, opening eyes under the water, and pushing off from the wall. They are learning some great safety skills right now in Level 4.
Bottom line, SwimKids rocks. "
Mary K., Sterling, VA
"I am very happy with my son's swim lessons! My son fell into the deep end of our inground swimming pool last May. You can imagine the fear that goes through a parent's mind when their 4 year old falls into a pool. This was the first time this had ever happened. Our son remained calm. After the ordeal, I asked him if he was scared when he fell in. He told us that he was not scared because he did what he was taught to do in swim class. He floated to the top of the water and swam to the ladder. He did not panic. This was the goal we had from the time we started swim lessons when he was a year old...that he would be able to know what to do if he were ever in this situation. I just want to send a heartfelt "Thank you" to all of the staff at Swim Kids. You make a huge difference in the lives of your students . You have made a huge difference in my sons life and for that I am grateful! "
"We love you! Every instructor has been top-notch and in summer swim camps it is great that you keep the same instructor for the whole week. And bravo for bringing in more male instructors- it is always good to have male role models/teachers for my son. Love the new Woodbridge facility!"
SwimKids Woodbridge Parent on 2012 Survey
"GREAT place! My son started when he was 4 1/2 and is 5 now. He's been going weekly for 6 months now and still every week can't wait to go. He's had a few different teachers as he's moved up levels and they all have been terrific. One of the best "activities" I've ever signed him up for and I hope he wants to stay with it for a long time. "
Shawn K., Chantilly, VA
"We love SwimKids! The coaches and managers are fantastic, both of our girls have learned so much in such a positive and fun environment! The class sizes are great , it allows for a lot of personal attention! Thank you so much for keeping my girls safe in the water!"
Allison, Fredericksburg, VA
"My son has been a proud SwimKid for a number of years. We started out in the Mommy and Me swim classes. Over the years we've had the opportunity to work with a number of outstanding coaches. Each coach has taken the time to figure out the best approach for working with my son. I'd gladly recommend the SWIMKIDS to any parent interested in starting their little one off on the right foot with swim lessons in a safe and nurturing environment."
Circe Lunkins, Bristow, VA
"All the staff are very willing to help you and are extremely courteous. I appreciate the time and energy the coaches take with each student. The program is far superior to any other - anywhere!!! You take the "learn to swim" approach to a new level by breaking it down into achievable parts to ensure a confident swimmer who has skilled strokes. As a result, I am assured that you are saving lives too. Thank you for caring to solicit the parents opinions!"
SwimKids Gainesville Parent on 2012 Survey
"We love SwimKids! Coach Taylor is so great with the little ones, and we've loved watching our boy progress since his days in the SplishSplash classes. At only 9 months, our son is safely entering the pool on his own to our 1-2-3 cue, learning to kick, and swimming underwater for 4 seconds at a time. This has been a great experience for all of us, and we can't wait to see where it takes him."
"You all are terrific from the office, supervisors, coaches, everything. Angie is wonderful and gets my daughter to do things that she was never able to do with other coaches. My son is one of the best swimmers in his school. I only have one person (company) to thank -- Thank you SwimKids!!"
SwimKids Parent on Spring Survey
"We have been very impressed with the way SwimKids is operated. The coaches are
fantastic as well as the rest of the staff. We have friends who are starting this summer because we raved so much about the quality of the classes. Keep doing what you are doing....it works!"
SwimKids Parent on Spring Survey
"Can't say enough WONDERFUL things about the Woodbridge location. They took my daughter from being scared of the water to going under by herself in less than 2 months!! Now she's a fishy who LOVES the pool and is confident, but safe in it! Thank you!!"
"We are super impressed with the Coaches, Site Manager and just everything really. We attend the Fredericksburg Swim Kids Location and the Coaches there, everyone really, is super great. I'm really thrilled we made the switch, our daughter, Ciara, has come a long way in a short amount of time. She graduated from Level 1 in 6 weeks and we thought for sure that would take until the summer. Even though she still has a long way to go, she is making so much progress and she is gaining confidence in herself. It's super amazing to watch all the kids grow, we cheer everyone on in our daughters class. You all rock. Thank you for an amazing swim program."
Marcia and Ryan Whaley
"The Dias Family is loving their Swim Camp. Even more special Natalia graduated her Tots 3 today! She is now super hyped and excited to join a summer swim team with her twin brother and older brother. We are so grateful for these past 5 years with SwimKids. All 4 of my kids have learned 1 of the most valuable life lessons of all - How to swim! We love the Woodbridge facility and the coaches Rock!"
"Please keep doing what you are doing. SwimKids is a class act. The coaches are AMAZING! The program cannot be matched. Thank you for your love and dedication to creating a healthy respect for the water."
Parent Comment from 2012 Survey
"My kids love the swim camp and learned so much in such a short period of time! The staff was attentive and made sure to give me updates on their progress. "
Lisa A., Oakton, VA
"Best coaches and swimming lessons for children. Kevin's progress over summer is remarkable! Highly recommend SwimKids."
Parent Comment from 2012 Survey