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Dear SwimKids Families,

We are still monitoring the Coronavirus daily. We had hoped to reopen after two weeks but now know that is not possible. I’ve been so appreciative of the supportive emails, texts and phone calls about SwimKids staff and programs. It has been a breath of fresh air moving through some very heavy days.

We will not charge your cards or bank accounts on April 1st... Read More »

We have inline UV sanitation in our pools; do you know what that is?

We have inline UV sanitation in our pools;  do you know what that is?

Our goal, number one focus, and core value is and has always been the SAFETY of your children. This is why SwimKids facilities have been equipped from day one with state of the art Ultraviolet sanitation systems that kill bacteria and viruses.

What is an Ultraviolet (UV) Pool Sanitizer?

Ultraviolet (UV) pool sanitizers utilize a cutting-edge, non-chemical process that uses germicidal UV... Read More »

SwimKids Receives Donation for Special Needs

SwimKids Receives Donation for Special Needs
SwimKids extends its heartfelt thanks to Marilyn Kelly, her family, friends, and the Montclair Seahawks Swim Team for its donation of $900 to the SwimKids Special Needs program. Coach Kelly retired this past August after 35 years of coaching the Montclair Seahawks summer league swim team in Prince William County. The team wanted to give Coach Kelly a gift that keeps on giving and donated $900... Read More »

Dave Tonnesen elected to U.S. Swim School Association BOD

Dave Tonnesen elected to U.S. Swim School Association BOD
Congratulations to SwimKids owner, Dave Tonnesen, who was elected to the United States Swim School Association Board of Directors. The election was held October 16 at the USSSA Annual Conference in San Diego, CA. Dave is now part of elite group of business owners who guide swim school owners from all over the United States. Congratulations again on this outstanding achievement!

SwimKids becomes part of Guinness Book of World Records in the World's Largest Swimming Lesson 2012!

SwimKids becomes part of Guinness Book of World Records in the World's Largest Swimming Lesson 2012!
Watch the video over at YouTube!

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Families Make History with World's Largest Swim Lesson at Gainesville SwimKids

Families Make History with World's Largest Swim Lesson at Gainesville SwimKids

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Kids Aren't Waterproof
How to Keep Your Child Safe

Kids Aren't Waterproof

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SwimKids Makes a Splash in Gainesville
Bull Run Observer - May 2010

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SwimKids Builds New Swim School in Gainesville, VA

SwimKids is excited to announce that construction of its new swim school is underway! This state of the art swim school is scheduled to open this summer of 2010 in Gainesville, VA, just behind the Virginia Gateway Shopping Center at the intersection of Wellington Rd and Limestone Drive. The 6000 square foot facility has an innovative and customized design for teaching kids and making... Read More »

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Special Needs Program Featured in Old Bridge Observer
February 2010

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SwimKids Swim School Supports National Institute of Health Research
Recent Study Confirms Swim Lessons Have Protective Effect Against Drowning

WOODBRIDGE, VA, March 6, 2009 - SwimKids Swim School announces its support on research announced earlier this week by the National Institute of Health. The study states that providing young children with swimming lessons has a protective effect against drowning and allays concerns that lessons could increase risk by reducing parental supervision and vigilance. "We are so pleased that there... Read More »

ABC News: SwimKids Owner Quoted in Fallout Story about Michael Phelps
February 6, 2009

SwimKids Owner, Dave Tonnesen, was quoted by ABC News in the story about the fallout of Olympic Swimmer, Michael Phelps. Coach Dave's quotes are on page 2 of the story, and while the author did mistakenly represent Dave as a USA Triathalon coach, instead of USA Swimming, it's still a good story and a good quote by Dave.

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