SwimKids was founded over 35 years ago when a mother sought for something better for her family. As a child she had vacationed in and around water and had experienced some close calls. She wanted her kids to be confident and safe in the water! This mother found a program that taught survival skills to infants and children and soon enrolled to become an instructor herself. Over time she decided to adapt the curriculum to her own experience in teaching and her education in child development.
SwimKids success in teaching thousands of children to swim has come in striking the proper balance between confidence and skills. We believe that being gentle yet firm contributes to our students’ success. At SwimKids our students not only learn water safety they also fall in LOVE with water!
Liz Walker, our founder is my mother. Now as a mother myself I am trying to continue her legacy by bringing the BEST swimming lessons to as many children as I can! Why am I passionate about what I do? Swimming is so much more than just a hobby. It’s a life skill that not only enables our children to exercise and enjoy recreational activities—it can also guard our children from tragedy. Swimming isn’t like soccer or dance, it’s the one sport that can save your child’s life.