AQUA-TOTS SWIM SCHOOLS
Aqua-Tots was founded in 1991 in Scottsdale, Arizona by Ron and Jane Sciarro. The two always had a love for children and dreamed about running their own business. So, when Ron and Jane identified very few quality swim programs for parents to enroll their children in, they started their own learn-to-swim business. The two taught classes to families seasonally from March through October. Over the next few years, the founders designed and developed a comprehensive training curriculum that focused on meeting the needs of two important people: the child and the parent.
TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL
After years of success, the couple decided to turn their seasonal school operation into a year-round business by opening state-of-the-art training centers. Shortly after, the founders partnered with Paul and Heather Preston to create the beginning stages of the franchise model and formed “Aqua-Tots Swim Schools.”
In 2005, Aqua-Tots Swim Schools designed and developed a dedicated indoor facility in Arizona to serve families in the Metropolitan Phoenix area year-round. After years of mastering how to sell, how to teach and how to retain a solid employee base and a large client base, Aqua-Tots Swim Schools created a franchise business model to be replicated throughout the United States.
SETTING THE PACE
Our mission is to help prevent drownings by working with the community to provide a standard of excellence in teaching children and adults water safety. With years of experience, a comprehensive curriculum, quality swim instructors, state-of-the-art facilities, and convenient locations, Aqua-Tots has it all to serve your family!
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Since 1991, Aqua-Tots has been an industry leader in swimming instruction. We challenge the status quo in the swim industry, focusing on delivering top-quality swim lessons and providing our swimmers with Lessons for Life. Our name is recognized around the world, as we have served many communities over the years in our efforts to reduce drownings on a global scale.
Decades of instructional experience have molded our comprehensive swimming curriculum. As an active member of the United States Swim School Association (USSSA), Aqua-Tots regularly participates in educational opportunities to maintain a high teaching standard in the swim industry. With the main focus being safety, our curriculum helps children learn how to swim and develop a lifelong love of swimming.
QUALITY SWIM INSTRUCTORS
Every one of our instructors goes through over 40 hours of intensive classroom and in-water training. In addition, our Aqua-Tots Swim Schools Water Safety Instructors (AT-WSI) have passed an online exam and have obtained CPR training prior to receiving an AT-WSI Certification and to teaching their first swim lesson. Once certified, our instructors are assessed regularly to assure lesson quality and consistency. We want to ensure that your family receives a quality lesson, every time.
Our year-round training centers offer families a clean, safe, and family friendly teaching environment. The water is always 88-90 degrees to ensure our swimmers are comfortable in the water.
We have multiple locations in the United States and around the world to serve families. For more information on our locations, please visit our Locations page.
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AQUA-TOTS SWIM SCHOOL
Mon: 10:00am – 9pm
Tues: 9:30 am- 7:30pm
Wed: 9:30am – 8:30pm
Thurs: 9am -7:30pm
Sat: 8:30am – 1:30pm
Posted by Aqua-Tots Swim Schools on Thursday, March 5, 2020
Turn Tears to Cheers!
Does your child cry when learning how to swim? Don’t worry; it’s more common than you think. At #AquaTots, we want to help and encourage your child to turn their tears into cheers! #BuildingLessonsForLifeJoin us for a safer summer by enrolling in swim lessons today! Call us today to get started: (208) 938-9300Posted by Aqua-Tots Swim Schools on Thursday, June 21, 2018
Building Lessons For Life
Enrolling your child in swim lessons is a great way to help keep them safe around water but swim lessons also teach children lessons that last a lifetime! Hear one Mom's story about why she chose to keep her daughter in swim lessons and why she love, love, LOVES #AquaTots! #BuildingLessonsForLifeJoin us for a safer summer by enrolling in swim lessons today! Call us today to get started: (208) 938-9300Posted by Aqua-Tots Swim Schools on Thursday, June 7, 2018
Posted by Aqua-Tots Swim Schools on Saturday, October 20, 2018
When to Use a Life Jacket
First intended for open water and boats, life jackets (or personal flotation devices) have become widely accepted for use around all types of water, especially in pools. Personal flotation devices, while important in boats and open water, can cause difficulty and barriers in teaching a child how to swim. Learning to swim, how to get air, and parental supervision should be practiced in pools and shallow beach areas. #ProvidingLessonsForLifeJoin #AquaTots for a safer summer by enrolling in swim lessons today! Visit us online today to get started: http://ow.ly/srZP30jW7AbPosted by Aqua-Tots Swim Schools on Thursday, May 31, 2018
General Water Safety Tips
As we wrap up #WaterSafety month, let us leave you with simple safety tips that save lives! #ProvidingLessonsForLifeJoin #AquaTots for a safer summer by enrolling in swim lessons today! Give us a call to get started: (208) 938-9300Posted by Aqua-Tots Swim Schools on Monday, May 28, 2018
Backyard Pool Safety
Backyard pools are a source of great pleasure and fun, but they are also the location in which the majority of drownings in children under 5 years old occur. In order to help promote backyard pool safety, always require at least these few tips. #AquaTots #ProvidingLessonsForLifeCall us today to get started: (208) 938-9300Posted by Aqua-Tots Swim Schools on Thursday, May 24, 2018
Open Water Safety Tips
With vacation plans right around the corner, we thought we’d provide you with some quick water safety tips for the open water!Join us as we continue to support National Drowning Prevention Month by providing you and your children with educational tips on how you can be safe in and around water. Visit us online today to get started: http://ow.ly/srZP30jW7Ab#AquaTots #ProvidingLessonsForLifePosted by Aqua-Tots Swim Schools on Monday, May 21, 2018
Providing Lessons For Life
“Aqua-Tots provides a place that children can safely experience new skills. I believe, for our family, Aqua-Tots provided a place of normality. A normal activity in the chaos of life.” #AquaTots #ProvidingLessonsForLifeVisit us online today to get started: http://ow.ly/srZP30jW7AbPosted by Aqua-Tots Swim Schools on Thursday, May 17, 2018
Water Safety Tips for Home
When we think of #WaterSafety, we often think of swimming pools and large bodies of water. Did you know there are many other items and areas which present a drowning hazard to young children around the home? Join us as we continue to support National Drowning Prevention Month by providing you and your children with educational tips on how you can be safe in and around water. Call us today to get started: (208) 938-9300#AquaTots #ProvidingLessonsForLifePosted by Aqua-Tots Swim Schools on Monday, May 14, 2018
The greatest fear any parent has around water is of their child wandering off and entering water unsupervised, either intentionally or accidentally. The only way to help deter this childhood curiosity and impulsiveness about water is to train them to have boundaries.Get started at Aqua-Tots today: http://ow.ly/srZP30jW7AbPosted by Aqua-Tots Swim Schools on Thursday, May 10, 2018