Reviews & Testimonials
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We started our daughter at 7 months. While this program focuses on swim safety so much more is offered! I've watched my daughter blossom in the program over the last 3 years. She knows how to take turns, listen to teacher, sit patiently for her turn to enter the pool, stay focused in between / during tasks, self challenge/control. Literally, bringing tears to my eyes watching my daughter being so successful with something she enjoys and yet still such a little person. As with any toddler activity, we've had moments and trials of struggles during our time there and all were met with the perfect appropriate match of positive encouragement or firm rules if needed.
The swim safety program is excellent and it's spectacular to watch these littles master skills that offer them chances if they ever find themselves in water.
Kelley is amazing with kids and is an expert at teaching your child how to be comfortable and safe in the water. I trust her fully with my child and appreciate that she knows how to get his attention, talk to him, and encourage him. I’ve definitely learned some tricks from her. Also, everyone who works here is great... friendly, professional, and kind.
Swimbabes is the BEST! Teacher Kelley has been so wonderful! She is so kind and patient. My son has made tremendous growth. We were lucky to be able to attend the 10 day swim camp. The progression from day 1 to day 10 is remarkable. I know this is because of the consistency. My son had some precious lessons at Swimbabes but I must say we love the 10 day camps. Regardless Swimbabes is wonderful and I highly recommend them. Thank you Kelley and the Swimbabes staff.
We first started at SWIMBABES in September of 2017, my son was 8 months old. We have since been apart of the program and I would not take my children or recommend anywhere else for swimming lessons! From our first day we have been treated with the upmost respect from *all* staff members, the facility has *always* been kept clean and safe for members and most importantly my sons have always felt comfortable and have fun in their classes!
This pandemic has given obstacles to many small businesses and children's sports facilities. Kelley and her staff have handled this past year beautifully. Communicating with families every time adjustments have had to be made and when being able to be open, the safety protocols have been phenomenal. My oldest son is in the higher risk category and after talking with our Pediatrician, we felt 100% confident in resuming our lessons upon SWIMBABES reopening.
My youngest son got a late start to classes due to the pandemic but was able to start in September of 2020 in group lessons, unfortunately in November our governor shut down lessons again but in those short 3 months he was already gaining water survival skills we couldn't achieve in our bathtub!
SWIMBABES was finally able to reopen on 2/1/2021, again, communication in the time off was spectacular and understanding that they were only going to be able to open for a 10 day long camp. These were private lessons for your same time, for ten days straight and WOW! I have been impressed over the years at SWIMBABES but these ten days blew my mind! My oldest was able to get back into the water and pick up where he left off on his four strokes. My youngest is where I saw the most growth (because he had the most to gain). In 10 Days my son (1yr 2mo) achieved his independent back float and is able to go under water, turn over onto his back and float (still needs practice to become consistent of course, but the understanding is there)! IN 10 DAYS!
Now before I finish, let's also talk very quickly on all the other life lessons SWIMBABES teaches our kids. We all know we go there for survival swimming but my kids have learned taking direction from other adults, taking turns, sharing, learning counting & colors, friendships and *so* much more!
The overall value of what my children get from SWIMBABES is worth every penny of tuition. The customer relationship I have had the pleasure of having with all the staff at SWIMBABES is the cherry on top!
We look forward to the years to come with Kelley and her staff at SWIMBABES!
March 1st, 2018
"We are moving back to California and will be leaving SWIMBABES. We really enjoyed your class and all the other teachers. We are very happy with John's progress. I hope we can find a school who's at least close to as good as yours."
"Amazing instructors and swim program! I started taking my son to lessons at Swimbabes when he was about 8 months old. We went through two rounds of the intro class and two rounds of Basic Water Awareness. I couldn't believe the progress he was able to make at such a young age! He went from being scared of the water to being totally comfortable and excited to swim. Unfortunately, I had to discontinue his lessons because of my work schedule, but I hope to bring him back someday because of the great experience we had."
June 17, 2017
We are taking a short break for the summer but we want you to know Lincoln really enjoys swimming and is constantly praised by other parents at his skill level for being just 4! I always recommend swimbabes there isn't another program I am aware of that teaches children so effectively in skills and safety!! It is truly an amazing program! You should be so proud of what you have accomplished in the community. More importantly in the countless little lives you prevent tragedies from occurring because they have practiced water safety and have the skills to swim or float if they get into trouble swimming or fall into a body of water!!!
Thank you again for your help!!!
June 14, 2017
"We have never had to do this. Our last swimbabes class will be at the end of August. Wow!! 12 and a half years of coming to this location with our 4 girls - it will be an emotional moment for me. Thank you so very much for what you have taught my girls and making it all a great experience. The staff and teachers are incredible and teacher Kelly your amazing in what you do!!!! We will continue to tell people about your great program!
Again thank you for the wonderful memories and for the life lessons,
The Petersons - Greg, Bieker, Ingrid, Grace, Audrey and Raquel"
Rating Review posted on Mar 3, 2017
My family loves Swimbabes! Both my daughters are currently taking swim lesson at Swimbabes, and have been since they were 2 years old. My oldest is now 6, and has learned so much, that she is competitively swimming on swim teams. The teachers are great, and really work with your child to get them over any fears they have. My youngest is 3, and she already is on her way to being a great swimmer. I can't say enough about the dedication and knowledge for swimming the staff has. I highly recommend Swimbabes!
Rating Review posted on Sep 23, 2016
Amazing instructors and swim program! I started taking my son to lessons at Swimbabes when he was about 8 months old. We went through two rounds of the intro class and two rounds of Basic Water Awareness. I couldn't believe the progress he was able to make at such a young age! He went from being scared of the water to being totally comfortable and excited to swim. Unfortunately, I had to discontinue his lessons because of my work schedule, but I hope to bring him back someday because of the great experience we had.
Rating Review posted on Jul 29, 2016
My kids are 1 and 3 years old and have been at swimbabies since they were 4 months old. It's a great program!! We have had class with all the teachers and think they are all great. I would recommend this program to anyone with kids.
We just got the underwater video Ty filmed in Nov. I couldn't find a way to thank him but please pass onto him and your mom how wonderful it is! ! ! Not only the video but the music as well.
I had to watch it twice right away.
I love that she kept an eye on Tyler as it made the video even better. It's really nice to know what she's doing under the water!
Thanks again for being such a special and wonderful place in our family.
John and Amy Peterson
Swim Babes Staff,
I just saw the news story on TV about Paisley and I was so happy to hear that you got some press about the amazing program that Swim Babes is.
Both of my daughters (Jordin and Morgin Parks) have gone through Swim Babes and I can’t tell enough people about how amazing your philosophy and staff are about swimming.
I was a competitive swimmer, so it wasn’t an option to have children that didn’t know how to swim. Initially, there was fear of the water by my girls until we moved away from the public pool lessons to Swim Babes. From the very beginning I knew that we were finally going to have kids that would be comfortable in the water and be able to enjoy how much fun it is to be in the water as a kid. As a parent, I would be able to feel confident sending them into the pool and they would know what to do if they got tired or couldn’t touch the bottom.
After 4 years of coming to the Swim Babes pool at least once per week, next Tuesday will be our last lesson. It’s bitter-sweet for us because we LOVE watching our girls swim. They both primarily have had Susie as their teacher and she has done her job to perfection! Both of our girls can swim the length of the pool (multiple times) in all four strokes with pretty accurate breathing too. In my opinion, and Susie’s, they both should be on a swim team. However, it is not their passion. As much as Susie and I have tried to convince them to try, they just aren’t interested.
So, we will move on with more dance classes for Jordin and signing up Morgin to try soccer because this is what they want to do. However, we go into summer knowing that when they swim 2 times per week during summer camp they will be ROCK STARS in the pool. And, don’t be surprised if you see us come back for some stroke refresher classes. You never know…maybe Jordin and Morgin will realize how much they miss the pool and try swim team after all.
Thank you for all that you do and the lives that you effect. We are honored to say that our kids are a part of the Swim Babes family.
Andrea and Greg Parks
“It's been a wonderful swimming experience and we've been bragging with everyone about your program. I took Emily to 5 different places (including ****) before I found you guys and you guys are best at what you do. Thank you again!”
“If you want your little person to swim like a dolphin SWIM BABES is thee place! They have been in business for years because there tactics work! TRUST these wonderful people to teach your child(ren) to swim! Keep in mind that although the facility is not the newest - you are choosing this facility for the outcome!”
“Jackie Young is a professional who has all our children’s safety around the water in here best interest. This is a must experience for families with young children who live around any source of water whether it be a river, pool, hot tub or even a small pond in your yard. Allow SWIMBABES to teach your children how to swim. Although the price may seem higher than the regular recreational center price, the quality and quickness in training will prevail. You can not put a price on a childs safety anyway.”
"I gave it a 5 star rating!”
"Our kids had taken other swim classes before starting with SWIMBABES and there really is no comparison. Within weeks of being at SWIMBABES, each of our boys were able to jump in and then quickly turn and float, a survival skill that will be with them for life. They are very comfortable in the water now and are good swimmers. When we are on vacation or at the community pool, we constantly get asked 'Where did your kids learn to swim like that so young?' I'm happy to tell them SWIMBABES!"
"Jackie is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced persons in the world concerning babies and children swimming. She has lectured in many countries all over the world and is always very well-received by all the parents and instructors in attendance. She is very personable and easy to work with. I highly recommend her for any activity or position she chooses to work in ."
Thought you might be interested to know that our son Jack (former swim babe - now 7yrs old) finished 4th in the U8 division at the short course state meet in the 25 breast - he was one of only a handful of 7 yr olds that actually qualified to compete. Right now he is sitting in the top 5 for all 50's in U8 division for long course. State for long course is the end of July and he has already qualified to compete in 4 events. Big thanks to Teachers Jackie, Kelley, Susie, and Sarah - you guys taught Jack to not only love the water, but helped him become a really amazing swimmer.
Thanks again and I am sure you will see both Jack and Ava competing at the State and Regional level in a few short years 🙂