Please visit our Covid-19 page for the safety measures we are taking at Aspire. The CDC has stated, “There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, spas, or water play areas”. Aspire swim coaches are not required to wear masks while they are teaching in the pool.
Learning to swim is a necessary skill for all children in Arizona. The goal of our program is to develop happy, healthy, and safe children in a fun, loving atmosphere. We will provide lessons that will enable your child to, when faced with a dangerous situation around water, have life-saving survival skills and should be able to get themselves out of the water should they fall in.
Program Director: Erin S
Aspire hires and trains only the best swim instructors in the valley. Our instructors are certified in CPR and First Aid. In addition, they are required to go through a thorough interview process and each coach is required to complete more than 40 hours of in-water training. We also ensure that our instructors stay up to date with the latest teaching trends and techniques through an on-going continuing education training program.
What is taught in swimming lessons?
The life-saving survival skills include learning to swim to the side and climbing out of the water, floating on the back, beginning freestyle stroke, picking up rings on the bottom, and learning safety skills. In the more advanced levels you can expect your child to learn all competitive swim strokes in order of difficulty, and they will be taught racing dives. Not every child will want to be a competitive swimmer, but every swimmer should continue through levels to further their knowledge of the sport, and to make an educated decision to pursue swimming competitively.
For kids 3 & under
We require that all kids ages 3 & under wear reusable swim diapers. Accidents can happen and will result in pool closure from 30 min. – 24 hr. depending on the severity. Use only reusable swim diapers. Disposable swim diapers are not permitted. We recommend iPlay swim diapers, because they fit snugly around waist and legs. They are available for purchase in Aspire’s Pro Shop.
Classes We Offer:
Baby Otters-Parent & Infant (4-12 months) FREE!
Seahorse- Beginner (Parent & Tot 12-24 months)
Starfish- Beginner (12-24 months)
Dolphins- Intermediate High
Erin S has been at Aspire since we opened in 2005. She was an essential part of the development of an aquatics program in the gym. She coaches many different classes for a variety of ages in the swim program. Erin started competitive swimming at age 5 and continued for many years.
She began coaching swimming in 1997.
Erin has degrees in Early Childhood Development and Elementary Education. She enjoys spending time with her husband and four wonderful children and her favorite food is ice cream.