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British Swim School Is Now Open in Carmel


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Special Section: EducationBritish Swim School, best known for its education of water safety as an essential survival skill taught in a fun and gentle environment, continues its nationwide expansion with a new pool location in the state of Indiana. This Carmel location marks the 21st state for the British Swim School franchise.

The new Carmel location will be run by first-time franchisees and married duo Katie and Greg Blair, who immersed themselves into the British Swim School system after searching for programs to enroll their three-year-old son. Not able to find a solution, the Blairs decided that the British Swim School model and curriculum would serve the community well.

“Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among children and is entirely preventable. My husband and I connect with the motto of ‘Survival of the Littlest’ and the strong emphasis British Swim School places on safety,” said Katie Blair, British Swim School franchisee. “This business allows us to teach a critical life-saving skill in fun and engaging classes to students of all ages. At the same time, it also allows us to benefit the entire community through outreach and education.” Not only are they looking forward to teaching students at their pools to be safe and happy swimmers, but Greg and Katie are also excited to bring British Swim School’s Water Watcher and water safety message to a broader audience through community events, school presentations, and other special events and partnerships.

British Swim School offers a two-step curriculum teaching children and adults of all ages, some as young as three months, water safety and survival skills, along with swimming skill development. While parental supervision is always the number one safety measure, research shows that participation in formal swim programs, such as those offered by British Swim School, can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent among children who are most at risk for deaths caused by drowning.

Since 1981, British Swim School has been dedicated to teaching water survival skills to children as young as three months old. CEO Rita Goldberg founded British Swim School in Manchester, England and developed the unique and highly effective teaching methods that are a recognized trademark of the brand. British Swim School is now headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The company offers lessons out of multiple national fitness chains and hotel pools year-round, based on the premise that children progress at different rates. Each child, regardless of age, is placed in their correct skill level and will have certain achievable objectives. The small class sizes and multiple pool locations means each student receives individualized attention and focused instruction time. British Swim School operates in nearly 200 schools in 21 states within the U.S., and holds nearly 15,000 lessons per week nationally, and conducted nearly 600,000 swimming lessons in 2017.

The newly opened British Swim School is located at the Residence Inn Carmel, which is at 11895 N. Meridian St., Carmel, IN 46032 and the SpringHill Suites Carmel on 11855 N. Meridian St. For more information about British Swim School in Hamilton County call 317-406-0369 or  317-406-0373 or visit our website- www.britishswimschool.com/hamiltoncounty