Splash Swim Academy
Saving Children from Drowning one lesson at a time!
You feel it the moment you walk in. Something different. It’s more than vibrant colors chosen to inspire kids. More than a curriculum crafted not only to teach kids how to swim but also to build their character through guided play. More than heated pools 34 degrees. There’s something more. Something unexpected. Something that propels Splash swim academy beyond typical. It’s Passion. Not just a passion for kids or a passion for swimming…it’s a special passion for changing – even saving – lives by teaching kids to swim.
A passion born in the heart of a mom driven by her love for children, swimming and a desire to deliver an unmatched "Golden Experience" for kids and their families.
The Splash swim academy was born when Founder Karen Fisher realized after having a family and love and passion, she had for children gave up the corporate world and wanted to do something from home. Realizing the demand for quality swim instruction after teaching swimming lessons in London, many years ago, at a local swimming club. Karen decided to build a pool and teach swimming lessons from home. Karen, again, realized the great need for quality swim instruction as she regularly accumulated a waiting list and her clientele grew record-breaking numbers for her pool at home.
So, I began researching the swim industry, learning from other swim school owners at several swim school conferences before beginning a business plan of how to expand. After the two years of research, and a lot of hard work, Karen found new premises for Splash swim academy. Situated in Winston Park KwaZulu Natal with two heated indoor pools
Since operating out of the new premises, Splash swim academy has grown and is now able to take on more children, swim all year round, has a swim shop, tuck shop and Splash Swim Academy has employed several swimming teachers and other staff members.
Learn More about the founder - Karen Fisher.
Studied in London – Receiving Diploma in swimming and attending many workshops.
Studied with Elizabeth Smith swim school - Courses done Learn to swim/babies/stroke correction and squad training.
Sports Science diploma.
Sales and Marketing degree.
Swimming Captain at High School.
Competed in Durban and district swimming trails.
Attended life-saving courses and first aid courses.
Completed 6 Midmar miles.
Every parent wants the best for their kids. It’s why development books, educational DVDs and parenting courses are so popular. But it’s all so overwhelming. So, what works best? Well, science says the foundation for a child’s cognitive growth is rooted in two key factors: a safe environment and learning through play at any age. Yes, play. This is how kids develop the skills that ultimately give them the courage to dive into new experiences.
The fact is your child’s potential is in there. Sometimes you just need to add water.
Splash swim academy was created by a parent, for parents, with this goal in mind — to give kids the platform to build essential life skills that will help them make waves in life. We’ve created an inviting and safe place where kids overcome their fears, learn to swim, respect the water and have lots of fun while doing it. Our two heated indoor pools are simply the fun backdrop for where kids do some serious growing and learning. So, while we’re focused on the serious stuff, your family will be focused on the fun.
It’s about momentum. Forward movement, growth. It’s about showing kids that they are something, will be something and, whether that’s the next president or a role in the school play, that something will be undeniably them. As parents, we know there’s no greater feeling than the pride that comes with witnessing your child accomplish new skills — that’s why we’re always celebrating at Splash swim academy. Because every little dose of achievement adds up to big self-esteem. And after all, life is one big pool. At Splash swim academy, we’re here to give kids the courage to dive in and learn a life skill while having fun and that will be with them for the rest of their lives.