Floaties Swim School 10 Year AnniversaryBlog
Dear Floaties Families Past, Present and Future,
This month we humbly celebrate 10 amazing, glorious, rewarding and often emotional years in business. On April 24, 2006, Floaties Swim School opened its “gate” to the public — “gate” being the door to the backyard of our new home in Poway. We transformed it into Floaties first “facility,” and it was here Mike and I learned the importance of going the extra mile to reassure a new mother who felt anxious about putting her infant in swim lessons. As a new mother myself, I realized the 30-minute poolside break could turn a frustrating day into a calmer one. Early on, we decided to make learning to swim an enjoyable experience for the entire family, and began welcoming your families as a part of our Floaties Family.
It is with gratitude and love, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Floaties Swim School. During this time, we have taught numerous children how to use polar bear arms, shark arms, safety circles, cannonballs and back floats. We welcomed two more children into our immediate family, celebrated engagements, marriages, births, opened a second facility and possibly a third (stay tuned!) and have met hundreds of families. We are privileged to have established amazingly supportive relationships with fellow local businesses like Sushi Lounge, Kid Ventures and Chelsea’s Light Foundation. And, we continue to support our local schools and make it a priority to give back to our community.
This month, as we walk down memory lane, we thank you – all that have made this journey possible – and celebrate the future with you. We’ve reached out to many of our “backyard” families to find out where they are now. You might even be surprised with a few teachers who show up on it as well. Who remembers Mr. Ryan or Mr. Brian?
To commemorate our anniversary, Floaties is thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new website! It’s been months in the making and we are excited to share with you. Please check it out at www.floatiesswimschool.com — we can’t wait to hear what you think!
What’s an anniversary without a celebration?! Save the date! On Sunday, April 17 from 12-4 pm, Floaties Swim School Poway, who has teamed up with Poway Sushi Lounge, will celebrate 10 years in the community. Enjoy games, a dunk tank, face painting, music, raffle prizes, sushi and more right in the parking lot of our Poway location. Please stop by to help us celebrate 10 years! Who knows? You may walk away with some free swim lessons, dance lessons, autographed football or dinner for two at Sushi Lounge!
Thank you again for your continued support! We look forward to celebrating with you and your family.
From our Floaties Family to Yours,
Mike & Karyn Morrill
Owners, Floaties Swim School