Floaties Swim School has been a lifelong dream of founder/owner Mike Morrill whose love for swimming started in Highschool and has been driving him ever since…

Mr. Mike started teaching swim lessons in high school, and in 2000 took a job as a swim instructor in Pacific Beach and even then, his future plans included opening a swimming facility of his own. As a former water polo athlete; a high school All American player and collegiate player, as well as a city of San Diego Beach Lifeguard, swimming was not only was it his first love but he was passionate about water safety and the life saving skills he could teach babies as early as three months old. Mike became a private instructor, traveling from pool to pool hosting swim lessons at people’s homes. His nick-name among friends was the “floating pool guy” which eventually transitioned to “floating lessons” and ultimately evolved to Floaties Swim School. In 2006 he stopped floating through San Diego and turned his backyard pool into a business. The first year teaching classes in his backyard he taught over 150 students, and with a growing waitlist, he brought on another instructor and continued teaching students in the backyard pool for a full year and a half.  Mike will still tell you how thankful he is to the awesome neighbors he had during that time. When the demand for lessons finally outgrew the backyard, the search for a school facility began.

We have now been operating Floaties Swim School on Poway Road since our grand opening May 12, 2008.

Mr. Mike is a Poway High graduate and has three children all in the Poway Unified school system. The oldest is 14, middle 9 and the youngest 8, all of whom you can see, mostly as infants, in the pictures when you walk around the Floaties center, and sometimes in the pool helping their dad teach. Each one has been taught to swim the Floaties way and are excellent and avid swimmers. Mr. Mikes passion and commitment to water safety and preventing childhood drownings is still at the forefront of all techniques taught and he says “At Floatie’s we treat your children like they are part of our family, because its so important that all children are taught water safety at an early age in a fun knowledgeable environment”.

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