The Floaties Way
Floaties Swim School is proud to serve its community with the service of water safety and drowning prevention. Our staff takes pride in their jobs, knowing the skills students learn could eventually save their life. As instructors become familiar with the Floaties Way, it quickly becomes apparent why swimming at Floaties sets each child up for swimming success.
At the heart of the Floaties Way is the importance of building trust and rapport with a child first. Learning can only be successful if a child is interested and engaged. Fear, intimidation or a lack of empathy has no place in our curriculum. Working through our progression line is serious swim business, and student and instructors work hard to ensure children are progressing through each milestone. Floaties instructors all have extensive training on how to work with children of all ages, abilities and comfort levels, and our curriculum is ground in coaching science, motor learning and child development. While each instructor brings their unique personality to the classroom, teaching the Floaties Way is universally learned and practiced by each instructor, thus ensuring that children receive similar instructions should they need to switch instructors.
Floaties works very hard to ensure the longevity of instructors, as rapport and consistency are the utmost of importance in learning. However, instructor switches do happen, and when it does, parents can be confident that while the instructor may be different, the Floaties Way will remain the same.
Rapport, Empathy, Positivity and Patience- that’s the Floaties Way!
Meet Our Training and Development Manager
Angela Wild, Floaties Training and Development Manager, has been in the aquatics industry for more than 10 years. Angela pursued a Masters degree in motor control and learning with an emphasis on preschool-aged swimmers and helps to bridge the gap between the science and research of drowning prevention and swim curriculum design. A presenter and speaker on swim lesson design and aquatic motor learning, Angela is passionate about making the “Floaties Way” cutting edge, and aims to make every instructor a reflection of this method.
"This place is great! My son's instructor is awesome. He's very friendly and attentive! My son has improved so much in just 2 weeks with 2 30 minute sessions a week. The bad thing about this place is the size of the pool itself. It's very crowded especially during a week night. Other then that I would definitely recommend this program to parents with children of all ages."
Yelp Review from Onie T.
"Olivia swam with Mr. Mike from 4 months old until she was 2 1/2 and we moved to north Texas. She is now 8 years old and on the USA swim team winning races! Her love of the water started with Floaties. This foundation has given her the love and passion she still has for swimming."
Facebook Review by Jessica O.
"We have been with Floaties in Poway for almost 3 years now and we love it! The entire staff is amazing! Of course we love our instructors (Mr. Oscar and Ms. Mariah), but honestly, I've never heard anything bad said of any instructor there! The front desk staff is always very welcoming. They are also very helpful and patient when I need to change swim schedules/instructors. They have a real knack of placing the girls with a swim instructor that compliments each of their unique personalities. Thank you Floaties for making my girls water safe!!!"
Yelp Review by Analyn L.
"My daughter and I love Floaties Swim School. We started lessons with her when she was almost 4 months old, and after her 6 week program, she has gotten so comfortable in the water. She goes underwater multiple times per session and looks so happy when she comes up. It was really important for us to start lessons early so she develops water skills and is comfortable in the water. I was still amazed with how quickly that developed. "
Yelp Review by Jen H.
"Just wanted to thank you, my 4 year old daughter was on a play date with her aunts and cousins and fell into the pool this past weekend, we were not there; no one saw her fell into the pool, no one saw her get out, by the time my sister in law found her she was already out, scared, but perfectly OK. She doesn't know how to swim but Flooties taught her enough skills for her to be able to get out of that pool safely. I am eternally grateful!!"
Facebook Review by Maribel S.