Nitro Swimming

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Nitro Swimming - The Austin TX area's premier location for Swim Lessons and Swim Team
  • 1310 Toro Grande Blvd

    Cedar Park, TX 78613

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  • 512-259-7999

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Mon-Fri 8:30am-8:30pm, Sat 7am-4:30pm

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Great training, great coaches!

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Great training, great coaches!

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I want to take a moment to respond to the previous poster. This "customer" requested private lessons from us. Private lessons were to begin on Aug 31st--- still 11 days away. Our manager made contact with the instructor he requested, who is a Graduate Student at UT. This particular instructor is phenomenal, and I have known her since her age group swimming years in the Austin area. Long story short, instructor was over committed, and manager contacted this customer this past Friday to discuss. All appeared well. Fast forward one weekend until today. Not sure what could have happened over a Saturday and Sunday, but this customer blew up at us and was very insulting to our business and made several character attacks. Personally, the hundreds of happy families we see weekly as well as the hardest working swim staff anywhere are better off without "customers" like this. Come on out, talk to our families who are with us, see the amazing progress made daily in the water, and of course see the smiles, and then make an informed decision. We contribute thousands of dollars annually to the local schools, local charities, and have several groups using our facilities at no charge. Come see us for yourself, and if you are a nice person, we'd love to meet you and get the opportunity to work with your swimmer! Mike Koleber, Owner, Nitro Swimming.

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I want to take a moment to respond to the previous poster. This "customer" requested private lessons from us. Private lessons were to begin on Aug 31st--- still 11 days away. Our manager made contact with the instructor he requested, who is a Graduate Student at UT. This particular instructor is phenomenal, and I have known her since her age group swimming years in the Austin area. Long story short, instructor was over committed, and manager contacted this customer this past Friday to discuss. All appeared well. Fast forward one weekend until today. Not sure what could have happened over a Saturday and Sunday, but this customer blew up at us and was very insulting to our business and made several character attacks. Personally, the hundreds of happy families we see weekly as well as the hardest working swim staff anywhere are better off without "customers" like this. Come on out, talk to our families who are with us, see the amazing progress made daily in the water, and of course see the smiles, and then make an informed decision. We contribute thousands of dollars annually to the local schools, local charities, and have several groups using our facilities at no charge. Come see us for yourself, and if you are a nice person, we'd love to meet you and get the opportunity to work with your swimmer! Mike Koleber, Owner, Nitro Swimming.

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This place is a joke, and they will make a joke out of you as well if you sign up.
The fact that these "instructors" who are nothing more than kids themselves, can swim, doesn't make them good swimming teachers!
The 30 minute group lessons for a group of 3 kids is such a waste of time, your kid will be going there for many months BEFORE he or she will learn anything, since these "instructors" intentionally waste time at the pool, to prolong their learning time before they move them to the higher level. All they want is to sign you up for their private lessons, that's where the real money is, and even then, they will match you up with their worse instructors since all the good ones are already been taken and fully booked.
Since these instructors are nothing more than high school kids or collage kids, their time schedule is very tight to begin with, so don't expect much from them.
If you really want a serious swimming school for your kid, find something else, this place is nothing more but a waste of your time and money.
We were very impressed with this school when we first came to see it, since this place is so big and impressive, but after few times of going there, I just found out everything I needed to know that this place is a waste of time and money.
Save yourself the trouble, find another swim school, there are so many of them in Austin.

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This place is a joke, and they will make a joke out of you as well if you sign up.
The fact that these "instructors" who are nothing more than kids themselves, can swim, doesn't make them good swimming teachers!
The 30 minute group lessons for a group of 3 kids is such a waste of time, your kid will be going there for many months BEFORE he or she will learn anything, since these "instructors" intentionally waste time at the pool, to prolong their learning time before they move them to the higher level. All they want is to sign you up for their private lessons, that's where the real money is, and even then, they will match you up with their worse instructors since all the good ones are already been taken and fully booked.
Since these instructors are nothing more than high school kids or collage kids, their time schedule is very tight to begin with, so don't expect much from them.
If you really want a serious swimming school for your kid, find something else, this place is nothing more but a waste of your time and money.
We were very impressed with this school when we first came to see it, since this place is so big and impressive, but after few times of going there, I just found out everything I needed to know that this place is a waste of time and money.
Save yourself the trouble, find another swim school, there are so many of them in Austin.

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As the Owner of Nitro, I wanted to take a moment to address the posted concerns. Most businesses that are enrollment type programs either require a contract or a full 30 day notice to withdraw/exit their program. Some even require a first

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As the Owner of Nitro, I wanted to take a moment to address the posted concerns. Most businesses that are enrollment type programs either require a contract or a full 30 day notice to withdraw/exit their program. Some even require a first

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Where to start? The highlights (if you can call them that): its more about quantity rather than quality, staff is not friendly or helpful, the bathroom is absolutley disgusting, lots of fees, and you better make sure you withdraw by

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Where to start? The highlights (if you can call them that): its more about quantity rather than quality, staff is not friendly or helpful, the bathroom is absolutley disgusting, lots of fees, and you better make sure you withdraw by

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The new Bee Cave location of Nitro Swim has everything any family would want to learn to swim, or learn to swim better. I know from personal experience that Nitro Swim has the best swim program in town (they are the ones who finally were

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The new Bee Cave location of Nitro Swim has everything any family would want to learn to swim, or learn to swim better. I know from personal experience that Nitro Swim has the best swim program in town (they are the ones who finally were

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I have twin boys that are 5 1/2. I think that swimming is just a really important skill that everyone should learn. I had heard great things about Nitro and decided to sign up my boys. \r
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The first lesson, my guys enjoyed it. They had a

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I have twin boys that are 5 1/2. I think that swimming is just a really important skill that everyone should learn. I had heard great things about Nitro and decided to sign up my boys. \r
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One of the reasons we moved to the RR area and Austin is the great swim programs here. My boys love swimming at Nitro and they have great coaches.\r
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They encourage my boys and make sure they are improving every practice. I only wish

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One of the reasons we moved to the RR area and Austin is the great swim programs here. My boys love swimming at Nitro and they have great coaches.\r
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When you walk into the Nitro Swim Center, you immediately walk into an atmosphere of positive energy from the coaches and the kids. As for the comments from the person below, I am not sure what ratios he is referring. We have 23 lanes of

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When you walk into the Nitro Swim Center, you immediately walk into an atmosphere of positive energy from the coaches and the kids. As for the comments from the person below, I am not sure what ratios he is referring. We have 23 lanes of

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Over the last 1 year, we have observed that , focus at Nitro has changed.\r
It is Quantity (in terms of numbers of swimmers) over Quality (in terms of coaching.)\r
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It is more an exercise than coaching on how to swim the correct way,

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Over the last 1 year, we have observed that , focus at Nitro has changed.\r
It is Quantity (in terms of numbers of swimmers) over Quality (in terms of coaching.)\r
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It is more an exercise than coaching on how to swim the correct way,

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I really am not sure that melissaa is talking about the correct pool. It is anything but old, dark and dirty. Quite the opposite. You can see for yourself by clicking on the pictures at the top of the page. I am an adult and swim at this pool. The pictures are accurate and have not been doctored. It is one of the cleanest pools I have been to. It is definitely not old. The pool is only 3 years old. It is state of the art in its filtration system and it is a joy to swim in. The locker rooms are typical for any swim center in their layout, but again are clean and new. Unfortunately, this pool did not open until my children were already in college. However, I have observed the swim lessons on many occasions. The children are treated like the treasures that they are. This is a top notch facility and I think north Austin/Cedar Park/Leander is so fortunate that the owner Mike Koleber chose this location for this fabulous pool!!!

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I really am not sure that melissaa is talking about the correct pool. It is anything but old, dark and dirty. Quite the opposite. You can see for yourself by clicking on the pictures at the top of the page. I am an adult and swim at this pool. The pictures are accurate and have not been doctored. It is one of the cleanest pools I have been to. It is definitely not old. The pool is only 3 years old. It is state of the art in its filtration system and it is a joy to swim in. The locker rooms are typical for any swim center in their layout, but again are clean and new. Unfortunately, this pool did not open until my children were already in college. However, I have observed the swim lessons on many occasions. The children are treated like the treasures that they are. This is a top notch facility and I think north Austin/Cedar Park/Leander is so fortunate that the owner Mike Koleber chose this location for this fabulous pool!!!

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My kids have gone to Emler, and although we liked it, I really wanted them to progress faster in their skills. So we switched to Nitro after hearing so many good things.

My first impression was that it's a dump. Old, dark, and dirty pretty much sum it up. There are no designated changing rooms, and the locker room is a little gross.

There is one air-conditioned area in the whole place, which is also fairly dingy. It's also a portable air conditioner, so don't expect real comfort. Maybe I had unreasonable expectations since Emler is newer, clean, has cental a/c in the whole building, designated private dressing rooms, carpet, etc.

There is basically zero communication with the staff. After 3 weeks, I still have no idea what "station" my kids are on because no one tells me. At Emler, we knew who our teachers were and met with them briefly after each class to discuss their progress.

They pretty much call your time and then it's a free-for-all to the pool. The teachers each grab some kids and stick them on a platform. 30 minutes later, you go get them.

Needless to say, we will be going back to Emler. I really don't see why everyone is so impressed with this place.

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My kids have gone to Emler, and although we liked it, I really wanted them to progress faster in their skills. So we switched to Nitro after hearing so many good things.

My first impression was that it's a dump. Old, dark, and dirty pretty much sum it up. There are no designated changing rooms, and the locker room is a little gross.

There is one air-conditioned area in the whole place, which is also fairly dingy. It's also a portable air conditioner, so don't expect real comfort. Maybe I had unreasonable expectations since Emler is newer, clean, has cental a/c in the whole building, designated private dressing rooms, carpet, etc.

There is basically zero communication with the staff. After 3 weeks, I still have no idea what "station" my kids are on because no one tells me. At Emler, we knew who our teachers were and met with them briefly after each class to discuss their progress.

They pretty much call your time and then it's a free-for-all to the pool. The teachers each grab some kids and stick them on a platform. 30 minutes later, you go get them.

Needless to say, we will be going back to Emler. I really don't see why everyone is so impressed with this place.

Pros: Not Sure

Cons: Old, dirty, chaotic

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Indoor swim center with awesome coaches. Coach Mike, the owner always seems on top of everything going on. He genuinely loves to connect with ALL the kids as they swim, as they walk by, as they head out the door. He's friendly and helpful and seems to only hire those with the same characteristics!

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Indoor swim center with awesome coaches. Coach Mike, the owner always seems on top of everything going on. He genuinely loves to connect with ALL the kids as they swim, as they walk by, as they head out the door. He's friendly and helpful and seems to only hire those with the same characteristics!

Pros: Awesome Coaches

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Nitro Swim Center offers the state's leading professional swim program with a focus on making casual swimming fun and safe while also offering those who wish to become competitive swimmers the opportunity to train like the professionals. Coach Mike Koleber and his highly regarded expert swim coaches care about the whole person -- making sure swimmers pace themselves as they become stronger athletes and better swimmers. Coach Mike wants the boys and girls, young people to never lose sight of their love for the sport. He has created from his 20 + years of professional training and competitive swimming the preeminent instruction / training program for swimmers in Texas. Our children have been involved for four years and if they so choose, they can go on to compete in high school and college -- or just have fun in the backyard pool. Those who complain do not understand that there must be tremendous safety consideration for, and diligence paid to, making sure all those around and in the pool are safe and having a positive experience. Rules are necessary for optimum safety. There must be accountability in this, one of the highest rated swim programs, with a certain strict observation of the rules. The popularity of Nitro Swim and high demand for enrollment in its program is testament to the regard held for this professional swim program. There is no place for a laizze-faire attitude when you are responsible for hundreds of swimmers and their safety. I, for one, know Nitro to be a hugely safe environment and know the owners take every precaution to keep their swimmers safe. Those who complain do not understand the dynamics of building excellent swimmers whether they be for casual swim or competition. No one comes close to the expertise of this endeavor.

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Nitro Swim Center offers the state's leading professional swim program with a focus on making casual swimming fun and safe while also offering those who wish to become competitive swimmers the opportunity to train like the professionals. Coach Mike Koleber and his highly regarded expert swim coaches care about the whole person -- making sure swimmers pace themselves as they become stronger athletes and better swimmers. Coach Mike wants the boys and girls, young people to never lose sight of their love for the sport. He has created from his 20 + years of professional training and competitive swimming the preeminent instruction / training program for swimmers in Texas. Our children have been involved for four years and if they so choose, they can go on to compete in high school and college -- or just have fun in the backyard pool. Those who complain do not understand that there must be tremendous safety consideration for, and diligence paid to, making sure all those around and in the pool are safe and having a positive experience. Rules are necessary for optimum safety. There must be accountability in this, one of the highest rated swim programs, with a certain strict observation of the rules. The popularity of Nitro Swim and high demand for enrollment in its program is testament to the regard held for this professional swim program. There is no place for a laizze-faire attitude when you are responsible for hundreds of swimmers and their safety. I, for one, know Nitro to be a hugely safe environment and know the owners take every precaution to keep their swimmers safe. Those who complain do not understand the dynamics of building excellent swimmers whether they be for casual swim or competition. No one comes close to the expertise of this endeavor.

Pros: Expert Instruction, Safety Diligence, Pro Swimmers

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We have had an amazing experience at Nitro and have nothing but praise for the staff, programs, and facility. I recommend Nitro to all my friends.

Everyone at Nitro is strict but fair and demonstrates to me each time I am there how much they care.

The swim school is really great. My son is only six and can now swim well after attending this school. The staff is always attentive to the children and always have time to listen to parents?Great job keep up the excellent work!

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We have had an amazing experience at Nitro and have nothing but praise for the staff, programs, and facility. I recommend Nitro to all my friends.

Everyone at Nitro is strict but fair and demonstrates to me each time I am there how much they care.

The swim school is really great. My son is only six and can now swim well after attending this school. The staff is always attentive to the children and always have time to listen to parents?Great job keep up the excellent work!

Pros: Local owned business with awesome service and programs

Cons: None

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Our daughter has gone from being somewhat fearful of the water to very comfortable and beginning to challenge herself to do more. Thank you Nitro for that, I was beginning to wonder if she would ever swim. You have an excellent program and an excellent facility

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Our daughter has gone from being somewhat fearful of the water to very comfortable and beginning to challenge herself to do more. Thank you Nitro for that, I was beginning to wonder if she would ever swim. You have an excellent program and an excellent facility

Pros: Lessons are top notch

Cons: None

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I just wanted to write and say Thank you to Nitro. All 3 of my kids have benefited so much from their lessons. I have been telling everyone in my mom's groups, play groups and preschool about your program since my kids started there a little over a year ago. My youngest started in the mom and me class and is now in Nitro 1 station 6 and he is only 3. He doesn't know how to sit still and doesn't always listen and tthe staff has had so much patience with him. He has learned to swim and his attitude and behavior has improved being part of Nitro swim lessons!


My twins also went from not wanting to put their faces in the water to swimming the length of the pool. My daughter made it through nitro 1 and part of nitro 2. Her twin brother with your help made it through station 8! His self confidence has really been boosted.


Thank you so much!

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I just wanted to write and say Thank you to Nitro. All 3 of my kids have benefited so much from their lessons. I have been telling everyone in my mom's groups, play groups and preschool about your program since my kids started there a little over a year ago. My youngest started in the mom and me class and is now in Nitro 1 station 6 and he is only 3. He doesn't know how to sit still and doesn't always listen and tthe staff has had so much patience with him. He has learned to swim and his attitude and behavior has improved being part of Nitro swim lessons!


My twins also went from not wanting to put their faces in the water to swimming the length of the pool. My daughter made it through nitro 1 and part of nitro 2. Her twin brother with your help made it through station 8! His self confidence has really been boosted.


Thank you so much!

Pros: Best lessons anywhere

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I know for a fact that none of the coaches at Nitro would ever tolerate bullying and if there were an accident on deck it would be handled immediately.

There are 3 restroom facilities: men/women's locker rooms, as well as a family restroom.

The hours (as stated on the website) are Mon-Thurs 8:30AM-8PM, Friday 8AM-6PM and Saturday 8AM-1PM...not quite sure what is odd about that?

I'd also like to go out on a limb and say that if there are over 700 kids on the team, the coaches must be doing something right.

Bottom line -- it doesn't sound like Greos has any legitimate complaints.

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I know for a fact that none of the coaches at Nitro would ever tolerate bullying and if there were an accident on deck it would be handled immediately.

There are 3 restroom facilities: men/women's locker rooms, as well as a family restroom.

The hours (as stated on the website) are Mon-Thurs 8:30AM-8PM, Friday 8AM-6PM and Saturday 8AM-1PM...not quite sure what is odd about that?

I'd also like to go out on a limb and say that if there are over 700 kids on the team, the coaches must be doing something right.

Bottom line -- it doesn't sound like Greos has any legitimate complaints.

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My son has been afraid of the water since birth, but after 2 classes at Nitro, he has gained confidence and water skills. I love the positive atmosphere and the caring swim teachers who always try to make my son feel comfortable and safe.

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My son has been afraid of the water since birth, but after 2 classes at Nitro, he has gained confidence and water skills. I love the positive atmosphere and the caring swim teachers who always try to make my son feel comfortable and safe.

Pros: My son had a blast

Cons: A little expensive

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I'll say right off the bat they they're the best swim teaching in town, but there's cost. They're so good at teaching swimming, and so successful, that they don't put much effort into making it a good experience for families who are just taking their kids to lessons.

They encourage you to come and and see for yourself, and I do to. Go in and look beyond the great facilities, and notice the myriad of rules posted - especially in the parent viewing area near the lesson pool. There are rules - lots of them: keep seated during your child's entire lesson, no boys over two years old in women's locker room - same for girls in men's, keep your child seated near you while viewing siblings lessons, etc. Also notice what they DON'T have in their facilities: more than one family restroom, no changing areas where parents can take their younger kids to change their clothes, no playing in the viewing room.

Beyond what you can see, what you don't see as a parent is also quite inconvenient: everything at this facility is done on paper, and has to be done in person. NOTHING can be done over the phone or internet. There are a myriad of rules regarding scheduling, billing, and missed lessons. Lots of facts and dates to keep straight.

My axe with Nitro is with customer service. The pleasant folk at the counter are nice, but they have very little authority. They're just allowed to push the tons of paperwork required and take your credit card. Personally, I made the mistake of filling out a tactful (and I thought helpful at the time) complaint on a paper that made it's way to Tracy in the back. She called the next day and booted us out of the program. Despite my pleas of "your great, but we drive from far away and your policy of everything in person and on paper is burdensome", and "my kids want to stay", we were gone...my son cried over it.

Ask yourself: What is it that I want my child to accomplish in swimming? Do they want to swim on a team? Do they just want to have fun in the water and not drown? The answer to those questions will determine if Nitro Swim is worth it to you.

If your child just wants to know how to swim and have fun, I'd suggest you take a look around Emler Swim School. It has a great kid friendly environment with a nice big viewing room with movable chairs (Nitro makes you "remain seated" on metal bleachers parked at the far end of their viewing room), and they allow kids to play in it. They also have tons of changing stalls, two family restrooms to use, and a nice knoweldgable staff that can do anything at the desk instaneously in person OR over the phone.

If your child wants to swim on a team someday, then stick with Nitro, but just don't expect great customer service from them. They are more work as a parent, but if they're going to try to be Michael Phelps someday, they might be worth it.

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I'll say right off the bat they they're the best swim teaching in town, but there's cost. They're so good at teaching swimming, and so successful, that they don't put much effort into making it a good experience for families who are just taking their kids to lessons.

They encourage you to come and and see for yourself, and I do to. Go in and look beyond the great facilities, and notice the myriad of rules posted - especially in the parent viewing area near the lesson pool. There are rules - lots of them: keep seated during your child's entire lesson, no boys over two years old in women's locker room - same for girls in men's, keep your child seated near you while viewing siblings lessons, etc. Also notice what they DON'T have in their facilities: more than one family restroom, no changing areas where parents can take their younger kids to change their clothes, no playing in the viewing room.

Beyond what you can see, what you don't see as a parent is also quite inconvenient: everything at this facility is done on paper, and has to be done in person. NOTHING can be done over the phone or internet. There are a myriad of rules regarding scheduling, billing, and missed lessons. Lots of facts and dates to keep straight.

My axe with Nitro is with customer service. The pleasant folk at the counter are nice, but they have very little authority. They're just allowed to push the tons of paperwork required and take your credit card. Personally, I made the mistake of filling out a tactful (and I thought helpful at the time) complaint on a paper that made it's way to Tracy in the back. She called the next day and booted us out of the program. Despite my pleas of "your great, but we drive from far away and your policy of everything in person and on paper is burdensome", and "my kids want to stay", we were gone...my son cried over it.

Ask yourself: What is it that I want my child to accomplish in swimming? Do they want to swim on a team? Do they just want to have fun in the water and not drown? The answer to those questions will determine if Nitro Swim is worth it to you.

If your child just wants to know how to swim and have fun, I'd suggest you take a look around Emler Swim School. It has a great kid friendly environment with a nice big viewing room with movable chairs (Nitro makes you "remain seated" on metal bleachers parked at the far end of their viewing room), and they allow kids to play in it. They also have tons of changing stalls, two family restrooms to use, and a nice knoweldgable staff that can do anything at the desk instaneously in person OR over the phone.

If your child wants to swim on a team someday, then stick with Nitro, but just don't expect great customer service from them. They are more work as a parent, but if they're going to try to be Michael Phelps someday, they might be worth it.

Pros: Best swim lessons in town

Cons: As a parent, they're hard to work with

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My name is Mike Koleber, and I'm the owner and Head Coach of Nitro Swimming. It is true that we have 700+ year 'round swimmers in our program, 9 not 7 full time swim coaches, 35 ultra qualified, Nitro trained swim teachers, and we have over 1,500 kids each week taking lessons with us. As for ratios, our lessons in our Nitro 1 classes are no more than 3:1 students to teachers, and our Nitro 2 are no more than 4:1. On our competitive program, we pride ourselves in the fact that we offer 42 group practice options for busy families and have the right swim group for any ability level that will make any child feel right at home. Having 23 lanes available at our fingertips - all indoors -- certainly has it's advantages. Just today, here is what our pool looked like on a typical afternoon: This was at 4:00PM ---- Intro to Nitro 3 lanes, 12 kids total, one coach. Bronze #2 was in 5 lanes, total of 18 kids, TWO coaches; Silver #2 was in 4 lanes, 16 kids, one coach; Advanced Silver, 4 lanes, one coach, 13 kids; TF1/TF2 in 4 lanes, 13 kids, one coach. That doesn't sound like a 100:1 ratio to me, but don't take my word for it. Come out and see for yourself and talk to our hundreds of happy parents to see what they think of Nitro Swimming. We have better coaches who work harder than any staff around, personal attention second to none, numerous group options/commitment levels to work for just about anyone's busy schedule, and the most positive swim experience anywhere. We appreciate the folks that take the time to do their own due diligence in checking out potential programs, regardless of the activity or sport as opposed to those who would take the word of anonymous posters who for whatever reason have personal axes to grind against local businesses. I extend an open invitation to anyone to not only come observe our program at anytime, but any swimmer who wants to try our team program is welcomed to do so for an entire week at no obligation at all. You will have a much better idea of what our happy Nitro families already know. Come decide for yourself, you'll be glad you did!! Mike Koleber, Nitro Swimming.

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My name is Mike Koleber, and I'm the owner and Head Coach of Nitro Swimming. It is true that we have 700+ year 'round swimmers in our program, 9 not 7 full time swim coaches, 35 ultra qualified, Nitro trained swim teachers, and we have over 1,500 kids each week taking lessons with us. As for ratios, our lessons in our Nitro 1 classes are no more than 3:1 students to teachers, and our Nitro 2 are no more than 4:1. On our competitive program, we pride ourselves in the fact that we offer 42 group practice options for busy families and have the right swim group for any ability level that will make any child feel right at home. Having 23 lanes available at our fingertips - all indoors -- certainly has it's advantages. Just today, here is what our pool looked like on a typical afternoon: This was at 4:00PM ---- Intro to Nitro 3 lanes, 12 kids total, one coach. Bronze #2 was in 5 lanes, total of 18 kids, TWO coaches; Silver #2 was in 4 lanes, 16 kids, one coach; Advanced Silver, 4 lanes, one coach, 13 kids; TF1/TF2 in 4 lanes, 13 kids, one coach. That doesn't sound like a 100:1 ratio to me, but don't take my word for it. Come out and see for yourself and talk to our hundreds of happy parents to see what they think of Nitro Swimming. We have better coaches who work harder than any staff around, personal attention second to none, numerous group options/commitment levels to work for just about anyone's busy schedule, and the most positive swim experience anywhere. We appreciate the folks that take the time to do their own due diligence in checking out potential programs, regardless of the activity or sport as opposed to those who would take the word of anonymous posters who for whatever reason have personal axes to grind against local businesses. I extend an open invitation to anyone to not only come observe our program at anytime, but any swimmer who wants to try our team program is welcomed to do so for an entire week at no obligation at all. You will have a much better idea of what our happy Nitro families already know. Come decide for yourself, you'll be glad you did!! Mike Koleber, Nitro Swimming.

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This is not the same Nitro a year ago. There were over 700 kids enrolled at the beginning of 08-09 season, compared to around 400 kids the previous season. With the sudden jump in enrollment, and such a high swimmer-coach ratio, the coaching quality definitely suffered. The pool was so crowded with kids and sometimes one coach had to watch 30-40 kids at the same time during a normal practice day. Kids could barely get any personal attention. During summer time, with some kids heading to summer league teams and some kids taking breaks, the pool is a lot quieter now. But it was not during the regular season.

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This is not the same Nitro a year ago. There were over 700 kids enrolled at the beginning of 08-09 season, compared to around 400 kids the previous season. With the sudden jump in enrollment, and such a high swimmer-coach ratio, the coaching quality definitely suffered. The pool was so crowded with kids and sometimes one coach had to watch 30-40 kids at the same time during a normal practice day. Kids could barely get any personal attention. During summer time, with some kids heading to summer league teams and some kids taking breaks, the pool is a lot quieter now. But it was not during the regular season.

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I signed my son up for lessons here after my neighbor's recommendation. She was a swimmer in college and takes her kids here for swimming. I have been very pleased. My son was nervous about learning to swim. The instructors were patient, nice but also firm, and he ended up enjoying the lessons very much. I like that there are numbered stations, and my son could move to the next station as soon as he learned the skill. He did spend a lot of time at the back floating station but he needed to so that was o.k. He spent most of his time in his lesson practicing which was also good. The first lessons that he took in our neighborhood, he sat on the wall a lot of the time and didn't seem to be able to swim very far. At Nitro, he learned to swim the whole length of the pool and roll on his back to breath which I liked.

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I signed my son up for lessons here after my neighbor's recommendation. She was a swimmer in college and takes her kids here for swimming. I have been very pleased. My son was nervous about learning to swim. The instructors were patient, nice but also firm, and he ended up enjoying the lessons very much. I like that there are numbered stations, and my son could move to the next station as soon as he learned the skill. He did spend a lot of time at the back floating station but he needed to so that was o.k. He spent most of his time in his lesson practicing which was also good. The first lessons that he took in our neighborhood, he sat on the wall a lot of the time and didn't seem to be able to swim very far. At Nitro, he learned to swim the whole length of the pool and roll on his back to breath which I liked.

Pros: indoor lessons, stations

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We felt compelled to set the record straight on what Mommy26 had written. We 7 coaches at Nitro have known Mike for a long time, and he pours his heart and soul into making Nitro the best. If he is guilty of anything, he cares as much as he does about the finished product on the pool deck. As far as under-staffed goes, the start of every season has it's glitches as several new families join us. Mike analyzes each day as to what went right, what needs immediate improvement, and what needs to be looked at over time. Each coach covers about three to four lanes of kids in most of our groups, some less, some a little more, but we're allowed to give a lot of personal attention to the kids we coach. No program in the area offers what Mike does for us coaches. We are all salaried, with full health,dental, and this year life insurance that he provides for us. When prices went up everywhere this year he chose NOT to raise tuitions and to NOT raise any of the registration fees. He offers free lap swimming to all military, police, fire and EMS. He supports the Make a Wish foundation. We've seen him countless times jump into the lessons pool at no charge for families. He's in the middle of arranging a free lessons program for underprivileged kids through the Round Rock schools. He's the first one to open up the building at 5:15AM, and usually the last one to leave around 9:00PM. He's the one you will see climbing under bleachers to scrape gum off of the pool deck, but the first one to take care of a swimmer who may be on the verge of tears. Mommy26 doesn't know Mike. We do. He makes us better on the pool deck because his standards are as high as they are. Mike is the driving force behind Nitro. We choose to be here, and so far none of us have left or have any reason to want to leave. We want to say thank you to Mike for all he does, and that Mommy26 was very unfair to write what she wrote. Sincerely, Tim, Dave (T-Bay), Dave, Kristyn, Cindy, Greg, Robert.

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We felt compelled to set the record straight on what Mommy26 had written. We 7 coaches at Nitro have known Mike for a long time, and he pours his heart and soul into making Nitro the best. If he is guilty of anything, he cares as much as he does about the finished product on the pool deck. As far as under-staffed goes, the start of every season has it's glitches as several new families join us. Mike analyzes each day as to what went right, what needs immediate improvement, and what needs to be looked at over time. Each coach covers about three to four lanes of kids in most of our groups, some less, some a little more, but we're allowed to give a lot of personal attention to the kids we coach. No program in the area offers what Mike does for us coaches. We are all salaried, with full health,dental, and this year life insurance that he provides for us. When prices went up everywhere this year he chose NOT to raise tuitions and to NOT raise any of the registration fees. He offers free lap swimming to all military, police, fire and EMS. He supports the Make a Wish foundation. We've seen him countless times jump into the lessons pool at no charge for families. He's in the middle of arranging a free lessons program for underprivileged kids through the Round Rock schools. He's the first one to open up the building at 5:15AM, and usually the last one to leave around 9:00PM. He's the one you will see climbing under bleachers to scrape gum off of the pool deck, but the first one to take care of a swimmer who may be on the verge of tears. Mommy26 doesn't know Mike. We do. He makes us better on the pool deck because his standards are as high as they are. Mike is the driving force behind Nitro. We choose to be here, and so far none of us have left or have any reason to want to leave. We want to say thank you to Mike for all he does, and that Mommy26 was very unfair to write what she wrote. Sincerely, Tim, Dave (T-Bay), Dave, Kristyn, Cindy, Greg, Robert.

Pros: Outstanding facility, Indoors, Water Quality, Instruction

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We've been with Nitro since the beginning and while my kids are still happy there, we as parents observing from the stands notice a definite change in the program since its beginning. The chaos and frustration on the coaches faces is evident due to them always seeming to be understaffed on their busiest days. And while the coaches are wonderful and committed to the competitive team it seems to us that Mike, the owner, is all about the lessons and what's going on in the lesson pool even if it means leaving the other coaches short-staffed and scrambling about to cover the team practices. It also comes across that Mike tends to overshadow his coaches and staff by making himself "shine" so to speak rather than being confident in them and patting them on the back for a job well done. So many of their policies have also changed in the course of their existence and they seem to be getting more "money Hungry" rather than out to please those hands who are feeding them! As I said my children are happy there but it seems more and more evident that the coaches and staff are not and that will end up hurting Nitro in the end. We don't think Mike realizes how important it is to have the RIGHT coaches with your team. He definitely needs to appreciate those who he has before it's too late.

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We've been with Nitro since the beginning and while my kids are still happy there, we as parents observing from the stands notice a definite change in the program since its beginning. The chaos and frustration on the coaches faces is evident due to them always seeming to be understaffed on their busiest days. And while the coaches are wonderful and committed to the competitive team it seems to us that Mike, the owner, is all about the lessons and what's going on in the lesson pool even if it means leaving the other coaches short-staffed and scrambling about to cover the team practices. It also comes across that Mike tends to overshadow his coaches and staff by making himself "shine" so to speak rather than being confident in them and patting them on the back for a job well done. So many of their policies have also changed in the course of their existence and they seem to be getting more "money Hungry" rather than out to please those hands who are feeding them! As I said my children are happy there but it seems more and more evident that the coaches and staff are not and that will end up hurting Nitro in the end. We don't think Mike realizes how important it is to have the RIGHT coaches with your team. He definitely needs to appreciate those who he has before it's too late.

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My kids started at Nitro last year when they opened, and Nitro has swimming for everyone. As I sit and watch the swimmers, you notice how the whole swim center flows. In the Olympic size pool, you?ll see young swimmers just learning to use fins and learning how to use the clocks; on the other end of the pool you?ll find the national team swimming endless laps. If you are lucky enough you might even see an Olympic swimmer stop by. They also have a lessons pool where they teach classes for infants as young as 6 mo to Adults. The great thing about the Nitro program is you can be any level or age and Nitro has a place for you.

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My kids started at Nitro last year when they opened, and Nitro has swimming for everyone. As I sit and watch the swimmers, you notice how the whole swim center flows. In the Olympic size pool, you?ll see young swimmers just learning to use fins and learning how to use the clocks; on the other end of the pool you?ll find the national team swimming endless laps. If you are lucky enough you might even see an Olympic swimmer stop by. They also have a lessons pool where they teach classes for infants as young as 6 mo to Adults. The great thing about the Nitro program is you can be any level or age and Nitro has a place for you.

Pros: Best place in Texas for swimming

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I have 3 kids swimming at Nitro, and they love it! I have been very impressed by the level of coaching that my kids receive. They make swimming fun for the kids while making sure the kids are learning correct technique. Lots of positive energy here!!!
I also appreciate that there is so much flexibility in levels from the lessons to the team so I was able to get each of my kids in the right level. The coaches have been very helpful in trying to get my kids swimming at the same time. They are great and we love it here!!

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I have 3 kids swimming at Nitro, and they love it! I have been very impressed by the level of coaching that my kids receive. They make swimming fun for the kids while making sure the kids are learning correct technique. Lots of positive energy here!!!
I also appreciate that there is so much flexibility in levels from the lessons to the team so I was able to get each of my kids in the right level. The coaches have been very helpful in trying to get my kids swimming at the same time. They are great and we love it here!!

Pros: Great coaches, indoor Olympic pool

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This is an awesome swim center. It is staffed both by olympic swimmers and people that really care about swimming. The plans are really flexible. From swim lessons once a week to just classes practicing the strokes and swimming skills all the way up to elite swimming. To add on to all of this, they had 2 young women go to the olympic trials and almost made it.

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This is an awesome swim center. It is staffed both by olympic swimmers and people that really care about swimming. The plans are really flexible. From swim lessons once a week to just classes practicing the strokes and swimming skills all the way up to elite swimming. To add on to all of this, they had 2 young women go to the olympic trials and almost made it.

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I have tried several swimming schools in Austin. I am staying with Nitro because they offer swimming lessons for both pre-school and school aged kids along with competitive and noncompetitive swim team. Plus the instructors are great and from what I have seen the coaches are great too.

This is how it works: Each child starts at station one (blowing bubbles in the water). A child is at the same station until he/she masters that particular lesson and then moves on to the next station. Children are motivated to work at the strokes so they can move up to the next level. I have noticed some kids staying at one station for a long time which can get repetitive and boring for the child. Also, by the time they master one stroke, they move on to another and don't really practice the others again. You pay for 8 sessions at a time and can choose the starting date and number of sessions per week. Nitro has great instructors who know how to teach proper form. My children really improved their strokes during their time there.

The minus is that the front desk is disorderly and I have been told different things by different personnel. Keep your receipts with you. There always seems to be some sort of issue with keeping track of the number of sessions. Note: There is no A/C in the pool area/front desk. Be ready to sweat during the summer.

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I have tried several swimming schools in Austin. I am staying with Nitro because they offer swimming lessons for both pre-school and school aged kids along with competitive and noncompetitive swim team. Plus the instructors are great and from what I have seen the coaches are great too.

This is how it works: Each child starts at station one (blowing bubbles in the water). A child is at the same station until he/she masters that particular lesson and then moves on to the next station. Children are motivated to work at the strokes so they can move up to the next level. I have noticed some kids staying at one station for a long time which can get repetitive and boring for the child. Also, by the time they master one stroke, they move on to another and don't really practice the others again. You pay for 8 sessions at a time and can choose the starting date and number of sessions per week. Nitro has great instructors who know how to teach proper form. My children really improved their strokes during their time there.

The minus is that the front desk is disorderly and I have been told different things by different personnel. Keep your receipts with you. There always seems to be some sort of issue with keeping track of the number of sessions. Note: There is no A/C in the pool area/front desk. Be ready to sweat during the summer.

Pros: great instructors, great pool,

Cons: chaotic front desk, too hot in the summer to watch your child

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My trio are 5 years old and were stamped water safe from Nitro Swimming after completing one swim class. But I should mention they have always been comfortable in the water.

We were at SPI last summer and the weather was spotty i.e. sunny/raining off and on. Well we didn't let the rain stop us from playing in the sand and waves. Well on the last day while I stayed back to pack up so we could head on over to Corpus... the girls and daddy went for one last jaunt on the beach. the weather got NASTY QUICK! Rachel got pulled out and was being tossed about and was totally frightened -- she's my least confident in the water. Skyler was getting tossed about as well. Jessie too but she was closer in and a very strong and confident swimmer. So it got dark and stormy FAST. Eddy was setting down the beach stuff and looked up and had to race out and get Rachel who was screaming for him while floating on her back! Floating on her back was something she learned at Nitro. She knew how to stay afloat which probably saved her life. Skyler and Jessie were handling themselves better but he still had to grab Skyler as well. Scary stuff. We were so grateful that they had learned how to swim and be safe in the water just a month prior to our trip.

Nitro Swimming taught our kids how to swim and be safe. LOVE NITRO SWIMMING.

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My trio are 5 years old and were stamped water safe from Nitro Swimming after completing one swim class. But I should mention they have always been comfortable in the water.

We were at SPI last summer and the weather was spotty i.e. sunny/raining off and on. Well we didn't let the rain stop us from playing in the sand and waves. Well on the last day while I stayed back to pack up so we could head on over to Corpus... the girls and daddy went for one last jaunt on the beach. the weather got NASTY QUICK! Rachel got pulled out and was being tossed about and was totally frightened -- she's my least confident in the water. Skyler was getting tossed about as well. Jessie too but she was closer in and a very strong and confident swimmer. So it got dark and stormy FAST. Eddy was setting down the beach stuff and looked up and had to race out and get Rachel who was screaming for him while floating on her back! Floating on her back was something she learned at Nitro. She knew how to stay afloat which probably saved her life. Skyler and Jessie were handling themselves better but he still had to grab Skyler as well. Scary stuff. We were so grateful that they had learned how to swim and be safe in the water just a month prior to our trip.

Nitro Swimming taught our kids how to swim and be safe. LOVE NITRO SWIMMING.

Pros: Great instructors, indoor facility, proven teaching program

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I just wanted to take a minute & thank you & Tracy for the wonderful environment you've created at Nitro. Samantha & Kelsey have made so much progress since starting swim lessons there this summer. Kelsey has always dreaded swim lessons, but you & your instructors have made it fun for her; she's usually bubbling with excitement about what she learned after the lesson.

I've enjoyed the fun & fitness sessions too. I can see such an improvement over where I started.

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I just wanted to take a minute & thank you & Tracy for the wonderful environment you've created at Nitro. Samantha & Kelsey have made so much progress since starting swim lessons there this summer. Kelsey has always dreaded swim lessons, but you & your instructors have made it fun for her; she's usually bubbling with excitement about what she learned after the lesson.

I've enjoyed the fun & fitness sessions too. I can see such an improvement over where I started.

Pros: Instructors, lesson times, parking, location

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Mike,

I'm sure you've heard this a million times, but thank you so much for opening an indoor swim center. Yesterday I was able to get Maddie to swimming without all the arguing, cajoling and bribing that went on last year when the kids had to swim outside. When I picked her up at school, she excitedly told her friends she couldn't wait to go to swimming because it would be warm in there. Thank you for offering this great facility to the kids of Austin.

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Mike,

I'm sure you've heard this a million times, but thank you so much for opening an indoor swim center. Yesterday I was able to get Maddie to swimming without all the arguing, cajoling and bribing that went on last year when the kids had to swim outside. When I picked her up at school, she excitedly told her friends she couldn't wait to go to swimming because it would be warm in there. Thank you for offering this great facility to the kids of Austin.

Pros: safe & fun environment, cardio equipment, heated pools

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Coach Mike --We want to thank you for providing top notch swimming lessons, great and patient coaches, a friendly staff and a top notch swim facility. Steven has done a variety of sports (including swimming at the YMCA) over the last year and a half, but none has captured his enthusiasm and dedication as much as Nitro swimming has. In fact, Steven was going to play soccer this fall, but insisted with continuing his swimming lessons instead.

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Coach Mike --We want to thank you for providing top notch swimming lessons, great and patient coaches, a friendly staff and a top notch swim facility. Steven has done a variety of sports (including swimming at the YMCA) over the last year and a half, but none has captured his enthusiasm and dedication as much as Nitro swimming has. In fact, Steven was going to play soccer this fall, but insisted with continuing his swimming lessons instead.

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We would recommend Nitro to anyone looking for the highest quality lesson experience anywhere. I actually came by yesterday afternoon and signed my daughter up. She had her first class and LOVED it!! We have 2 friends coming in today to sign their children up, too. We are thrilled with their program and look forward to hopefully working up to swim team.

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We would recommend Nitro to anyone looking for the highest quality lesson experience anywhere. I actually came by yesterday afternoon and signed my daughter up. She had her first class and LOVED it!! We have 2 friends coming in today to sign their children up, too. We are thrilled with their program and look forward to hopefully working up to swim team.

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Just want to drop you a note to tell you that I appreciate all your hard work teaching the kids- my daughter had her first lesson earlier today and unlike the other classes she had in the past, you made sure they could accomplish the task before they go to the next level. She's only 4 but I plan of putting her to swim lessons all year round- she really loves to swim and dream of swimming in the big pool in the future w/ the older kids.

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Just want to drop you a note to tell you that I appreciate all your hard work teaching the kids- my daughter had her first lesson earlier today and unlike the other classes she had in the past, you made sure they could accomplish the task before they go to the next level. She's only 4 but I plan of putting her to swim lessons all year round- she really loves to swim and dream of swimming in the big pool in the future w/ the older kids.

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