THE SWIM SCHOOL @ Kids First

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THE SWIM SCHOOL AT KIDS FIRST

75% of the World is Covered With Water,
so it’s Essential That 100% of Kids Learn to Swim!

Lakes, pools, rivers and parks… water is a 24/7/365 presence in our environment
and kids are drawn to it.

And since your children are your most precious possessions… you want them to be safe, confident and responsible in and around water.

You can understand why, at The Swim School at Kids First we believe swimming is more than just a sport, it’s and ESSENTIAL LIFE SKILL and an absolute must for all children.

WHY CHOOSE THE SWIM SCHOOL AT KIDS FIRST?

Our award winning swim lessons, as named two straight years by Cincinnati Family Magazine, make it easy for children of all ages to ‘test the waters’ of swimming in a safe, creative environment.

—We have classes for infants thru teens, starting as young as 8-weeks old!
—Warm air and 90º warm water makes learning as easy as H2O
—Our program is year ‘round: because life skills are always in season!
—Our classes are held 7 days a week for busy families
—Our instructors are carefully trained to relate to even the most apprehensive child
—The Kids First 100% tuition-back guarantee if not satisfied within your first month of classes!

DID YOU KNOW?

From 2012-2017, our pool was operated by the renowned Hubbard Family Swim School, based in Phoenix, AZ. Recently, it has become impractical for this wonderful relationship to continue and with the 100% support of Hubbard Family Swim School, Kids First now, once again operates the swim school at Kids First.*

Hubbard Family Swim and Kids First have joined forces to make this transfer as seamless, transparent and uneventful as possible.
Virtually Everything Stays the Same...
1 The same unparalleled instruction.
2 The same class time
3 The same caring teachers.
4 The same friendly leadership (John & Will)
5 The same tuition.

Forgotten historic fact: Kids First operated the swim school for 14 years, from 1998 to 2012 under the Starfish name.)


SWIM LEVELS:

Swim Levels
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MEET THE LEADERSHIP  of The Swim School at Kids First

DEPARTMENT LEADER
JOHN LA GRANGE

John is the youngest in a family of seven and was born and raised in Cincinnati.  Since 2014, he has led the team at Hubbard Family Swim School. He is proud of the quality of instructors and their commitment to the families we serve. 

He and his wife Helen are both graduates of Xavier University. Their two children, Bonnie and Kevin, have both captained the Oak Hills High School swim team and enjoy a variety of other activities.

In his spare time John enjoys woodworking and various home improvement projects. He also is interested in youth soccer and baseball. His family, education and friends are very important to him. He works at Kids First because he loves the family atmosphere, the solid core values and the opportunity to positively effect the lives of children and their families.

ASSISTANT DEPARTMENT LEADER
WILL HUBBARD

Will was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He graduated from Brophy College Prep in 2008 and has a really big ring for being on the championship football team.  

He graduated ASU with a B.S. in Political Science.  He also attended PVCC in 2011 and received an EMT basic certification.  

Will has a little brother and a very big extended family (that are a lot of fun)! Will has worked for Hubbard’s 2011 as a swim instructor, counselor, coach, deck supervisor both at camp and the indoor pool.

Will loves working out and enjoys hiking the best. He likes listening to country music and hanging with good friends. It is important to Will to be happy and make every one happy. 

Will was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2010 & 2015.


SITE SUPERVISOR, INSTRUCTOR
LAUREN RIEHL

Lauren was born and raised in Bellevue, KY. She is currently studying Business Administration/Human Resource at Indiana Tech online. She has one son named Carter.

Lauren enjoys playing with her son and being with family and friends.
She works at Hubbard because she loves the family friendly environment and teaching children.
Lauren was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2016


STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING

Our staff loves children and teaching them to love the water. Our leadership team has over twenty years of experience in teaching infants and toddlers. 
Swim School staff complete 40 hours of hands-on in water training and 8 hours of land instructions based on a curriculum developed from over 20 years in the learn to swim industry. 

Our Infant/Toddler instructors are trained through the United States Swim School Association, the leading organization for professional year round swim instructors. 

We pride ourselves on continuous improvement by learning from International experts at quarterly training sessions.


ACCREDITATIONS

Members of the USSSA (United States Swim School Association)


Department Leader

John La Grange

John is the youngest in a family of seven and was born and raised in Cincinnati.  Since 2014, he has led the team at Hubbard Family Swim School. He is proud of the quality of instructors and their commitment to the families we serve. 

He and his wife Helen are both graduates of Xavier University. Their two children, Bonnie and Kevin, have both captained the Oak Hills High School swim team and enjoy a variety of other activities.

In his spare time John enjoys woodworking and various home improvement projects. He also is interested in youth soccer and baseball. His family, education and friends are very important to him. He works at Kids First because he loves the family atmosphere, the solid core values and the opportunity to positively effect the lives of children and their families.

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