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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 an ESSENTIAL LIFE SKILL and an absolute must for all children.


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!

***Swim diapers are required for all children not yet potty trained.
    BTW: Swim diapers are available for purchase at our Hospitality Desk. 


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MEET THE LEADERSHIP of The Swim School at Kids First



Sherri was born and raised in Cincinnati and began life-guarding and teaching swim lessons when she was 16 years old after being a member of the M.E. Lyons synchronized swim team for 8 years. Sherri graduated from Turpin High School in 1990 where she played soccer, basketball and ran track.

She graduated in 1995 from Wright State University with a double major in Rehabilitation and Psychology. She worked with Developmental Disabled for children for 9 years, worked in Human Resources and Accounting and decided to come back to working with children.

Sherri currently resides in West Chester, OH and is happily married to her husband Darran. They have two children, Devon (15) and Sarah (14) who are both attending Lakota West High School. They also have a 14 year old Labrador Retriever named Belle.

She says, “I am really looking forward to being a part of the Kids First Team! I have felt so welcomed and look forward to my next chapter with working with children.”



Lauren was born and raised in Bellevue, KY. She is currently studying Business Administration and Human Resources at Indiana Tech online. She has one son named Carter and a daughter, Lola. Lauren enjoys playing with her son and being with family and friends. She works at The Swim School because she loves the family friendly environment and teaching children. Lauren was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2016


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. The 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.


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