Smilefish Swim School

Teaching the kids of Douglas County to swim & love the water since 2009

 Swimming is a life skill that every child needs to acquire. At Smilefish our goal is to teach swimming skills while also teaching the children to enjoy the water. Smilefish wants to be your neighborhood swim school. Our location is quiet, convenient and friendly.

Our lesson program is the product of Russ' 45+ years in the swimming world and 40+ years of working with children.

We offer swimming lessons to kids, special needs kids & adults, triathletes, swim team members, high school swim team members....anyone wanting to be safe in the water or just a better swimmer.

The program is divided into three basic levels: Beginners, Advanced & Swimmers.  Each level is broken down into tiers designed to bring the swimmers along at a comfortable yet productive pace.

The ultimate goal of our program is to teach the skills needed to join & excel on a swim team.  If that is not the goal of the swimmer then the skills will simply make them very skilled in the water.  Skills that could quite easily someday save their life.

 We are very proud to say that we have fed dozens & dozens of young swimmers to the local summer club swim teams, a bunch of our swimmers have joined area year round swim teams and one of our kids swam on the USA Paralympic Swim Team at the 2012 London and 2016 Rio games.


Our classes meet once a week.  This allows you to find a day & time that fits in your schedule.  This will allow you to stay with it for as long as you like.  We have kids that stay with us for several years (going from beginner to swim team) and we have kids that join us for on & off over the years for a few months at a time.


Simply check drop us an email via the "Contact Us" page and we'll send you the options available.  If you have questions about the skills taught at the different levels there is a "Choosing the Correct Level" page on the Curriculum page.

Our Classes

* Group Class - Most of our classes are 4:1 group classes

* Semi-private Class - A semi-private is a class with a two kids with similar abilities

* 30 Minute Private - one on one for 1/2 an hour

* 30 Minute Split Private - typically divided between an older & a younger sibling

* 20 minute Private - one on one for 20 minutes

* Family Class - 3-4 siblings, neighbors, teammates in the same class...their abilities & ages may vary