Eastside Swim School has recently opened a new facility in Redmond for people of all ages and abilities.
Business owner and swim instructor Lisa Worthington is excited to start teaching.
“Teaching people is so exciting. I’m giddy over it,” she said. “I can’t help it.”
The school’s programs include swim lessons, adult learn-to-swim lessons, pre-competition swim team lessons, advanced swim technique and triathlon classes, senior programs, programs for those with disabilities and open swims for community members. The swim school has five adult professional instructors.
“Teaching swimming is my passion,” Worthington said. “I can’t go to a pool and not give someone advice…It’s in my nature.”
Aside from their programs, the pool itself offers a number of assets. The pool is set to 87 degrees, which makes it ideal for small children and seniors. Most pools are usually set between 82 and 84 degrees. It’s also a one-depth pool, with water rising up to only four feet. The pool also has a ramp entry for those with disabilities, which leads straight into the pool. The swim school also offers a water wheelchair to transfer people into the water.
Worthington said she wants to make the pool available at all times.
“An empty pool to me is a sad thing,” she said. “It should be full.”
Worthington also hopes to bring back water aerobics for adults and seniors. She emphasized the uniqueness of the pool and the low cost for seniors. Worthington hopes to get more seniors to exercise in the water.
The pool has swim programs from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Eastside Swim School is located at the Willows Preparatory School at 12280 Redmond-Woodinville Rd NE.
To learn more about school’s program, visit www.eastsideswimschool.com.