Beard Swim Co. Gig Harbor, Washington
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Read on to hear about how Beard Swim Co. got started here in the harbor.
Former world champion, record holder, and seven-time Olympic medalist Amanda Beard owns and operates Beard Swim Co., a private swimming facility that was fashioned and built for teaching Beard’s proven curriculum. Beard works toward opening aquatic doors for youth and introducing them to all water sports while educating them on the key life skill of water safety. She believes that helping children to be comfortable in the water is the first step toward teaching them to be independent swimmers. Her purpose is to provide her students with the proficiency and courage needed to safely immerse themselves in the aquatic environments and activities they will encounter throughout life.
Beard Swim Co. has two pools and offers private and group lessons for children from six months old to ten years old. The classes emphasize the fundamentals and techniques of swim while encouraging fun and building self-confidence. Every instructor is trained by Beard and each class is kept to an instructor-student ratio of 1:4 or smaller. This helps reduce student stress and increases absorption of information. Beard Swim Co. also gives competitive swimmers the singularly unique opportunity to have private lessons with Beard herself to help them maximize their abilities and perfect their performance.
Beard Swim Co. was the first facility in the United States to earn the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s “More Than Water” designation, which recognizes swim schools that promote the education of swimming fundamentals to children as young as six months.
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Beard Swim Co.
4914 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Gig Harbor • (253) 844-3040
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