Little Fishes currently offers instruction from one pool, located at 8200 Brentwood Industrial Drive, Brentwood, Mo., 63144. Beginning with its 2013 winter session, the school will operate from a new facility at 155 Hanley Industrial Court in Brentwood.
"We have outgrown our current spot. When I started the business in 2008, we had class just two days a week, with two instructors and 46 students. Today, we're open seven days a week, with 15 instructors providing personalized swim instruction to 600 kids per week," said Ruthie Zarren, owner of Little Fishes Swim School.
The new location with its three pools will better accommodate her existing students and those new to Little Fishes.
"Many of our classes have waiting lists because we have been operating at capacity. The new spot will mean that more students will learn to love the water and be safe swimmers without sacrificing the personal attention, class size and inviting design meant to put families at ease," she said. The location will accomodate a longer pool, providing older and advanced swimmers a chance to work on swimming strokes, distance and swim team preparation, something impossible in their current location.
Each of the new pools will have the same warm hygienic saltwater with the same high-tech ultra-violet water treatment system used in the current pool. Little Fishes will also offer more amenities, including increased parking, eight private bathrooms, four private showers and private changing rooms.
"Our goal is for all children to be able to swim independently before kindergarten," Zarren said. "We do that by putting them at ease in a fun, cozy environment that helps them gain confidence and learn to master a skill that will serve them for a lifetime. We cannot wait to debut our new space, which we're confident will help achieve those goals."
Little Fishes will continue to operate at its current location until the new space is complete.