Little Flippers Swim School was founded after learning 2 separate sets of twins drowned in backyard pools one summer here in MA. Just one year earlier, in May 2009, the American Academy of Pediatrics acknowledged the tremendous value of early swim education and it’s role in preventing drowning by revising its position and recommending formal swim lessons for children starting under the age of 4. Was the message getting out and what could we have been doing to help? Drawing on her expertise with working with children in her movement education center at Planet Gymnastics, and being a twin herself, Sally Poveromo M. Ed., consulted her husband, a former NCAA College swimming and diving team member, and together they researched the best swim schools around the country. They developed the plan for an alternative to regular swim lessons. They created a plan to build a specialized learn to swim facility in Metro West Boston. The first Little Flippers Swim School opened in July 2012 in Natick, MA. Expansion happened in July 2016 with a second facility opening in Winchester, MA.
Today, Little Flippers is a proud and active member of the United States Swim School Association and USA Swimming (The national governing body for swimming in the US). They belong to the National Drowning Prevention Alliance. They are clients of 3rd level consulting, the national experts on Children’s Activity Centers. “It is through our membership and networking with these organizations that we continuously educating ourselves in the industry and fulfill our commitment to excellence in swim instruction.”
To offer the community the finest year round aquatic instruction for water safety and, starting at an early age, promote swim as a vehicle for movement education and an active lifestyle.
To do this we will provide the most comfortable ULTRA CLEAN warm water, aquatic professionals who deliver excellent instruction in a positive highly supportive environment, and have a well defined program of skills utilizing creative equipment and unique curriculum. By participating in our programs, children will gain confidence, self esteem, build character, accept challenges, gain respect for the water, all leading to a healthy, life long love of the water.