Your Premier Colorado Springs Swim School!

  Attention all girls! Our Mermaid class is starting on Saturday, Feb 1st! Come have fun and learn the skills of the mermaids on our island of Mermainia! Watch the video to the left and see how fun it can be!

              Announcements

Are you looking for a FUN and REWARDING job?

The spring and summer seasons are quickly approaching and we are now hiring for part-time swim instructors!  We are looking for teachers who are reliable, patient, compassionate and committed to helping children learn to swim! Applicants must have competitive swim backgrounds and experience working with children. All applicants must have a high school diploma and will ideally have college-level education in a child development-related field and a background teaching swim lessons using a swim-float-swim method. All prospective applicants will be required to complete in-water unpaid training before date of hire. Please see the front desk for an application! 

 

 


Attention Expectant Moms!

The AquaNatal Method is coming soon to Donna's Dolphins!  Come pick up a flyer on this amazing method of combining water fitness and relaxation for expectant mothers!



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Swimming and Water Safety "Right From the Start"

At Donna’s Dolphins, we believe that everyone has a swimmer within!  Because we emphasize a “Right From the Start” mindset in very aspect of our learn-to-swim program, we achieve maximum results in a short amount of time.  Learning the right and correct methods of swimming skillsets and stroke techniques from the very beginning allows our swimmers to learn and reach their goals quickly!  Our enthusiastically warm and highly qualified teachers are taught and intensively trained to incorporate our unique soft touch approach, otherwise known as “swim-float-swim,” along with our proven learning method that facilitates muscle memory from motor learning and repetition, giving our swimmers mastery of vital skillsets and techniques at every age.  You will find that your child quickly embraces the “I can do it!” attitude and sense of accomplishment that comes form our progressive learning method that builds swimming skillsets from intuitive foundation skills.  Our instructors work to build a rapport with each of their students from the very first lesson, enhancing confidence, excitement, and motivation in all of our swimmers.  Your child will be given plenty of positive reinforcement through verbal praise, stickers, and Dolphin Dollars in order to reach their goals!

Donna’s Dolphins takes infants beginning at 6 months of age!  In addition, while learning to swim, proper swimming technique and stroke refinement are major focal points of our aquatics program, and the acquisition of fundamental water safety skills is the driving force behind everything we do!  Children, even infants, are taught the “starfish” float from the very beginning in order to create the muscle memory that is needed when a water accident occurs as well as for building skillsets.  We incorporate water safety skills in to every lesson, and our swim-float-swim method is preferred over others to promote both water safety skills and proper swimming techniques.

 

Special Needs Swimmers

The teachers at Donna’s Dolphins are known for their effective teaching methods that have been designed to be both structured and FUN, keeping students and parents alike coming back for more.  We use these same methods with our large special needs population, modifying when needed to create the best experience for your child.  Our teachers also emphasize proprioceptive movement for sensory modulation, transitioning skills, and positive reinforcement methods during each lesson.  We love to work with the special needs population at Donna’s Dolphins because of the vast improvements in both swimming and daily life skills that occur as a result of swimming and deep pressure “therapy,” including better transitioning skills, less “stimming” behaviors, better eye contact, and increased language development.  We have many students that have autism, sensory integration disorder, Down syndrome, speech and/or language delays, and many more.  We have several teachers who specialize in special needs from mild to severe.  Please let our staff know if your child has special needs so that we can accommodate them with our best resources!

HOMESCHOOL PARENTS!

Having been a homeschool mom herself, Miss Donna is excited to offer homeschool P.E. classes at our facility! We offer several one-hour classes throughout our weekday schedule to meet the needs of our homeschool parents.  We will provide your homeschooler with a fun way to meet new friends while learning new swimming and water safety skills, building strength and endurance, and playing fun and interactive games in the water! Come see for yourself and join the fun!

  • Homeschool P.E. classes are $80 for 4 one-hour classes and may be purchased online or through the front office.  We are currently offering 10% off!


Our Guarantee

At Donna’s Dolphins Swim School, we take pride in our outstanding teachers and learn-to-swim program.  No matter your age or ability level, we guarantee results in weeks, not years!

What our customers are saying:

I can't say enough wonderful things about Donna's Dolphins! My daughter, age 5, has special needs (left-sided weakness/cp) and has done exceptionally well with the extremely competent and caring teachers at Donna's. I was literally emotional for the first 5-10 lessons watching her amazing progress and how wonderful the teachers are that work with her. She has progressed up to working on big rainbow arms and I'm amazed out their innovative ways to get her using her left arm. I'm thrilled with how far she has come and feel so grateful to have found this gem of a swim school. A year or two ago I wouldn't have thought it was possible for my daughter to learn to swim due to her limited use of her left side. Not only is she well on her way to swimming, but it's been an excellent therapy in and of itself! --Addysen's mom


I recommend Donna's Dolphins to anyone I know looking for swimming lesson for their little ones. We have tried some group swimming lessons through the Y and Red Cross in the past and I've always been disappointed with how slow the progress is and how hard it is for the little ones to learn in a group setting. We have been thrilled with Donna's approach to teaching swimming and especially with the quality of instructors. My 3 year old son has gone from being afraid to get his head under water to being able to swim/float the length of the pool. The kids make such amazing progress during their one-on-one lessons, plus they learn survival skills that become second nature so that you can truly know as a parent that they will be safe if something happened in or around water. This is invaluable to me as a mom of two little children!  --Jack's mom

My daughter has gained so much swimming experience in the past 8 months. She is only 5 and can do all 4 swim strokes and flip turns. The instructors are very patient and caring. We have been very happy at Donna's Dolphins!  --Emily's mom

 

My 6 year old daughter Skye has made remarkable growth with Stephanie! She was afraid to put her face in the water when she started and now she knows how to swim all 4 strokes! She only has one sticker left to get and it's only been a year and a half. Thanks so much!  --Skye's mom

 

Donna and her team are great at what they do. This is the best swim school that we have been to. They did such a great job with my 9 yr old girl and made it so much fun!  Now my 5 yr old boy is also taking lessons. They have a great swimming teacher!   --The Luu's