What Parents Say About Swim Lessons With Mrs. Holly:
Mrs. Holly and her crew are awesome. My 5 year old learned to swim in a week and now loves diving to the bottom of pools. No floaties. Now just a little dolphin. And they were VERY careful about safety and COVID-19 protocols.
If you have a child absolutely terrified of the water, send him or her to Ms. Holly! She and her staff are amazing! Our family loves going to the pool, lake, beach or really anything with water and our son quickly developed a fear around water. We decided to try swim lessons to help him see swimming as a fun activity. If I’m being completely honest, I didn’t expect much and my only goal was for him to be less timid around water. After Ms. Holly and her staff worked with him just a few times, I was amazed at his progress. Our boy can swim! He went from barely putting his face in the water to jumping off the side of the pool and swimming to us. He loves all Ms. Holly’s techniques and games, especially “going to sleep” on top of the water and the “ice-cream game”. He’s asking to go to the pool daily and his little sister is already mimicking what he’s learned. Ms. Holly’s swimming classes are some of the best things we’ve invested in this summer. You will not be disappointed!
My 4 and 10 year old were fortunate enough to take private lessons with Savannah and Zuzu. From day one, I was stunned at how much they learned! Savannah and Zuzu have the patience of saints with great senses of humor- both vital in dealing with my boys- while challenging them to learn techniques and swim farther. My 10 year old has always been hesitant to do the backstroke and never really learned the butterfly. He can now do both thanks to Savannah’s willingness to break down each stroke and encourage him along the way. Zuzu never wavered in her ability to teach my 4 year old how to hold his breath and blow bubbles, stack his hands before starting a stroke, and kick on top of the water. She was phenomenal about incorporating characters and toys into the lesson, which kept him entertained, too. I was so impressed with how much they learned that I signed them both up for group lessons later this summer and already have it marked on my calendar to register them as soon as I can for next year. Everyone deserves to have this level of quality when taking swim lessons. I am incredibly grateful to Mrs. Holly and her staff for their obvious passion for teaching swimming and water safety.
Thank you so much for your wonderful swim school. We haven’t seen Will this excited about something in weeks. Every day he can’t wait to get there to see what new swim toys will be out and he tells me all about it when we get in the car. We’ve been going swimming after class each day this week and I can already see improvements. He was so excited to show me his turtle breaths today and I couldn’t believe how much better he is getting taking breaths in the water.
My oldest was in Level 1 with Mrs. Holly this summer, and I did the Mommy & Me class with my youngest. Both kids had precious little exposure to swimming, and I was astounded by how much they learned, how comfortable they were in the water, and how proud of themselves they were! Mrs. Holly truly understands child development, and fosters self-confidence in her students through structured instruction as well as playtime. The kids also learn the importance of water safety. I am so grateful for Mrs. Holly! We will be back next year!
We had previously tried both private swim lessons and another location for group lessons prior to coming to Mrs. Holly. While both were fine, nothing equaled the experience my son received with Mrs. Holly. Before his lessons with Mrs. Holly, my son’s over confidence around water did not equal safe swimming. By the end of the week, my four year old was able to match his over confident self with real swimming skills – all done in a loving, positive environment conducive to learning. We cannot thank Mrs. Holly and her staff enough and cannot now imagine taking swim lessons anywhere else.
When we moved across the country last summer, getting swimming lessons in before we left was a top priority! Not only last year—this year, we traveled back to Memphis especially in time to get our lessons in again! My girls are so far ahead of everyone we’ve encountered for their age in our new town. I am so thankful for Mrs. Holly and her wonderful teaching staff—their organized method, purposeful verbal cues, and calm demeanors help make it a memorable and highly effective way to learn to swim. We now live in a lake town, and I am so glad our girls are such confident swimmers. We will definitely be back with little brother!
Mrs. Holly and the rest of her crew at Move Water…Swim!!! have a method that was simple enough for our daughter to remember and repeat, and strong enough to reinforce the basic swimming principles she needed to swim safely and ON HER OWN in a pool. After 2 back-to-back weeks of lessons, our 4-yr old went from nervously getting dropped off, to jumping out of the car to see Mrs. Holly and crew. Instead of fear of floating on her back, getting her face wet, or being too far away from one of us (or the wall), she’s now mostly concerned that we’ll make her take a break from jumping in and swimming around and doing “handstands” long enough to catch her breath! We LOVE Move Water… SWIM!!!