Join us in celebrating on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 starting at 4:30pm

SOUTH RIDING, Va. – June 15, 2018 – Propel Swim Academy is celebrating their grand opening with a ribbon-cutting event, Tuesday, June 26th at 4:30 pm at their beautiful new facility located at 43160 Amberwood Plaza in South Riding. Members from the Loudoun Economic Development and Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce will be in attendance to help celebrate the opening of this new swim school in Loudoun County and to participate in the official ribbon cutting. There will be light refreshments served while families tour the school, and there will even be a free swim from 5-6pm. Propel Swim Academy is adding to the fun by raffling off free swim lessons and summer camp sessions during the event. This is a family-friendly event that is open to all supporters of the school.

Linda Stewart, owner of Propel Swim Academy has been teaching swimming lessons since she was 16 years old and holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Stewart is extremely passionate about teaching children to swim, water safety, and the intersection of child development and swimming. She is committed to building a community of families who love to swim and who swim well together.

Linda stated, ” Whether it’s putting their face underwater or swimming 25 yards of Butterfly for the first time, I am looking forward to celebrating Propel’s swimmers’ achievements together. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be able to teach and grow alongside the diverse South Riding community.”

Linda’s son, Nick Curl, is the Operations Manager of Propel Swim Academy. He has a degree in Accounting and previously owned a swim lesson company, Swim-2-U, in the Northern VA area. Curl is thrilled to partner with his Mom to create a swimming facility and business that develops young people and forms lasting relationships with generations of South Riding Families.

“I am extremely excited to partner with my Mom to bring Propel Swim Academy to the South Riding community and give the gift of swimming to thousands of children!” stated Nick.

Propel Swim Academy offers year-round, developmental swim lessons for swimmers of all ages and abilities from 3 months to adult. Their new facility located in South Riding, Virginia is comprised of three 90-degree water pools, and it includes a full-size 25-yard pool that will provide a lifelong pathway of learning and accomplishment. Students will build strong, effective swimming techniques and an understanding of the essential components of personal survival and water safety. Propel Swim Academy features a highly effective skill and safety progression for each level while instilling confidence in a fun, safe, and positive atmosphere. They offer free family swim times, host community events, as well as, fun swim birthday parties and summer swim camps.

What sets Propel Swim Academy apart from the many other swim schools out there? Propel is the largest free-standing swim school in Loudoun County, and is the only stand-alone facility to house a full-size 25-yard pool in addition to their two 15 yard teaching pools. Each of their 3 pools has their own state-of-the-art Defender filtration system and UV purification system, which, along with their top of the line air handling system ensures a clean, healthy learning environment. Their entire facility is designed to be family-friendly with 2 air-conditioned viewing rooms, family changing rooms and plenty of space for strollers! Propel Swim Academy does an evaluation of your child prior to starting lessons to make sure they are in the right class from the start. Swimming evaluations are complimentary and can be scheduled online.

Their systematized class curriculum consists of numerous skill and age-based levels that place children in a class perfectly tailored to both their developmental and swimming needs. Propel Swim Academy doesn’t just teach young children how to swim, they also offer a Stroke School Program for competitive swimmers to enhance their stroke technique and gain strength.