Gwinnett Swim's humble beginning in 2014 was a 1200 square foot warehouse facility in Buford GA with two small pools and two instructors dedicated to teaching students and adults from 12 months old and up how to swim and survive.
We quickly realized our swimmers needed to continue building on their survival swim skills and knew we had to grow just as they were! We began offering year-round lessons as well as Maintenance and Growth lessons that do just as they say: encourage new swimmers to maintain the skills they've learned while fostering growing as a swimmer!
Over the next twelve months, our business grew quickly forcing the need to expand our space to 3000 square feet, hire and train additional instructors and add a 2 lane, fifteen yard pool to our warehouse space. Through hard work and staying focused on customer service, we continued to grow and quickly outgrew our original location.
Through hard work and staying focused on customer service and quality, we knew that in order to offer the best quality instruction paired with the best customer service, we had to offer the best facility! In 2019, Gwinnett Swim opened our 8000 square foot facility on Lanier Islands Parkway with multiple instructors and customer service representatives.
Our facility has a indoor heated, 5 lane, 25 yard salt pool with dive blocks, male and female locker rooms, family changing room, pool deck and locker room showers, waiting room with view of pool, kitchenette and birthday party room. In addition to our ASI program, we offer a wide range of all things swimming related, including small group lessons, stroke lessons, swim team prep and swim team, adult swim lessons, adaptive swim lessons as well as aquatic fitness classes and silver swimmers.
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Meet Christy, a mother of three who deeply care about saving lives with personalized one-on-one swim lessons for infants as young as 6 months old.
Gwinnett Swim was born from the heart, from a backyard pool and from personal, tragic experiences of close friends.
Christy Williams followed her calling in 2012 and now has the most highly trained, passionate, certified and respected swim instructors in the northeast Georgia area who share her passion for teaching people to swim and saving lives.
Gwinnett Swim has trained thousands of infants and children in aquatic survival skills and Gwinnett Swim continues to strive to be the foundation of where swimming is born! Hours of intensive in-water, one-on-one training, infant/child physiology, behavioral course studies and water survival instruction were just the beginning of what is now the most successful swim program in the North Georgia area.
If just one life is saved from accidental drowning, their mission is complete.
As a mother of three who also believed at one time that “mom and me” swim classes were just what I needed to prepare my children for time in and around water. During these classes my children would jump in to me, blow bubbles, go under water, and splash playfully with me. But one scary thought always loomed in the back of my mind...now they love the water.
What if they are out of my sight for a few seconds around water? After my third child was born, I decided to search for other means of water safety since we live on water and had also installed a pool.
Shortly thereafter, a friend of ours lost their child to drowning. A few short months later, a close friend had a near drowning experience with their 2 year old in their backyard pool. I knew there had to be better means of protecting my children.
My youngest began survival lessons at eight months old. I was, and still am, absolutely passionate about drowning education and prevention and knew this was my calling. Although I am not in a classroom setting, my degree in education is applied daily! My desire to educate and teach is what fueled my passion to begin this journey, creating the best quality swim program with the highest expectations and results.