A swim school that has turned a non-swimmer into a triathlete in 15 months is headed to Reston.
Goldfish Swim School, a Michigan-based company that teaches anyone between 4 months to 99 years to swim in Caribbean-like pool temperatures, will open by the end of the year.
The location will be at 12340 Pine Crest Road.
“If you had told me a few years ago that I would open a swim school, I would have fallen out of my chair laughing,” said owner of Reston Goldfish Swim School Gina Bewersdorf.
Before June 2011, she did not know how to swim at all. She learned by taking the same classes her children - Arden and Asher - took at the swim school.
After Bewersdorf and her husband “fell in love with the area,” she said, she decided to bring the predominantly midwestern chain school to Virginia in conjunction with her move from Michigan to Reston.
Although the school will not open until an undetermined date later this year, she strongly recommends parents pre-register their children for swim classes.
“We’re already starting pre-registering now,” she said.
The school specializes in teaching infants and toddlers, but as Bewersdorf’s story shows, adults can take classes as well.
For more information or to pre-register, visit the company’s website at http://goldfishswimschool.com or its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/goldfishreston.