About us: Fin 2 Swim
We bring you the most innovative people: the best and brightest, the ones who inject the greatest amount of fun into our lessons, forming an elite team of the most progressive instructors to help spread the word about drowning prevention. Our team teaches Infant Aquatics swim skills for a lifetime in many states throughout the nation. Our mission is to ensure that we bring you the best techniques that you can’t find anywhere else.
There are many schools of thought regarding swim lessons for children: Should it be survival skills only? Or should it be fun only, then skills when the child is “ready” (in other words, not crying)? At Fin 2 Swim, we bridge the gap between these two approaches. We know that children as young as 6 months can be taught to save themselves in an aquatic emergency. But we also believe that if you have a pool in your backyard, then it is there because you want your family to have fun!
This is why with Fin 2 Swim, survival skills and fun are integrated along with water acclimation, breath control, propulsion and safety to provide your child with the most well rounded aquatic education. You will be so proud of your little one’s newly acquired skills – you will see results in weeks, not years! We welcome you to Fin 2 Swim. Explore! Look around! Contact us! Register now! Have a great day! It will be our pleasure to teach your little treasure!
About us: The Fin 2 Swim Back Story
Hello, my name is Keri Tom, founder of Fin 2 Swim.
I began this journey many years ago. I have always loved children, which led me to study child development at the collegiate level. In addition, I took many courses and classes outside of mainstream educational venues - expanding on a whole-child approach to care, growth and development from many perspectives. These innovative programs helped not only advance my education but helped me to guide children through the beginning years of their lives as I raised my oldest son and ran a day care facility for many years.
I was then blessed with an angel - my second child, my daughter Katalina. She was born with Down’s Syndrome and many serious heart and intestinal issues. I had no choice but to close the day care, as my daughter required full time medical attention. Through the help of lots of physical and occupational therapies we worked every day to make her body strong. Little did we know at the time that it was her mind and her love that was stronger than us all. Katalina’s heart was big enough to love everyone, but it was not strong enough to survive the growth spurt that comes at age 2. She passed away just shy of her second birthday. As terrible as this was, I was blessed with the strength to realize that life is short and every day our little angel guides us in helping others. Her passing allowed me to overcome my fears and the challenges I faced in not only raising my third child, a boy, but in working with children in general. In my quest to help others I embarked on a mission to help other children and families. As a native San Diegan, I have a love of the ocean and aquatic environments; to combine my two passions I knew I needed to work with children again, this time teaching children to save themselves in an aquatic environment. Since 1996 I have taught countless children in San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas, New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, with many of my students having saved themselves because of their in-water instruction. Today Fin 2 Swim helps more children than I could ever reach by myself. With the addition of select, hand-picked, quality people, we are able to provide children throughout the nation with invaluable skills they can use their entire lifetime. Welcome to Fin 2 Swim, we are proud to become part of your child’s aquatic journey!
We welcome you to Fin 2 Swim. Explore! Look around! Contact us! Register now! Have a great day!