WINCHESTER — After using nontraditional spaces for its swim club, Super Splasher Aquatics now has its own place.
The group has taken over the former Body Renew pool in the Delco Plaza shopping center in Frederick County.
Super Splasher owner Noelle Callas said she’s grateful for the opportunity to have her own location after 11 years of bouncing around.
“We started just doing private lessons, then expanded to group lessons, but we were still so limited in what we could offer because of the spaces we were utilizing,” she said. “Now, there’s so many things we can do.”
Originally, Callas said, Super Splasher used hotel swimming pools before eventually using other pools, like the one they’re leasing now.
Though the program was founded as a year-round swim club, Callas expanded the business to include pool management and maintenance for various area pools. One of those was Body Renew, which eventually allowed Super Splasher to hold lessons there.
Callas said she loved the spot, and when it became available, she jumped at the chance to get it.
The indoor pool is a lap pool that features three 15-meter lanes.
Super Splasher typically serves about 100 kids a day through various swimming lessons. The main program is the Splasher Program, which starts babies as young as 6 months old in the water and goes through about age 12. There are also programs for older kids as well as adults.
Swimming, Callas said, is an important life skill.
“When I talk with families about swimming and learning to swim, we’re always inundated by parents that there’s all of these things for their kids to do,” she said. “But learning to swim isn’t like gymnastics or soccer; learning to swim is a skill that should be learned just like crossing the street or learning how to not talk to strangers. It’s a life skill.”
Callas grew up teaching swim classes at a county pool. Now, some of the children she taught have returned as instructors.
With a more permanent location secured, Callas said she hopes to continue to expand the business. She wants to push the program’s non-traditional swim team forward as well as start scholarships for those who can’t afford swim lessons.
Super Splasher Aquatics is located at 170 Delco Plaza, suite 9. For more information, call 540-630-1565 or visit supersplasheraquatics.com.