2022 is a wrap!
In 2017, we continued to set out on our mission of “Building Skills for Life”, and are now swimming out of 2022 with a lot of pride, gratitude, and much to celebrate. We are grateful for everyone that has been a part of the Barron Swim Family and those that continue to trust us as their children build skills they will have for a lifetime. As we dive into the new year, we want to look back at a few of our favorite moments from 2022.
This year, we had a huge impact on our community, and the safety of our students. We held 26,406 swimming lessons, 196 swim team practices, and 4 Safety Weeks! We held 4 in-house swim meets where we decorated 304 of our swimmers with medals and certificates to congratulate them on all of their hard work throughout the year at their group lessons. 467 swimmers participated in our week-long Accelerated programs to improve their swimming skills and ring the level up bell! We couldn’t be more proud of the hard work and dedication of our swimmers.
Dreams come true in 2022
We dreamed of expanding our swim school after the opening of our South County location in 2017 and this year we made it happen! The Barron family opened their second location in O’Fallon, MO in May of 2022. This completely customized facility came together perfectly to give our students and parents the highest quality environment to learn to swim. We are thrilled to make an impact and educate a new community on the importance of water safety!
Here we GROW again!
Everyday is education
Barron gives back
Throughout the year, we collectively raised money for our annual giveback program, Champions Against Cancer. This program raises money for The Costas Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. The hospital is a non-for-profit, 195-bed inpatient and outpatient children’s hospital, located in St. Louis, MO. Because of YOU we are able to once again make a difference in the lives of the children and families. This year, we raised an astounding $21,048 between both swim schools and Barron Gymnastics.
Swim Abilities Program
We had the most successful year in our Swim Abilities program that teaches children with special needs. We couldn’t be more proud of our Swim Abilities Director, Leslie Johnson, for giving so much passion and care on this program. The Swim Abilities staff continue to make this program ONE OF A KIND! In 2022, we ran 1,700+ private lessons. We also successfully performed our first ever Swim Abilities Swim Meet! We are extremely proud of the students for their hard work.