The Aquatic Academy has humble roots. It all began with the company’s founder, Charyl Teal, in her backyard pool teaching her two young children how to swim. Her neighbors took notice and began asking her if she could teach their kids how to swim as well, concerned about the dangers of an unsupervised backyard pool. She gladly agreed to do so, and this arrangement eventually grew into the business it is today – The Aquatic Academy.

Even as the business continues to grow, Charyl still holds her central ideals at heart which motivate her to share her knowledge and expertise with those around her.  Those ideals being that learning to swim is an essential life skill and that “no one is ever really safe around the water unless they have the knowledge and skills necessary to swim independently”.

She has also maintained the familiar, family-like atmosphere that makes the Aquatic Academy so unique from most other swim schools.

Today, the Aquatic Academy has 13 dedicated coaches across two locations, all trained under Coach Charyl’s results-driven method and serving countless clients. The business is continuously growing, but never so much as to lose its central vision of providing quality instruction to all our neighbors.

Our Qualifications:

Founder, Owner, Operator and Lead Coach Charyl Teal has more than 35 years experience in the water, as both a competitive swimmer and coach.

She shares her knowledge with our team of coaches, each of which undergoes her rigorous 100-hour training program. This program focuses on an intensive approach to swim instruction that aims for safety and results.

The Aquatic Academy is:

  • Red Cross Certified in WSI, First Aid, CPR
  • Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Provider
  • Licensed Training Partner with the Red Cross
  • Swim America License

Our Mission:

The Aquatic Academy aims to enable all our neighbors, of all ages, to swim with confidence; and to make the backyard pool a safe place for the whole family.