Emler Swim School Splashes Into the Rockies With Colorado Springs Acquisition
Aug 03, 2023
Emler Swim School, the nation’s fastest-growing children’s swimming school, has announced the acquisition of Donna’s Dolphins Swim School in Colorado Springs. The acquisition marks the 43rd swim school operated by Emler and the 10th state in which the company operates.
“Colorado Springs is a community that Emler has been looking to expand into for a number of years,” says Greg Laird, CEO of Emler Swim School. “The ability to acquire Donna’s Dolphins and takeover a swim school with such a great reputation made this an easy decision.”
Located in Suite 130 at 5470 Powers Center Point, Donna’s Dolphins has been teaching children to swim in Colorado Springs for over 18 years. With a goal of teaching children “from diapers to dolphins,” Donna’s Dolphins has specialized in teaching young children as young as six months old to swim safely in a warm and supportive environment.
“Donna’s Dolphins is in a prime location that, coupled with their state-of-the-art facilities, will make this a wonderful place to teach children how to swim,” says Laird.
Children at Donna’s Dolphins learn to swim year-round in an indoor pool that is kept at a comfortable 90 degrees.
Over the course of the next few months, Donna’s Dolphins will be rebranded as Emler Swim School Colorado Springs. However, most of the core team will remain as part of Emler Swim School team.
“This acquisition offers an exciting opportunity for Donna’s Dolphins staff and clients to become part of such an amazing organization, and continue to offer the crucial safe swimming skills to
the community,” says Donna’s Dolphins.
Throughout its 48-year history, Emler has been famous for both the high quality of its children’s swimming facilities and its teaching methods. The company follows a proven curriculum that teaches young children the fundamentals of swimming and water safety in a fun environment that stresses confidence and positive reinforcement.
Emler has made a name for itself not only in the swimming world but also with families. Parents have recognized the organization with the honor of Best Swim Lessons in a variety of publications, including D Magazine, DFW Child, Austin Family and Best of Metroplex. Emler Swim School is also named among the Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work.”