There's so many reasons to pick Maley Swim School, it's hard to choose. Here's a few of the top ones:
It's proven that kids learn better when they are exposed to something repeatedly. We strongly believe that once-per-week lessons throughout the year help children build and maintain their swim skills for the rest of their lives. We even offer discounts for families who commit to coming for at least 6 months.
Because of Maley Swim School's proven curriculum, our once-per-week lessons provide students with goals to work towards no matter where they fall within a level. Early, Mid, and Late level stage goals keep swimmers motivated, and our Sea Creature Badge System gives them rewards for mastering a skill.
With weekly classes that continue to meet month-after-month, it's easy to fit swim lessons into your schedule. Our easy monthly billing makes them affordable no matter what your financial background, making swim lessons a no-brainer for your family!
Our award-winning curriculum has been fine-tuned over our 20 years in business. With over 150 years of experience teaching swim lessons, our methods are proven to work. Enroll now and see your child prosper!
We believe strongly in rewarding our students for their success - that's why we give SwimBadges for each key skill that's mastered. These act as great motivation to help our students work towards mastering their next skill!
Waiting for a session to end so you can move to the next level isn't beneficial for anyone. That's why we move our students up as soon as they earn each SwimBadge in their class level, signifying that they've mastered each key skill.
With a passion for swimming in her genes and being led by the Lord, Linda Maley opened the state's first Aquatic Educational Development Center in 2001. Her father was an award winning swimmer and diver for LSU and the 4th Air Force. Her mother, a synchronized swimmer, taught swimming, and Linda swam competitively in Baton Rouge until moving to Jackson at age 13. While attending camps as a teenager, she attained every Red Cross certification through Advanced Swimmer and Lifesaving, and was a counselor and lifeguard. In 1970, she taught preschool at Broadmoor Baptist Church, received her Water Safety Instructor certification, and began teaching swimming at her parents' pool. As the business grew, she built her own home pool for lessons.
Swim lessons have always been a top priority in the Maley household. From 8 feet of water in the 1979 Easter flood, to a 1982 fire that totaled their home, to a 1998 zoning issue that served as the catalyst for opening the school, lessons continued despite the obstacles. Her husband Claude has always been Linda's biggest cheerleader. His imagination is responsible for all the exciting decorations that greet the children as they enter the building. Her daughter Alicia and son Tres inherited the swimming trait and taught alongside Linda during their high school and college years. Alicia, a former elementary teacher and mother of two, began her own seasonal swim school at her in-laws' farm. Her husband Jason is always on call when needed. Tres' research on swim schools early on directly resulted in Linda opening the school. In January 2013 Tres returned to Jackson to become Linda's eventual successor. Two of Linda's grandchildren, Maley and Colson, also teach at the school and continue the family tradition.
Over the years Maley Swim School has been honored with numerous United States Swim School Association (USSSA) awards. Linda and Alicia have both won the prestigious Outstanding Swim Teacher award, and they were especially proud in winning a Special Event Award for their Water Safety Awareness Day. With over 100 years of combined swimming instruction experience, the Maley family continues to develop unique programs for children and adults alike. They stress the importance of year-round lessons for long-term retention of skills. Students from 6 months to 99 years of age are currently enrolled in classes, and many taking lessons are children of Linda's former students.
Running the school keeps the Maleys hopping like their signature frog logo. "'Leap in and Love to Swim' is more than a motto, it's a philosophy, " Linda says. "We've discovered children learn more in a happy, relaxed environment where they're encouraged rather than forced to swim." From preschool teacher to swim teacher, children have been Linda's main focus. She says, "We want swimming lessons to be one of their fondest childhood memories!"