Our staff is what makes our program successful. We put a high priority on hiring the best and brightest employees, who consistently demonstrate enthusiasm for working with children.
Our swim schools currently employ over 100 employees who all share in Michael’s vision to grow the sport of swimming and promote healthy and active lifestyles. In any given week, we serve the needs of over 1,000 families.
Our core curriculum founder [and former swim teacher of Michael Phelps] was a former school teacher and holds a degree in child psychology. To learn more about the history of the program, click here.
All MPSS swim teachers go through a custom Michael Phelps Swim School in-service training session. This is in addition to certain priority requirements and credentials they bring to the table. Our teachers build relationships with each participant, ensuring individual needs are met.
All staff members are required to participate in a thorough background screening process prior to employment.
All Michael Phelps Swim School staff members complete an exclusive training program. The program covers the philosophy behind the style of teaching, the fundamentals of the curriculum of each “level”, and tips on how to construct a creative lesson plan [around the curriculum].
We believe that each instructor should be given the frame work to follow, but allow them a certain freedom within that framework to be creative. This allows them to put a personal touch on each lesson and the flexibility to meet each participant’s individual needs.
Michael Phelps Swim School has created manuals outlining our teaching methods and curriculums. These manuals have been developed and refined over a period of 30 years. Each employee is trained on the knowledge within this manual.