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Calling All High School Swimmers

High school swimming in Arizona is exciting and offers young women and men opportunities for growth. Swimming during the off season is the best way to improve for next year.

Below is a list of training locations, days and times for high school swimmers to continue their training.

High School Power Hour
> The Power Hour is an intensive hour of quality training for high school aged swimmers. The following practices will be Coached by our Director, Patrick Tolson!
> M/W 7:30-8:30 PM @ EVO Gilbert (Pecos/Greendfield)
> T/Th 4:00-5:00 PM @ EVO Mesa (Power/Elliot)

High School Development
> @ EVO Mesa (Power/Elliot)
> M/W/F 6:00-7:30 PM

Monthly Tuition
> $86 per month to swim 1x per week
> $161 per month to swim 2x per week
> $172 per month to swim 3x per week
> $25 once annual insurance fee collected in January 2021

I wanted to take a moment and touch base with all of our customers in reference to our approach and preparation for disease control in the wake of the coronavirus news coverage.

We are taking a proactive approach to ensure we are safe, smart, and sensible.

You can feel SAFE at our facilities as we take measures to be exceptionally clean above and beyond our already strict standards of cleanliness. All surfaces that can be touched by hand are being sanitized at the end of morning AND at the end of evening shifts. This includes all door handles, toilet and changing partition handles and locks, benches and chairs, drinking fountains, and front desk surfaces. All cleaning is done at or above CDC standards.

We do have the advantage of operating in chlorinated water. Our chemical levels are checked three times per day to ensure the proper balance. Chlorine is effective in stopping the spread of the coronavirus and it can not be transmitted through properly chlorinated water.

Let’s all be SMART as we move forward and adhere to common standards of hand washing, avoiding unnecessary touching of other’s hands, avoid touching your face without washing your hands first, and staying home if you feel ill. Our instructors are now required to wash their own hands before every shift. Hand sanitizer is available at our schools as long as we can purchase it, but we have ample supplies of soap. WASHING YOUR HANDS IS THE EASIEST WAY TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF DISEASE.

Let’s also be SENSIBLE. While the spread of this virus is serious, let’s understand one key fact. This virus is not killing children. While it is dangerous for the elderly, it simply isn’t a fatal sickness for children who are otherwise healthy.

The flu is far more dangerous for children as it relates to death or critical illness. Let’s be vigilant in stopping the spread of all communicable illnesses. These measures will help and give us confidence to continue to be safe, smart and sensible without crippling our daily lives.

Thank you,

David Tait
Owner
EVO Swim School
RIO Swim Club
480-404-6191 office

Long Time EVO Student Making Waves Since 2010

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Karson Leavitt, Age 9, has been swimming at EVO Swim School since 2010. He began in our Otter class (first level of swimming lessons) and is now a member of our Competitive Swim Squad with RIO Salado Swim Club (EVO’s competitive swimming component).

Karson is a great example of what the EVO/RIO system of instruction is designed to do. Karson learned how to swim with us, learned the competitive strokes with us, experienced our Development Swim Team, and is now among the ranks of our Competitive Swim Team. We hope to see Karson swimming in college one day and at the rate he is going, he can do it!

We recently took a moment to ask Karson a few questions about his time here at EVO/RIO and what he loves about swimming:

Q: What do you like most about swimming?
A: I love the water! Swimming is calming, smooth and feels great when gliding through it. Nothing feels better in the Arizona summer than swimming.

Q: What do you like most about EVO Swim School?
A: I loved my instructors. Kelly, Jordan, Ben, Chris, Andrea and of course our man, Patrick! All of them taught me a lot along the way. You also get a certificate and small toy every time you graduate to another level. Ringing the bell is pretty cool too!

Q: If you had to describe EVO & RIO using one word, what would you say?
A: FUN

Q: What were or are some goals you currently have in swimming?
A: A past goal I achieved was breaking 40 seconds in the 50 freestyle. Three future goals I have are to: 1) get state times before I’m ten, 2) make the varsity high school swim team freshman year and 3) swim on a college team and make the United States Olympic team.

We also took a moment to ask Karson’s parents a couple of questions about their time at EVO Swim School:

Q: What do you like most about EVO Swim School?
A: Great Instruction!!! The instruction was comprehensive and complete. The school achieves this by providing an excellent learning environment along with a staff that understands swimming and how to help your child find success.

Q: What are you most proud of regarding your son in relation to swimming at EVO Swim School?
A: My son of 9 years old has learned that hard work, persistence and patience pays off when you are focused on goals. For the last six months Karson has been in the the “CJ” (Competitive Juniors) training group with Rio Swim team. His past and present instruction has enabled him to achieve being in the 100 yard butterfly finals at the Lost Dutchman Invite (the largest meet in AZ) and qualified for six races in this year’s Age Group Regional Championships. He would not have been able to do this without the proper form.

Q: Do you see/does Karson strive to go to the College/Olympics one day for Swimming?

A: Definitely, what a great sport swimming is! The atmosphere created by EVO and RIO has inspired my son to set and achieve goals while having the time of his life. He currently wants to swim for ASU and represent us in the Olympics. Thank you for the positive impact this organization has made in my son’s life.

We are rooting you on Karson! We hope to be a part of your continued success for years to come.

Ella Williams Age 10 Seal Graduate

Ella Williams Age 10 Seal GraduateEVO Swim School is pleased to announce that Ella Williams, age 10, has graduated from the Seal class level. She is now considered a proficient backyard swimmer with the ability to swim three widths of our pool (30 yards total) with a strong kick and great breath control. She can also jump from the side, get a breath on her back, and return to the side of the pool as a safety habit. She will be moving to the Sea Lion class to receive an introduction to the freestyle stroke with an emphasis placed on “big arms”. On behalf of Ella’s instructors; Alexis, and the entire EVO Swim School staff, we say…CONGRATULATIONS!

Eleanor Colombe Age 5 Sea Lion Graduate

Eleanor Colombe Age 5 Sea Lion GraduateEVO Swim School is pleased to announce that Eleanor Colombe, age 5 has graduated from the Sea Lion class level. She can now display the ability to swim a basic freestyle stroke (otherwise known as “big arms”) while taking a breath on her back. She is prepared for the Porpoise class where she will learn the freestyle side breathing technique and backstroke. On behalf of Eleanor’s instructor, Griffin, and the entire EVO Swim School staff, we say…CONGRATULATIONS!

Diego Sotomayor Age 7 Porpoise Graduate

Diego Sotomayor Age 7 Porpoise GraduateEVO Swim School is pleased to announce that Diego Sotomayor, age 7, has graduated from the Porpoise class level. He has learned to swim a proper freestyle stroke with the side breathing technique and backstroke. He is now ready for the Dolphin class where he will learn breaststroke and butterfly. On behalf of Diego’s instructor, Victoria, and the entire EVO Swim School staff, we say… CONGRATULATIONS!

Dane Heinlein Age 6 Seal Graduate

Dane Heinlein Age 6 Seal GraduateEVO Swim School is pleased to announce that Dane Heinlein, age 6, has graduated from the Seal class level. He is now considered a proficient backyard swimmer with the ability to swim three widths of our pool (30 yards total) with a strong kick and great breath control. He can also jump from the side, get a breath on his back, and return to the side of the pool as a safety habit. He will be moving to the Sea Lion class to receive an introduction to the freestyle stroke with an emphasis placed on “big arms”. On behalf of Dane’s instructors; Zack, and the entire EVO Swim School staff, we say…CONGRATULATIONS!

Connor Meliska Age 5 Sea Lion Graduate

Connor Meliska Age 5 Sea Lion GraduateEVO Swim School is pleased to announce that Connor Meliska, age 5 has graduated from the Sea Lion class level. He can now display the ability to swim a basic freestyle stroke (otherwise known as “big arms”) while taking a breath on his back. He is prepared for the Porpoise class where he will learn the freestyle side breathing technique and backstroke. On behalf of Connor’s instructor, Laci, and the entire EVO Swim School staff, we say…CONGRATULATIONS!

Claire Stapley Age 4 Sea Lion Graduate

Claire Stapley Age 4 Sea Lion GraduateEVO Swim School is pleased to announce that Claire Stapley, age 4 has graduated from the Sea Lion class level. She can now display the ability to swim a basic freestyle stroke (otherwise known as “big arms”) while taking a breath on her back. She is prepared for the Porpoise class where she will learn the freestyle side breathing technique and backstroke. On behalf of Claire’s instructor, Zoe, and the entire EVO Swim School staff, we say…CONGRATULATIONS!

Chloe Shen Age 6 Porpoise Graduate

Chloe Shen Age 6 Porpoise GraduateEVO Swim School is pleased to announce that Chloe Shen, age 6, has graduated from the Porpoise class level. He has learned to swim a proper freestyle stroke with the side breathing technique and backstroke. He is now ready for the Dolphin class where he will learn breaststroke and butterfly. On behalf of Chloe’s instructor, Riley, and the entire EVO Swim School staff, we say… CONGRATULATIONS!