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SafeSplash Swim School Brings More Family-Focused Fun with Third Sioux Falls Location

Jan 18, 2023 ● By SafeSplash Swim School

Sponsored By: SafeSplash Swim School

With its focus on enabling memorable family experiences, SafeSplash Swim School is quickly gaining steam in Sioux Falls and is nearly ready to open its third location. 

Since 2019, SafeSplash Swim School has been the area’s best place for year-round, safe, fun and effective swim lessons, and the school will open its newest location on the city’s east side at Dawley Farms in February 2023. The first SafeSplash location in Sioux Falls was opened in January 2019 at 85th Street and Minnesota, and a year later, a location within GreatLIFE Woodlake Athletic Club opened. 

Dan and Christa Sobocinski are the proprietors of the Sioux Falls-based SafeSplash business, offering swim lessons for all ages, from six months through adults. 

The 90 degree pool, small class sizes (never more than a 4:1 student to teacher ratio), flexible family scheduling and proprietary SafeSplash curriculum, which all instructors are certified in, sets them

apart from other entities that offer lessons. “We work hard to tightly match students with instructors who align with their personalities, we stay in close contact with parents providing face to face instructor access, and offer real-time transparency for their child’s progression of skills via the SafeSplash App. Our approach places a priority on getting the kids past their fears, making it fun, and quickly getting them engaged in real learning,” Dan explained.  

SafeSplash offers ultimate flexibility in the days, times, and types of lessons, as well as with scheduling makeup lessons. Everything is built around the conveniences a family requires. 

“What we do is teach Swimming Lessons. However, it’s staying hyper focused on the ‘why we do it’ 

 that makes a real difference,” said Dan. “We keep that ‘why’ in mind throughout everything we do: who we hire, how we train, expectations set for staff, and the parental experience we seek to provide. When children become confident swimmers, the potential for the family experience goes to a whole other level.”  

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