What Makes KIDS FIRST Swim Schools Different?

  • America’s finest specialty designed training pools. Maintained at 90° with depths ranging from 2 to 5 feet.
  • Expert instructors, a copyrighted curriculum (The KIDS FIRST/Kick FIRST Learn to Swim System) and a kids friendly environment enhance your child’s learning experience.
  • A wide variety of programs ensure that there is one just right for your child and your wallet.
  • Dozens of convenient locations in the Mid-Atlantic area!
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On September 3, 2020, KIDS FIRST Swim Schools voluntarily filed a Chapter 11 reorganization petition. That action enables us to reorganize the company, a vital step forward along the road to recovery for our business. The reorganization is well underway to ensure the company that survives the pandemic will be healthy and vibrant for our customers.

KIDS FIRST Swim Schools is open for business!

Fourteen of our corporate locations have already reopened and are conducting swim lessons in an environment focused on customer and employee safety while providing the same level of quality instruction that we are known for. We are planning on reopening five additional locations early next year. However, as an unfortunate consequence of the reorganization process, we permanently closed several of our locations as follows:

  • Chantilly, VA
  • Fredericksburg, VA
  • Finksburg, MD
  • Germantown, MD
  • Hagerstown, MD
  • Hockessin, DE
  • Manassas, VA
  • Rockville, MD
  • Sterling, VA
  • Turnersville, NJ
  • Warminster, PA
  • Winchester, VA

While we are prohibited by bankruptcy law from paying debts that were incurred prior to our filing date without court order (including issuing customer refunds), we are happy to offer our customers the following accommodations:

  • Credits for lessons at any of our corporate locations*
  • A gift certificate good at any of our corporate locations*

We realize that customers of locations that have been permanently closed may not live close enough to one of our open corporate locations for lesson credits to be practical. Those customers may request to become a creditor in our Chapter 11 filing.

Customers who live more than 15 miles (or more than a 30-minute drive) from one of our corporate locations, and who made a purchase prior to September 3, 2020, may request to become a creditor in our Chapter 11 filing by completing the following form. If you do not meet these criteria, please contact your local corporate location for a lesson credit or gift certificate.

* The following locations are owned by KIDS FIRST Swim Schools’ franchisees: Cherry Hill, NJ; Commack, NY; Dundalk, MD; Midlothian, VA; Mount Pleasant, SC; Springfield, VA and York, PA. These franchises are businesses separate from KIDS FIRST Swim Schools and, as such, they cannot issue or honor credits for services purchased from KIDS FIRST Swim Schools. Nor can these franchisees issue or honor KIDS FIRST Swim Schools’ corporate gift certificates.

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More locations to follow, please check our locations link for updates.

  • Aston, PA
  • Bel Air, MD
  • Bowie, MD
  • Broomall, PA
  • Charleston, SC
  • Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Columbia East, MD
  • Commack, NY
  • Dundalk, MD
  • Elkton, MD
  • Exton, PA
  • Falls Church, VA
  • Frederick, MD
  • Jenkintown, PA
  • Laurel, MD
  • Midlothian, VA
  • North Bethesda, MD
  • Perry Hall, MD
  • Severna Park, MD
  • Springfield, VA
  • Waldorf, MD
  • York, PA
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