January 2021 Featured Business- Dolphin Swim Club Crystal Lake

Ortman Group
Ortman Group
Published on January 14, 2021

Business Name: Dolphin Swim Club Crystal Lake

Type of Business: Specialty Swim School

Owner: Tod Brewer

Business Phone Number: (847)854-1300

Address: 825 Munshaw Lane, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Business Hours: M-Th 8:00 AM-8:00 PM, Fri 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM, Sat 8:00 AM- 1:00 PM, Sun 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Primary Source of Business: Year-round indoor swim classes for children

Services they offer: Mermaid University, Family Swim, Open Swim, Birthday Parties, CPR Classes, Water Safety Classes, Swim Team, Contests, Parent’s Night Out, and tons of children’s activities.

What do they do differently & what makes them unique?:  They offer a more personalized approach which shows in their small classes, they are priced below their competitors. They offer activities for kids aside from swimming ex. Finding snowflakes on the building and winning a prize. They offer various types of discounts or promotions.  They offer various swim classes for a variety of age groups and levels. They also offer a CPR class at $50 and parent night out opportunities.

What precautions have you taken with Covid? All individuals older than 2 are asked to wear a mask. Instructors wear face shields. Only one accompanying parent per child. Smaller Parent-Tot classes. Lobby seating is spaced six feet apart. All doors, chairs, changing rooms, and bathrooms are cleaned between each class, as is the equipment used during lessons.

Why did you start this business? In 1992, Tyler Brewer saw a need left by traditional swimming instruction programs available at the time. With a teaching degree and a love for the water, he set out to create an ideal environment for learning how to swim. His plan focused on warm water, small classes, and a hands-on, personalized approach. Above all, water safety for all children was very important to Tyler. After Tyler’s unexpected passing in 2013, his brother Tod and the team working with Tyler from the very beginning, stepped in to keep the Dolphin dream alive, as was Tyler’s wish. Fulfilling Tyler’s dream became their passion and to the Brewers, learning to swim is an essential life skill.

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