Our Swim School
We base our teaching philosophy on these two concepts: we believe everyone should know how to swim and that every child should be taught respect for the water and appropriate behaviors for staying safe around the water.
Formerly Gypsy Swim School, Oak City Swim School is located in East Raleigh and here for swimming needs! We are a private, indoor school that teaches all levels of swimmers! We focus on water safety skills to keep everyone safe and work with everyone at every level. Our classes range from parent and tot where we train the parents, as much as the children, in water safety skills and how to self-rescue; to adults looking to tweak their strokes to become more comfortable swimmers. The goal of our program is to help each student master life-long swim skills, develop good judgement around the water, and appreciate the true value of regular vigorous physical activity in staying healthy in body and mind.
Our indoor pool is heated year-round to 88 degrees and perfect for those just getting started! With the shallow end starting at 3 feet, we welcome all those that might not know how to swim or might be tackling a long-harbored fear. We also believe that swimming is for everyone and love working with people that have different abilities, physical or not. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to swim, or how to swim better, we’re here for you!
Our staff is trained to teach water safety lessons based on a developmentally appropriate curriculum for swimmers 6 months through adult. Our training program is 20 hours of classroom work and 40 hours of in-water training. Each candidate must pass a written exam and a practical exam in order to be assigned classes. Our staff is provided on going training to enhance and develop their teaching skills. All staff is trained to respond to pool emergencies, first aid, CPR and pool safety.
Our Aquatic Facility
We’re lucky to share our space with two other amazing companies! Gypsy Divers is our scuba shop and your possible next step! After you learn to swim with us, learn to dive with us!
Scuba training, equipment, and travel!
AirTech Scuba Services
Scuba equipment service