Atlanta Swim Academy has been the heart of the East Cobb community providing a year-round curriculum that teaches swimmers from a young age how to enjoy water saftey since 1985. ASA has been family owned and operated since day one and has never moved!
Adding Pool 1!
Throughout the years, as our family has increased in size, we have grown from one pool to three! We started off with just Pool 2, which was originally used for both scuba and swim lessons, then Pool 1 came long in 2000.
When 2001 came along, Camp H2O came with it. One of our favorite things is watching swimmers grow, and being able to see their love for the water all summer long was something that stuck with us.
Joined United States Swim School Association
In 2006 we joined the United States Swim School Association. By learning from other swim schools around the world, Atlanta Swim Academy is able to continue innovating the learn to swim program. We decided to part with scuba in 2006 and turn our focus strictly to our swim lesson program.
Adding Pool 3!
Our owner, Brad Grzelka, has a saying that he often uses: "Change is hard, but change is good" and this is very true to ASA. In 2008 we build yet another pool- Pool 3- and started an official USA Swimming Team. Pool 3 allowed more space for our swim program to practice.
Thousands of children learn to swim with us every year, but we came to a realization in 2014. We took a survey of our new team and found that a lot of our swimmers didn't nessicarily want to compete in swim meets, but they loved the feeling of being on a team. We then created our non-competitive group known as SwimFIT!
Baby Splash class is added
Baby Splash is our way of introducing the next generation of swimmers to the sport and getting parents proactive about water safety for their children.
Spring Workshop Committee
Being a part of the Spring Workshop Committee, Brad helped create, plan, and come up with ideas to deliver to swim schools across the United States. Their goal was to better swim lessons for everyone and spread knowlege. Brad was able to assist with 3 of the workshops from 2016-2019.
Chair of the Community Impact Committee with USSSA
Atlanta Swim Academy has been featured on many different local news stations over the years. We often participate and get the children involved in events for charity and giving back to the community such as canned food drives and fundraisers. In 2018, Brad Grzelka became the chair of the Community Impact Committee with USSSA. Brad now helps the association and other swim schools give back just like ASA does year-round.
Brad on the Board of Directors
The United States Swim School Association elected Brad, the owner of Atlanta Swim Academy, to be on the Board of Directors! He is activly envolved in this community and helps ensure that ASA and other swim schools around the world stay up to date and have access to the best curriculm and ideas that the swimming world has to offer.
Another Year of Growth!
ASA will continue to make big changes throughout the year. We have extended our hours and added tons of classes. ASA continues to innovate our program and grow as a company.
Thank YOU for joining our family. It is because of you that we are here.
COVID and a Global Pandemic
Like everyone in March 2020, ASA was confronted with the unprecedented onset of a Global Pandemic. ASA Managers had to make the toughest choice ever and close down for 10 weeks. It was scary, it was wild, and what worried us the most was that no one was swimming! We knew that this shut down caused thousands of kids to forgo their weekly lessons. We know Swim Lessons save lives and without them, kids would be left vulnerable.
In June 2020 ASA reopened with all the safety precautions in tow - we are so glad our brave staff and supportive customers trusted ASA to continue to provide the lifesaving service of swim lessons!
3rd year on the Board Of Directors
Owner Brad Grzelka enters his 3rd year on the Board Of Directors for the United States Swim School Association, working with swim industry professionals from all over the United states.
He also enters his 6th year of serving on USSSA Committees. Working on the Spring Workshop Committees help develop and bring ideas to the table each year for the annual event.
Brad's favorite saying (Change Is Hard, But Change Is Good) has helped ASA and the USSSA continue to grow and be the very best.