The Bubble Bulletin

Last Day to Vote Splash Best for Swim Lessons in Bay Area Parent

Posted by Liz Claytor on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Last year, we were honored to win Best Swim Lessons for the San Francisco East Bay in Bay Area Parent Magazine’s annual Best of the East Bay awards. Thank you!!

Best of the East Bay 2014

We would love it if you would help us win again for 2014. So, in case you missed it, today is the last day to place your ballot! Just go to the Best of the East Bay 2014 and vote Splash Swim School as the best for Swim Class in the Classes & Camps section.

There could be something in it for you too. When you vote your name is automatically entered into a drawing to win one of two $50 Visa gift cards from Bay Area Parent magazine. Get all the details here: Best of the East bay 2014 ballot.

Thank you for your support. Happy Swimming!!

Splash Swim School

 

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Vote Splash Best for Swim Lessons in Diablo - Best of the East Bay

Posted by Liz Claytor on Tue, Mar 11, 2014 @ 04:39 PM

Last year, we were honored to win Best Swim Lessons for the San Francisco East Bay in Diablo Magazine’s annual Best of the East Bay awards. Thank you!!

Diablo Best of the East Bay 2014

Voting is now open, and we would love it if you would help us win again for 2014! Just go to the Best of the East Bay 2014 to submit your ballot. There could be something in it for you too. If you vote in 20 categories or more you'll have a chance to win a fabulous getaway to the Big Island of Hawaii! Get all the details here: Best of the East Bay 2014 ballot.

Voting closes on March 29, so please vote Splash Swim School as the best for Swim Lessons in the Kids & Parenting section today!

Thank you for your support. Happy Swimming!!

Splash Swim School

Tags: Diablo Magazine, Best of the East Bay, Swim Lessons

Vote Splash Best for Swim Lessons in Diablo - Best of the East Bay

Posted by Liz Claytor on Thu, Mar 14, 2013 @ 06:54 AM

Last year we were honored to win Best of the East Bay in Diablo, The Magazine of the San Francisco East Bay for Swim Lessons in the Kids & Parenting section. Thank you!!

Best of the East Bay 2013

Voting is now open and we'd love it if you would help us win again for 2013! Just go to the Best of the East Bay 2013 to submit your ballot. There could be something in it for you, too. If you vote in 20 categories or more you'll have a chance to win a Napa getaway! Get all the details here: Best of the East Bay 2013 Ballot.

Voting closes on March 29, so please vote Splash Swim School as the best for Swim Lessons in the Kids & Parenting section today!

Thank you!!

Splash Swim School

Tags: Diablo Magazine, Best of the East Bay, Swim Lessons

Vote for Splash as Best of the Best 'Swim Class' in BayAreaParent

Posted by Liz Claytor on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 @ 04:37 PM

We wish to thank our customers for voting us a BayAreaParent Family Favorite for the past 3 straight years! YOU are the Best of the Best, and we appreciate you so much. We would be honored to receive your support again this year!

Voting is now open to recognize the Best of the Best in BayAreaParent. Click to vote now!

The survey gives you the chance to indicate your favorite destinations, activities, schools and much more! And of course we'd love it if you included Splash Swim School as your favorite (Swim Class) in the Classes and Camps category! Just click the button image below and take the survey!

BayAreaParent Best of the Best

 

Help make Splash Swim School a BayAreaParent Best of the Best for our 4th year in a row!

Vote Now!!!

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Ms. Liz Receives Patriot Employer Award for Supporting Our Troops

Posted by Liz Claytor on Tue, Jan 08, 2013 @ 12:55 PM

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We are feeling rather patriotic at Splash Swim School.  Our own LaJoy Toney, a proud Splash swim instructor, nominated me for the Patriot Employer Award. The award is presented by The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) a Department of Defense agency for the school's commitment to supporting employees serving the United States Armed Forces and Reserve.

Students might not know that Miss LaJoy has another job outside of teaching swimming at Splash. In the National Guard and Reserve, Miss LaJoy serves as a Lance Corporal in the Marine Corps. While she was deployed in Afghanistan, I made sure Miss LaJoy knew that she had a job to return to at Splash Swim School. (Another fun fact about Miss LaJoy-- she is an aspiring chef!)

As a business woman running multiple swim schools, and a working mom, I am used to juggling many balls in the air. So, as an organization, we try to be as flexible as we can when it comes to working with National Guard members and supporting our military troops. It is the least we can do.

Speaking of part-time workers; the new year has started, and it is back to school for our students, after what we hope was a wonderful Holiday break. Is there something your swimmer has been recognized for in, or out of, the classroom? Leave us a comment on our Splash Swim School Facebook page and share your news with us.

Tags: Splash stories, Swimming news, award

Cal Bears, Bay Area Athletes Keep Rolling in Olympic Medals

Posted by Liz Claytor on Mon, Aug 06, 2012 @ 09:50 AM

nathan adrian medleyLast Friday, a friend emailed: "If Cal was a country we'd be 11th in the medal count!" And, if we include Bay Area athletes in the tally the ranking would be even more staggering!

Here's an article, Adrian, Vollmer Lead Cal Gold Rush, posted last Wednesday. Then, on Saturday, Nathan Adrian went on to win gold in the 4X100m medley relay with teammates, Michael Phelps, Matt Grevers and Brendan Hansen.

Rewind to last Thursday as we witnessed the U.S. women's rowing team grab gold in the 1500-meter women's eight rowing competition over Canada. It was a back-to-back Olympic Gold and the 7th straight world title for the team. Led by coxswain, Mary Whipple of Sacramento, CA (whose sister, Sarah is an assistant coach at Cal) and joined by Cal graduate Erin Cafaro of Modesto and Ellie Logan (Standford grad), along with the entire team - shoved their boat first across the finish line. Read the story about Two Area Rowers Help Win Gold. And watch the inspiring post-race interview with the women's eight team by Michele Tafoya.

Over the weekend, Kerri Walsh of Stanford advanced to the semifinal round of Beach Volleyball with partner Misty May-Treanor. And earlier, Rachel Bootsma and Jessica Hardy of Cal won a gold medal as part of the 400-meter medley relay team, although they did not swim in the final.

Current medal count total of the two Bay Area colleges

Cal: 8 Gold, 1 Silver, 4 Bronze
Stanford: 3 Gold, 0 Silver, 1 Bronze

So, from beach volleyball to diving, rowing, sailing, swimming and beyond, it's been an amazing Olympics for Cal and Bay Area athletes. Go Cal Bears...Go Bay Area Athletes!

Tags: Cal Swimming, Swimming news, Olympic Swimming

Cal Grads Capture Gold at 2012 Summer Olympics

Posted by Liz Claytor on Thu, Aug 02, 2012 @ 03:58 PM

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While much attention has been focused on Michael Phelps and Brian Lochte at the London Olympics, we're excited to note the success of former Cal Bear swimmers Dana Vollmer and Nathan Adrian, both of whom have captured Gold!

NBC Bay Area reports the following: UC Berkeley graduate Dana Vollmer on Sunday won an Olympic gold medal in the 100-meter butterfly in London. In doing so, the former Cal star also set a world record. Way to go Dana! Read the full article.

The Cal Bears official athletics website reports a story of how Nathan Adrian won Olympic Gold in the 100-meter freestyle on Wednesday over Australia's James Magnussen by one one hundredth of a second, 47.52 to 47.53. Whew, that was close!! You can read Adrian's Olympic story here on the Cal Bear's website.

Great going Dana and Nathan!

 

Come to the Splash Walnut Creek Open House

Posted by Liz Claytor on Mon, Jul 16, 2012 @ 03:51 PM

Be among the first to see our brand-new swim school in Walnut Creek!Splash Walnut Creek Open House Balloons

Bring the kids and come to Splash Walnut Creek's Open House this Saturday, July 21st from 10 AM - 4 PM.

At the open house you will be able to meet the staff and instructors, learn about our swim program for babies and children, and get information on our schedule of classes. Plus, you will be able to enroll on the spot!

Splash Swim School of Walnut Creek is conveniently located at 1531 3rd Ave., just off North Main Street and close to the I680 freeway. Click for directions.

We'll be posting more exciting news about the Splash Walnut Creek Open House this week here on our blog and via email for those subscribed to our new locations updates!

If you can't make it to the open house, please call the office to enroll today, before classes fill up: (925) 838-7946.

We hope to see you this Saturday!

Tags: Splash Swim School news, Walnut Creek, New Location

Enroll Now for Splash Walnut Creek

Posted by Splash Swim School on Thu, Jul 12, 2012 @ 07:58 AM

Splash Swim School will open it's brand-new, Walnut Creek location on Tuesday, July 24th, and enrollment is now open!

Get all the details on available classes and hours of operation for the Walnut Creek facility by calling today, (925) 838-SWIM (7946). Classes are filling fast, so call now for the best selection!

Call Now to Enroll: (925) 838-SWIM (7946)

Tags: Splash Swim School news, Walnut Creek, New Location

USA Swimming Events and Stories to Follow

Posted by Liz Claytor on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 @ 08:51 PM

It's an exciting time at Splash Swim School and in the world of swimming! We are opening our new, Splash Walnut Creek facility soon, and enrollments will open shortly.

Excitement is also building for the summer Olympics with the USA swimming team trials well underway. We thought we'd share some stories and upcoming events of interest.

Swimmers share one sleepy bachelor pad

This article covers some of the local athletes as they've been preparing for the Olympic trials while renting a 5,000 square foot in the Oakland hills. It features freestyle sprinters Nathan Adrian, Will Copeland and Graeme Moore, and breaststroke sprinter Sean Mahoney. Moore has secured up a berth on the South African team while the Americans are training for the Olympic trials currently unnderway. Check out their story on SFGate.

Cal's Teri McKkeever set to coach U.S. Olympic Team

Coaching for Cal and country is a story about Teri McKeever, the first woman head coach of a U.S. Olympic swim team. McKeever has coached 17 Olympic athletes during her two decade tenure in Berkeley. Now, she has the opportunity to lead the U.S. Olympic women's swimming team to victory in the 2012 London Games! 

"Teri was an awesome coach to swim for," says Splash Director, Liz Claytor. "She has a gift for getting her athletes to their fullest potential, and she actively seeks ways to keep training as fresh and fun as possible. She deserves this recognition, and I am so proud to say that she was my coach!"

Find News and Upcoming Events on NBC

Dana Vollmer

NBC is covering the Olympic trials and games this year. Get the latest Olympic swimming photos, videos, results, track the athletes and access schedules here.

Tags: Swimming news, Olympic Swimming