The Bubble Bulletin

Pumpkin Patch Update & Fire Relief Fundraiser

Posted by Splash Swim School on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 @ 05:37 PM

Dear Friends and Families of Splash:

We are writing with an important update to the Floating Pumpkin Patch events this Sunday, October 15th, at both of our Splash locations.

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Like many in the Splash community, we are heartbroken over the recent and continuing tragedies caused by the fires in Napa and Sonoma Counties. We have been in contact with some of the evacuation shelters in the area, and I, personally, was up there Tuesday, donating non-perishable food and personal care items on behalf of our organization.

I have been told by different relief groups that at this point, the needs are changing incredibly fast in all areas, and that they need financial support more than granola bars and toothbrushes. The powers that be have suggested that we donate money directly to the Napa Valley Disaster Relief Fund managed by the Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF), especially since recovery, when it begins, will be continuing in the year to come.

In response, Splash Swim School will be donating all of the proceeds from the Floating Pumpkin Patch, as well as any additional monetary donations collected, to the Napa Valley Disaster Relief Fund. Giving to this fund will allow monies to be allocated where they are needed most in this evolving crisis. We will stay in contact with NVCF and the extensive network of charitable organizations that they support, so if opportunities to donate goods and supplies arise in the future, we will let you know should you wish to participate.

For Sunday’s Floating Pumpkin Patch, we encourage all of our families and friends to attend our event and have a good time with your kids in the pool while supporting a most important cause. Tickets are available at the front desk of both of our Splash locations until they sell out. Early registration is $20 per child before Friday at 1pm, and $25 per child after that. Each ticket sold includes one pumpkin to decorate and take home.

If you are unable to attend the event, please consider making a cash contribution via check, Square Cash ($SplashSwim) or Paypal ( Include your family name in the notes or memo, and if using Paypal, be sure to select “send to friends and family” to avoid any fees. We have been told that every bit helps and is much appreciated!

Again, Splash will be donating 100% of the proceeds to the Napa Valley Disaster Relief Fund. Please call the office with any questions. We hope you will join us!


Liz Claytor

Tags: Splash kids, Splash Swim School news, Halloween at Splash, Splash families, San Ramon Halloween, Napa Fire, Sonoma Fire, Pumpkin Patch, Walnut Creek Halloween, Napa Valley Community Foundation, Napa Valley Disaster Relief Fund, Floating Pumpkin Patch

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

Splash Walnut Creek to Open for Classes July 6

Posted by Liz Claytor on Wed, Jun 20, 2012 @ 06:34 AM

It won't be long now! Construction on our new Splash Swim School in Walnut Creek is nearing completion and we are planning to be open for classes on Friday, July 6.

We are putting the finishing touches on the schedule and enrollment process for Splash Walnut Creek and will communicate the details to our subscribers of our e-newsletter and here on our blog just as soon as they are ready.

Here are some recent photos of the facility located just off I680 and North Main St.

Splash Walnut Creek Construction Nears Completion

New Splash Swim School Pool in Walnut Creek Nears Completion

Go to our new location updates page and subscribe to receive our e-newsletter on the Walnut Creek schedule and enrollment process coming out soon!

We hope to see you in Walnut Creek on July 6!

Tags: Splash Swim School news, Walnut Creek

Splash Walnut Creek Location Update and FAQ

Posted by Liz Claytor on Wed, Jun 13, 2012 @ 01:01 PM

Construction is well underway and we look forward to seeing everyone in Walnut Creek this summer! Splash Walnut Creek is going to be a first-class swim school, and we are excited to announce our opening date very soon. We are also working behind the scenes on the schedule and pre-enrollment plans. Subscribe to our new location updates newsletter, and you will be one of the first to know!

Splash Walnut Creek Under Construction

Interest in the new location has been fantastic! We have received lots of great questions, and we thought we would include some of the more common ones below. Let us know if you have more!

Question:Will there be any additional fees to transfer a child from San Ramon to the new, Walnut Creek school?
Splash:There are no fees to transfer between classes within a facility, or between the locations of San Ramon and Walnut Creek. All we require is 24-hours notice to change your regularly-scheduled class, and we will be happy to move your student(s) into an available spot at another time, day and/or location. Also, as a current San Ramon student, you will be eligible for a special priority enrollment period should you wish to transfer to Walnut Creek!

Question:Will there be an early sign up period for Splash Walnut Creek? How will we know when to sign up for lessons?
Splash:Being on this email list means you will be among the first to have details as to the class schedule and when enrollment opens. Also, please Like us on Facebook as we will also post updates there concerning when the Walnut Creek early enrollment period is open, as well as schedule updates, holiday breaks and upcoming events.

Question:Will you have Superfish Club at the Walnut Creek location?
Splash:We are currently working on the schedule, and yes, we are planning to open Superfish Club shortly after we open in Walnut Creek.

Question:What is Superfish Club?
Splash:It is a pre-competitive swim class that is offered at select times throughout the week. These classes are run along the length of the pool for added endurance, are forty-five minutes in duration, and have 6 students per 1 instructor. The main focus of Superfish Club is technique, but swimmers also learn skills that they will need for participation on swim team, such as learning to read the pace clock and circle swimming.

Questions regarding age-group classes.We received several questions about age-specific lessons and class sizes as follows:

  • What will you have for 5 and 6 year-olds, and what's the class size? Splash:For children ages 3 and up, we have our Ribbon Level program. These small group classes are a half-hour, once-per-week and have a 4 to 1 student to instructor ratio. A personal consultation with our office staff will help you determine the most appropriate Ribbon Level in which to start your child, based on previous experience and age. Please go to our web site to view Splash Swim School's Ribbon Level program.
  • What do you have for 18 month olds? Splash:We have our Water Babies class for 6-36 month olds. These classes are a parent or caregiver participation class and have a 6 to 1 student to instructor ratio. For more information, visit our Water Babies page on our web site.

Question:Will the Walnut Creek pool be indoors and warm?
Splash:Yes! Splash San Ramon is indoors, and the Walnut Creek facility will be indoors as well. Both are heated to 92 degrees year-round for the comfort of our little swimmers!

For more information on our program and philosophy, please visit Our Program page on our web site, or call the office at (925) 838-SWIM (7946). Also, visit our FAQ page for answers to other commonly-asked questions.

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

NEWS SPLASH: Swim School to Open in Walnut Creek!

Posted by Liz Claytor on Wed, Mar 21, 2012 @ 10:11 AM

Splash Swim School, a leader in indoor swim lessons for babies and children, is pleased to announce the groundbreaking of their second East Bay location in Walnut Creek, California.

liz claytor blog “I am thrilled that we were able to respond to requests for a Splash location in Walnut Creek,” said Liz Claytor, owner and director of Splash Swim School. “With the addition of a second school, we will be bringing our indoor, year-round swim program to a new market,” continued Claytor. “We found a wonderful Walnut Creek location in the North Main corridor, and we are very excited to be breaking ground.”

Splash Swim School anticipates the state-of-the-art Walnut Creek location to open in mid-June, 2012. The indoor pool facility, with water heated to 92 degrees, is specially-designed to create an optimal learning environment. As with all Splash Swim Schools, the company will continue its 4 to 1 student/teacher ratio, with an additional instructor on deck at all times.  Additionally, the Walnut Creek Splash Swim School will offer off street parking and easy freeway access.

Claytor is a working mother herself, with a seventeen month old son. “As a business owner and mother, I know what it’s like to drive from work to daycare or home with a million ‘to-do’ items running through your head,” added Claytor. “At Splash, we provide an opportunity to take a break from your busy day and have an enriching experience with your child.”

Those interested in keeping tabs on progress with the new location are encouraged to visit the New Location Web page and sign up to receive monthly updates.

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

Welcome to The Bubble Bulletin!

Posted by Liz Claytor on Wed, Apr 14, 2010 @ 03:32 PM

Our Splash families are always asking us for more information on a variety of topics from homework tips for lessons to water safety products for their home pools and everything in-between.  So, we created this blog as a means of passing along the answers to these questions, as well as any other information that parents or their students might find useful.  This will also be a place to find out interesting things about the Splash community, whether a funny quote from a student in class or an accomplishment that we just have to tell everyone about! 

So, Moms and Dads, if you have questions or just want to share a fun or inspirational story, photo, or video of your student(s), let us know. 


-Ms Lizzy

Tags: Splash Swim School news