Aqua-Tots Swim School is expanding its Michigan footprint and opening its 9th metro Detroit location in Berkley this fall.  

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools, the world’s largest swim school franchise,  has announced that its opening a new location in Berkley at 2485 Coolidge Hwy across from Berkley High School. The 6,500 square foot facility is scheduled to open in October 2022 and will conveniently serve families in south Oakland County. Aqua-Tots Berkley is currently hiring swim instructors and front desk staff.  Those interested can get more information and apply directly online at

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that drowning is the leading cause of unintentional, injury-related death among children ages one to four, and participation in formal swim lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children in the same age group, according to the National Institutes of Health. For that reason, it’s important to think about water safety all year long and not just during the summer months.

Families can reserve their spots now for small group (4:1 ratio), semi-private (2:1 ratio) or private (1:1 ratio) lessons. Those who pre-enroll in swim lessons two days a week will receive four free lessons (value of $105). You can try your first class at the Berkley location or any of the other 8 metro Detroit locations for FREE with the promo code SWIM22.

If you are new to swim lessons, here are the reasons we chose Aqua-Tots.

First, small class sizes. Group lessons have only 4 students, allowing your child to have their instructors attention and short rests between skills tests.

Second, amazing instructors. It’s not easy to work with kids and the instructors at Aqua-Tots show the kids patience and give them encouragement. It’s easy to get ready for class because your student will want to see their teacher.

Third, there’s a great atmosphere. Swim class does not feel like a chore for anyone in the family. It’s fun for kids and an easy in and out for parents. The 30 minute sessions give you a nice parenting break where you can encourage your swimmer from the sidelines or take advantage of them being safe in their instructors care and catch up on reading, make a shopping list or simply relax.

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools provides year-round swimming lessons for kids of all ages, including swim lessons for babies and toddlers. The world-renowned swimming instruction and “safety first, fun every second” approach features water safety certified swim instructors, a family-friendly environment, and state-of-the-art facility with a comfortable 90° pool.

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