Testimonials

Read testimonials and survival stories below.
We could not be happier. We brought our 18 month old son to Aquachild and he did the Initial Program with Scotty and in 6 weeks he went from zero to swimming rolling over and loving the water. We cannot recommend this place enough. Not only does our son have the skills to survive and swim but we have such peace of mind. Scotty and staff are so welcoming and friendly. We will be back for more.
Carolina S. Aventura FL.

My 17 month old just graduated from the 6 weeks program and i could not be happier with all the skills he’ve learned in such short time. We live in south beach so at first I wasn’t excited about the idea of driving so far everyday- but something told me I should go for it and I did. After the first week I realize that was the best decision choosing Aqwachild. And now, after we completed the 6 weeks program I know I was right. The progress I saw every week with my son and with the other kids in the school was phenomenal, I remember thinking to my self at the first week “my son will probably need additional classes- he will never be ready to graduate after only 6 weeks” but I was so wrong, the method works on every child even on the most stubborn ones. Now we go back twice a week just because my son enjoys it so much, and the fun we have with him at the pool every weekend is priceless- he feels so confined with his swimming and flouting skills. Scotty and Varinia thank you so much you are awesome!!!

Sasha Greenberg
Miami Beach, F

New to the Florida area, we thought it important to ensure that our 2 year old could survive if he fell into one of the countless pools in the area. The swim/float/swim course is OUTSTANDING. The teachers are experts that help the child quickly master the basics. Though the infants cry at the beginning of the training, they really do learn. The best part is that our son now loves the water more than ever before. He’s now more confident and enjoys the time in the water. His progress has been unbelievable…thanks Scott!!

Betina
Miami Beach, FL
My 18 month old daughter Gianna just graduated the initial program 2 weeks ago. And I can’t thank Brain enough for teaching her skills that she will forever cherish as she splash around in the pool. My experience at aquachild has been amazing and unforgettable. I remember feeling so nervous for her on her first day of class, but amazingly by the fourth day she was already swimming with eyes open under water. After 6 weeks of hard work and dedication she was tossed in the pool fully clothed and like a mermaid she rolled on her back and floated. The job that Brian and his team do with so much patience and passion is just spectacular and admiring. So blessed to have found such an awesome swim school. Can’t wait to start with the maintenance program!
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MALANI R.
Miami Beach , FL
Dear Scotty, Thank you so much for being an absolutely wonderful swimming teacher and giving my children the best experience and an emphasis on water safety. Within Minutes you understand your students nature, strengths, fears,and earn the childs trust while pushing them to succeed.I have learned a lot from observing you each day.I can can see why people are raving about your swim school.I myself was skeptical, Particulary with Chaya who refused swimming lessons prior. You have a terrific, warm and friendly team. We hope to continue during the year.
Happy family
North Miami Beach, FL
 was really hesitant to send Ali to Aquachild, who at the time was about to turn 4, because I was afraid he would be traumatized by approaching swimming through the “survival” perspective. However two things happened, one was that no matter how much I tried he was just not learning to swim from me and two that one day at his friends birthday party where there was a pool he disappeared from my sight when we were inside the house for no more than a minute and when I ran outside he was standing by the pool scared because his friend had just accidentally fallen in. Luckily his friend knew how to swim. That day I knew I had to muster up the courage and I brought him to Brian who is just absolutely amazing, he is a “child whisperer” in the pool. Though Ali was terrified the first week it opened up such an incredible opportunity for us as a family to stand by him as he learned courage, perseverance and trust. By day 5 we could not get him out of the water after the class and though he is always a little nervous when we take him he ends up feeling success and empowered. It has taken a tremendous weight off of my chest as I know that no matter what he not only knows how to swim but most importantly he knows how to survive. As I right this I’m taking a nice deep breath with a sense of relief.
Yadi
Biscayne Park, FL

Our daughter, Chloe, is our second child to have gone through the Aquachild program. Unlike our first child, Chloe cried everyday. However, Scotty showed the same amount of patience and love as he did with our first child. And best of all…the results were identical! Over a year after completing the 6 week program, Chloe took a week long refresher course with Scotty and she is a phenomenal swimmer! We were recently vacationing and there was never a time we were in the pool that people were not astounded by our kids’ swimming abilities. At not even 3 years old, Chloe is a fish in the water and I am confident in her safety skills! Thank you Aquachild!!

Lauren Cantor
Miami Beach, FL
is experience was priceless! The patience of dealing with the nervous parents and if your child cried like my 16 month old did is amazing.I will never stop speaking and sharing of your services. This is something that every child should learn! A Special thank you to Scotty and Varinia.
Rosalind Rodriguez
North Miami, FL
17-month old Daniel is the second child we’ve sent thru the Aquachild program. Despite moving an hour north, we made a special effort to get Daniel thru because our first child had learned so much. Daniel graduated last week, and had learned all the safety skills well. As if to prove the point, he fell headfirst in the pool yesterday as we were moving in to our new house. His mother was nearby, but she paused a couple seconds to see what he would do. Sure enough, he rolled right over and established a good safe float. She fished him out of the water and he was none the worse. This training has given us the confidence to let our kids play near the water without constant “arm’s-reach” adult supervision. The results are amazing, and the instructors are superb. Two thumbs up!
Marcus
Wellington, FL
 heard about aquachild from friends that strongly recomended since Debbie was having a hard time learning at home with private teachers. then after 6 weeks with scotti in aquachild she made it and it was the best 6 weeks invested ever. she is a champ now and she knows what to do in the water in any condition and alone and indepent. thank you scott you are the best!
david tesone
golden beach, FL
My 2.5 year old son graduated yesterday, and as i think about his Aquachild experience, i know enrolling him was one of the best decisions we’ve made. Scotty was an incredibly fantastic instructor- patient, loving, firm and encouraging. He gave my son the confidence he needed to love being in the water, and the skills he needed to enjoy swimming safely. He also helped teach me, his mother, how to encourage him on my own- so we could continue his learning/growth at home. I was hesitant to enroll my son for about a year (fear of harsh methods, is it worth the drive?). They are not harsh at Aquachild, but KNOWLEDGABLE. They know not only children’s limitations, but also their incredible capabilities at such a young age. And now, knowing what i know, i would drive twice as far to do it. Thank you so much for bringing out the little Shark in my Liev!
Gali Katz
Bay Harbor Islands, FL
Our daughter Francesca took the six week program right after she turned 1 year old. Oh my god, how happy we are that we enrolled her in this program. Brian was the most patient instructor and my husband and I had 100% trust in his techniques. Our daughter first started to be in the water at 3 months with a swim program at the JCC, what she learned here far surpassed the 9 months at the other class. Our daughter now, really knows how to roll over, float on her back and swim by herself!! She cried for every lesson, but after she passed the test and came back the next day, she was the happiest baby ever!! She loves the water and she is so confident of what she can do. Thank you so very much Aqua Child, And Brian, it has been an amazing experience!!
Sheri Viacava
Miami Beach, FL
I must say that the beginner program at aquachild was the best thing I have ever done for my kids and myself. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND IT! My 3 year old daughter never stepped foot in a pool because she was so terrified and my 2 year old son had no fear and always gravitated towards water. With spring break coming up, I froze all after school activities, cancelled any personal appointments and committed myself to taking them each day for 6 weeks. The first two weeks with Brian were full of tears, kicking and screaming in the car on the way, and practically having my kids (2 & 3 yr old) in a head lock trying to put those swim diapers on! But despite all that, I already began to see results with my daughter kicking from point A to B and both of them smiling during that first weekend in the pool at home. The third and fourth week was more calm and they got used to the fact that mommy is not turning back. My kids were was actually excited to go into the pool. The 5th week, Brian kicked it up a notch and really focused on floating in which my kids really impressed me with how well they did it. They passed their survival test in the middle of the 6th week with flying colors and now LOVE the pool and ask to see Brian. I am extremely thankful to Brian for his dedication with my kids, and the staff for all the support. I plan to continue with the maintenance program.
Mental Aventura , FL
Our 1 and a half year old daughter Lily graduated from Aqua Child today. We couldn’t be more please with her swim/float abilities and her newly found confidence in the pool. We would highly recommend this program and of course, our instructor, Scotty, who not only was amazing with Lily, but who also helped us as parents learn how to best handle our precious baby in different water situations. We adore you Scotty and can’t thank you enough. The peace of mind you have given us, especially living in Florida is simply priceless. We would recommend this program to ANYONE looking to learn how to swim!
Shirley Lampert
Miami, FL
As an adult with an outlook upon indulging within the finer things in life, the last thing on your mind is swimming. In my case fear and lack of need placed it on the back burner. Thanks to my Instructor Scotty!!! I am currently only on my 3rd lesson yes I said 3rd and I am moving along quickly and freely through out the pool & loving every moment of it. My instructor Scotty is excellent as I never thought I could learn to swim and progress in such a short period of time!! Now while traveling has its perks I may enjoy the waters while I swim instead of being on the sideline. I would recommend anyone/everyone as the value provided by Scotty and his staff is priceless.
Oscar
Miami, FL
Scott exceeded all my expectations when teaching my son how to survival swim!!! Aquachild creates a fun and non-traumatic method of encouraging little ones like my 1 year old to love swimming. Thank you baby Julian and happy parents.
Roxana Cano
Hollywood, FL 
Aquachild is the Cadillac of swim schools. I wasted last summer trying lessons with other trainers at home because I was felt I was too busy to commit to the Aquachild program. But at the end of the summer I did not reach my goal of having my two year old daughter swim. Instructors came to the house with toys, floaters and other gadgets and I watched with dismay as her skills did not progress. This spring, I enrolled her in Aquachild and they got it done!! They have “trade secrets” that keep your child swimming horizontally. They have strategies to overcome common obstacles. And once you work it into your daily routine, it is fun! Just go check out the facility and the instructors and you will be convinced.
Lisa B.
North Miami, FL 
I am so impressed that my 2 year old learned how to swim. When I first heard of the program, I was skeptical. I knew my 5 year old would learn, but I honestly didn’t think a 2 year old could learn how to swim. I am happy to say that not only did she learn to swim and float, but she loves swimming now! You should see her jumping in the deep end of our pool and swimming to me. It’s amazing. She even likes to be thrown in the pool and swims to the wall and/or steps. She would swim for hours if I would let her. My 5 year old learned to swim within 2 weeks and is swimming like a pro now. I just wanted to say thank you to Scotty. I highly recommend him. I think he did an amazing job. He was kind and gentle with my daughters, yet firm and professional enough to push and encourage them through their fear. The office is also very friendly and works with you in a pleasant and professional manner. I plan to have more children and all of them will be sent to Aquachild to learn how to swim. Thanks Aquachild! Sincerely, The Kings
Kara King
Hollywood, FL
We were sadly late to start swimming lessons with our 2 and a half year old daughter, but once we started, we find out that it’s better late than never. From day one, Scotty’s gentle demeanor and fun-loving attitude truly put Lia at ease in the water. She was certainly very stiff at the beginning, but little by little, she became more relaxed and began looking forward to her classes and interactions each and every day. We are so thrilled with the results, and cannot wait to continue to nurture these amazing skills and sharing the results with our friends and family. In our daughter’s own words, she went from being a mermaid to a “dolphin”. We thank Scotty and the entire Aquachild staff for their kindness, patience and amazing experience! We’ll be back for a refresher soon!!!
Lauren Cortinas
Miami shores, FL
I came in a bit skeptical about how much could get done in 10 mins a day for a week. I am amazed – astonished at how far my 2 year old boy has come! By the end of the week he was swimming to me, breathing under water and grabbing toys from the bottom of the pool! Our instructor, Scotty was world class. He was so nuturing, gentle, motivating and professional. He worked with my son in such an extraordinary way. We have learned skills we will take with us and I am grateful to this program. 10 mins a day for even a week made all the difference in this boys swim life! Amazing. Recommend to everyone. Thank you, Scotty!
Brie Gutierrez
Surfside, FL
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