FriscoSwim School was founded by Pat DeLange, a masters swimmer for FASST, who competed in the 40+ age group and medaled at the State meet in Freestyle and Backstroke. FASST approached Pat to become one of their coaches. She began coaching the winter swim clinics at the FISD natatorium. By the summer of 2006, a close friend suggested she offer private lessons to teach children to swim, because of her background in swimming, coaching, lifeguarding, competition, and her passion for creative work with children. Pat loved the idea! At the time, she had taken a job as a paraprofessional at Corbell Elementary School and thought that teaching swimming in the summers would be the perfect complement to her work in Special Education at Corbell.
What does your MomBoss business do for people?
We teach children (age 2.5 to 13 yrs) and adults to be pool safer in the water using accelerated and fun techniques. We teach all skill levels and are proud of our affiliation with the FASST swim team that introduces so many young swimmers to the fun and thrill of competition. We have classes year-round in our large, indoor, heated pool. Our classes are the smallest you will find. Our experienced instructors love to teach and are trained in our special methods. We have developed techniques to accelerate learning and make lessons fun. We have chosen to be different and our approach is individualized to target each student’s unique skill level and abilities. Just ask around, we have lots of very happy clients around town!
Why did you start this business? What motivates and drives you through the grind?
I love the water and love working with kids. I have been a competitive swimmer since age 5, lifeguard, instructor and coach. This was a natural fit and it is a passion of mine that kids and adults learn to love the water.
If you were a super hero, what would your super power be and why?
Flying! Swimming is like flying! You are weightless and can move around easily, even do handstands and flips (I can’t do that on land).
What song do you crank up when you need a boost or are celebrating a business victory?
The Fighter, Keith Urban
What’s the best book you’ve read this year?
We love to play business match maker. What area of your business could you use help with or person that our network can connect you to directly?
We need access to Preschools to get the word out that we are here!
What’s your favorite social media network for business and why?
Facebook, easy for me to navigate.
If anything were possible, where do you see your company 1 year from now?
Serving the needs of the Frisco area with expansion at other locations with pools like HOA’s, health clubs, etc.
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Ok, keeping it fun, what hidden talent do you have that people would be surprised to learn?
I was formerly a freelance makeup artist in Hollywood for 20 years.
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Anything else you would like us to know about your business?
We don’t advertise much. We have built our business on repeat customers and referrals.