It is our mission to develop students of all ages into happy, confident, masterful, lifelong swimmers. At Love to Swim School, swimmers have fun, parents see results, and coaches get to do what they love. Everybody wins! We live by our Core Values and believe in our Vision.
Owner and Founder Mary Reilly-Magee has spent the last 29 years of her life teaching swimming to the young and old of San Antonio. A competitive swimmer herself, Mary’s passion for swimming began as a gift from her mother, who insisted all her children swim well because she never learned.
Mary taught swimming while earning her bachelor’s degree in English from UTSA. She taught English and coached the swimming and water polo teams at Holmes High School for 5 years while directing the summer night lesson program at Northside Aquatics. In 1998 she resigned from high school teaching to focus on her young daughter, finish a Master’s degree in English Literature and grow an adult lesson program.
In January of 2006, the first Love to Swim School facility opened its doors, offering toasty warm air and water for swimmers, 2 pools specifically designed for teaching and comfortable, easy areas for parents and observers.
All Love to Swim School coaches undergo extensive training that includes 40 hours of in-water training and 12 hours of classroom training. Training elements include: curriculum, classroom management, child development, lesson planning, organization and customer service. Additional on-going training is provided through monthly staff meetings, in-service trainings, U.S. Swim School Association and American Swimming Coaches Association conference attendance and professional skill development programs.