Sweeney Seals Swim School, Inc.

Sweeney Seals Swim School, Inc.

West Chester, PA

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About Sweeney Seals Swim School, Inc.

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West Chester Swim Lessons with Colleen Sweeney and the Sweeney Seals Swim School provides lessons all year-round.

Schedule is as follows:

* Mondays-Thursdays (3:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.) at Cheyney University's private pool that I rent on Cope Rd./Creek Rd. in West Chester, PA 19382

This pool is not open to the public. We are at the Westtown Rd., exit off Rte 202.

* Year-Round Swim School -- indoor heated pool, six-lane facility with swim team starting blocks to practice dives.

We are conveniently located between West Chester United soccer fields and West Town Academy.

Please note: We do not travel to people's homes.

Our sessions are month-to-month with 30-minute or hourly time slots available from Mondays through Thursdays (3:00- 8:00 p.m.). Once you have a set day and time, you auto-renew until you decide to give up your slot. Most people swim one day a week all year-round in their same time slot with us!

We teach all levels including special needs.

Note: The pool is closed Fridays through Sundays.

Note to new prospects: Please email new requests after you receive your quote. We get too many requests daily to call new inquiries and quotes. If we are able to schedule a weekly day/time for you, we will call to confirm your reservation and answer any questions.

Monthly sessions are conveniently booked online through a secure server. You will be emailed a registration form and a confirmation receipt each month. All sessions must be prepaid two weeks in advance. Registrations are finalized by the 20th of each month for the next month's session.

Please include the following:

1) days and range of time slots you are available (see hours above)
2) child or adult
3) private or semiprivate classes (2-, 3- or 4-child classes)
4) 30 minutes or hourly
5) sessions: monthly sessions that auto-renew each month with your same day and time
6) level: never, beginner, intermediate/swim team prep, swim team stroke and speed improvement, triathlon training, boy scout/girl scout patch prep, lifeguard training prep, treading water, diving, flip-turns, etc.

Services include the following:

- swim lessons: child and adult
- swim lessons: beginner to advanced improvement
- swim team stroke clinics: all four strokes correction and speed improvement and starts (dives) and legal turns for all four strokes
- triathlon swim training
- girl/boy scout training for survival patches
- treading water for lifeguard or scuba certifications


West Chester, PA 19382

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  • 1/5 stars February 14, 2015

    On the internet people say she is good. I contacted her three times to set up lessons for my children. Two through email on her own website and 1 voice mail message. 1 year later, she never returned any of the messages to set up lessons. So based on her lack of communication and professional response, I have to give her a poor review.

    Colleen S. from Sweeney Seals Swim School, Inc. replied to this review on February 15, 2015:

    I have never received an email from you. I responded to your request and gave you my email so I could email you the Tuition schedule.

  • 5/5 stars August 8, 2012

    Colleen is truly special; she is able to assess needs of her students while supporting and instructing them. My daughter was doing what she couldn't do before and enjoying it. It is worth every penny to see the accomplishment one can attain.

  • 5/5 stars July 20, 2012

    Colleen has been doing a great job with my daughter and we are looking forward to getting her in private lessons. The group lessons were a great way to introduce her, but I think she does best when she gets a block of time.

  • 5/5 stars June 29, 2012

    Great word. It's done smoothly for payment.

  • 5/5 stars May 23, 2012

    Excellent!!! :):):) Valentina loves her classes , her progress has been fantastic!!

  • 4/5 stars May 21, 2012

    I booked swimming lessons with Colleen. So far everything is going great. Planning on booking another set of lessons.

  • 5/5 stars May 4, 2012

    Excellent swim instructor for our 4 year old daughter who is very timid. She has only had a few lessons, but Colleen has had success getting her to try to float on her back.

  • 5/5 stars May 2, 2012

  • 5/5 stars April 30, 2012

  • 5/5 stars April 28, 2012

  • 5/5 stars April 23, 2012

    Sweeney Seals Swim School is the best! Colleen has been teaching my kids for six years. When my oldest son started swim lessons with Colleen, he was afraid to swim on his own. He is now on swim team and loves to swim! Colleen is great and really makes swim lessons fun for the kids and encourages them to push themselves! We highly recommend her!

  • 5/5 stars April 2, 2012

  • 4/5 stars March 4, 2012

    I still need to experience the Swim School, I just started taking the classes., But till now the experience is good.

  • 5/5 stars February 27, 2012

    Colleen Sweeney taught all three of my children to swim, but most importantly, to be water safe. My eldest children (now 12 & 9) had been traumatized by a swim teacher and were terrified to even go in the water. Much to my amazement, she had them smiling and paddling by the first lesson. The 9 year old now wants to try water polo and surfing. Our 4 year old is now skilled enough to be working on strokes (freestyle & breast stroke are her favorites) and she jumps off the diving board and can swim unassisted to the other end of the Olympic size pool and pull herself out. Colleen's style is relaxed and fun, never harsh or rough. She does push them to do what she believes they are capable of and their confidence is boosted when they surprise themselves. Great, great teacher!

  • 5/5 stars February 24, 2012

    “We first learned of Colleen Sweeney from searching www.isport.com for the best swim instructor for our 3 & 4 year old children. Like most parents, we want the best for our kids. Then we discovered Sweeney’s Seals Swim School. It’s challenging, extremely encouraging with a focus of one on one swim stroke instruction. At the end of our first year at Sweeney’s Seals Swim School our children are swimming freestyle, backstroke & breast stroke beautifully! Our children are currently 5 & 4 years of age swimming 25 meter laps unassisted and preparing for a summer swim team!”
    Truly, Thankful for Colleen Sweeney –
    Scott C. Owens
    Cell #610-441-5570

  • 5/5 stars February 24, 2012

    Colleen is the BEST!!!! My daughter has been swimming with Colleen since for 6 years. Colleen gave my daughter the confidence to learn basic swimming skills and now my daughter is on a swim team and loving the sport.

    Colleen loves the children and really gets to know their personality and individual spirit. She customizes her lessons based on their level of skill, using motivational tools that are specific to the child. Can't say enough about her heart and her talents as a teacher. Best in town!

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. --Swim Lessons
--Team Stroke Improvement Lessons & Clinics
- -All 4 Strokes Speed Improvement and Stroke Correction
-- Starts (Dives) and Legal Turns for each stroke
-- Child and Adult Lessons including Special Needs
--Beginner to Advanced Lessons
-- Private, Semi-Private and Groups
-- Triathalon Swim Training
-- Treading Water for Lifeguard or Scuba Certifcations
-- Swim Training for Girls/Boy Scout Survival Patches
--Year Round Lessons
-- Indoor Heated 25 yard Pool
-- Over 20 years experience
-- References and Reviews available on my website
$$ Most affordable monthly packages

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. 1] Swim Lessons
2] Swim Team Prep
3] Swim Team Stroke & Speed Improvement
4] Triathlon Swim Training
5] Special Needs Swim classes
6] Diving classes
7] Girl and Boy Scout Swim Training for Survival Patches
8] Treading Water
9] Survival Swim Skills for Children and Adults 18 months and up
10] Hourly and 30 minute classes available
11] Monthly to Year Round sessions available
12] Discounted rates for year round clients
13] Semi-Private [3-4 kids max]
14] Privates 1 on 1
15] Swim Team clinics
16] Custom classes available
17] All levels
18] Indoor Heated Pool
20] Flexibility with scheduling

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Best time to contact are mornings.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. 1] Can the Instructor provide referrals from current/prior clients?

2] How many children are in the class per Instructor?

3] Does the Instructor have Insurance?

4] Does the Instructor have a pool?

5] Does the Instructor teach year round?

6] Does the Instructor teach Special Needs Children and Adults?

7] Does the Instructor teach various levels Beginner to Advanced?

8] How many years experience does the Instructor have?

9] How many kids are in the class?

10] What are the rates?

11] Do you offer Hourly and 30 minute classes?

12] What is your makeup / cancellation policy?

13] Do children have to be potty trained?

14] What is the youngest age you teach?

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I get RAVE REVIEWS from parents that my passion and love for the kids is like no other instructors. I give indivudual attention to each child in small classes (3-4 kids max).

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Swimming is a LIFELONG enjoyable sport! Teaching people how to SWIM for exercise and FUN and to SAVE THEIR LIFE is my passion! :-)

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