CSA Impact

Swimming makes us happy. And Safe. Swim lessons reduce the risk of drowning by 88% and make communities safer, which is exactly what Carmel Swim Academy has set out to do. We put safety first, alongside excellence, in our learn-to-swim programs for all ages. We welcome the entire community to have a better and friendlier experience with water.

This facility was built for the community and by the community. Donors who made gifts totaling $1,000 or more in the initial stages of the project are recognized within the facility on our Wall of Honor and in the pool area. Ongoing fundraising efforts support our program expansion and efforts to bring outstanding learn to swim programs to everyone in our community by supporting free swim lessons for families experiencing financial need.

Carmel Swim Academy will deliver 1,600 free swim lessons in 2024.

Why We Swim With Carmel

I want to tell you how impressed I was with our first experience last evening.  The staff on the pool deck and teachers were so friendly, encouraging and positive.  Emma was able to work hard, learn so much and really practice swimming.  We have been to two other local swim schools and I was so disappointed with the amount of time Emma was actually swimming and the lack of progress.  She grew so much just last evening in one session.  Her teacher was phenomenal.  We cannot wait to be back next week.  She felt so proud and did not stop smiling all night!

-Mandy Spurgeon


“We have now had both of our children go from the inability to swim on their own to proficient swimmers in a short amount of time through the Carmel Swim Academy.  Nicole made the kids feel comfortable in the water and excited to go to swim lessons each week.  In addition, they are very flexible if you need to change a day or time.  We tried many different swim lesson companies early on and CSA was leaps and bounds above the rest.  We highly recommend CSA not only for true beginners but to develop your child’s swimming skills as they become stronger swimmers.” 

-Michael Masilonis

“We recently moved to Carmel and came across Carmel Swim Academy. After previously spending years at a private swim school (and seeing little progress in stroke development and swim skills), we were beginning to lose hope that my older 3 children would ever learn to swim well. But then after enrolling in CSA for a few months, we cannot believe the progress our three children have made! The instructors are SO positive and helpful in teaching swim skills. The students receive a lot of one-on-one attention and are constantly moving in the pool. We could not be happier with CSA and recently enrolled our youngest child (who is 4 years old) and we are so excited to see the progress he will make in the program.” 

-Katie Pasman

“Our family chose swim lessons with Carmel Swim Academy because of its name and swimming history. The program was able to get my boys comfortable in the water and work on stroke mechanics at the same time. We feel that teaching kids to swim early is critical so they have that skill their whole life. With this program, there is the flexibility of swimming once or twice a week, and there is teacher consistency. My boys have developed a love for this sport!”

-Tamara Ward

“Carmel Swim Academy has been a big part of our family! My three children have been swimming here since last summer. We have been in many other different swimming classes and it never seemed like they were getting it, but with Carmel Swim Academy, it’s just amazing to see how much my children have improved in swimming!

It was very easy to schedule all three kids at the same time which was very helpful for our busy family schedule, plus all the staff here are so good with kids and eager to help out with your needs for all the various swimming levels. Very experienced staff helped my children to be strong, confident and skilled swimmers. I’m very excited to see their progress in the future with Carmel Swim Academy!”

-Miriam Saad


“Our young kids have been taking swim lessons for almost two years with Carmel Swim Academy. At the time we started, they loved being in the water with family members, but we wanted to ensure they were safe while near water and could strengthen their swimming strokes. We’ve been so pleased with the small class sizes, individualized attention, flexible scheduling and reasonably priced lessons. We look forward to more time with Carmel Swim Club!”

-Amy Adams

“Both of our girls have taken lessons with the Carmel Swim Academy and have enjoyed them immensely. I felt that the lessons made them better and more confident swimmers.  The lessons and direction helped to prepare our oldest daughter for Swim club tryouts. The atmosphere is relaxed and the staff is very friendly. I would highly recommend checking out the Carmel Swim Academy for swimming lessons!”

-Christine Ermel

“We have been extremely impressed with our experience as part of the Carmel Swim Club and choosing to enroll in the Carmel Aquatic lesson program seemed like a natural decision for us. The teachers are attentive and friendly, and they’ve done a great job helping my various children grow in both confidence, as well as swimming proficiency. It has always been very important to us that our children develop into solid swimmers, because we wish to ensure their safety around the water as best as we can. This program has been excellent for assisting my children in becoming strong, capable swimmers.”

-Megan Keyser

“We are grateful to be part of Carmel Swim Club! It’s been a fabulous opportunity for our son to grow and stretch as both an athletic competitor & as a whole person. We love that there is always a pathway for growth, a new avenue to gain “grit”. He’s challenged daily, yet enjoying the process. The club provides opportunities for the kids to be social, yet focused on personal growth. Coaches are excellent at creating a balanced approach to athletics. Carmel is fortunate to have the club, giving our future generations opportunities for developing personal best. We are thankful to be part of CSC!”

-Elizabeth Lewis

“We tried many different swim programs in the area and didn’t see improvement in their swimming skills after months of classes.  Carmel Swim Club gives my kids individual attention and really wants them to succeed. It was obvious from the very beginning that the instructors actually care about the kids.  They don’t treat it like “just a job.” It’s very important for me that my children learn how to swim. It’s a life skill that everyone should learn and I have seen a drastic improvement in my kids abilities in a short amount of time.  I know they continue to improve on their swim technique and one day can be on the Carmel Swim Team!”

-Maggie Walker

“Our family loves Carmel Swim Club! The teachers are approachable, knowledgeable, and well-trained. The coaches get to know the children individually and can tailor lessons to their needs. My oldest daughter considers her swim coach to be one of her most important mentors. Give Carmel Swim Club a try – you won’t regret it!”

-Sarah Jenkins

“Carmel Swim is a fantastic program for kids of all ages.  We started our girls in lessons when they were 3 and 6. Our oldest is now a part of the swim team with Carmel Swim Club.  It was an easy and smooth transition to move from lessons to swim team. The swim lessons have taught our girls to be confident swimmers.  The coaches are all super friendly and work with each child based on their level and skills. We have been super happy with the progress made each month with swim lessons.”

-Amanda Burns

“The Carmel Swim Club Homeschool Swim program has been a wonderful fit for our family.  We like the flexibility of one-month sessions and Monday-Friday options. The coaching staff is friendly and easy to work with.  The students get individual attention. My children swim for fitness and fun, and Carmel Swim Club gives them both.”

-Kate Burkhardt Brandt

Carmel Swim Academy was featured on IndyNow as we opened this summer. Check out our appearance where we discuss CSA’s program offerings and even have some sweet demonstrators showing us new skills!