New swim school opening soon in Zionsville


By Sophie Pappas


For Eric Meyer, swimming is more than a job. As the head coach for Zionsville Swim Club, Meyer shares his love of the sport on a daily basis with students from Zionsville schools. But over the past several years he has seen an increased need for more individualized swim lessons.

That’s why he’s created the Indy Swim Studio, along with his business partner and an Indiana High School Hall of Fame swimmer, Jim Sharp. Combined, the two have more than 50 years of coaching experience.

“The idea is for our instructors to be right by your side as you’re learning,” Meyer said.

Indy Swim Studio is a swim class school that will operate out of Better Bodies gym on 106th Street in Zionsville.

An endless pool, one that is smaller than traditional pools and has a current flowing as someone swims, will be installed this month. Classes with the Indy Swim Studio are scheduled to begin in June.

Meyer said that using an endless pool offers more benefits to the swimmer than a traditional pool.

“It’s like a treadmill for swimming,” he said. “There is faster interaction with the instructor than if the swimmer was swimming laps. Also, we’ll have really warm water which will completely eliminate the discomfort for swimmers.”

The above ground pool with have two currents, and allow for two people to swim at a time. Classes will start June 2 for ages three and older.

“It’s for everyone from younger kids as well as stroke technique lessons for professional swimmers or people training for triathlons,” Meyer said.

Class prices start at $70 per week for children ages three an older, and $55 for private adult lessons.

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