By Mark Ambrogi
As coach of the Zionsville Swim Club, Eric Meyer saw a huge need for another training grounds for perspective club members.
So Meyer and co-owner Jim Sharp, the Lafayette Jeff High School swimming coach, opened Indy Swim Studio, 7031 Mayflower Park Dr., Suite C, Zionsville, in late June 2014.
“One of the reasons we opened it is we didn’t see the results we like from other swim lesson programs in feeding the swim club,” said Meyer, who lives in Whitestown with his wife and two daughters. “We looking for a way to give kids the skills they need to be competitive swimmers if that is something they choose.”
Meyer, who has been Zionsville Swim Club coach for five years, said the studio is getting good response.
“We’ve had more than 200 clients come through for some of our various programs,” Meyer said. “We’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback that everyone feels they are getting their value for what we’re doing. One thing that makes us stand out is all of our coaches are professional coaches.”
Meyer, 37, is a co-owner with Swim Studio along with Jim Sharp, who is the Lafayette Jeff High School swimming team.
The other instructor is Allison Crampton, a Zionsville SwimClub assistant coach.
“We’ve been able to help all different groups of people learn how to swim or learn how to swim better,” Meyer said.
The studio offers beginner lessons for ages 3 and older. The learn-to-swim program is up to age 12, but private lessons can be arranged for older beginners.
“We actually had a 68-year-old gentleman who learned to swim in our facility,” Meyer said. “He wanted to surprise his grandkids.”
The studio offers advance classes as well.
“They’re actually working on the technique and skills needed to have all four competitive strokes,” Meyer said.
Meyer said the clients are drawn from all over Indianapolis area, but mostly from Zionsville, Carmel and the north side of Indianapolis.
“We’re just looking to see some growth and get some people to learn to swim better,” Meyer said.
For more information, visit theindyswimstudio.com.