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Meet
Our Team

Get to know your local SafeSplash Franklin team!

Kara Thomas, Owner

Kara Thomas is half owner of Swimtastic Franklin and opened it with her ex-husband, now business partner, in 2004. When the opportunity arose to buy a Swimtastic Franchise, she knew Franklin was the community she wanted to grow her business in. Water was always an important part of Kara’s life. Swimming and water skiing at a very young age made Kara feel very at peace around the water. She wanted to give this gift to children because after all swimming is a skill that lasts a lifetime. This sport provides great health, confidence, and happiness when shared with family and friends! Teaching swimming to thousands of children is one of Kara’s great accomplishments, but sharing that joy with her employees throughout the years and watching each and every one of them grow from young adults to amazing men and women is a gift that she cherishes deeply. Being a family and treating others with respect and compassion is a very important motto at Swimtastic. This motto is so evident through the business that customers and their children can feel it the moment they walk through the door.
Kara is now retired and allows her business to be run by her incredible management team. She lives on a mini farm with her husband Gerald, and is living her dream by raising her animals, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Being a mother to Danielle and Heather, who are also past employees and a huge part of Swimtastic's success story, a Mother-in-Law to Ricky, and a grandmother to Isaac and Ryker has given Kara the life she’s always dreamt of, and she has Swimtastic, the Franklin community, her employees, and her beautiful family to thank for that.

OUR STAFF

Favorite Color: Ocean Blue
Favorite Stroke: Freestyle
Spirit Animal: Otter
I’m going for a degree in: Psychology and Animal Behavior

Ms. Alex Pool Manager

Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Stroke: Breaststroke
Spirit Animal: Golden Retriever
I’m going for a degree in: Communications and Political Science Pre-Law

Ms. Haley Event & Program Manager

Favorite Color: Sage Green
Favorite Stroke: Breaststroke
Spirit Animal: Cheetah
I’m going for a degree in: Occupational Therapy

Ms. Sophie Manager on Duty

Favorite Color: Blue and Green
Swimming Since: 2008
Favorite Stroke: Freestyle
Spirit Animal: Turtle

Ms. Aubrey Instructor

Favorite Color: Green
Swimming Since: 2013
Favorite Stroke: Freestyle
Spirit Animal: Owl

Mr. Logan Decker

Favorite Color: Blue
Swimming Since: 2012
Favorite Stroke: Freestyle
Spirit Animal: Dinosaur

Ms. Lyla Instructor

Favorite Color: Maroon
Swimming Since: 2011
Favorite Stroke: Butterfly
Spirit Animal: Panther

Ms. Hailey Instructor
Ms. Karmyn Instructor

Favorite Color: Yellow
Swimming Since: 2009
Favorite Stroke: Backstroke
Spirit Animal: Dolphin

Ms. Ella Instructor

Favorite Color: Green
Swimming Since: 2012
Favorite Stroke: Backstroke
Spirit Animal: Dog

Ms. Makenna Instructor

Favorite Color: Light Blue
Swimming Since: 2010
Favorite Stroke: Freestyle
Spirit Animal: Horse

Ms. Matea Instructor

Favorite Color: Blue
Swimming Since: 2008
Favorite Stroke: Breaststroke
Spirit Animal: Golden Retriever

Ms. Kayla Instructor

Favorite Color: Light Pink
Swimming Since: 2010
Favorite Stroke: Breaststroke
Spirit Animal: Cheetah

Ms. Abby Lifeguard

Favorite Color: Purple
Swimming Since: 2006
Favorite Stroke: Freestyle
Spirit Animal: Monkey

Ms. Savannah Instructor

Favorite Color: Blue
Swimming Since: 2008
Favorite Stroke: Freestyle
Spirit Animal: Butterfly

Ms. Abbi Instructor

Favorite Color: Blue
Swimming Since: 2006
Favorite Stroke: Freestyle
Spirit Animal: Golden Retriever

Mr. Mason Instructor

Favorite Color: Forest Green
Swimming Since: 2006
Favorite Stroke: Backstroke
Spirit Animal: Dragon

Ms. Mira Instructor

Favorite Color: Red
Swimming Since: 2011
Favorite Stroke: Freestyle
Spirit Animal: Hyena

Mr. Josh Lifeguard

Favorite Color: Blue
Swimming Since: 2009
Favorite Stroke: Freestyle
Spirit Animal: Deer

Ms. Alayna Instructor

Favorite Color: Pink
Swimming Since: 2005
Favorite Stroke: Freestyle
Spirit Animal: Rat

Ms. Kerrigan Lifeguard

Favorite Color: Red
Swimming Since: 2007
Favorite Stroke: Freestyle
Spirit Animal: Capybara

Mr. Keagen Lifeguard

Favorite Color: White
Swimming Since: 2010
Favorite Stroke: Backstroke
Spirit Animal: Wolf

Ms. Olivia Instructor

Favorite Color: Purple
Swimming Since: 2006
Favorite Stroke: Backstroke
Spirit Animal: Dog

Ms. Jessica Instructor

Favorite Color: Blue
Swimming Since: 2014
Favorite Stroke: Freestyle
Spirit Animal: Cat

Ms. Ashley Lifeguard

Swimtastic Swim School

Franklin

We’re here 7 days a week — Call us!
(414) 421-7946
9702 Airways Ct, Franklin, WI 53132   moreinfo@swimtastic.com

Class Hours

  • Sunday
    CLOSED
  • Monday
    9:00 AM- 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    12:00 PM- 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:00 AM- 8:00 PM
  • Thursday
    12:00 PM- 8:00 PM
  • Friday
    9:00 AM- 7:30 PM
  • Saturday
    8:00 AM- 3:00 PM
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TESTIMONIALS

John S.

“The class size is small, and my son gets the one on one attention he needs to learn.”

Olivia H.

“My daughter didn't want to leave and kept talking about her lesson the whole weekend long!”

Kelsey S.

“The teachers are wonderful and the facilities are clean and welcoming.”