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Meet
Our Team

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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

I chose to work at Swimtastic for so many reasons. To start, my favorite sport is swimming. I was on the Franklin High School swim team, and I wanted to share my love of the sport with others. Another big reason was the positive work environment and the family-like feel, everyone I worked with was like family. I was able to meet so many different people and I was able to develop long-lasting friendships that I still have to this day!

 

Fun Fact: I was 7 days old when I first flew on a plane!

Ms. Alex General Manager

I chose to work for Swimtastics because I wanted to help kids learn the life skill of swimming. Swimtastics to help kids gain the confidence of swimming in all bodies of water.

Fun Fact: I was born on Christmas!

Ms. Haley Supervisor

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

Ms. Sophie Supervisor

I chose to work at Swimtastic to help kids learn the life skill of swimming

Fun Fact: I play football and lacrosse.

Mr. Logan Decker

I started working at Swimtastic because I love watching kids accomplish new skills and helping them push past their fears.

 

Fun Fact: I share a birthday with Bob Marley!

Ms. Hailey Instructor, Swim Team Coach and Lifeguard

I chose to work at Swimtastic because I love working with kids and I had just gotten my lifeguard certification and I wanted a job at a pool.

 

Fun Fact: I have been playing softball since the 3
Ms. Karmyn Instructor, Deck Supervisor and Lifeguard

I chose to work at Swimtastic because I really enjoy working with children and teaching them new skills.

Fun Fact: I have 3 Golden Retrievers!

Ms. Makenna Instructor, Deck Supervisor and Lifeguard

I chose Swimtastic because it has an environment that allows you to grow as a person.

Fun Fact: I have never broken a bone!

Ms. Matea Instructor, Deck Supervisor and Lifeguard

I chose to work at Swimtastic because it is fun, and I like working with kids.

 

Fun Fact: I am an only child!

Ms. Ella Instructor and Lifeguard

I chose Swimtastic because I wanted to work with kids in a fun environment. I have always loved to swim, and I wanted to pass that on!

 

Fun Fact: When I was little, I lived in Arizona!

Ms. Kayla Instructor and Lifeguard

I chose to work at Swimtastic because it’s where I learned how to swim. I wanted to share the positive experiences I had with others!

 

Fun Fact: I’m the captain of my high school cheerleading team!

Ms. Raven Lifeguard and Instructor

I started working at Swimtastic because I enjoy teaching kids' life skills and watching them grow.

 

Fun Fact: I went to Nationals for powerlifting!

Ms. Mira Swim Instructor, Deck Supervisor and Lifeguard

I chose to work at Swimtastic because I have been swimming my whole life.

Fun Fact: I have 5 siblings!

Ms. Sydney Instructor and Lifeguard

I chose to work at Swimtastic to have unique job experience and aid in children learning a very important skill!

 

Fun Fact: I like Star Wars!

Mr. Josh Lifeguard

I chose to work at Swimtastic because I have had experience working with kids, so I figured it would be a great job for me.

Fun Fact: I am super good at the board game Monopoly!

Ms. Lily Instructor

Swimming is one of my favorite activities to do in my free time and I’ve heard so many positive things about this business, so I felt it was the perfect place to broaden my skills!

 

Fun Fact: I coach high school lacrosse!

Mr. Kyle Supervisor and Maintenance Manager

I started working at Swimtastic because I wanted a job that brought me joy. I love seeing the smile on my students' faces when they master a new skill! Working here allows me to give a child a lifelong skill.

 

Fun Fact: I play college softball!

Ms. Keltie Supervisor

I started working at Swimtastic because I wanted to make swimming an enjoyable experience for kids.

 

Fun Fact: I am on a car racing team!

Mr. Dominik Decker

I wanted to work at Swimtastic because I have always loved swimming and kids. I think swimming is a very important skill for children to know safety reasons and for fun!

 

Fun Fact: I do not like the feeling of flour!

Ms. Alyana Instructor and Lifeguard

I chose to work at Swimtastic because I wanted to help kids learn how to swim and I wanted to work with my sister!

 

Fun Fact: I play basketball and swim competitively!

Ms. Adrianna Instructor and Lifeguard

I chose to work at Swimtastic because I enjoy working with kids and sharing an important life skills.

 

Fun Fact: I love playing the violin!

Ms. Sarah Instructor

I chose to work at Swimtastic because I love helping kids learn new skills.

 

Fun Fact: I enjoy playing Dungeons and Dragons!

Ms. Zee Instructor

I chose to work at Swimtastic because I love having the opportunity to work with kids and to help them learn.

 

Fun Fact: I enjoy car rides/traveling and being around people!

Ms. Alyssa Instructor

I chose to work at Swimtastics because I love water and teaching children a life skill that they can use their entire lives.

 

Fun Fact: I used to live in Alaska!

Ms. Kelly Instructor

I chose to work at Swimtastic because I have prior teaching experience in swimming and wanted to get back into instructing.

 

Fun Fact: I work at a zoo and love to read books and watch movies!

Ms. Cora Instructor

I joined Swimtastic to teach and appreciate each child's uniqueness.

 

Fun Fact: My favorite animal is a bunny!

Ms. Amelia Instructor

I chose to work at Swimtastic because I like working with kids and watching them grow with new skills!

 

Fun Fact: I have play golf!

Ms. Quinn Instructor

I chose to work at Swimtastic because I swam competitively through college and I miss being in the pool. And I have always loved working with children. So, why not combine both?

 

Fun Fact: I went to an international high school in Tokyo, Japan!

Ms. Shannon Instructor

Swimtastic Swim School

Franklin

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

Class Hours

  • Sunday
    8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Monday
    8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM | 3:00 PM- 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday
    1:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Friday
    9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Saturday
    7:30 AM - 1:30 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.”