Happy New Year! 2019 was a whirlwind of activity at Tom Dolan Swim School, and we’re proud of how much we accomplished. Let’s take a look back at some of our highlights from the year as we get ready to dive into new projects in 2020.
Opening TDSS Falls Church
In March, we opened the doors to our school’s second location in the Willston II Shopping Center in Falls Church. We threw a big community party to celebrate our grand opening, inviting families to check out our new purpose-built swim facility and participate in pool games, arts and crafts and other fun activities. Our Falls Church school is going strong, offering swim lessons for all ages and levels, and we’re grateful for the enthusiasm and support we’ve received from our students and parents.
Best of Arlington Award
Tom Dolan Swim School was honored to win the category for Swim Lessons in Best of Arlington in Arlington Magazine. The magazine highlights TDSS’ focus on curriculum-based swim instruction, building the fundamentals of technique, water safety and life lessons that led to Tom’s own lifelong love of swimming and Olympic victories.
Tom received two additional accolades this past year. The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce named Tom a finalist for Loudoun Entrepreneur of the Year, and he was inducted into 2019 class of the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame at a special ceremony at Nationals Park. We’re also happy to share that the Dulles school was nominated by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce as a finalist for the Health and Wellness Business of the Year!
Giving Back to the Community
It has always been important to TDSS to contribute to causes and organizations making a difference in our local communities. Throughout the year, we put our values into action by giving water safety presentations at area schools, and participating in Washington Nationals Water Safety Day and Falls Church parades and community events. We also collected donations for Life with Cancer and the Inova Children’s Hospital holiday toy drive.
Thank you for being part of our wonderful 2019. We’re excited to see what 2020 will bring! Stay informed about upcoming events at Tom Dolan Swim School.