Beginning January 1, 2015, the School of Fish will become Swimmerman Smyrna.

Current swimmers:

Please save as your new page beginning December 20th, 2014.

A letter from Sarah:

December 16, 2014

To my precious little fishies and our wonderful SSF families,
I hope that you all are having a wonderful Christmas season! Thank you so much for sharing your children and your families with me. God has blessed me for the past 32 years with the opportunity to love and teach children and adults in the water. Anyone who had observed me can tell this is my greatest delight. God helped me to build SSF in 2005 AND I WAS SO THANKFUL to have such a beautiful place to come to work every day and do the thing I was created for; to teach and love children in my favorite environment (the water). It is something I thought I would do for all of my life. Thank you for sharing this with me.

God has a different plan for me.
Due to medical reasons, I am unable to teach at or run SSF. We have been blessed to have Swimmerman come in and manage the school this past year. I am so thankful that the Lord sent Swimmerman to watch over our little fishies and help them be safer in the water; and, of equal importance, to love them.

I am sure that you all have enjoyed getting to know the Swimmerman family this year! I am fully confident in the their ability to love the children and families in the SSF way. I have been delighted to see that their programming is a generation beyond SSF. The Lord made it very easy to pass the mantle of swim school leadership into their hands.

Beginning January 1, 2015, Sarah’s School of Fish will be only the landlord at 1318 Concord Road, But my heart will always be there in the pool with you.

I have moved to the mountains of North Carolina and will always welcome visitors. I would love for everyone to come and visit me! I continue to follow the Lord’s leading in how I’m going to help train up children in the way they should go, i.e. teach children up here. ;) I am thinking about running family nature camps. Catatoga has acres of beautiful fields and woods where it is safe for children to wander. There is a lake, several waterfalls, beaver dams, places to fly fish, a beautiful pool and tennis clubhouse. I hope you will come and see!

I miss you all and I would really love Christmas cards so I can see all your happy faces. I have last years’ Christmas cards on my mantel so I remember to pray for each of the children and your families often.

God bless you!
Sarah Merrill