Safe N Sound is a family owned business, founded in 1986 by Kerrie Gordon. Growing up, Kerrie was a competitive swimmer. In high school, she was state champion in the butterfly and went on to swim for the University of Utah. She studied early childhood development in college and combined her two loves (water and kids) to start her swim school.
Starting in one lane of the Student Recreational Center pool at Seattle University, Kerrie taught lessons, answered phones, scheduled clients, and paid the bills. As word spread about her unique private lessons focused on teaching children how to be safe in the water, the demand grew.
After two years, it came time to hire her first employee. She hired Scott in 1988. Scott and Kerrie got along so well, they were married in 1989. Today, they have 6 children (7 if you count Safe N Sound).
While Safe N Sound started off as a swim school it has expanded over the years to offer swim and outdoor adventure camp. “Camp was a natural extension of our swim lessons,” says Kerrie. “Our clients were asking for some kind of summer swim camp. Over the past 11 years camp has grown to nearly 800 campers each summer. "Hiring a fantastic camp professional, Jen Paull, to be our Camp Director was the best thing we ever did for our camp program," says Scott. Thanks to Jen's leadership Safe N Sound Adventure Camps earned the highly respected American Camp Association's Accreditation; "an achieve we are very proud of" says Scott.
More recently, Safe N Sound became a Red Cross authorized provider and began offering Lifeguard, CPR/First-Aid certification training. "Safety in and around the water is our mission and mindset. Adding Lifeguard training was a natural extension of our mission" says Kerrie.
Today, Safe N Sound Swimming employs nearly 50 full and part time employees during the school year and hires an additional 20 camp staffers during the summer. What started as swim lessons in one lane of a pool has grown into swim lessons, summer camps, and professional training ; "an accomplishment that makes me very proud," says Kerrie.
To deliver best-in-class service and instruction within a nurturing environment, building self-esteem and proper skills. We emphasize safety and respect for each other, the water, and our community.
Be a recognized industry leader delivering best in class, swim instruction, certification training and adventure camp programming. Operate facilities exemplary of our quality standards and conduct our business consistent with our shared values.