Miller Swim School was established in 1960 by Larry and Rita Miller with their mission to teach children to respect and enjoy the water, and to be safe, happy, successful swimmers. The Millers, both retired Tulsa Public Schools teachers and coaches, have been teaching Tulsans to swim for most of their 68 years of married life. In 1960, they started giving summer lessons in a neighborhood pool they were running near 31st Street and Memorial Drive.
Looking for a new challenge in 1995, the Millers decided to build their current facility at 6415 S. Mingo Road. Today, their business employs 85 people year-round and up to 125 in the summer months while training about 200 lifeguards annually.
Now Miller Swim School is teaching third and fourth generation students and employing many second generation family members and community members who truly feel like family.
A Proven Curriculum
At Miller Swim School, every swimmer is taught using our proprietary, progressive, proven curriculum developed by a team of champion swimmers. We know learning to swim correctly from the start from experienced, highly skilled instructors builds a strong foundation for all swimmers. It instills trust and confidence in new swimmers and gives the aspiring competitor the advantage of proper technique.
Learning to swim is more than a crucial life skill. Beyond being safe and confident in the water, learning to swim opens opportunities to live life to the fullest. From the basics of blowing bubbles to a backyard pool party to the adventures of catching a big wave, being able to swim brings a pure sense of joy and the opportunity for a lifetime of adventures. We believe swimming is a skill to be enjoyed for a lifetime!