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Why Small Businesses Matter in Fairfield: Wings Over Water School of Swimming

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You're IT Wings Over Water School of Swimming!

Three questions with Wings Over Water.

Why did you start your business?

Edie Flood is the owner and founder of Wings Over Water School of Swimming in Brewster NY, 25 years ago and Fairfield CT, 8 years ago. She personally had two near drowning experiences as a child and then later on when she was a lifeguard. It was around that time that Edie became passionate about helping others to be safe and comfortable in the water.  She began swim lessons at a local pool but she knew one day she would have her own facility.  Drowning Is Preventable is part of the company motto.

What is your best selling product or service?

Our best service is our swim lessons for infants to adults.  Wings Over Water is committed to bringing aquatic safety to our communities.

How many people do you employ? Any seniors or local students?

Wings Over Water offers many opportunities for students in high school and college.  We have a Red Cross Lifeguard certification course and teaching positions available. 

Wings Over Water School of Swimming has locations in Fairfield and Brewster, NY. Visit them online here.

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!

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