Northwest Austin-based swim school building new facility with Olympic-sized pool

Mike and Gwyn Varozza broke ground in August on a 29,000-square-foot swimming facility that will open in spring 2016.

Mike and Gwyn Varozza broke ground in August on a 29,000-square-foot swimming facility that will open in spring 2016.

Inside the facility will be two pools: one heated for lessons and therapy and the other an Olympic-sized pool for competitive swimming and water polo. The facility will also have an air-conditioned viewing room. Inside the facility will be two pools: one heated for lessons and therapy and the other an Olympic-sized pool for competitive swimming and water polo. The facility will also have an air-conditioned viewing room.[/caption]

Mike and Gwyn Varozza, owners of Waterloo Swim School, broke ground in mid-August on a 29,000-square-foot swimming training facility.

The facility will open in April or May and is located at 12332 N. RM 620 between Bush’s Chicken and Caliber Collision, Mike said.

Mike said the facility will have two pools. The first is a heated pool for swim classes, water aerobics and physical therapy. The second is an Olympic-sized pool for competitive swimming, stroke lessons and water polo.

“There are few Olympic-sized pools in the area,” Mike said, adding several area high schools have expressed interest in using the new facility.

The new facility will also have locker rooms, an air-conditioned viewing room for parents, and family changing rooms and restrooms.

The Varozzas opened Waterloo Swim School in 2010 and the business has been growing ever since, Mike said. The school offers swim classes for children and adults of all experience levels as well as competitive swimming.

“We had customers asking, ‘Can you do this year-round?’” Mike said.

Swim classes are normally held at the Spicewood pool in the Balcones Country Club in Northwest Austin, but the pool is not heated and can only be used during the summer months, he said.

For more information call 512-921-9893 or visit www.waterlooswimschool.com.
By Amy Denney

Managing Editor, Austin metro

Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and later senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition as well as covering transportation in the Austin metro. She is now managing editor for the 10 publications in the Central Texas area from Georgetown to New Braunfels.



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