About Us

CELEBRATING over 15 years of swimming excellence!

Water Wings Swim School is a year-round swim school for both children and adults.  Owned and operated by Avi and Tracy Shafshak, we opened our first location in April 2003, located at the Merryhill private school in Las Vegas, Nevada. We currently have six indoor facilities in Nevada, California and Arizona. We believe that a year-around approach to swimming reinforces all the skills needed to become a relaxed and confident lifelong swimmer. Our program recommends to most of our clients to come in once or twice a week in a small group setting, and that they do this on a year-round basis. This consistent and continuous exposure to the water is the key to making swimming an enjoyable and beneficial part of your family's lives. A swimmer of any age (3 months to adult) and any ability level can enter our program and find an appropriate class at any time of the year. 

Water Wings Swim School is a member of the United States Swim School Association, a trade association for swim school operators established in 1988.


Our Creed - Fun, Safety and Swim

Water Wings Swim School believes that the most important component to learning how to swim is to have fun. Once a child enjoys the water, they are more open to learning how to swim and staying safe.  


Owners Avi & Tracy Shafshak

Avi has a background in Business, teaching swimming and swim school management. Avi's wife and business partner, Tracy, has her background in competitive swimming, coaching and child psychology.  Together, with their shared love of teaching and the water, they make a great team for success.

Directly teaching kids and adults of all ages to swim is still their favorite part of their job!



Water Wings Swim School believes in a year-round approach to swimming.  All of our facilities have indoor heated pools to a comfortable 90 degrees and are equipped with changing rooms, restrooms, and showers for your convenience.  We also provide a convenient retail area as to provide snacks, drinks, pool toys, accessories, and more.


Our Professional Instructors & Staff

Our school is comprised of our friendly and knowledgeable staff of customer service professionals and teachers. Our enthusiastic staff of teaching professionals are employed with us throughout the year, allowing their expertise and experience to continue growing long after the summer has faded away. Our teachers and office staff are required to go through an extensive training program designed by Water Wings Swim School.