Our History

In 1958 Chitty’s Swimland was established by Howard and Helen-Louise Chitty with the goal of teaching students to respect and enjoy the water by becoming successful “Happy Swimmers.”

As professional educators, their philosophy was that learning to swim well should be part of every student’s “education for life”.   Their gentle teaching style and amazing success with young children has continued and led to the establishment of a new name, Marlin School of Swimming (MSS) owned and operated by Tamara Chitty-Marlin and her husband Blaine Marlin.

The Marlin’s keep abreast with industry findings and the latest significant technical improvements through national and international conferences, seminars and practical application.   Three generations of families have developed aquatic skills here and Marlin School of Swimming is dedicated to this tradition and mission by offering the best aquatic program available.

Marlin School of Swimming/Swimland’s community longevity and instructional excellence has been recognized both regionally and at the national level. It’s commitment to excellence in instruction; service to customers and community as well as employee relations is the reason why Marlin School of Swimming/Swimland is one of the oldest and most successful schools.