Martha Burns Swimming School

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About Us

Over 45 Years Experience!

Martha founded Martha Burns Swim School in 1971. After teaching both of her own children by the age of two, the business grew via word of mouth. Martha's love of swimming extended to her children, Marta and David.

Martha, an avid competitive swimmer since the age of 8 who made the Olympic swim team and competed in two Pan American Games in her native Mexico, had been operating a swimming school in her home pool. By 1997, the business had grown to the point that it needed to expand to a commercial location.

Martha Burns Swim School:

1971 - Martha founded and operated the swim school out of her home in Minnetonka.

1984 - David joined his mother, as an instructor.

1999 - The swim school reached over-capacity and Martha began building the Hopkins location.

2000 - The Martha Burns Swimming School of Hopkins opened in the fall.

2007 - The swim school, once again, reached over-capacity and this time Martha and David worked together building the Medina site.

2008 - The Martha Burns Swimming School of Medina opened to better serve the northwestern suburbs.

MBSS offers instruction at the following Twin Cities locations:

MBSS-Hopkins Swim School - Year-round instruction (indoor pool)
MBSS-Medina Swim School - Year-round instruction (indoor pool)
Minneapolis Club (downtown)* - September to May instruction (indoor pool)
Golden Valley Golf & Country Club* - Summer lesson and swim team (outdoor pool)

* Membership is required. Call the country clubs' pool directors for registration and questions. Thank you!