Lower Schoolers Make a Splash

When the Steward Family Aquatic Center and William R. Orthwein Sr. Pool was built, members of the Steward family had a vision for the new facility—to give children access to water safety skills at an early age.  Now that vision has become a reality, as Beasley students are finally getting their chance to splash around during the swim unit in the Lower School’s physical education classes. The 2nd graders were the first from the Lower School to experience first-hand the new Steward Family Aquatic Center and William R. Orthwein Sr. Pool, with the remainder of the grades following. During their time in the shallow end, students learned the fundamentals of swimming—including stroke technique and kicking. Overall, the swimming unit was a big hit and a great way for Lower School students to take their first plunge into the new pool.

“It was so wonderful having our Beasley students at the Steward Family Aquatic Center! We watched their comfort levels grow every day as they became more confident in the water.”

— KHANNIE DASTGAH, DIRECTOR OF AQUATICS PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES