Katie Hall – Owner

Katie started swimming competitively at six years old. She swam at the University of California, Berkeley – one of the most elite swimming programs in the nation. At Cal, Katie was coached by Teri McKeever, the first female coach of the United States women’s Olympic swim team. Katie began her swim instruction career as a pre-teen at Orinda Park Pool where she eventually became responsible for the creation and management of the team’s curriculum and 200+ swimmers. Katie was also mentored by Jan Emler of Emler Swim School in Texas – one of the leading swim school programs in the nation. Katie is a member of the United States Swim School Association. The United States Swim School Association was created in 1988 to provide a formal trade association for swim school operators in the United States.

When she is not at the pool, Katie can be found spending time with her three children or enjoying Reno’s outdoor recreation.

Tim Hall – Owner

Tim Hall is Katie’s husband and is operations and financial director of SBSS.

Tim is also responsible for running SBSS’s highly successful baby swim program. This program is distinctly superior to any programs in the area and is based on cutting-edge practices from leading schools in the U.S. and Europe. As a member of the United States Swim School Infant Toddler Accreditation Board, Tim helped define curriculum criteria for Association members. Tim has achieved certification in all three of the United States Swim School Association Infant Toddler courses. In his previous professional life Tim was an advertising executive in San Francisco. Working for several international agencies, Tim directed Fortune 100 brands such as Clorox, Coors Brewing Company and Levi’s.

Tim is a three-time Ironman athlete.

When he is not at the pool, Tim can be found working out or coaching his children’s sports teams.