All of the staff at Little Fishes Swim School are mature, certified and experienced swimming instructors with education or childcare backgrounds. We are loving, enthusiastic and patient with all skill levels and able to engage your children and entice their participation.


We are here to ensure you have a great experience at Little Fishes. Please do not hesitate to speak with one of us about any questions, concerns or suggestions you have.

  • Coach Ruthie
    Founder and Owner
  • Coach Steve
  • Coach Carlie
    General Manager
  • Coach Mollie
    Operations Manager
  • Coach Chelsea
    Marketing and Admin Manager
  • Coach Alicia
    Hiring Manager
  •  Coach Edwin
    Supervisor Manager
  • Coach Davey
    Chesterfield Facility Manager


  • Coach Abby
  • Coach Megan
  • Coach Melanie
  • Coach Allie
  • Coach Amy
  • Coach Adam
  • Coach Brittany
  • amanda web Coach Amanda


Admin Team

A Note from Founder Ruthie Zarren

I started Little Fishes Swim School to provide a place where parents would enjoy spending time bonding with their babies, and where children will develop a foundation for a lifetime of safe swimming.

I learned to swim when I was very young, and because of that, I developed a lifelong love of the water. I have taught swimming at various summer camps and worked at a private swim school. I am Red Cross certified as a Water Safety Instructor and also certified in Adult, Infant and Child CPR. I am a member of The American Swimming Coaches Association, and hold their Level 1 and Level 2 coaching certifications, a member of the World Aquatic Babies Congress, and an American Learn to Swim Teacher. A sought-after swim expert, Coach Ruthie is available for local and national speaking engagements as well as press inquiries.

More importantly, being a Mother has given me an even greater understanding of youngsters and how to entice their participation, engage each child that has different learning styles, and develop their trust and confidence. Coach Ruthie Signature