empowering individuals to develop a lifelong love and respect for the water


1419 Boardman Canfield Road, across from Meijers

Small Classes+Highly Trained Instructors= 

The Superfish Difference


About Us

High Quality Swim Lessons

At the heart of everything we do is our passion for water safety, building confidence, teaching at developmentally appropriate levels, and our commitment to our students. At Superfish, our teaching philosophy is to learn through meaningful play while building trust and confidence in yourself and in the water.  We are here to teach beginners to advanced level swimmers. We believe swimming is a lifelong skill and want everyone to have the opportunity to learn.

Something for everyone

We’ll see you at the pool!

Private Instruction

Work 1:1 with a highly qualified swim instructor

Book online after have been given the green light to book

Small Group Classes


Swim Team Prep
Specialty Classes

S.W.I.M. Classes

small group classes for individuals with special needs

Safety-Water Skills-Inclusion-Maximize Independence”

S.W.I.M. with us today!

Learning isn’t linear.  

The Super Fish Difference

Highly Trained Instructors

Participant-Paced Instruction

Multi-faceted Paths

Developmentally Appropriate

Positive Learning Environment

Results Based

Expert Intsructors

The Best of Both Worlds

Kate Forman and Caroline Ritenour have joined forces and combined their small swim schools to be a Youngstown Powerhouse in quality swim instruction.  

Kate Forman

Owner, Instructor | MEd

Kate rocks and she will get her bio done soon!

Caroline Ritenour

Owner, Instructor | BS Early Childhood Education

Coach Caroline has been teaching swim lessons since she was 15 years old.  Coach Caroline specializes in individuals who learn differently (special needs/water trauma/anxiety) and teaching the competitive strokes.  She was the first #swimwhisperer in the Youngstown Area (trained in the Swim Angelfish Methodology).

She founded the Piranha Aquatics Swim Team in Salem, where she was head coach for 10 years before deciding to focus on swim instruction.   She was a state qualifier in high school, competed in college,  is a master’s national qualifier and was a published member of the 2017 American Swim Coach Association Fellows Class.

She is married to her husband, Don, and they co-own YoFresh Food together.  Coach Caroline loves to read, play piano, swim, and introvert.

Our Blog

Latest Articles

No Puddle Jumpers or Swimmies, Please!

No Puddle Jumpers or Swimmies, Please!

Parents, I get it. You need to feel your kiddo is safe in the water. So you strap them in a US Coast Guard approved puddle jumper. …you feel safer, right? The best way we can put it is: Puddle jumpers and swimmies give parents a false sense of...

read more

Our Partners

Ready to Sign Up?

New clients are accepted as space is available.  Returning clients get first preference of new class sessions and instructor availability.