Buffalo Pond Core Values

Our core values shape how we grow and a commitment to what we do and how we do it.

Buffalo Pond Core Values

Our core values, Fun, Safe, Global, and Brave, have fueled our development and will continue to shape how we grow and evolve. Each value is more than a word. It's an outlook, an approach, and a commitment to what we do and how we do it.


This one is pretty simple. Swimming brings the opportunity to experience freedom and joy. Games, beach time, and connection. We believe that learning should be an enjoyable experience. We understand that to succeed, students need to love what they do. With this in place, learning, commitment, and passion are born. We work to create an engaging environment where every student can feel comfortable, motivated, and excited to gain vital swimming skills and, in turn, a lifelong love for the water.


At Buffalo Pond, we have a holistic approach to safety. Beyond safety in the physical environments, we place an equal importance on psychological and cultural safety. Safety to learn, to ask questions, to try things for the first time, and safety to be your true self. We welcome diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We firmly believe that every swimmer should feel secure in the water. Our highly-trained instructors prioritize safety at every step of the learning process. We maintain small class sizes to ensure that each student receives individual attention and guidance.


Swimming has the power to unite people from all corners of the globe. It transcends language, culture, and borders. Buffalo Pond celebrates the global spirit. This is expressed in our commitment to understanding and consultation. We welcome global networks, partnerships, and learning opportunities, with a firm belief that this outlook broadens horizons and fosters a sense of unity among our students.


Becoming a confident swimmer is not just about learning the strokes; it's about developing inner strength. Our brave values encourage our students and parents to step outside of their comfort zone with an emphasis on motivation and discipline. We are not here just to teach swimming but to develop confident individuals who can take on life's challenges with the same determination and resilience they've learned in the water.

In conclusion, our swim school values - Fun, Safe, Global, and Brave - are the cornerstones of our commitment to providing a well-rounded, enriching water safety experience. We believe that through these values, the Buffalo Pond community will not only become proficient swimmers but also develop essential life skills. Whether it's the joy of swimming, the safety of our environment, the global perspective we offer, or the bravery we inspire, our values are woven into the essence of who we are.