The teachers at School for Fishes know that swimming isn't just a physical skill—for many, it means conquering a fear of the water or finding the focus to improve a favorite stroke. To address both the mental and bodily aspects of the sport, the staff channels their backgrounds in teaching and therapy. Their learning environment is just as warm as their 90-degree pool, and their lessons accommodate the full spectrum of skill levels, from students with deep-seated phobias to competitive athletes. Mommy and Me classes acclimate infants to the water with leisurely activities, such as blowing bubbles and enunciating "cannonball," whereas private and semiprivate lessons enhance aquatic abilities in swimmers of all ages. Instructors can also guide patrons with special needs through custom programs to build comfort and confidence.