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Michael & Jennifer Lilintahl, Co-Owners

Michael and Jennifer Lilintahl are the proud owners of SafeSplash Swim School Friendship Heights, Columbia Heights and Rockville Pike. They opened their first swim school in 2017 and are honored to be part of the swimming journey for thousands of local families. Michael started swimming at the age of 5, went to college on a full swimming scholarship, and represented his native Venezuela in the 1996 Olympics. Jennifer learned to swim before she learned to walk and started swimming competitively at the age of 5. Jennifer worked for many years in politics, including on the Hill and in the White House. Michael and Jennifer live in Montgomery County and are the parents of two young daughters, Anabel and Sasha, who you will often see joining them at the pool and in lessons.


Jenny Deck Manager

My favorite thing about working at SafeSplash is seeing how much progress my students make over time.

My favorite swim stroke is Freestyle, but I also enjoy swimming Breaststroke.

I wanted to become a Swim Instructor because I really enjoyed working with kids and have always had a love for swimming. I teach every day any level from Beginner to Advanced.

I like to teach using games like rings, races, and more to keep my students engaged and excited to go to class every week.

Zack Instructor & Deck Supervisor

My favorite aspect of working at SafeSplash is fostering water safety and confidence in our young swimmers. I've been a part of the SafeSplash team for 1 year and was inspired to become a swim instructor by my passion for open water freediving and swim education.

I teach class every day to all age groups and skill levels.

I incorporate engaging activities and effective techniques to ensure our lessons are both educational and enjoyable for our students.

Mike Instructor

My favorite thing about working at SafeSplash is bringing comfort and confidence to new swimmers of all ages so they can explore new opportunities in the water from sports and hobbies to family fun and vacations.

I've been an active swimmer since 2008, starting as the slowest swimmer in my school's swim team and working my way up to two consecutive MVP awards. I've been swimming regularly ever since as a way to stay active and relax. Currently, I've graduated from college and am studying for EMT certification.

I teach on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and weekends.

My inspiration for becoming a swim instructor started while in junior high through high school, I always looked forward to swim practice at the end of a long school day. On top of providing an important life skill, I'd like to provide the same excitement for swimming as I felt back then.

I'm available to teach all age ranges from toddler to adult and levels from beginner to advanced.

A technique I incorporate into my lesson is to let the student decide how to they'd like to practice their skills so that they have more control and I can become more creative with my instruction.

Johnny Instructor
Sydney Instructor
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Aubrey Instructor

SafeSplash Swim School

Friendship Heights

We’re here 7 days a week — Call us!
(202) 963-0833
Embassy Suites Chevy Chase Pavilion, Friendship Heights - 4300 Military Road, NW, Washington, DC 20015   moreinfo@safesplash.com

Class Hours

  • Sunday
    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST
  • Monday
    3:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST
  • Tuesday
    3:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST
  • Wednesday
    3:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST
  • Thursday
    3:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST
  • Friday
    3:30 PM - 7:00 PM ET
  • Saturday
    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET

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Joel L.

“My kids are learning fast and feel more and more confident in the water!”

Amanda C.

“The teachers are awesome and the curriculum really gets kids swimming well!”

Karen S

“The instructors are very patient with the beginners and maintain a fun and safe learning environment”