On the Bay

Pods is Making a Splash

The swim school's new East Providence facility is creating a new generation of confident swimmers


We might still be a little ways off from beach weather, but it’s just around the corner and that means lots of swimming. Luckily for all of the Michael Phelpses of doggy paddling out there, Pods Swimming in East Providence has opened a new facility to get you into form. With that new space comes a six lane, 25 yard pool and a separate teaching pool, plus the flexibility to focus on specific skill and age levels (starting as young as six months), accommodate open swim times and expand its offerings of swim instruction.

Owner Susan Pascale and her sister Jamie have been teaching swimming in the community for more than 20 years without the use of floatation devices, creating a generation of stronger swimmers. “I guess initially families may have been surprised, but at this point we’ve shown that this is the best way to learn,” says Susan. What kind of Ocean State would we be if we all needed swimmies? 111 Commercial Way, East Providence. 401-337-5678