If you are (were) a member at the Mequon Swim School (formerly Swimtastic) and tried to take your kids to their lessons last week, you were probably greeted with a locked door and this
This is a letter from Cindy Salentine, the owner of Mequon Swim School letting customers know that they will be closed permanently as of July 15th. If you have remaining pre-paid lessons or swim camps, you have two options:
- You can contact the Franklin Swimtastic location at 414-421-7946 and try to arrange something through them.
- Your other option (which is not stated in the letter) may work if you paid via credit card. Contact your credit card company and explain the situation. I had several friends do this and their credit card companies reversed the charges for the remainder of the lessons (which should be about half of the amount you paid.)
Also posted on the door is the summons stating the pending lawsuit by Swimtastic against Ms. Salentine. While it is not stated, I am guessing that Ms. Salentine violated a non-compete clause when she was asked to leave the Swimtastic franchise and kept the customer list and same staff to open Mequon Swim School.
It’s a shame as both Swimtastic and Mequon Swim School provided excellent lessons in a very comfortable environment (warm pool water!) and we will miss our weekly lessons there. Perhaps someone will take advantage of the already custom build structure find a way to offer quality lessons there again.
UPDATE: After speaking with people covering this story for FOX 6, I have been told that Swimtastic IS allowing Mequon Swim School customers to finish out their session at either the Waukesha or Franklin locations.