Little Swimmers was founded in 1996 by Gerald Little and Meric Tendrich at our West Kendall location at the Miccosukee Golf & Country Club. Due to their continued success, they have been able to open three more locations over the past 20 years, allowing them to serve the Killian, Homestead, and Pembroke Pines area. Utilizing their many years of experience as swimming instructors and firefighters, Gerald and Meric have successfully developed a water safety program used by the instructors at Little Swimmers, proven to be the most safe and effective method of teaching children and adults to swim.
Since its founding, Little Swimmers has had the opportunity to help countless students acquire foundational skills, develop new techniques and confidently move forward in their learning journey. Known as the best Swim School in the South Florida area, we provide a wide range of courses to support students from all backgrounds and levels.
Gerald Little serves our community as a firefighter with the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department. Before becoming a firefighter, Gerald was a physical education teacher at St. Brendan Elementary.
Meric Tendrich is a firefighter with the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department. Meric worked for Dade County Public Schools as a physical education teacher at Rockway Elementary for 10 years before becoming a firefighter.
Alvaro Nuñez has operated the Killian Palms location since 2005, and is excited to continue his journey at the new Somerset Academy Bay location. He has been a part of the Little Swimmers’ family since 1997. He is currently working with Somerset Academy Bay as the head physical education teacher.
Karina Anania has been a part of the Little Swimmers family since 2002. As a Miami native, swimming has been a way of life for her and hopes to pass along her love for the water to all the students who come through the program.