Each year, the SBA seeks and honors small business individuals across the country that have helped strengthen and grow the U.S. economy through their efforts within their local communities.   We’re extremely excited and grateful to announce that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded Bruce and Kathleen, owners of Texas Swim Academy, with the 2014 Entrepreneurial Success Award.

The Houston SBA serves 32 counties and accepts nominations in seven different categories. To be nominated the Entrepreneurial Success Award, individuals must own and operate businesses initially launched as small according to SBA size standards and subsequently develop into large businesses.

Meet Kathleen and Bruce McMordie

Kathleen and Bruce are both members of Survival Swim Association, National Drowning Prevention Alliance, and the United States Swim School Association. Just 10 years ago, Texas Swim Academy started off as just a home-based program with Kathleen and Bruce holding Katy students’ swim lessons in their own backyard. In 2012, they worked tirelessly and diligently to open a new year-round facility that would not only give them the space they needed, but the ability to teach swimming lessons in the coolers spring and fall seasons. Kathleen and Bruce’s passion for water safety is the driving force in all they do. After years of teaching children to swim in their own backyard pool, they feel very fortunate to have a facility that enables to share valuable water survival skills. “Our passion is instilling valuable water safety and life-saving skills to the next generation and serving the Houston and Katy communities. And we’re delighted to be awarded with such a distinguished honor,”

Kathleen and Bruce will be honored this year, along with other SBA award recipients at the Houston District Small Business Awards Luncheon sponsored by SCORE Houston on June 12, 2014 at the JW Marriot. To read the full press release, click here.

You can find Kathleen and Bruce at the Texas Swim Academy facility teaching and managing day-to-day activities. Please stop and say hello! They’ll be happy to explain their philosophy and approach to aquatic safety and introduce the right Texas Swim Academy program for your child.