Tom Dolan Swim School transitions to Big Blue brand

The Tom Dolan Swim School at the Dulles 28 Centre has completed its transition to a new brand. Temporary signage has gone up with the new name — Big Blue Swim School.

As many local swim families know, two-time Olympic gold medal swimmer Tom Dolan merged his two Northern Virginia schools — the Dulles location as well as one in Falls Church — with the Big Blue chain last spring.

But the Tom Dolan sign remained at the D28 Centre until recently when a Big Blue banner and a window cling were added.

Big Blue Swim Schools is a Chicago-based brand, which was also founded by a former competitive swimmer. That businessman — Chris DeJong — has been adding new schools in places like Colorado, Georgia, Michigan and New Jersey.

Image: Big Blue Swim School

Here in Northern Virginia, both of the former Dolan schools are now Big Blue and there is another location in Chantilly. A fourth NoVA location is scheduled to open soon in Fairfax.