Rob Knight's Swim America

Laura Hutchins

RKSA Lessons Program Coordinator Joined the RKSA Management Team May 1, 2022. Originally from Decatur, Laura brings over 20 years of professional experience from various aquatic programs.

Laura plays a vital role managing the daily operation of our swim school. In addition to her management role, she enjoys teaching babies, children, and adult classes at RKSA.

Former YMCA of McDonough county Aquatics Director, Head

Swim Coach, Fitness Director, CPO, and Lifeguard Certification Instructor.


Rob and Chris Knight
RKSA was founded in June 1992 - it had been a life long dream of Robs to open his own SwimSchool.  The opportunity presented itself when the former BJHS was sold when the new Bloomington Junior High School was built.  The former BJHS was purchased by a local couple who developed the building into a flourishing business with many tenants.  After operating RKSA out of that facility for 30 years, they moved their complete operation to Four Seasons in May 2022.

Rob had an outstanding swim career and still enjoys swimming for fun.  Rob was a University of Illinois Agronomy major and likes to garden and play golf in his spare time.  Chris, an ISU graduate,  primarily runs the business side of the operation and likes to play tennis and golf.  They have one daughter, Kathleen, who swam for the University of Illinois.  


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