The owner of Lil Bettas Swim School believes women have the right to education and fair pay. 

That’s why Nikaela Lutzer works around her employees to find the perfect work-life balance. 

We value women, due to their exceptional ability to be multifaceted,” says Lutzer.

“Women in our community are raising the next generation while taking on the responsibilities of shaping our community … By maintaining full respect and admiration for our women, we empower them to be better.”

Lutzer started teaching swimming lessons in her backyard swim spa in 2021. Now, Lutzer runs her business out of multiple hotel pools teaching more than 3,500 children with 35 staff, 30 of whom are women. 

Scholarship programs at the school also give opportunities for children in need to learn the life-saving skills swimming lessons provide.

Tiffany Baratta has been with Lil Bettas since the beginning. She says Lil Bettas is a great place to work because it fosters an environment for success. 

“As a female=dominated workplace, every person is treated with equality and respect,” says Baratta. 

“Lil Bettas employs a number of students and mothers and provides a way for these women to provide a better life for themselves and their families.”