Parsippany Graduate is founder of New Wave Aquatics

Devin Stone and Elyas Khawaja, owners of New Wave Aquatics

WHIPPANY – September 15 will mark the second anniversary of the opening of New Wave Aquatics located inside Zapp Fitness (Formerly known as Gold’s Gym) at 901 Route 10 East, Whippany.  New Wave Aquatics was founded by Elyas Khawaja a 2012 graduate of Parsippany High School.

Chris Amorim and Devin Stone then joined New Wave Aquatics.

The three instructors have a combined teaching experience of over fifteen consecutive years and are fully certified swim instructors. They bring a wealth of knowledge and ideas from working at their previous swimming school. New Wave Aquatics is an elite swim school that offers a unique style of teaching for children and adults of all ages. Their success relies on their attention to the needs of their students and truly helping them learn. They do not succeed unless their students succeed.

New Wave Aquatics first began at the Hilton Hotel, Short Hills.  After six months they shifted to Whippany because “business was going great and we grew the company to the point where we needed more pool time and space to grow our company” Khawaja explained. We began to offer a more variety of classes.

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They signed a contract with Golds Gym (now Zapp Fitness) to operate the company utilizing their pool. They are a separate entity from the gym and they have a 100% customer satisfaction.

Currently, they have over 400 students in their intensive swim programs.

All instructors are certified swim instructors and certified in CPR/AED. “Safety is our priority. There are always several instructors constantly watching and guiding the students.” he said. “We teach them water survival skills and what steps to take in an emergency,” he added.

Instructors teaching students during a session
Instructors teaching students during a session

Elyas pointed out that “We are receiving great reviews”, a mother wrote on Yelp  “My daughter has recently started swim classes with Elias and she absolutely loves it! Elias is patient, warm and above all an excellent swim teacher. She’s already learned so much as we finish out our first session and gear up for the summer session.”

In the review Marisa stated that her daughter was very anxious at first but Elyas’s teaching skills have turned her into a confident and happy swimmer.

They start their students at six months and teach all the way up to adults. Their unique teaching style and years of experience guarantee to get your kids swimming.  Classes meet once a week for thirty minutes. They offer group lessons at 3:1 students to teacher ratio and private lessons 1:1 student to teacher.

If you are having a private event at your house with a pool contact New Wave Aquatics so they can have their professional staff there to make it a memory for you and your guests. They will take care of your pool and anybody who decides to use it. 12743855_533842826781147_6351516928289353446_n

Buddy Valastro owner of Carlos Bakery and star of Cake Boss signed up his son for swimming lessons and in just under two months his son was swimming. Mr. Valastro also taped an episode at New Wave Aquatics which will be airing within the next several months.

Parsippany Focus will update when a confirmation date is given.

“When I was growing up I always envisioned having my own company. I just did not know it would happen so soon,”  Elyas Khawaja said.

“I am 22 years old and things could not be any better. It definitely did not come overnight! The hard work, countless events I missed with friends and family, and all the other sacrifices I’ve made to have a successful small business and employ people of New Jersey was all worth it,” he continued.  When asked about the future of New Wave Aquatics, Elyas said, “I plan to have my own building with a gigantic pool and training areas.”

New Wave Aquatics is located at 901 Route 10, Whippany. For more information call (973) 487-7917 or click here.

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