Clearwater Swim Instructors & Lifeguards
Florida Swim Company offers private, swim classes taught by an elite group of swim coaches. Our swim teachers will provide one-on-one swimming instruction in the comfort of your home or community pool. All swim instructors are covered under Florida Swim Company’s general and professional liability insurances. They also hold various certifications and have multiple years of experience teaching swim lessons to infants, children, teens and adults.
You can read about our Clearwater Swim Coaches below:
Danielle - Office Manager
Danielle learned to swim at two years of age and has loved the water ever since! She swam competitively for her high school swim team and attended regionals her first year on the dive team! She currently attends SPC part time working towards her AA degree. Danielle is outgoing and clicks with people very easily. Danielle began working with children in 2017, caring for infants at her local daycare. She decided to combine her love for the water with her love for children and began teaching swim lessons. She has accumulated experience with all different age ranges and skill levels, including adults and special needs. She is also proficient in teaching stroke refinement to advanced swimmers and water aerobics to those looking to refreshen their workout routines! She is certified through The American Red Cross in Lifeguarding, CPR/AED and First Aid and Water Aerobics Instruction through The American Sports & Fitness Association. Her hope is that she can share her knowledge about water safety with all who work with her!
Grace has lived in the Tampa Bay area for the past 5 years. She has been competitively swimming since she was 7 years old, learning about the craft and thriving as a student simultaneously. She has worked for years as a lifegurd and swim instructor coaching aspiring swimmers and small children. Her key strengths include attention to detail, adaptability, and caring for others. She is a current student at Saint Petersburg College, enrolled in nursing. She is certified in Lifeguarding, CPR, CNA, First Aid and AED. She enjoys working outdoors and making the most out of a clients swimming experience. Grace is very excited to meet new clients, grow with them, and keep them safe in any water environment.
Andrew loves being in the water. His fondest memories are from the swim classes he took as a child and he strives to offer the same positive experience for his students. He was a competitive swimmer for 6 years; pool/beach lifeguard for 5 years; and has 5 years of swim instruction experience in private and small group classes. His fun, patient, encouraging approach to teaching has helped people of all ages and skill levels to achieve their goals--from water appreciation and safety to advancing to swim teams. Andrew also has experience working with children with exceptional needs. When he’s not in the water, he’s studying computer science at SPC and Krav Maga at his dojo. Andrew is American Red Cross certified in Lifeguarding, CPR/AED/First Aid, and as a Water Safety Instructor.
Anisha has enjoyed being in the water for as long as she can remember. She comes from a long line of avid swimmers. Her mother started as a swim instructor when she was a toddler, and would use Anisha as her example in some of her classes. Anisha aquates her love for the water to this time. She swam competitively in the Summer throughout middle school and continued on in high school. Anisha's love for the water transferred from swimming to lifeguarding and coaching a swim team. She is experienced with swimmers of all ages and abilities! She is also a strong believer in helping others. Anisha was a daycare teacher for 5 years, and decided that mixing her love of swimming and teaching children would be a great way to get herself back into the water and to help others learn a very important life skill. Anisha is currently going to school to pursue a career as a Speech Pathologist. She beleives it is going to be a long, difficult journey but very much worth the time! Anisha is certified in Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED/ First Aid through the American Red Cross.
Tiffany enjoyed many years as a competative swimmer throughout her childhood. Tiffany was trained by the American Red Cross to teach swim lessons in 1997. Since then, she has taught all ages. She graduated college in 2002 from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse with a sociology degree and has been a social worker for the past 15 years. She started teaching private lessons again in 2015 and loves to share her passion for the water with others. Tiffany is certified in CPR/AED and first aid.
Mike has been teaching swim lessons since 2013 when he received his WSI (Water Safety Instructor) certification. Since then, he has worked at facilities all over the country teaching thousands of private swim lessons. Swimming has been an integral part of Mike's life for as long as he can remember. Growing up in New Jersey, swimming was primarily available to him in the summertime, where he started on a competitive team at the age of six. Mike began to swim year-round for a YMCA team in the sixth grade. In high school, he swam varsity all four years and served as captain his senior year. Mike is a founding member of the Ithaca College Club Swimming Team where he helped the team compete at a national championship in 2017. Mike enjoys spending time outdoors with his fiancé, Sarah, and dog, Kamoto. Whether it is a walk to the park or a weekend camping, getting to spend time outside together is one his family's favorite things to do along with cooking gourmet meals! Mike is certified through the American Red Cross in Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and first aid.
Nicole has been swimming longer than she could walk and has a variety of experience in aquatics. She began swimming competitively when she was 8 years old and continued until the age of 20. She has experience teaching swim lessons for those ranging from 6 months to senior citizens as well as coaching ages 5 -18 years. Nicole was an aquatics director for a summer camp in Missouri where she led a team of lifeguards in open water, waterfront, and pool guarding. She also redesigned the swim lessons program for the summer camp increasing the swimming confidence of dozens of campers over the course of the summer. Swimming has always been a huge part of her life and she loves sharing her passion for it with others. Nicole is CPR certified through the American Heart Association.
Tiara has always had a passion for people and water activities. Swimming did not come natural to her, although she learned water safety and basic swimming skills at a young age. It was not until she joined her high school swim team that she became masterful in the water. After high school, she stayed active in college by participating in water aerobics and later leading classes at the YMCA. This experience led her to ensure that she builds meaningful relationships with her clients to enhance their learning experience by teaching it in a way the client can comprehend. Tiara has her B.S. in Family Science. She has been teaching swim lessons for 7 years and life guarding for 8. Tiara is YMCA certified in Lifeguarding/ Swim Lesson Instructor /AED/CPR/First Aid/Emergency Oxygen.
Lenora started swimming at age 4 and has not looked back! For 7 summers, in her metro Atlanta hometown, she coached swimming and taught private swim lessons, and she spent 3 years as the head swim coach of a school in Lima, Peru. Along the way, Lenora picked up water polo and open water swimming, as well as American Red Cross certification in lifeguarding (includes First Aid, CPR, and AED), and water safety instruction. When not in the water, Lenora uses her B.S. in Education as a middle school teacher, and she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband. Ella también ofrece dar clases particulares de natación en español
Tim says his passion for helping others is something he was given upon the arrival of this world. Ever since he could remember, his desire to inspire, need to succeed, and love from above for all people has just been second nature. Growing up poor, it was rare and far between that he as a kid had an opportunity or a place to where he could acquire certain skills such as swimming. Other than the occasional dip during a friend's party at the pool or a relaxing day at the lake, he never had the knowledge or ability to swim. Tim’s true passion and desire to swim, along with sharing that knowledge with others, came about during the 5th grade after a tragic incident involving one of his classmates. The devastation put for a fire into Tim to become a proficient swimmer and to help others try and avoid a similar situation. To hear more of Tim’s story and to watch yourself or a loved one develop a life skill that they will carry on for their entire life, go ahead and book your adventure now!
Dawn has been teaching swim lessons since 2005. She has always had a passion for what she does, and that passion was strengthed when she recently had to provide life saving CPR to an adult drowning victim and her goal was prevention. Dawn was a competitive swimmer throughout high school and is a certified rescue scuba diver, possessing a master's Degree in mental health with experience in teaching students who have trauma as well as physical and mental disabilities.
Growing up in the land of 10000 lakes (Minnesota), Megan loved the water. Her love has continued to grow. She worked as a lifeguard in high school and taught swimming levels 1-4. She also was on the local swim team for a year as a diver. Megan has a history in training including: lifeguarding, CPR, AED, First Aid, and Personal Care Assisting (PCA). She’s certified in Professional CPR, AED and first aid. She also teaches aqua fit swim classes. Megan’s other passion is volunteering and working with people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life including people with disabilities. She knows American Sign Language (ASL), English Kriol and am learning Spanish.
Megan lived in the country of Colombia on a small island for a year (2017). She taught many of the local Islanders how to swim in their own surroundings and learned to snorkel. Megan loves to help people feel comfortable about the water. One on one training is the best way to achieve your personal goals. If you’re looking to help your child learn the basics of swimming, water safety, or looking to improve your own swim skills, Megan would be happy to help with all your needs. Some of the things Megan does in her free time is: associate with close friends, do volunteer work, learn languages (Currently knows ASL, English Creole, learning Spanish currently), understand cultures, explore, photography, art, snorkeling, hiking, and she loves the beach! Life is an adventure if we look at all the possibilities and move towards them one by one.