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Miami Swim Instructors & Lifeguards

Florida Swim Company offers the best swim instructors in Miami. Our elite group of swim coaches bring the swim school to your home or community pool to teach private swimming lessons. Miami swim teachers are thoroughly background checked, hold various certifications and have multiple years experience teaching swim classes to infants, toddlers, children and adults. Spanish speaking swim instructors are available, upon request.

You can read more about our Miami Swim Instructors below:

Patricia, "Patti"

Patricia, AKA "Patti," was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She started swimming at a very young age and started swimming competitively around 7 years old. Patti has competed in many international swimming meets. including Junior and Senior World Championships, Central American Games (2x bronze and 1x silver medalist), Pan American Games and many championships around the Caribbean and U.S. Competitively. Patti has won medals in the breast, free style, and butterfly strokes. She is the current record holder in Puerto Rico for the 50-meter breast stroke. Her whole life has revolved around the water, not only because she loves to swim, but she finds it as her haven. Patti enjoys teaching kids/adults new things that will make them better and more successful swimmers. She will work on building the swimmer’sconfidence as well as techniques. Patti also loves teaching adults and children with disabilities. She holds certifications in First Aid, CPR, AED for infants, children, and adults. She is also certified in Safety Training for Swim Coaches. Patti is fluent in English, Spanish, and conversational in Portuguese.


Wendy has over 20 years experience in the aquatic industry. She has taught swim lessons to swimmers of all ages and skill levels, including infants, toddlers, children, teenagers and adults. She also teaches varies types of water aerobics, including Aqua Fitness, Aqua ZUMBA and Water Biking Splash Cycle. She is certified in Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instruction, First Aid, CPR/AED and Water Aerobics.

Coach Paula

Born and raised in Costa Rica, Coach Paula started her swimming journey at 5 years old - learning how to swim and having fun in the water safely. Eventually, she realized she really enjoyed the sport so much she started competing for her swimming team to represent her swimming school back in her hometown. She enjoys swimming all types of strokes but her favorite one of them all is Breaststroke; she loves to see when any of her students is able to master swimming after a few lessons. Paula is currently certified in Lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid/AED, and Water Safety through The American Red Cross. She is experienced with baby's, toddlers, kids, teenagers, adults, seniors...all types of ages because everyone deserves to learn how to swim!


Emilio was born and raised in Miami. He fell in love with swimming in high school and decided to become a lifeguard. Emilio started out lifeguarding for the city of north Miami in 2013 and began teaching swim lessons 2 years later. He has taught swim lessons for all ages and abilities, including special needs. He gained most of his lifeguard and instructing experience with city of north Miami where he spent 6 years working. Emilio is certified through The American Red Cross in Water Safety Instruction (Swim Instructor).


Rudyar comes to us from Cuba. By the time he was 11 years old, he was swimming at The National Swimming School of Cuba. He learned to swim all styles at distances greater than 200 yards and decided to become a lifeguard and private swimming coach in 2008. When he’s not teaching private swim lessons, he works as the Head Lifeguard for private clubs. He also works for The City of Fort Lauderdale’s aquatics department as a lifeguard and swim instructor. He is currently certified through The American Red Cross in Water Safety Instruction, Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR and AED.


Kevin was born and raised in Miami, where he’s been boating and swimming for over 20 years. He’s a student at Florida International University working on a bachelors in Recreation / Sports management with a track in Therapeutic Recreation. Kevin has worked with children at summer camps several times over the years, which lead him on a path to become a swim instructor. He is a certified Water Safety Instructor through the American Red Cross and holds a CPR certification. He has also held different job positions where customer service, and strong people skills are valued. He’s volunteered for non-profit organizations that allow the facilitation of adaptive water sports for under privileged  children, as well as volunteer at Assisted living facilities with geriatric populations. In his free time Kevin likes to stay active and play basketball, lift weights, go to the beach, skateboard and cook.


Leo has had a passion for the water since he was a child. This led him to start his lifeguard career at the age of 15. Shortly after, he became a swimming instructor and coach. Leo believes “Swimming is one of the best sports to exercise your entire body and can be extremely therapeutic to the mind. At any age someone can be taught how to be a swimmer. But, with each age group there can be numerous risks with safety. This contributes to focusing on safety, first, in each class – preparing kids/adults for any type of situation that may occur. Safety readiness is one of the main fundamentals to becoming a strong swimmer. Everyone is a swimmer at heart; you just have to believe.” Leo has experience teaching all ages from infants to adults, he has a passion for working with special needs clients, and is certified through The American Red Cross in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR and AED.


Marigona is very friendly and outgoing. She is currently attending college to acquire a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She focuses on helping others live a healthy life. Marigona teaches swimming because she believes it’s a very important skill to have. As a swim instructor, she is caring and encourages growth and development of students of all ages. With beginner students, she eases their fears by trying new tasks and incorporating fun activities into the lesson. With advanced students, she focuses on their skills and technique then moves onto building endurance. Marigona’s main goal is for all of her students to improve their swimming abilities and reach their personal goals. She feels that communication with parents after each lesson is a key ingredient to reaching success and believes swimming is a necessary skill that everyone should have. Marigona is currently certified in Lifeguarding through The YMCA and is also certified in Basic Life Support (CPR and AED), First Aid and Emergency Oxygen through The American Safety and Health Institute.

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Miami Swim Instructors teach private swimming lessons in the Miami-Dade area, including Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Hallandale Beach, Miami Lakes, Hialah, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Doral, Kendal and Pinecrest.

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