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South Florida Swim Instructors & Lifeguards

Get access to the best swimming instructors in sunny, South Florida! Our South Florida swim instructors will come to your home or community pool in West Palm Beach. Fort Lauderdale or Miami to teach private or semi-private swim classes to infants, toddlers, kids and adults. Swim lessons are conveniently scheduled around your availability - we have instructors available daily 8:00am-8:00pm.

You can read more about our South Florida swim coaches below:

Ahmed - "Mr. A"

Ahmed grew up on the water, surfing and swimming. His father was a lifeguard, which led Ahmed to train and compete as a junior lifeguard starting at age 11. Ahmed's background is in medicine and working with children - certified as an EMT. He also works at a local preschool in Wellington as a swim instructor, as well as lifeguards at a local waterpark. Ahmed has experience teaching all ages, behaviors and skill levels - including special needs. He works with "For the Love of Surfing," a program that uses surfing as a therapy program for those with special needs. He is certified through The American Red Cross in Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instruction (Swim Instructor) and is a Certified EMT. In his spare time, Ahmed is very active within the West Palm Beach community as a mentor with Common Genter and conducting missionary work with Christ Fellowship of North Palm Beach, Florida.


Javier has always had a passion for water and especially people. He was a competitive varsity swimmer for 4 years back in his day while volunteering at the local aquatics center to assist instructing. Swimming since 3, this aquatics veteran is here to teach his secrets of the water. His competence in the water along with his empathetic communication makes learning cool & easy & most importantly fun & safe! Certified Adult first aid/CPR/AED, you’re in good hands!


Victoria, AKA “Polo”, was born and raised in South Florida. Of Dominican descent, Victoria has loved being in the water for as long as she can remember. Victoria was a competitive swimmer for 5 years; pool lifeguard for 3 years and is now a certified swim instructor through the American Red Cross. Victoria also obtained her Lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid through this organization. She is experienced with swimmers of all ages and abilities. Victoria’s patient and encouraging approach to teaching has helped many of her students achieve their goals. She has worked with many participants ranging from toddlers to children, to mommy and me classes. Her passion is nonetheless to teach. Seeing her students progress and develop new skills they didn’t have before, truly makes it all worth it. She has also worked as a camp counselor to 20 nine year olds, which is challenging but has also strengthened her to work with big groups and different characteristics. Victoria is fluent in English and Spanish.


Bibiana was born in Hungary and moved to the US in 2013. She has been swimming since age 3 and started competing at 8 years old having had much success over the years in competition. She has been a caregiver for some time and really enjoys working with the elderly. She enjoys a lot of hobbies, but mostly loves going to the gym and helping friends and clients achieve their fitness goals. Bibiana is a certified Water Safety Instructor and Swim Coach and is also certified in CPR/AED/BLS and First Aid.


Hope grew up in Pennsylvania counting the days down to summer where she could swim everyday outside. She started teaching swimming lessons and lifeguarding while she was in high school. In college she completed her Water Safety Instruction. After she graduated she returned to her alma mater to teach science and serve as Head Varsity Coach for the Boys and Girls High School Swim teams for two years. Since then, she spent 12 years in sales and marketing in the corporate world and 8 years teaching science in public school. Now that she's in S. FL, teaching swimming outdoors almost year round is what she enjoys in addition to playing tennis, biking, and walking her dogs.


Maria was originally born in Caracas, Venezuela, and moved to Southeast Florida in 2013. She is currently a student at Florida Atlantic University getting her bachelor’s in architecture. She’s taken swimming lessons since she was 6 months old! Starting out with “parent and baby” classes all the way to competitions back in her home country. Starting from 2021, she has worked every summer as a Camp Counselor at the Spanish-speaking summer camp “La Llanada.” A couple of years ago she decided to get her lifeguard certification so she could also work as a lifeguard for the summer camp. Last year during 2023 she worked with the City of Boca Raton as a part-time lifeguard for both of their community pools. While working with them she got her Epinephrine Auto-Injector administration certificate, Asthma and Quick-Relief medication administration certificate, and her Water Safety Instructor certificate. She taught a variety of group swim lessons all ranging from 3 years old to 14 years old. Her approach to teaching is to work with the child towards accomplishing small goals, to build up to bigger goals for each individual kid. She makes sure children feel safe and secure in the water first before going into any levels that the child might feel a bit intimidated by. She has two main priorities, safety and fun, because learning to swim should always be a fun experience for both parent and child.


This is Macy Gordon. She has been swimming since she was 4 years old. She started early with lessons and moved on to swimming competitively at the age of 9. From there she competed in every stroke and has many ribbons and medals to show for it. At the age of 16 Macy became a lifeguard and swim instructor. She also did other sports like track and basketball. She has a lot of experience working with children. Macy worked for Long Island’s Children’s Museum and The Association for the Help of Retarded Children. Working with kids of all capacities is truly one of her passions. She is so excited to be back in the pool setting and to work with all of you. Macy is certified in Lifeguarding, CPR, AED and First Aid.


Danny is a friendly, energetic, and skilled 27 year old who has a passion for teaching swim and implementing low impact exercise . Danny has his bachelor's degree in exercise science and is a personal trainer who specializes with isokinetic machines. Already enrolled, Danny will pursue his masters degree in Occupational Therapy while continuing his passion in aquatic teaching and therapy. In his position, he is always meeting new people and can relate to individuals of all ages. Not only does he work with kids, but he has many elderly clients who are looking for low impact exercise along with Danny’s gentle yet motivating style of training. Danny spent some of his younger years in Puerto Rico where he fell in love with the pools, waterfalls, and oceans. Not only does he have 4+ years of aquatic experience and a CPR certification, but he is bilingual in both English and Spanish to accommodate the needs of many.


Suzie is a Professional Ballerina that loves the water. Her Mama was a beautiful swimmer. She would watch her and dream she could swim as elegantly as her someday. Suzie took swimming at an early age and has always lived near the water. Her love is the ocean. She feels balanced and free from the everyday struggles as soon as she plunges in. Suzie hopes she can share her love for swimming and the importance both physically and mentally. Suzie has taught all age ranges and abilities and is certified in CPR and Water Safety Instruction.


Amanda is certified in CPR, AED, First Aid and Lifeguarding. Amanda grew up in upstate NY with a pool her whole life and loves being outside and in the water. She worked as a lifeguard for 10 years and taught swimming lessons for all ages. Amanda has been in Florida for 8 years now working as a Teacher of the Deaf. Amanda has also taught Aqua Zumba in the past. When not swimming or at the pool you can find her at the gym or being outside. Amanda is also fluent in English and American Sign Language.


Donna grew up in NYC as an athlete medaling in the Jr. Olympics, competing in several sports including basketball and swimming. She obtained her Red Cross WSI in 1979 and started actively teaching all levels of swimming in Long Beach and Long Island as well as lifeguarding. Donna is also CPR/Basic First Aid certified. Her professional career was primarily in the Fitness Industry. She also consulted on designing, constructing and programming of 5-star Resorts and Wellness facilities here in the US and the Caribbean. She has turned her attention back to her first love, teaching. Donna is currently working with survival swim for infants and toddlers and has experience with special needs as well as coaching.


It’s great to join the Florida Swim Company family! Since Mona graduated in 1996 with her bachelor's in physical education science, she was lifeguarding and swim instructing between Dubai and Egypt for nearly 9 years. Mona has worked with all ages, especially toddlers, and since she relocated to the US in 2014, she shifted careers to teach early childhood, Special Ed. Mona has a great passion for working with exceptional kids. Now she has the opportunity to return back to teaching swim lessons. Mona loves music, traveling and shopping. Mona is certified in Adult, Child and Infant CPR and First Aid.


Breidy grew up close to the beach in Honduras and living there she taught herself how to swim and be safe around the water at the age of 8, she also taught her little sister how to swim and that was the first time she knew that she loved teaching and the water. She moved to Kansas and got a job at Elmer swim school. They taught her all she needed to know in order to teach infants, children and adults to be safe and swim in the water. Breidy just moved to Florida and wanted to continue teaching swim lessons because it is her passion. She is so excited to join this family and be part of it, to teach a life lesson. Breidy is American Red Cross certified in Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for professional Rescuers.

Lee Anne

Lee Anne loves swimming and aquatics has been her whole life. She started swimming when she was a baby and then became a competitive swimmer for 10 years, during which she made it to the national level. Since then, she has been teaching swimming to children and adults for 8 years now. She has a vast amount of experience teaching all ages, ranging from 6 months old to 75+ years old. She also has been working as a lifeguard for over 8 years now and has taught and certified many first aid courses. For college she went to school for Criminology and graduated with honors in 2021. She loves the water and loves teaching swimming, it has always been one of her strongest passions. She loves passing on what she has learned and more than anything enjoys watching everyone progress to achieve their goals. She will work uniquely with you in order to ensure you can swim at the level you desire. Lee Anne is currently certified in Lifeguarding, CPR, AED and First Aid.


Bruce is extremely excited to join the Florida Swim Team. He works with all ages, from Infants to Infinity, to pass on a lifetime passion for swimming and surfing. As a Certified lifeguard for years, teaching in a safe environment is extremely important as it helps calm fears of the water. Bruce’s goal is to help people ease their apprehension so they can open a whole new world of exercise and fun with their families, while also building coordination and self-confidence. Bruce is currently certified in CPR, AED, First Aid and Lifeguarding.


With a passion for surfing that took root in Hawaii, Joseph spent two years conquering the mighty waves of Sandy Beach and the legendary North Shore. Since transplanting his aquatic enthusiasm to the shores of South Florida two years ago, he’s found solace in the gentle swells of Boca Raton and Delay Beach, further expanding his aquatic repertoire. Armed with the invaluable skills of CPR and first aid certification, he seamlessly transitioned into the role of a lifeguard at the Disney Aulani Resort & Spa in Hawaii, where he safeguarded the waves for a remarkable two-year tenure. His dedication to water sports extends beyond surfing, as he once dominated as both left and right wing in high school water polo. The aquatic prowess continued during his time in the Marine Corps, where he successfully completed various challenging training programs. Among his achievements are the Water Survival Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Swim Qualifications, as well as the Scout Swimmers Course, showcasing his proficiency in navigating the water's depths. The METS Trainer (Helo Dunker Training) further solidified his expertise, demonstrating a commitment to safety and preparedness in the most challenging conditions. Currently soaring to new heights, Joseph embarked on a journey to the skies, working diligently towards realizing his dream of becoming an airline pilot. Engaged in the rigorous training for a commercial certificate, his aquatic background uniquely positions him to instill a sense of confidence and proficiency in those under his guidance. As an extraordinary swim instructor, his diverse aquatic experiences converge to create a dynamic and unparalleled approach to teaching the art of swimming.


“Will” is originally from Bangor, Maine, grew up in the Air Force and moved from Seattle to Palm Beach County in 2003 with his oldest daughter and wife. William is a Widower and father of two daughters. He began Lifeguarding and Swim Instruction in Alexandria, Louisiana and later in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and swam competitively. He utilized his training working in the Maritime Industry as a Steward/Deckhand on boats in the Northwest, Canada, and Alaska. He raised his two daughters in pools and on the North End of Delray Beach surfing and kayaking.

Tzeman "Sam"

Hello, this is Coach Sam. He has been a competitive swimmer since 2014 and has been coaching and teaching swim lessons for 10 years now. He has taught all ages and abilities over the years and believes that education and safety are paramount and loves sharing his knowledge of swimming with his students. Sam is currently certified in Lifeguarding, CPR, AED, First Aid and is a Certified Lifeguard Instructor and Water Safety Instructor.


Micah is a retired Marine Corps Veteran and graduated in 2016 from ECPI University in Virginia Beach, VA. Micah was certified in 2007 as a Marine Corps Combat Instructor of Water Survival (MCIWS). Micah assisted in coaching the 29 Palms High School Swim Team. Micah started his swimming journey as a competitive swimmer and lifeguard throughout middle school and high school and turned down a scholarship to enlist into the Marines. While stationed in Okinawa Japan Micah completed his Master Scuba Diver certification and went on to become a specialty instructor for the Professional Association of Diving instructors (PADI) and maintains his instructor certification to this day.


Leila grew up swimming in South Florida and has belonged to the swimming community for over 20 years. She was a competitive swimmer in high school and college but always a lover of water first and foremost. Leila currently coaches an elementary school's after school swim team as well as private lessons in her spare time. She is CPR and Lifeguard certified. She teaches children to adults, and beginners to competitive level. Hoping to share, learn, and swim with others with the aim of safety and health.


Brecca was a collegiate swimmer and has swam competitively for 18 years. She graduated from Lynn University, Summa Cum Laude with President Honors and on the High Achieving-Deans List. Brecca is a certified swim instructor and has provided swim lessons for years to all ages and skill levels. She was the Head Coach for USA Swimming High School Team, the YMCA swim team for ages 4-12 and a Club Swim Team for children. Brecca has been awarded “Female Athlete of the Year”; Swim Team Captain, and the Coaches Award. She loves teaching swim lessons and is very patient. Brecca is a CMHC, Honors Grad student with Lynn University and plans to work with children with special needs after graduation. Brecca holds certifications for Lifeguarding and CPR through The American Red Cross and is available for lessons in the Boca Raton area.


Mikaela was born and raised in South Florida. Mikaela has always had a passion for swimming. She swam competitively for 10 years on a USA swimming team. She also swam for her high school team. Mikaela is CPR/First Aid/AED and Lifeguard certified. Mikaela emphasizes water safety while keeping her lessons light and fun. She truly values the progress of her students and loves seeing her students grow more confident in the water. She is experienced teaching all ages including baby and me classes, adults and those with special needs.


Ella, an enthusiastic swimmer, has been actively participating in swimming competitions since 2013 and currently plays a crucial role in the Florida Atlantic University's swim team! With her vast teaching background, she excels in guiding individuals of all ages, ranging from 3 months old to adults. Ella is highly skilled in teaching survival techniques, introducing different strokes, and perfecting advanced stroke techniques. Moreover, she has lifeguard experience, having served as a Pensacola Beach Lifeguard for 2 years, which has further sharpened her safety skills. Despite her busy schedule as a student athlete, Ella is determined to pursue a major in Exercise Science. She truly epitomizes the ideal balance between her academic endeavors and her passion for swimming!


Ayesha loves being in the water and teaching others everything she has learned over her many years as a competitive swimmer. Ayesha, originally from Trinidad, started competing from the age of 5 all the way until college. She’s certified through The American Red Cross in CPR and First Aid. She has been teaching swim lessons since 2018 and has experience teaching all ages ranges and skill levels, including those with special needs. Ayesha practices a patient approach that works particularly well with swimmers who may be more fearful of the water. She also greatly loves coaching more seasoned swimmers, perfecting their stroke and form.


ChatGPT Since childhood, swimming has been a profound passion driving my life's journey. My swimming career commenced at the age of six with the YMCA swim team, sparking numerous competitions across Florida and connecting me with talented peers. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic during my 16th year, my dedication to the sport persevered. I continued swimming with my high school team, where I proudly served as captain for a year. These experiences have deeply ingrained in me qualities of dedication, resilience, and unwavering passion—traits that I bring to every swim lesson I teach. At 17, in 2021, I began instructing at the same YMCA where my swimming journey began. Now at 20, my aim is to inspire and nurture a love for swimming in each of my students, spanning ages from 6 months to adults. My greatest wish is for every student to find genuine enjoyment in the water and have as much fun as possible. I hold certifications in CPR, AED, and Lifeguarding, ensuring a safe and secure learning environment at all times.

Emma K.

Emma has been teaching swimming lessons since 2019 and is CPR certified. Emma moved to Florida a few years ago to continue her college education at Nova Southeastern University. Currently, Emma is am studying to be a performance coach for athletes who participate in various types of sports. She has experience teaching swim lessons to children between the ages of 2-12. Emma has an unwavering passion for working with children, combined with her talent for coaching and instructing, makes her the perfect swim instructor for you!


Nate is a certified lifeguard with CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and First Aid. Nate's journey with swimming started early, igniting a lifelong passion for the water. Now, he's on a mission to make swimming not just a skill, but a joyful adventure for all. In Nate's world, swimming isn't just about strokes — it's a crucial life skill. He creates a safe, welcoming space where students can conquer their fears and embrace the water's wonders. Nate's teaching style? Nurturing, patient, and oh-so-fun! For beginners, Nate gently guides through new challenges, turning fear into excitement. He crafts each lesson to build confidence while mastering essential survival skills. Laughter echoes across the pool deck as students grow more at ease with every stroke. With advanced swimmers, Nate hones in on technique. It's not about speed (yet!) — it's about perfecting form and endurance. His mantra? Progress over perfection. Communication is Nate's secret sauce. He thrives on open dialogue, inviting students and parents to share their goals and track progress together. Because every stroke forward is a victory worth celebrating!


Meet Allison, a remarkable individual who holds a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Auburn University. Throughout her illustrious career, her unwavering passion for water and safety has shone brightly. With over 20 years of experience as a Lifeguard and Swim Instructor, she has dedicated herself to teaching swimming lessons and ensuring the well-being of others. From Hollywood Beach Ocean and Rescue to Miami Beach Ocean Rescue, Allison fearlessly protected lives. Her journey then led her to the City of Miami Fire-Rescue, where she embraced the roles of firefighter, EMT, and paramedic, finding fulfillment in serving her community. With her extensive background in teaching lessons,she has honed her craft and nurtured her love for fitness and water. Following her retirement, she became the proud Owner and personal trainer of The Train Station gym in Fort Lauderdale, where she continues to make a positive impact as a full-time mobile trainer with Trainer On Demand in Fort Lauderdale. Allison's dedication is evident through her numerous certifications, including NASM personal trainer, Aqua Fit, WSI, and Lifeguard. With over two decades of experience in teaching lessons and lifeguarding, she is a true expert and brings a wealth of knowledge and skills with her. When asked about her profession, she humbly states, "For me, health and fitness isn't just a job; it is who I am." Each day, she strives to inspire and uplift others, spreading her infectious enthusiasm for a healthy lifestyle.


Meet Lena, a South Florida native who’s all about making a splash in the world of swimming instruction. From teaching tiny tots as young as 5 months to coaching adults, since 2022. With 8 years on a competitive swim team under her belt, Lena’s not just passionate about perfecting strokes—she’s also a fierce advocate for water safety. Equipped with certifications in CPR/First Aid and Lifeguarding/Swim Instruction, she's ready to dive in and make a splash with you. Let's get swimming!


Meet Alex (or Sasha), a dynamic professional with a fascinating background! Despite his academic prowess, his true passion lies in the water. Alex has been teaching since 2009 and has more than 15 years of experience as a lifeguard in both NYC and Miami Beach, Alex is a seasoned expert in pool and ocean safety. He's also an accomplished swimming instructor, catering to individuals of all ages, from 3-year-olds to adults, for over a decade. Additionally, he's certified as a Water Safety Instructor, ensuring top-notch training for swim coaches and lifeguards. But Alex's expertise doesn't stop there. He's also a certified Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, and Nutritionist, adding a holistic dimension to his approach to wellness. With a background in dancing and DJ'ing, Alex infuses his sessions with a diverse range of music, creating an engaging atmosphere for his students. What sets Alex apart is his dedication to creating a safe, enjoyable environment for everyone, regardless of their skill level. He finds immense joy in witnessing his students' transformation from fear to enthusiasm for the water. His motto, "Don't fight it, Swim it!", encapsulates his philosophy of embracing challenges and conquering them with confidence. Whether you're a hesitant beginner or a seasoned swimmer looking to refine your technique, Alex is your go-to instructor for a fulfilling aquatic journey. Get ready to dive in and discover the joy of swimming with Alex by your side!


Hi, I'm Jonathan! I've been immersed in aquatics since 2016, competing as a collegiate swimmer and water polo player. Back in high school, I led both the swim and water polo teams as captain. Teaching swimming and water polo has been my passion for 8 years now, working with kids as young as 5 and helping them find joy in the water while honing their skills. I'm all about making lessons engaging and boosting confidence every step of the way, no matter the skill level. When I'm not in the pool, you'll find me diving into my Pre-Med Health Sciences studies, with dreams of becoming a neurologist. But hey, I also love hitting the water polo scene with my club team, competing in tournaments across Florida. Safety is paramount to me—I'm certified in lifeguarding, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers, and First Aid. Let's dive in and make some waves together!


Meet Nicholas! With a love for swimming ingrained in his Caribbean roots, he's been making waves as a swimming instructor since 2022. Hailing from a family that owned a swim school, Nicholas's journey led him to Florida, where he dove into a role at Big Blue Swim School while pursuing his university studies. From teaching ages 3 and up to welcoming special needs students, Nicholas holds certifications for all ages, backed by over 500 hours of hands-on experience and top-notch training from Big Blue. Safety is his priority, with Red Cross CPR/AED and lifeguard certifications ensuring a fun and secure environment for all.


Niko is a USA Swimming Certified Swim Coach and American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard. He began swimming at the age of 4 and became enthralled in the sport of swimming. At age 6, he started competing competitively. He got to race all throughout the country, competing at high level meets, met tons of amazing people and branched out of his comfort zone. Niko even competed in a few open water competitions, where he placed 3rd overall at the 2012 Zadar Marathon swim (swimming a distance of 4 kilometers in 57 minutes!) Niko swam competitively his freshman year of college - helping his team to win the National Championship Title. Niko began coaching at the swim club I used to swim at. He has taught kids from as young as age 5 to 18 year olds - including those with a wide variety of skills and abilities, from novice to veterans. Niko can teach basic stroke technique and can get into the nitty gritty of the science of swimming as well. Whatever your swimming goals are, Niko is here to help!


Janelle's bond with the waters of South Florida runs deep, shaping her upbringing with a love for swimming from an early age. As a child, she was so eager to embrace the waves that she'd often fall asleep in her bathing suit, ready to dive in as soon as the sun rose. Her aquatic journey continued to flourish through high school, where she thrived as a competitive swimmer and also embraced the challenges of water polo. Beyond her athletic achievements, Janelle took on roles as a lifeguard and a WSI coach at The YMCA, demonstrating her commitment to water safety and instruction. With certifications in CPR/AED and PADI mermaiding, along with her membership in the MeduSirena Aquaticats, Janelle's passion for the water knows no bounds. She's currently on the path to becoming free dive certified, adding another layer to her expertise. Since 2020, Janelle has transitioned from being a learner to a teacher, starting with students as young as 6 months old. Her dedication extends beyond teaching strokes; she's on a mission to cultivate a community proficient in swimming, thereby preventing avoidable tragedies and inspiring more individuals to embrace the magic of the water.


I'm Deven, an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and also certified in CPR & BLS for both Pediatric and Adults by the American Council on Exercise. My dedication lies in educating individuals, ranging from as young as 4 years old to adults, in the art of swimming. With a personal swim instructing experience dating back to 2016, coupled with 18 years of competitive swimming and division 1 athletics background, I've had the privilege of assisting numerous individuals of various ages and skill levels in gaining confidence in the water. My instructional approach revolves around fostering a secure, encouraging, and enjoyable learning atmosphere. Whether you're stepping into your first lesson or seeking to enhance your technique as a seasoned swimmer, my aim is to customize each session to align with your distinct requirements and objectives. I firmly advocate instilling a passion for swimming while prioritizing correct technique, water safety, and overall satisfaction.


Connor's passion for swimming ignited at the age of 7, leading to a successful competitive journey with state medals in butterfly, backstroke, and the Individual Medley (IM), and varsity participation in high school. Since 2020, he's been sharing his expertise in swimming, water safety, and stroke refinement through both group and private sessions. From 3-year-olds to adults, Connor's diverse clientele benefits from his patient approach tailored to individual needs. Whether easing water anxiety, enhancing skills, or aiming for competitive success, Connor's gradual and practical lessons foster confidence and muscle memory. CPR/AED certified, he ensures safety alongside skill development.


Hello! I'm Krystal, and swimming has been a passion of mine since I was about four years old. My parents often recall how I was one of those kids who would leap into the pool without hesitation. My father taught me how to swim, and even though I never joined a swim team, I've always loved being in the water. In 2022, I discovered a new passion when I became a swim coach for British Swim School. This opportunity allowed me to explore a role I had never considered before, and I quickly realized how much I enjoyed it. This inspiration led me to join Superhero Swim Academy, where I can share my love for swimming and teach youngsters about water safety and breathing techniques. I specialize in coaching children ages 2 to 15 years old. Alongside my coaching career, I hold an Associate degree in Psychology from Broward College and am currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Social Work. My ultimate goal is to help children with their mental and emotional well-being. I am also CPR and AED certified. I look forward to making a splash and helping your child become a confident and safe swimmer!


I've been a lifeguard since 2014 and have been offering private swim lessons since 2019, primarily for kids aged 6-12 in large groups. My teaching experience spans from toddlers as young as 2 to adults. I also ran a surf camp with around 18 kids each summer. Working with children and teaching are my passions. I'm certified in Lifeguarding with CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers, First Aid, and Waterfront Skills. Are we ready to swim?!


Jolee's journey began in Shadyside, Ohio, before her family relocated to Tamarac, Florida, in the early 1970s, finally settling in Palm Beach County, FL. Her passion for swimming ignited during her first Mommy and Me swim class at Lake Worth Beach pool with her sons, a moment that instantly felt like home. In the early 1990s, after obtaining her WSI Certification, Jolee embarked on a journey teaching swim lessons for all ages at various aquatic centers through PBC Parks and Recreation. As her sons grew and attended school, Jolee transitioned into the medical field, serving as a secretary for 18 years. Recently semi-retired, she decided to revisit her passion for water safety, equipped with CPR and AED certifications, aiming to continue her mission of ensuring others enjoy the water safely.


My journey as a swim instructor began in 2017, fueled by my childhood passion for swimming. After years of thrilling experiences mastering new skills in the pool, I knew I wanted to share that joy with others. With seven years of lifeguarding experience at Six Flags Great Escape and teaching side lessons, I earned my certification as a swim instructor. Specializing in teaching children from 3 months to 12 years old, I focus not only on technique but also on building confidence, promoting safety, and fostering a lifelong love for the water. I believe swimming is a vital skill, offering endless aquatic adventures and promoting physical well-being. Recognizing the importance of water safety, I create a supportive environment where children thrive, tailoring lessons to their individual needs. Incorporating games, songs, and interactive activities, I make learning fun for children of all ages. Seeing their happiness brings me immense joy. Rest assured, I am certified in lifeguarding, CPR, and AED, ensuring a safe and enjoyable learning experience for your child.


I bring a wealth of swim teaching experience, having coached kids as young as 5 and teenagers since 2022. My background includes competitive coaching for younger swimmers on my team, drawing from 8 years on a club team and 4 years of water polo play. With certifications in Lifeguarding, CPR, AED/First Aid, and WSI, safety is always my top priority. Let's dive in together and make a splash in the pool!


My journey into the world of swimming commenced at the tender age of 5, when I dove into the waters of the Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy in Los Angeles. Fast forward to 2017, at age 17, I found myself not only a student but also an instructor at the very same institution, alongside the esteemed four-time Olympian, Lenny Krayzelburg. Over the years, my role evolved, encompassing a diverse array of responsibilities. I honed my teaching skills with students spanning all age groups, from 4-month-old infants to adults, including individuals with disabilities. Alongside this, I diligently pursued my CPR/AED certification through the American Red Cross and took on the vital duty of lifeguarding. In the midst of these responsibilities, I found myself at the helm of numerous swim meets, guiding and coaching our pre-team to success. My interactions extended beyond the pool, fostering connections with parents and swim clubs across Los Angeles. Additionally, I ventured into the realm of mobile private instruction, tailoring lesson plans to suit the unique goals of each student, all while fostering a positive and enjoyable learning environment. Seven years of dedicated teaching have not only refined my skills but also instilled in me a drive to continually challenge both myself and my students. As I pursue further endeavors, I remain steadfast in my commitment to promoting the unparalleled health benefits that swimming offers.


My name is Rush, and I am delighted to join Florida Swim Company! Since 2020, I've had the pleasure of teaching individuals from as young as 2 years old to adults, guiding them in learning to swim and enhancing their swimming skills. Originally from Greenwood, a small town in Nebraska, I am currently a collegiate swimmer at Florida Atlantic University, where I will soon enter my senior year. Pursuing a degree in Public Administration, I plan to pursue a master's degree following my undergraduate studies. My future aspirations include joining the United States Coast Guard after completing my master's at FAU. I am passionate about the sport of swimming, constantly learning and exploring new aspects of it. It brings me immense joy to witness more children embrace the same sport that I cherished growing up. Teaching young minds this incredible sport is a privilege and honor for me. Additionally, I hold certifications in AED, CPR, and Water Safety Instruction.


Carrie graduated from Longwood University in Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education while actively participating in Division 2 Women's soccer. With over a decade of experience in public education across all grade levels, Carrie discovered a passion for working with special needs children. Her journey into aquatics began early, starting with lifeguarding and swim lessons at age 16 in 1996. Since then, Carrie has instructed private and group lessons at all skill levels, accumulating more than 13 years with YMCA programs. She excelled as the director of their traveling program, organizing enriching outings for adolescents, and also served as head guard overseeing safety at state parks, whitewater rafting trips, kayaking, and various water sports. Currently, Carrie contributes her skills as a lifeguard at the Rapids Water Park in West Palm, FL. Known for her enthusiasm, energy, and creativity in lesson planning, Carrie adeptly engages swimmers as young as 6 months old. Beyond aquatics, she maintains an active lifestyle, participating in soccer and marathon running, embodying determination and a drive to support personal growth in others. Carrie holds certifications in Lifeguarding, CPR, and AED, reflecting her commitment to safety and well-being in all activities she undertakes.


Hello, I'm Audrey, and I've been passionate about swimming since the age of three. My journey includes being on the swim team during prep school and providing pro bono lessons to families in need during college. Over the years, I've taught students ranging from 6 months to adults, and I've had the privilege of serving as the sole swimming counselor, overseeing 70 campers, including those with Special Needs. This involved conducting seven classes daily, each with up to 10 participants. My teaching style focuses on making learning both reassuring and enjoyable, and I hold certifications in CPR and AED.


Hello, I'm Sara, originally from Italy. I've been passionate about swimming since childhood, which led me to become certified as an Italian Lifeguard, Swimming Instructor, and Water Aerobic Instructor. In 2005, I moved to Roatan, Honduras, where I furthered my career as a PADI and SSI Scuba Diver Instructor. Recently, my family and I relocated to Florida, and I'm excited to continue teaching here. With over 25 years of experience, I've taught swimmers of all ages, including special needs students, in both group and private settings. I hold certifications in CPR, First Aid, AED, and Water Safety Instruction. I take great pride in helping my students achieve their swimming and water safety goals in a supportive and enjoyable environment. My aim is to inspire a love for the water in both children and adults.


Meet Joi, a passionate advocate for swimming and water safety, who has been a dedicated swim instructor since 2016. Recently making the move from North Carolina to South Florida, Joi brings her expertise and infectious enthusiasm to the local community. With a wealth of experience teaching individuals of all ages, from infants to adults, Joi's lessons are not only educational but also fun and interactive. She focuses on fostering confidence and enhancing skills in the water, drawing on her love for the beach and commitment to water safety in every session. Whether you're looking to introduce your children to the joys of swimming, refine your own technique, or ensure your family is equipped with essential water safety knowledge, Joi is eager to help you achieve your goals. Join Joi for an unforgettable swimming experience in beautiful South Florida! Rest assured, Joi is CPR and Lifeguard certified for your peace of mind.


Sophia, originally from Lima, Peru, embodies a rich cultural background and a passion for swimming that began in infancy. Fluent in four languages and holding a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management, she brings a unique blend of skills and experiences to her role. Sophia's journey with swimming started early, joining her first team at the age of 12. Throughout her school years, she honed her leadership abilities as a girl scout. In 2022, driven by her love for swimming, she began volunteering as an instructor, working with students of all ages, from beginners to those refining their strokes. She finds joy in sharing her expertise with children as young as 3 years old and adults alike. Certified in Adult, Child, Infant CPR/AED + First Aid, Sophia ensures safety remains paramount in her lessons. Her dedication to teaching and her diverse background create a dynamic and enriching experience for all her students.


Meet Savannah, a senior at the University of Florida majoring in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. Hailing from south Florida, swimming has been an essential part of her life since childhood. She has dedicated numerous summers as a camp counselor and lifeguard, teaching swimming to children aged 3-5 and refining strokes for ages 6-10. With 7 years of experience working closely with young children and 2 years specifically teaching in the water since 2022, Savannah is dedicated to ensuring your children gain confidence and proficiency in swimming. Certified in CPR/AED & First Aid, she emphasizes a safe and enjoyable approach to swim lessons, making learning a memorable experience for every child.


Hello there! I'm Mike, and I'm excited to be your swim instructor! Whether you're aiming to improve your swimming skills or just starting out at a young age, I've got you covered with a wealth of swimming knowledge. Since 2020, I've been teaching swimming to individuals ranging from children as young as 5 years old to adults. My approach is tailored to make learning fun and effective, ensuring rapid progress in the water. Rest assured, I hold certifications in CPR and AED, prioritizing safety alongside skill development. Join me, and soon enough, you'll be swimming like a pro!


Marcy, originally from Canada, eagerly awaited the day the family pool reached 65 degrees so they could dive in. Seeking warmer waters, she made the move to the Florida Keys in 2007 to pursue her passion as a scuba instructor. Over the years, Marcy has ascended to the rank of Master Scuba Instructor, introducing countless students to the wonders of the ocean. With a steadfast focus on safety and enjoyment, Marcy's coaching prowess ensures every class is both enriching and enjoyable. She has been imparting swim lessons since 2014, bringing her expertise as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and an Instructor Trainer for Basic Life Support, CPR, AED, and Emergency Oxygen for adults, children, and infants. Marcy particularly cherishes her work with individuals with special needs, finding deep fulfillment in guiding them through aquatic experiences.


Said brings over three years of dedicated experience in teaching competitive swimming since 2021. His expertise spans a wide spectrum, from guiding young children aged 4-8 through foundational swim lessons to fine-tuning the skills of competitive swimmers aged 12-15. Notably, he spent a year specializing in teaching toddlers as young as three years old. With an impressive 22 years of personal competitive swimming under his belt, Said maintains his passion by swimming three times a week, ensuring his coaching remains both current and deeply rooted in experience. He holds a CPR certification, prioritizing safety alongside skill development in his teaching approach. Said's commitment lies in providing personalized instruction tailored to each swimmer’s developmental stage and proficiency level, nurturing both confidence and technique in the water.


Hello, I’m Lesley, a seasoned Ocean Rescue Lifeguard/EMT with over a decade of experience serving the vibrant community of Pompano Beach. Born and raised here, I’ve been immersed in swimming and competition my entire life. I proudly swam for our city swim team for 15 years, continuing through middle and high school, and eventually coaching the team for five years post-graduation. Transitioning to lifeguarding at the pool, I've spent years teaching swim lessons to a diverse range of swimmers—from babies to adults—since 2009. My journey then led me to ocean lifeguarding, where I spent three years coaching our junior lifeguard program before diving into a career that now takes me coast to coast, training and competing as a professional lifeguard. When not on duty, I cherish family time with my husband and son. With expertise honed over years of competitive swimming, I specialize in stroke refinement and endurance training. I particularly love teaching babies and toddlers. Certified in CPR, AED, and Lifeguarding, safety is always paramount in my lessons. I take pride in sharing my passion for swimming and water safety, having taught swimmers of all ages and abilities for more than a decade.


We are thrilled to welcome Claurissa to the Florida Swim Team! A South Florida native, Claurissa graduated from Florida Memorial University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and currently works as an Educator. With a strong background in competitive swimming spanning 6 years and 5 years as a lifeguard since 2019, Claurissa brings a wealth of experience teaching swimmers of all ages, from toddlers 2 years old to adults. Outside of the pool, Claurissa enjoys spending her free time with her son and indulging in hobbies such as dance, music, and reading. Certified in CPR/AED and first aid, she prioritizes safety alongside skill development in her coaching approach. Claurissa’s enthusiasm for swimming and dedication to education make her a valuable addition to our team!"

Fort Lauderdale swim instructors service the following areas: Hollywood, Plantation, Weston, Sunrise, Davie, Tamarac. Oakland Park, Lighthouse Point, Deerfield Beach, Jupiter, Lake Worth, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Pompano Beach, Boca Raton, Coral Springs and Miami .

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