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 St. Petersburg Swim Instructors

Florida Swim Company offers the most qualified private, swim instructors in the St. Petersburg area. Your personal swim teacher brings the swim school to  your home or community pool – no need to leave your house! This takes away the distraction of busy group classes and allows the teacher to focus solely on the swim student’s needs and goals. We work around your busy schedule and have instructors available 7 days a week for morning, afternoon or evening swim lessons.

You can read more about our St. Petersburg swim coaches below and their individual qualifications and certifications:

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!


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.


Beth graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor Degree in physical education and health. She then went on to teach high school physical education and health and was also the head swimming and diving coach for 7 years. Beth has taught swim lessons privetely, YMCA and a Healthplex while living in Illinois and raising her 3 children. Beth has taught everything from baby lessons to adults, and all ages in between! She also has experience with special needs children. Beth has taught water aerobics for the last 3 years at a club pool!She is certified through the American Red Cross in CPR/AED and first aid.

Isabelle "Grace"

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 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 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.


Sarah started teaching swim lessons about 10 years ago, when she got her first job as a lifeguard. She worked at her local community pool lifeguarding and teaching every summer. Sarah helped to create the swim program there, and taught the new staff how to teach swim lessons. In 2015, she left the pool and graduated with her Bachelors degree in athletic training and began her professional career. Sarah is back in school for her Master's in healthcare administration and wanted to return to teaching lessons again to earn extra cash to pay off her student loans. She is very excited to start teaching swim lessons again and teach children the importance of water safety! Sarah has her professional responder certification through the American Heart Association and is a board certified Athletic Trainer!


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.


Emily recently moved to Florida from Maine, where she was a YMCA aquatics director. She is originally from Glens Falls, New York and has a BA in English from Middlebury College in Vermont, where she was also captain of the water polo team. Emily is certified as a Red Cross Lifeguard (with First Aid, CPR/AED) and Lifeguard Instructor, and has also been trained in both the Red Cross and YMCA swim lesson curriculums. She has been teaching swim lessons for 9 years and also swam competitively for 6 years in middle school and high school. .


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


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.

Swim instructors provide private, swim classes in St. Petersburg and surrounding areas, including Tierra Verde, St. Pete Beach, Gulfport, Treasure Island, Madeira Beach, North Redington Beach, Seminole, Pinellas Park and Downtown St. Pete.

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