Tampa Bay Swim Instructors & Lifeguards
Florida Swim Company offers the best private, swim lessons in the Tampa Bay area, taught by an elite group of certified and insured swim coaches. No need to leave your home – Your personal swim teacher will teach all swimming classes in the comfort of your home or community pool. All swim instructors have years of experience teaching infants, toddlers, children and adult swim lessons – all at various skill levels. Our goal is to provide a fun, yet challenging learning environment without the distraction of group lessons. We pride ourselves on providing you the most qualified and professional instructor.
You can read more about your Tampa Swim Instructor 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 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.
Sophia has been in the water since she could walk, and began her life in the water as young as three. She has been a competitive swimmer since the age of five and has gained experience in that world for fourteen years. Swimming has always been one of the biggest accomplishments in Sophia's life and she love sharing that with others. She helped aid and train younger teammates and groups. She has also been a lifeguard since she was 17. Being CPR and lifeguard certified taught Sophia many new things, including teaching others how to swim and develops their skills. Her goal is to make others, no matter how young or old, feel like being in the water is a second home, just as it is for her.
Taylor began competitive swimming at 6 years old, and continued for 12 years including coaching her high school team! During these years, she found her passion for coaching and swim instruction, helping others improve their stroke and learn to swim. To Taylor, swimming has always been an outlet and a fun way to relax. She has been lifeguarding for 5 years and been a coach/swim instructor for 4 years. She has obtained CPR, AED, Lifeguard, and various lab certifications through the American Lifeguard Association. Taylor is currently finishing her Bachelors degree in Environmental Microbiology at the University of South Florida and will be pursuing her PhD there soon. She is studying to become a virologist and professor! With her years in the water, Taylor has experience teaching all ages to swim and refine their stroke. She is passionate about teaching and helping others accomplish their goals both in and out of the water! Taylor loves to make lessons both fun and informative, while working at the best pace for the swimmer! She believes it is all about confidence and trust, and will do everything in her power to help each swimmer meet their goals.
Victoria grew up in sunny Spring Hill, FL and has been in the water since she could walk. She took swim lessons at her local YMCA when she was four years old and has always been in a pool since then. Once she mastered swimming properly, she joined her local club swim team at 9 years old and continued swimming competitively until her senior year of high school. She went to states for the 100 backstroke her junior year and holds her high school record for that event. Victoria basically grew up at the YMCA and once it was time for her to get a job she could think of nothing better than being in and around the water more. In 2018, she got a job working as both a lifeguard and swim instructor. Working more in the summer and with children she realized she had a passion for teaching children and adults how to swim safely and properly. Victoria feels it's important for both children and adults to not only feel safe around the water, but to have a fun and meaningful experience while doing so. She is no longer a lifeguard as she wants to focus mainly on swim instructing and is certified in CPR, AED, and first aid.
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.
Angela is a veteran aquatic professional with over 25 years in the industry. She grew up in Indiana as a competitive swimmer and lifeguard where she earned an Aquatics Degree specializing in Teaching and Coaching from Ball State University. She also has earned a Masters and Doctorate in Business Administration. In 2003, Angela moved to Florida to pursue her aquatics career year round. She has taught all ages of swimmers and all ability levels. Angela's philosophy of teaching includes an individualized approach that focuses on both safety and proficiency. Her resume includes all types of programs including competitive swimming, lifeguarding, water aerobics, and even competitive synchronized teams. She has held instructor and trainer certifications in both Water Safety and Lifeguarding with the Red Cross, YMCA, and Starguard. She loves the Florida weather and spending time kayaking the many springs, enjoying local establishments, and pillaging and parading the Bay Area as part of the first Tampa all female pirate krewe, the Krewe of Alegria. Angela is currently certified in Adult/Child/Infant CPR/AED and first-aid.
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.
Allie has been a lifelong swimmer. She spent the bulk of her age-group and senior swimming at Conejo Simi Swimming in Southern California. She ventured to the east coast to attend North Carolina State University earning a degree in Sports Management. While at NC State, Allie swam for the Wolfpack for 2 years. While swimming, she excelled in the distance freestyle events and the 400 IM. Allie qualified for Summer and Winter Junior Nationals, Winter Nationals, and the US Open. She also excelled in Open Water swimming where she was an Open Water National Finalist earning a spot at the Open Water National Select Camp. In her free time, Allie coaches for GTSA club team. She also loves traveling, practicing yoga, hiking, and playing with her 2 cats and dog. Allie is certified through the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support!
Hope is 28 years old and originally from West Virginia. She moved to Florida for the next chapter of her life! Hope has been swimming since she was 3 years old. She was on the swim team in high school and has been teaching group and private swim lessons for 4 years. Hope is versed in teaching all ages, from 5 months to 75 years old. She is comfortable with every ability level, having taught beginners and swim team ready students. Hope has also helped train students for special forces training. She is confident in her abilities and excited to meet her new clients!
Ethan is currently a student studying at The University of Tampa, working toward a major in sports management. Sports has played an integral part in Ethan's life for as long as he can remember. He participated and competed in baseball, track and his beloved basketball at all levels. Although hailing from Buffalo, NY where summers are notoriously short, it was Ethan's love of water that led him to pursue and achieve his certification through the Red Cross in First Aid, CPR/AED and Lifeguarding. His goal was to share his love of the water by also providing a safe and secure environment for others in order to build their confidence. With over four years’ experience as lead lifeguard/swim instructor through his town's youth recreational department, Ethan quickly discovered that it was in teaching/introducing younger children in water safety/basic swimming lessons where he truly shined. Once a swim session had been completed, it was not unusual for Ethan to receive accolades from parents expressing how much their child had enjoyed their lessons with him and how he made them feel safe while getting them comfortable with water.
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!
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 a fire into Tim to become a proficient swimmer and to help others try and avoid a similar situation. Tim has over 7 years experience teaching swimming lessons from infants to adults of all skill levels. He is currently certified in CPR and First Aid. 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!
Tampa swim instructors teach at home, swim lessons in Tampa and surrounding areas, including Westchase, Citrus Park, Town 'N' Country, Carrollwood, Greater Northdale, Lutz, Land O' Lakes, Wesley Chapel, Temple Terrace, Lake Magdale, South Tampa, Riverview, Palm River Clair Mel, Brandon, Seffner and Plant City.