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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!


Beau started swimming at a very young age, in a backyard pool. His love for the water grew once he was enrolled in swim lessons, and so did his skills. Beau was a certified Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor at a local YMCA in Connecticut. He was the lead instructor for the Adaptive Swim Program which was designed for individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities. After 3 years, he enlisted into the United States Army. Following 6 years of service, Beau is currently studying Cybersecurity at the University of South Florida. Beau is also a certified PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. If you can’t find him on the surface, then he’s diving deep!


Jessica Sweatland

Jessica is originally from Indiana, where she has been a water bug since the day she was born! She started competitively swimming very early on, and continued all the way through high school. After high school, she went on to coach with one of the nations top swim clubs, Carmel Swim Club. Jessica has extensive experience teaching swimmers of ALL ages! She has such a passion for water and swimming, that her friends and family often joke that her spirit animal is water! Jessica is thrilled to be working with Florida Swim Company and looks forward to sharing her passion of swimming with her students!


Chris was a Division 1 swimmer for the University of Georgia. He was a multiple time NCAA and SEC qualifier and was placed on the All SEC Academic Honor Roll all four years of swimming. He spent his childhood in the water and now wishes to pass the love of swimming along to the next generation. Chris has always offered his assistance by coaching during his career in competitive swimming. He is always willing to offer lessons and provide valuable skills, new techniques, and pass along wisdom whenever an opportunity arises. Chris is excited about investing into the lives of the future swim generation and share his love of swimming. Chris is Lifeguard, CPR and AED certified by the American Red Cross Association.


Savannah has extensive experience when it comes to swimming and teaching. She was part of a swim team for six years and has been a lifeguard and instructor for three years! She has obtained CPR, AED, O2, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, and Lifeguard Certifications. Savannag is currently attending Florida College and studying to be an elementary teacher. She also works at an aftercare for a school located in Temple Terrace, where she tutors English Langauge Learner students. Savannah finds teaching swim lessons to be extremely rewarding and so much fun; She is so excited to be able to teach swimmers of all kinds to not only be safe in the water, but to love the water as well!


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 and lifeguard certified through the American Red Cross!


My Name is Dawn and I have been teaching swim lessons since 2005. I have always had a passion for what I do, and that passion was strengthed when I recently had to provide life saving CPR to an adult drowning victim and my goal is prevention. I was a competitive swimmer throughout high school and and I am a certified rescue scuba diver possess a master's Degree in mental health with experience in teaching students who have trauma as well as physical /mental disabilities.


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.


Ricky was born and raised in Tampa Bay, he grew up in the water and knew at a very young age the water is home. He spent most of his teens volunteering at a local YMCA where he received the “Most Volunteered Hours” Award by assisting both the Aquatics department and the Childcare department, because of Ricky’s dedication as a young adult, the YMCA offered Ricky a position as a Lifeguard which he did for 6 years and later became certified as a Swim Instructor, which he does currently part-time at the YMCA. Ricky swam on the Leto High School Swim Team which is where he found his love for competitive swimming and started participating in triathlons. Ricky has placed top of his age group during each race, which earned him a spot at the Nationals in Omaha, Nebraska. Ricky attended Remington College where he received his certificate in Personal Training, a healthy lifestyle is something Ricky tries to live by each and every day. As a new dad, Ricky is excited to share his love for the water with his infant son, which is why water safety and comfortability are both very important aspects of Ricky’s lessons, along with having fun! Ricky is currently certified in CPR, Oxygen, AED & First Aid


Alex is a recent graduate of Florida State University, where she earned a major in political science and a minor in communications. She was an indoor deep water and waterfront lifeguard as well as a swim instructor for over 2 years through FSU Campus Recreation’s Aquatics! She is certified through the Red Cross in First Aid, CPR/AED, Lifeguard, Waterfront Lifeguard, and Water Safety/Swim Instructing! When she first started lifeguarding, she worked for United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay. She has been swimming since she was 2 and competed on swim team during summers as a child! She is very passionate about teaching swim lessons and getting kids comfortable with the water, as it’s the reason that she loves the water so much now!


In swim lessons, Chloe uses a variety of techniques which she has learned over the past 8 years as a swim instructor. During that time, Chloe obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Aquatics. She has been formally trained in developmentally appropriate techniques for all ages. In college, Chloe took coursework on the biomechanics of swimming up to the collegiate/professional level. She also enjoys teaching the little ones using her knowledge of infant reflexes. However, Chloe currently spends most of her time teaching preschool and school aged children swimming skills with an emphasis on safety. No matter the age or ability, Chloe can meet you where you’re at to help you achieve your goals! Chloe is certified in Swim Instruction and Lifeguarding, as well as Basic Life Support (CPR/AED and First Aid).


My life has been centered around the water ever since I can remember. When my mother had me she was a CPR instructor, swim instructor, and lifeguard. So at a very young age I learned CPR and swimming techniques. My first ever job was a lifeguard at the YMCA, I worked there for four years and for my last year I was head lifeguard. While lifeguarding I obtained my swim instructor certification and taught there for two years. I then branched out and decided to work in the education system at local schools, until I moved to Sarasota last year where I began teaching swim lessons privately and remotely. I also received  a water Aerobic instructor license and taught for the county. Being that close to the water made me realize just how important swim safety is. Over the years, I've learned several different techniques and teaching styles that work best. I have four main concerns that I like to address throughout the sessions; comfortability, safety, technique, and fun. Comfortability comes first in my eyes because if a child or an adult doesn’t feel safe or confident in themselves it may lead to an overall negative experience. Safety is also extremely crucial especially being in Florida where there’s ponds on every corner so that’s a definite component. Next I dive into technique, this is where I go into more strokes such as freestyle breaststroke and backstroke. Lastly, I love to incorporate fun in anything I do because that’s what really makes lessons stick with children. I currently have my CPR, first aid, AED, and water aerobics certificate.


Eager, driven and self-motivated aquatics enthusiast; where passion thrives in educating the community in water safety, drowning prevention and swim skills. Excels in relationship building/connecting. Hailey has had the pleasure of being a swim instructor for over 3 years and a lifeguard for 2 years at her hometown Family YMCA, where she found her passion in Aquatics. Being a swim instructor has given her the privilege to teach and work with every age range and skill level, as well as working with special needs and disabilities. Her certifications are held with the YMCA with Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, CPR & AED/OXYGEN and FIRST AID, also certified through The American Red Cross with Lifeguard. She's been promoted to Lead Instructor at my YMCA, where new and upcoming swim instructors shadow her lessons, she gives constructive feedback, as well as supervising swim lessons.


Cassidy is a University of Tampa student studying Biology. She is from West Milford, NJ where she has been lifeguard/head lifeguard and has taught swim lessons at a local lake since 2015. She has loved being in the water since before she could remember and was also a competitive swimmer until her early high school years. She has a passion for the water and hopes that everyone can enjoy swimming and be safe doing so! Cassidy is an American Red Cross certified for Lifeguarding, Waterfront Skills, CPR/AED, and First Aid.


Inspired by the ocean and waters surrounding all of us, Greg has been sharing his passion for swimming, water safety, and underwater exploration for over 30 years.  Since beginning his aquatic career as an infant and youth swim instructor and lifeguard, Greg has developed his skill sets to raise awareness around water safety, to develop early and lifelong swimmers and divers, and to provide opportunities to preserve and conserve the waters around us all.  Serving in the past as a U.S. Navy officer has inspired him to continue to serve the communities that we live, swim, and play in.  Greg is a certified instructor in First Aid/CPR/AED/Emergency Response, and a certified scuba diver since 1990, and now serving as a PADI Scuba Divemaster and Scuba Diving Instructor.  With a desire to share his love for the water, he is looking forward to instructing, guiding, and inspiring new safe, mindful, and happy swimmers.


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.


Jake is a long time swimmer and coach with over 15 years of competitive swimming experience, and has been instructing and coaching all ages for 10 years. He swam in the NCAA and USA Swimming. He has lifeguarded since the age of 16, is a certified Lifeguard instructor as well as a certified CPR instructor. Before moving to Florida to further pursue his aquatic career, he was the Aquatics Director at an athletic club in Ohio. He is also a personal trainer with a certification from the American Council on Exercise. Jake’s entire life has revolved around the water, an active lifestyle, and physical fitness. He has worked with all ages and experience levels, as well as those with special needs or disabilities. Jake has many interests, and in his free time he enjoys wake and skim boarding, mountain biking, ocean swims, and boxing.


Ashlee learned to swim before she could walk. Growing up in Arizona, she spent the long summers swimming in the pool. Swimming has always been a passion of Ashlee's.When she started her career as a nanny, it only made sense to get certified to teach swim lessons. After receiving her lifeguard and swim instructor certification, she worked as a full time nanny and a part time guard/instructor for an athletic club. She guarded their lap pool, as well as, their man made lake where you could find people of all ages hurling themselves off of the high dive or onto the blob! Her favorite though, was teaching swim lessons. Ashlee's youngest student was 4 months old and her oldest was 12 years old. Her passion for children paired with patience and understanding, proved to show the fast result of a safe, CONFIDENT swimmer.

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.

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