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:
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 adult swimmers and small children as young as 6 months of age. 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 experience teaching infants, toddlers, children and adults - including swimmers with special needs. 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 to students of all ages - including infants and adults. Tiara is currently AED/CPR/First Aid certified.
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.
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. Ethan has experience teaching children as young as 6 months old, but also has a vast experience working with adult and special needs clients.
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!
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.
Kristen began swimming competitively at 7 years old and continued through college. She has taught swim lessons for about 8 years and has spent 3 seasons coaching swim team. Kristen has her Water Safety Instructor certification as well as Lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid certifications. Water and swimming has always been a passion for Kristen and she wants to share her passion with as many people as possible. Kristen recently finished her Bachelor's degree in Marine Biology with a minor in special education. She hopes to eventually continue her education and earn a Master's degree. Kristen has previously worked as a lifeguard, pool manager, and special education aide. She has lots of experience working with students of all backgrounds and abilities.
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.
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.
Andrew loves being in the water. His fondest memories are from the swim classes he took as a child and he strives to offer the same positive experience for his students. He was a competitive swimmer for 6 years; pool/beach lifeguard for 5 years; and has 5 years of swim instruction experience in private and small group classes. His fun, patient, encouraging approach to teaching has helped people of all ages and skill levels to achieve their goals--from water appreciation and safety to advancing to swim teams. Andrew also has experience working with children with exceptional needs. When he’s not in the water, he’s studying computer science at SPC and Krav Maga at his dojo. Andrew is American Red Cross certified in Lifeguarding, CPR/AED/First Aid, and as a Water Safety Instructor.
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.
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.