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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:


Pegg is thrilled to have joinied the Florida Swim Team! Pegg grew up in Kansas but moved to NY and was there for the last 35 years. She performed on Broadway, Off Broadway and with National tours. She also has her album on YouTube "South for the Winter". Pegg has been in Florida for 9 years now, and teaches Voice and Piano at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Her second love is Water and Swimming. She has been teaching swim lessons for over 30 years. She began Lifeguarding at the age of 16. Pegg is also a WSI CERT, Swim instructor and has made a pledge to herself to teach as many students as possible to Swim!!! She Also teaches Aqua Fit, Poolates Yoqua and Aqua Rehab. Her knowledge of the Water and how to move through it is her Specialty. She prides herself on helping many people over the years move, walk and Swim! Pegg is certified in CPR/First Aid, Lifeguarding, WSI, Aqua fit and Aqua Rehab.


Denean is Licensed & Certified in Water Safety Instruction, Lifeguarding, Swim Coach, CPR, First-Aid, AED for Professional Rescuers by American Red Cross & AngelFish instruction for participants with disabilities; as well as Water Aerobics with United States National Association of Water Aerobics and a Certified Pool Operator. Denean has over 10 years of teaching experience & over 40 years of swimming experience. She is a Bostonian who after 51 yrs., moved to Tampa, Florida to spend the remaining 50 yrs. of her life! She enjoys teaching ALL ages, 6 months-99 yrs old and has an overwhelming passion to teach others to enjoy the water, be safe and stay healthy.


Eliana has been in the water for as long as she can remember. At 14, she started volunteering at her local pool as an aid to swim instructors. When she was old enough to take the classes, she became a lifeguard and swim instructor. While teaching swim lessons, she found her passion for teaching and decided to pursue elementary education in college. Eliana has 4 years of experience teaching toddlers to teens and five years of experience lifeguarding. Eliana is currently certified as a Water Safety Instructor, as well as CPR/AED, First Aid, and Lifeguarding.


Michelle has been in the water for as long as she could remember. After an extensive background of competitive swimming and dealing with the good and the bad coaches, she realized it was her turn to teach. From lifeguarding, instructing, and coaching at her local YMCA, to life guarding the Jersey Shore for 6 years, to owning her own private lesson business in New Jersey, Michelle’s knowledge of swimming exceeds her years. Michelle is certified in CPR/AED/BLS, Lifeguard, First Aid and her teaching experience ranges in ages from infants to adults.


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.


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.


Karley was a D1 swimmer in college, where she specialized in freestyle and backstroke. Originally from Ohio and just moved to Tampa. She holds a certification in CPR, first aid, and has been a lifeguard since high school. She has done private swim lessons of all ages, including technique work and water safety. Karley is currently a kindergarten teacher and has a working therapy dog!


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.


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.


Julian is a small town kid from New Jersey who has loved the water ever since the day his father tossed him in the ocean to fend for himself as a tiny (but daring) 1 year old. A few years later he started swimming competitively up until his senior year of high school. Some of his accolades in the sport include a bronze medal at YMCA Nationals and still holds many of his high school’s records. His love of teaching was ignited from 2 summers of volunteering for the Elizabeth Coalition for underprivileged children. Since then, he has taught swim lessons for almost 6 years and is also lifeguard certified. He believes in making learning both fun and challenging, but understands that everyone learns at their own pace. Right now, he’s a student at The University of Tampa studying psychology, looking forward to graduating in 2023. Some of his other interests include going to the gym, watching/playing sports, and listening to country music. Julian is certified in Lifeguarding, CPR/AED/BLS and First Aid.


Richard is a recent graduate from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology with a minor in Archeology. He has been swimming since the age of seven. He has been competing for 15 years and has competed at the college level. He is certified in CPR, First Aid and AED. He earned these certificates from the Red Cross. He has a passion for swimming and to teach all ages. Richard has also started coaching at the Bolles School Sharks summer camp where many Olympians have previously trained. He has also been teaching children’s swim lessons for 8 years. He is very eager and excited to start teaching lessons and hopes to provide a fun experience for everyone. When Richard teaches a class, he always likes to have a personalized and in-depth experience tailored to the client. He would like to include some of the strategies he was taught while swimming and competing.


Juliana is from Venezuela and moved to the states at age 9 in 2011. She started doing synchronized swimming without knowing how to speak English, she has been swimming since she was 4 years old. In 2019 Juliana joined the USA national team for 2 years and competed internationally. She is also certified in CPR/first aid and AED.


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 or learn to swim. To her, swimming has always been an outlet and a fun way to relax. Taylor 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. Taylor is currently finishing her Bachelors 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 with all ages for learning to swim and refining strokes. 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 meet your goals.


As a child, Julia was always in local community pools, or begging to visit the beach. Consequently, she later became involved in swim team, and eventually went on to become a lifeguard at age sixteen. From there, it was only two short years before she earned her WSI certification to join her CPR/AED, first aid, and lifeguard certifications. She is particularly fond and familiar with teaching preschool age children, but her background includes teaching preschool age children to older adults. Julia is happy to be in the water teaching for the summer!


Lindsay has spent over a decade in the pool! She spent 15 years swimming competitively in Georgia. After completing her 4 years in college on a swim scholarship, Lindsay decided to take on the coaching role. Lindsay has coached novice swimmers to high school swimmers. She also spent time giving swim lessons to future swimmers! The pool is her second home. Lindsay is currently certified in First Aid/CPR and AED.


Noa has been a competitive swimmer since the age of 5 and went on to swim at the Division 1 collegiate level at Tulane University. She has always had a passion for the sport and has an established background in water safety. She has been involved with group and private swim lessons for the past 5 years and loves to work with young kids to ensure all children have the skills to swim independently. She also volunteered with Special Olympics Louisiana for 3 years, teaching swim lessons to mentally and physically disabled individuals. Noa recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Tulane and moved back to St. Petersburg while she pursues her Master's degree at USF. She is also CPR/AED certified.

Gabriela "Gabi"

Gabi has been in the aquatic industry for over 15 years. She began working at an aquatic center as a pool attendant at age 14, became a lifeguard at 16, and has received Red Cross WSI and LGI training. She is currently certified in CPR from the American Heart Association. Teaching swim lessons led Gabi to pursue a degree in elementary education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She now has 9 years of full-time teaching experience and finds teaching swim lessons to be a perfect part-time job. Seeing the development and growth of her students is a rewarding experience. Besides swimming, her hobbies include paddleboarding, kayaking, live music, and most recently discovered "mermaiding" as a hobby. She enjoys exploring the Florida springs while swimming in her mermaid tail.

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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