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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

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.

Agee "LT"

AGEE, also known as LT, grew up in Chattanooga, TN and has been swimming since he was 3 years old. He has been lifeguarding since College and also swam competitively from 6 years old through High School. He was a state swimmer in Butterfly before focusing on Football. Currently playing professional football for the last 3 years with the Bucs. He loves being around the water and the Ocean is his peace. Agee is currently certified in Infant, Child and Adult CPR along with AED and BLS.

Mildred "Millie"

Millie is very excited to be a part of the Florida Swim Team! She grew up in a small town in Virginia and just recently moved to Tampa. Millie has been in and around water since she was a little girl and her love for teaching and swimming has only grown stronger. She was a part of swim team for 10 years and shortly after started to teach swimming lessons alongside her mother, who also has a strong love for swimming. Millie has been lifeguarding for the past 5 summers and is up to date on lifeguarding, CPR and AED certifications.

Denean

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 40years of swimming experience. She is also a Bostonian who after 51yrs., moved to Tampa Florida to spend the next 50yrs. 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.

Victoria 

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.

Angela

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

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

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

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.

Andrew

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

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

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

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.

Nathan

Nathan has been in the water since he was 9 years old and began his swim career at summer swim leagues in the neighborhoods. Nathan has been a club swimmer since the age of 13 and had gained a multitude of experience and accolades from that time. Swimming has always been one of the biggest accomplishments in Nathan’s life and he loves sharing that with others. He helped train younger teammates for 5 years while swimming on his high school and club teams. He has also been teaching lessons to kids of all ages since he was 15 years old. Nathan is CPR & AED certified. His goal is to help others become comfortable, capable, and cheerful when swimming in the pool, no matter how young or old.

Noa

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.

Quentin

This is Quentin, but you can call him Coach or Mr. Q. He has been swimming since age 3 and competed all the way through the college level where he was named as an All American all 4 years! At the age of 16, he started teaching swim lessons and hasn’t stopped. Quentin loves swimming and teaching. Quentin is also a certified Lifeguard. His other certifications include CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and First Aid.

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.

Heather

After swimming out of a dangerous rip current at a young age, Heather instantly knew she wanted to teach water safety and help protect those who found themselves in similar situations. She strengthened her swim skills by joining the local swim team and competed in the freestyle and breast stroke. She became a certified Lifeguard at 15 and certified Water Safety Instructor at 17. She spent the summer of 2013 as the Head Coach of the Ocala Stingrays swim team while continuing to lifeguard and teach swim lessons. In the fall of 2013 she decided to take her passion for the water to the next level and joined the United States Coast Guard. Heather served 5 incredible years in the USCG where she was able to strengthen her water rescue and survival skills. Her passion continues to be teaching others how to swim and stay safe in the water. Heather is currently certified in CPR/AED and first aid.

Megan

Megan Schmeling grew up in Minnesota. She has been a water bug - mermaid since youth. She did some high school swimming with the local swim team and dive team, and then went into lifeguarding. After high school she became a full time volunteer teacher and has enjoyed 9 years of this work. It’s taken her on many adventures including, learning foreign languages (American sign language, and English Creole), and living out of the country on an island off Colombia for a full year. Her love of the ocean was born there and ever since returning to the USA has enjoyed teaching English to foreign language students over the internet, and teaching swimming lessons to people of all ages and abilities. She loves to learn, and loves to teach. She loves artwork of almost any form and doing creative things. She’s a hands-on learner and teacher who enjoys adapting her lessons to each individual's needs and desires. She really loves to be outdoors and enjoy nature at every opportunity. Exploring the oceans and the forests. She has taught Aqua Aerobics with a full class for a year. She is currently First Aid/CPR certified and lifeguard certified. And she loves Turtles, , volunteering for the SPCA to raise baby kittens for adoption, and sea shell hunting which she makes her own jewelry designs with the shells. Water is life and being in harmony with it gives peace and joy.

Sarah

Sarah has a lifelong love of everything water. She got her Marine Biology degree at University of Hawaii, Hilo on the Big Island. Surfing, diving, and snorkeling. While in school, she gave private swim instruction to children in the area. She was a lifeguard and snorkel instructor on the Body Glove Snorkel boat making guests feel comfortable in the ocean. She moved to Florida from Alaska where she was a fisheries biologist on fishing boats taking data for NOAA (the Deadliest Catch boats) and has now lived in Florida for 12 years. She is a super avid paddle boarder, kayaker, and swimmer. She still loves diving, swimming, and snorkeling while traveling around the world. She loves incorporating fun, pool safety, and marine trivia into teaching and getting kids excited about the water. She is CPR/First Aid certified.

Dominic "Dom"

Dom is a Philadelphia native who moved to Florida to pursue activity-based occupations, especially those revolving around water. Being a big enthusiast of water sports like swimming, where he has swam since the age of five, water polo, and kayaking, Dom encourages all ages to embrace the ability to have fun in the water and considers safety with a Red Cross certification in CPR and First Aid Care. A former competitive swimmer, Dom understands fundamental water skills for beginners and advanced stroke skills for intermediate or experienced swimmers. He’s passionate about teaching and is able to adhere to most learning styles.

Kevin

Growing up in California, Kevin started swimming when he could walk into the surf and soon after that, found his way onto a surfboard. Being a military child, he moved around a lot but luckily always by the ocean. He moved all over the country including Hawaii, Virginia, and eventually, Florida where he was a competitive swimmer for 5 years through middle and high school competing at the local and regional levels. Kevin started lifeguarding and swim instructing at age 16. He fell in love with it and has been doing it ever since. Teaching kids from ages 2 - 60+ in group and private settings. Kevin is certified in Lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid and AED.

Kaylee

Kaylee has a huge love and passion for swim and children! She has 10+ years of experience with swim, and was a competitive swimmer at Florida Elite in Lutz, FL. Kaylee also instructed private swim lessons during the summer months and has mentored children from ages two all the way through high school. She believes it is so important for anyone at any age to learn the importance of water safety and have fun while doing it! She is studying nursing and was a Certified Nursing Assistant which carries through her work as a swim instructor ensuring safety as her top priority. Kaylee is currently certified in Adult / Child / Infant CPR / AED.

Kymbriell

Kym's fondest childhood memories are in the water! At the age of 5 when she and her mother moved to Florida, she was immediately put in swim lessons at a south-side recreational pool; where she eventually joined the swim team and became the youngest lifeguard at the age of 15. She remained a lifeguard for five consecutive years and earned certificates in Water Safety and Adaptive Aquatics, as well as coached a Special Olympic swim team. In 2017, Kym was offered an opportunity to become a lifeguard for the Disney Cruise Line, where she worked for 2 years aboard their magical cruise ships! She later challenged herself with the role of lake patrol at Walt Disney World Resorts. Kym has now taken on the role of a community advocate that educates underrepresented communities about water safety and drowning prevention. Kym is passionate about water safety and would like to share the importance of this topic with her community, near and far. Kym is eager to educate and engage with families; as you all make the same memories in the water that Kym holds closest to her heart!

Vanessa

Vanessa dedicated a large part of her childhood and youth to sport, now she is an athlete for hobby, vice, and heart. She managed to place herself in the top 10 of her categories in sports such as field tennis and swimming, she was a children's and youth classical dancer too and today is a recreational triathlete. Through the discipline of sport, she learned how her body and mind work, what her limits are and how to beat them, she learned to develop aptitudes and skills that allowed her to perform in all aspects of her life. She loves to focus on collaborating with those around her. Vanessa is currently certified in Adult, Child, Infant and Pediatric CPR, AED and First Aid.

Ron

Ron is thrilled to be a part of Florida Swim Company and to have the opportunity to teach you or your loved ones. Ron was born and raised in Florida and has been in and around the water his whole life. Having started swim lessons at age 4 because his mom didn’t know how to swim was what started him on his path. Ron decided to enter the military and joined the most elite tactical medical rescue unit in the US military as a Pararescue jumper. Becoming supervisor and team leader, he specialized in training others in swimming and high-risk military rescues. Ron is a combat veteran, having served in both Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. After completing his tours, he decided to pursue his fitness dreams of opening his own personal training company which later led him to opening his own fitness center. Ron is the father of two beautiful girls ages 18 and 7, his hobbies include anything sports or fitness related, brazilin jujitsu, Krav Maga, music festivals, and enjoying blockbuster nights with his girls. Ron has experience teaching ages 3 - adults and is currently certified in CPR, ACLS, BLS and PALS and is also a nationally certified Paramedic.

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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