West Palm Beach Swim Instructors & Lifeguards
Florida Swim Company offers the best private, swim lessons in the West Palm Beach area, taught by an elite group of certified and insured swim coaches. Your personal swim teacher will teach all lessons in the comfort of your home or community pool – we bring the swim school to you! 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 strive to bring you the most reputable and professional instructor.
You can read more about your private West Palm Beach Swim Instructor below:
Ahmed - "Mr. A"
Ahmed grew up on the water, surfing and swimming. His father was a lifeguard, which led Ahmed to train and compete as a junior lifeguard starting at age 11. Ahmed's background is in medicine and working with children - certified as an EMT. He also works at a local preschool in Wellington as a swim instructor, as well as lifeguards at a local waterpark. Ahmed has experience teaching all ages, behaviors and skill levels - including special needs. He works with "For the Love of Surfing," a program that uses surfing as a therapy program for those with special needs. He is certified through The American Red Cross in Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instruction (Swim Instructor) and is a Certified EMT. In his spare time, Ahmed is very active within the West Palm Beach community as a mentor with Common Genter and conducting missionary work with Christ Fellowship of North Palm Beach, Florida.
Caylin graduated with her Masters in Physical Education in 2018. She was on the swim team from the age of 12 years old to 18 years old where she swam competitively. Caylin has been teaching swimming lessons since she was 16 years old. She has experience teaching babies, children and adults, and have trained a military service applicants to pass their swim exams. Caylin was an Assistant Coach for the Recreational Team teaching Beginner swimmers how to swim competitively working on stroke perfection. She is certified through The American Red Cross in CPR/AED
Cody graduated from Florida Atlantic Universiy with a degree in Bio-Medical Science and is now pursuing medical school. He has been a competitive swimmer since he was six years old and was a varsity swimmer in high school all fours years! While in high school, he taught swimming lessons at the Patriot Aquatics swim school. Cody wants his clients to know that he is easy going and highly motivational! Cody is CPR/AED certified through the American Red Cross.
Shana has always been a swimmer. She competed on the swim team all four years of high school, where she also earned her First Aid certification. Working with children for over 10 years, an outgoing person by nature, her passion for swimming, fitness and safety lead her to becoming a lifeguard. She then joined an intensive swim instructors program abroad, where she not only learned to teach structured swim lessons, but also studied Anatomy, Physiology, Sports Psychology and Hydrodynamics. Over the last three years since her certification, Shana has been giving group and private swim lessons to children and adults as well as coaching swim team at private pools, country clubs and community centers. Shana is Red Cross Certified in WSI, Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Management, BLS (AED/CPR) and First Aid.
Joshua is a collage student attending Chamberlin university to study sports medicine. He loves to play basketball and hangout around the water. He learned how to swim at the age of 4 and from then on it was his second favorite activity, after basketball! Joshua has experience teaching swim classes to all ages, from infants to adults. He was also a lifeguard and worked at Rapids Water Park for over 3 years. Joshua is CPR certified through the American Red Cross.
Chad learned how to swim at 3 years old and has been swimming ever since. He swam on his high school swim team for 4 years where he attended the MIAA all conference and held 3 school records. Chad went on to swim in college at Saint Peter's University in Jersey City, New Jersey. He was on 3 relay teams that finished top 5 or better in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Chad is currently working on a bachelor’s degree in Business Management at Florida Atlantic University where he will graduate in the Fall. Chad has been coaching swim lessons since he was 13 years old and giving private lessons since he was 16, he finds joy and excitement when the kids he teaches perfect their technique and find their love for the sport of swimming. He is a master of stroke development and stroke refinement. Chad is certified through The American Red Cross in Lifeguarding and CPR.
Natalie's parents had a boat and she grew up going to the lake very often so her parents thought it would be a good idea to make sure she was safe around the water. Natalie started swim lessons and from there joined the local swim team. Natalie swam through her youth and then graduated high school and decided to keep her career going as she joined the Keiser University Women's Swim Team. While swimming in college, she also coached at local swim camps, taught lessons, and coached club teams like the one she was on as a kid. Swimming has always been a huge part of Natalie's life and after finishing college, she wanted to make sure she was still involved somehow. Teaching kids how to be safe in and around the water is very important to Natalie because the water should be something to be enjoyed and not feared. Being water safe is the first and most important step to being able to enjoy the water. Natalie is currently certified in Basic Life Support for Infants, Children and Adults.
When Katie was a young child, her parents always described her as a fish. She loved the water, and as she grew up, that love grew into a passion. She joined the local club swim team at eight years old and continued to compete for the next 11 years. During the summer months, Katie spent her time life guarding the beaches of Southern Maine, eventually earning the role of Lifeguard Captain. She began teaching swimming lessons to all age ranges, including infants, toddlers and adults. Katie’s hoping to inspire others to love the water and swimming as much as she does. She believes water safety is imperative for everyone. Katie is currently certified in CPR/AED/First Aid through the American Heart Association.
When Anna was a few months old, she jumped off the top step of the pool into the shallow end when her dad wasn’t looking. From there Anna’s parents decided it was time to start swimming lessons to learn the basics of survival. One could say Anna has been a fish ever since. She competed at the club level of swimming for 12 years and is now swimming collegiately for Keiser University. Anna began teaching swim lessons after being a lifeguard for 4 years and coaching swim teams – both as a job and as a volunteer. In addition, Anna has also worked with the Special Olympics as a volunteer swim instructor. Anna is certified through The American Red Cross in Lifeguarding, CPR/AED and First Aid.
Ivy is currently enrolled in Florida Atlantic University’s Masters of Social Work program. A few summers ago, Ivy moved to Northern Island and began a career working as a surf instructor and beach lifeguard. This naturally progressed into her teaching swim lessons. She has since moved back to the states where she teaches swim lessons and surfing in South Florida. She holds certifications in First Aid, CPR and AED, as well as Surf Instruction and Beach Safety through the Irish Water Safety Association. Ivy loves kids of all ages, has 4 years of camp counseling under her belt, and volunteers at a local youth group. She also loves teaching adults and people with disabilities about water safety.
Mark has taught swimming lessons with multiple organizations for the last 13 years. By day, he is a Computer Science teacher in the Palm Beach County School District. He is an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard Instructor and Water Safety Instructor. As a former Aquatic Programmer for the City of Fort Lauderdale and Aquatic Supervisor for the Broward County Boys and Girls Club – you are in good hands with his wealth of aquatic experience.
Suzie is a professional ballerina, by day. She has performed all over the world and still dances to this day, remaining true to her art. Her love for her profession comes from the heart – she believes you must have strength and perseverance to succeed. Her second love is the ocean. She is a surfer and loves to be a fish whenever possible. She has taught dance to children and adults of all ages and teaches swimming, as well. She has been Red Cross certified as a Water Safety Instructor. Her ability to teach others so they may enjoy movement through the waters is her quest. She hopes to teach something her students can have forever and open their world up to endless possibilities. Suzie is certified as a Water Safety Instructor through The American Red Cross and holds certifications in Basic Life Support, CPR and AED for adults and infants from The American Heart Association.
Ally has been in the water almost her whole life. She started taking swim lessons from a young age and then began to swim competitively at 8 years old. From there, she started with club swimming and continued that throughout high school until she went to Saint Leo University, where she swam in college. She has been a summer lifeguard for over 4 years. Ally is currently lifeguard / CPR certified. A few summers ago, she began teaching swim lessons to children ranging from only a few months old and learning to get comfortable in the water, to older kids who want to learn better stroke technique. In her free time she loves going to the beach and spending time with family and friends. She is 22 years old, and graduated from Saint Leo University last April as a marketing major with a minor in international tourism.
Michele has been a water aerobics instructor for 15 years and finds it to be the most rewarding job. She teaches low and high impact water fitness classes including water fitness for arthritis, water walking, deep water and aerobics. She is master certified by The Water Fitness Association of America with Senior Specialization. She is also certified in First Aid, CPR and AED through The American Red Cross. She has taught all levels of water aerobics, including classes for The National Parkinson’s Foundation and The Arthritis Foundation.