San Jose CA Swim Instructor

Private Swim Instructor

A private swim instructor can make all the difference between your child learning to swim and your child deciding he or she doesn’t like water. Some instructors follow a program without thought to individual development; this is especially true in group classes. Our instructors know how to match their instruction with the level of the child. Of course, adults who haven’t learned how to swim yet can benefit from lessons given in a non-judgmental atmosphere.

Many of our swim instructors are also certified lifeguards. When you need someone to watch over a pool party, we are the people to call in San Jose, CA.

Claudia Pfeffer, Swim Instructor and Lifeguard

Land Park

I have been a swim instructor for 6 years and love teaching children how to swim . The best part of teaching swim lessons is seeing the progression of my students. There is nothing more satisfying than when a student understands how a certain swim stroke is swam!

I have also been a lifeguard for 6 years, and before I could work professionally I was a junior guard for 3 years. I always wanted to be a lifeguard ever since I was 11 and started swim team and would see the lifeguards up on the stands. The best part about lifeguarding is providing a fun, but safe swimming environment for others to enjoy. Fun Fact: I am going to school to be a music teacher and I currently can play 10 different instruments!

I serve the Sacramento communities of Roseville, West Sacramento, Carmichael, among others. 

I have a current WSI certification

Hannah Naten, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, Adventure Seeker and Coffee Addict

Sacramento, CA

Hello, my name is Hannah and I have been a lifeguard for six years as well as a pool manager for two years! I started swimming competitively when I was five years old (hard to believe that that was 16 years ago!) and I am passionate about sharing my love of the water by ensuring that it is safe and fun for all those who want to enjoy it! I am also a nursing student at the moment (one more year and I will have my BSN and RN degrees) and love using my knowledge to make extra-sure that everyone is safe and having a blast at whatever event is occurring. I love lifeguarding events: I am a big people-person, I love the outdoors, and I love the water! I want to make sure whichever event I am invited to I can help the event run smoothly as well as make it enjoyable for all parties present. A fun fact about me: I just got back from 3 months in South Africa working in clinics and going on adventures, so if you want to see cool photos and videos of shark cage diving, bungee jumping and safaris, I would love to share!

I love teaching people how to swim! I have taught swim lessons for six years excluding my own personal experience with swim. I have taught between the age ranges of 6 months to 84 years old, so I am comfortable with teaching just about everything! I can teach the basics of strokes, refinement of stroke technique, as well as simply getting comfortable in the water and learning how to swim and be safe in water for the first time! Swim lessons hold a special place in my heart because I would never be who I am today if I did not having amazing instructors help me not only gain skills swimming but also making me feel comfortable with my abilities as well as gain confidence. Fun fact about me: my favorite stroke is backstroke, and my favorite race was the 200 meter back– not a popular favorite but loads of fun to me!

Serving: Sacramento, Granite Bay, Carmichael, Folsom

Julia, Lifeguard for Hire, Plant & Cat Enthusiest

Robertsville

I teach water safety by building a loving, trusting relationship with all students, both children and adults, through private swim lessons. I have worked with individuals with special needs, too. I like to give ways to practice and promote even greater learning in-between the lessons and taught children how to survive falls into the water. I love seeing kids grow in their strength and having fun! With my 10 years of experience so far, I have also coached water polo (I was a goalie) and swimming teams, and was a diver in high school.

I serve the Bay Area communities of Morgan Hill, San Jose, Saratoga, Milpitas, among others. 

Lauren Matthews, Swim Instructor, Rower and Rock Climber

Hello, my name is Lauren Matthews and I have been a lifeguard for four years!

I teach swim lessons to all ages, including parent taught and adult teens. I have been a swimmer all my life and love the water!

Serving: Napa, Sonoma, Benicia, Vallejo

Liv, Private Swim Instructor and Passionate Volunteer

South San Jose

I have been a swim instructor for 2 years now. I have a specialty in people with disabilities. I have experience working with people who have disabilities for almost 6 years. Seeing that big smile when a kid gets a new skill is definitely the best part of the swim lessons. Fun fact: I have a sister with Down Syndrome so I have a ton of experience with people who have Down Syndrome!

I serve the Bay Area Communities of San Jose, Santa Clara, Campbell, Los Gatos, among others.

Maggie | Private Swim Instructor | San Jose, CA

Maggie, Private Swim Instructor and Lifeguard

Almaden

Hi, my name is Maggie and I’ve been teaching swim lessons for 4 years with ages 6 months to 12 years old. I’ve also worked with children for 7 years as a tutor, nanny, babysitter and mentor while working towards a bachelors degree in 2021. I love working with children and making a difference much like many mentors did for me. Before becoming a lifeguard, I was a member of a local swim team for 10 years.

 I have also been a lifeguard for 4 years. I began my love for water growing up in and around a pool starting swim team at age 5 and continuing until age 15 when I became a lifeguard. I have a passion for water and water sports as they have always been a part of my life and I would like to share my passion while reinforcing safety in a fun environment. My favorite part about lifeguarding events is getting to know new people and watching others share my passion and love for water.

I serve the SF Bay Area communities of San Jose: Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Campbell, Saratoga, Los Gatos, among others. 

Jenn Levish | Swim Instructor Manager | San Jose, CA

Manager Jenn Levish, Swim Instructor, LG – *Has Pool Access

S. San Jose, 13 years exp!

*Has Pool Access in Santa Clara

Summers as a swim instructor: 14 years!

Key cities areas she serves: San Jose, LosGatos, Campbell, Saratoga, Santa Clara

Her specialties: adult learn-to-swim experience, swim team stroke work, water polo, water aerobics, experience with children who have ADHDand autism

My parents had me in the water at 6 months old, and Ihavelovedswimmingfor a long as I can remember. I swam on swim teams (cabana and high school) for 10 years and played water polo for 4 years.I started teaching swim lessons when I was 16and have experience working with swimmers of all ages and abilities. I enjoy teaching technique and stroke work, but regardless of the level,safety is my top priority.

Marina Fess, Swim Inctructor, Lifeguard, Triplet and Coffee Aficionado

This will be my 4th summer as a Swim Instructor! I previously instructed at Burlingame Aquatics Club, where I taught both kids aging from 6 months to 16-17 years old and adults! I have worked with all levels of swim experience, so I am well-versed in how to foster the best learning environment and how to find the best approach to teach with–with all different types and levels of swimmers! I swam competitively for 5 years (100 backstroke is my favorite!), so I make sure to always teach the proper technique and with the goal of getting my students to where they would have the proper technique for that kind of swimming if they ever wanted to join a team. I value patience, positive reinforcement, and goal-setting! I love to see that ah-ha moment when one of my students finally succeeds in a particularly hard area–that big smile is why I love to teach! I hope to work with you or your children soon and see those big smiles!

This will be my 4th summer working as a lifeguard both extensively in the Bay Area and in New York City. Previously, I have worked at Burlingame Aquatics Club both as a lifeguard, head lifeguard, camp counselor, and swim instructor. I just finished my first year at NYU, where I guarded as well. I pride myself both on my professionalism and on the quality of service I bring to her guarding. I seek to maintain safety while promoting fun and learning both in the pool and on deck, and I strive to be a positive and reassuring presence for both the kids and for the parents! I am adaptable, communicative, and easy to work with. I love all things aquatics–swimming, the beach, hydration–!, and I am excited for a fun-filled summer!

Serving: San Fransisco, Burlingame, Palo Alto, Belmont

Michael Izzi, Swim Instructor, Travel Team Swimmer

*Has Pool Access in Napa

Hi, I’ve been teaching swim lessons since I have been 12 and swimming on a team as long as I can remember.

Swimming is a big part in my life and has taught me a lot and I want the same for all my students. My favorite part about teaching is watching the kids have fun while still learning. A fun fact about me is that i’m still on a travel swim team.

Serving: North SF Bay of Sonoma Co, Napa Co.

Ploy Laohatongtip, South Bay Swim Instructor :)

San Jose

Serving greater San Jose, Sunnyvale, Redwood City, and San Fransico for 3 years.

Hi my name is Ploy, I’m completing my third year at San Jose State University, majoring in Forensic Science. I’ve been in competitive swimming ever since I was 5 years old and continuing to swim at a masters program at a local community college. I also played water polo throughout the time I was swimming competitively. Even though I’ve been only teaching for 3 years, I specialize in water babies, toddlers, adults, and special needs students especially with ADHD, autism and cerebral palsy students. My mission is to give back to the community by teaching everyone how to be safe and comfortable in the water. Best Regards, Ploy

Rachel, Swim Instructor and Lifeguard for Hire – *Has Pool Access

Malibu

*Has Pool Access in San Jose

Aloha! My name is Rachel and I am from Hawaii, a Pepperdine University graduate and am planning to attend law school! I grew up swimming and swam all throughout middle school, high school and college. I began teaching swim lessons in 2012 and have taught children ranging in age from 2-12 years old. I taught lessons through USA Swimming, YMCA Swimming and private lessons as well. I hope to share my love for swimming with others by helping improve skills, techniques and confidence in the water!

 I also began lifeguarding 6 years ago and have lifeguarded swim practices, swim meets, swim lessons and private events along with swim lessons for 6 years. I love the water! I hope to lifeguard events in order to ensure the safety of all swimmers and patrons!

Victoria, Private Swim Instructor and Lifeguard for Hire, “Find me in the pool or on a plane”

Elk Grove

Hello! My names Victoria and I have been teaching kids to swim for over 3 years. Prior to swim instructing I was swimming at the competitive level for over 10 years. I love teaching kids of all ages and my experience ranges from teaching ages 4 months to adults. In my experience the earlier kids start the better, the water is waiting! I love teaching kids both the technical aspects of the strokes and also just helping them get comfortable in the water. Teaching swim lessons is so rewarding to me because I know I’m helping someone learn such an important life skill. A little fun fact about me is that I love to travel the world!

I have also been professionally lifeguarding for over three years! Lifeguarding is one of my absolute favorite jobs because I get to be by the pool, which I love, and also ensure that I’m keeping my fellow swimmers safe. My intention when guarding is to create a safe environment where all swimmers are at ease and having a blast in the pool. I love getting to watch people enjoying the water while knowing they are safe. 

I serve the Sacramento communities of Elk Grove, Sacramento, Davis, Roseville, among others.

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