Dallas-Fort Worth Swim Lessons
Private Swim Lessons

Happy Swimmers started teaching at-home swim lessons in the DFW East Texas region and has never looked back.
DFW is home to many good swim schools and city programs, so why do we offer swimming lessons in an area that already has so many swimming teachers?… Some kids do well in boisterous social large group swim lessons, but many kids do not, and prefer the quiet, trusting setting of their own home pool and a dedicated, kind-hearted, patient instructor. Our DFW swimming lessons specialize in the latter style of teaching.
Are Happy Swimmers Private Swim Lessons available for my area?
• If you enroll in April or May, getting your lesson preferences are usually no problem with any of our local Dallas Fort Worth swim instructors.
• If you enroll in June, please do so as early in the month as possible, and have some greater flexibility of times and days that would work.
• If you enroll in July, please be flexible on your times, and/or know that some early season clients will finish and open up time slots for you to take. Ask our office.
Can we serve your Texas area? If you’re in the metroplex, it will be our pleasure to serve you. Call us at 512-333-2480 or email us easy on our contact page.

Swim Lesson Tip:

Goggles are ok for 3 year olds and up during lessons- IF they fit well and don’t leak much. We encourage parents to get quality goggles, like Speedo’s for children, not the $1.50 pair from the drugstore which leak incessantly. A decent, quality pair of goggles can be very useful in the early stages of learning swimming.

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Dallas-Fort Worth Swim Lessons Staff

Alison Baselice, Plano Swim Instructor, full bio soon

Plano TX

Chandler Vause, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

DFW

2 years teaching, 8 years lifeguarding.

Serving communities in areas including: Plano, Arlington, Garland, Corrollton, Irving

I am a former open water lifeguard from the beaches in Destin, Florida. Ive worked with adults and kids in a Jr. lifeguarding program. For the last 5 years I have been a professional lifeguard and athlete in the US Lifeguard Association. My Favorite aspect of teaching, is to help others acquire new skills. I love being active.

Welcome Chandler, we’re happy to have you!

Jessica Tertzakian, Swim Instructor

DFW, 3+ years experience

3+ years experience serving the communities around Flower Mound, Lewisville, Grapevine, Frisco/Plano

Hello! I have been teaching swim lessons for a little over three years now and it is by far my favorite job I have ever had! I am CPR certified by the American Heart Association and I am also a nursing student. I was on a competitive swim team for a little over 4 years, so I ham very familiar with all the strokes. I am currently attending the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas and I love it. Teaching swim lessons is awesome because I get to work with kids. It makes me so happy seeing them progress throughout the summer. I want to make sure that every child knows how to be safe in the water and has a basic understanding of swimming. I have taught all ages up to 8 years.

Leah Reeves, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

Ft. Worth

3 years experience teaching swimming 🙂

Some of the communities I serve:Burleson, Cleburne, Fort Worth

Hello! I have been teachings kiddos how to swim for the past three years and I LOVE it!! I began working for a community pool in Tarrant county and then began teaching with Happy Swimmers. I teach all ages, but 3-5 year olds are my specialty. I think it is important for the child and instructor to create a relationship of trust between each other through fun and games while learning to swim safely.

Lifeguarding for Happy Swimmers is the best job I have ever had! I enjoy keeping the kids (and adults) safe and having fun while everyone enjoys the party! My guard history includes summer camp for two years, community pool, and YMCA for three years. NowI guard the campus pool at Tarleton State.

Melanie

Mansfield TX, 8 years experience!

Home areas: Fort Worth, Dallas, Grand Prairie, Arlington

As a swimmer of 18 years, I have hands on experience in the sport. I competed as a division 1 athlete at Texas A&M at the national level and international level. I have been teaching swim lessons for nearly 8 years, and have been coaching competitive swimmers for 5. I have some experience working with high school, and college level swimmers. I’m great with children, and love sharing my knowledge of the sport. I am CPR and First Aid certified, as well as coaches safety certified. I specialize in backstroke, but am capable of teaching and conditioning all four strokes. Fun Fact: I will be attending NYU to earn my masters in Art Therapy.

Peyton Harris, Swim Instructor & Lifeguard

Dallas-Fort Worth

Hello! I have been teaching swim lessons for three years and it is something that I truly love. Being able to see kiddos faces when they master a skill or make progress is one of the most amazing feelings for me! I have taught ages from 2 years old up to 13 so I have a wide range of experience.  I currently attend the University of Oklahoma (BOOMER SOONER) and am studying Biology/Pre-Med. This summer I hope to have the chance to impact the life of your child and you, and be able to help you have the best pool experience possible!

Hello! I have been lifeguarding for three going on four years. I love being outside and being able to interact with the kids and parents while working. When lifeguarding I am passionate about ensuring safety while making sure that everyone has fun! I currently attend the University of Oklahoma (BOOMER SOONER), studying Biology/Pre-Med, and absolutely love it. My goal is to make sure you, your family, and friends have the best experience possible when at or around the pool!

I am Lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid certified as well.

I serve the Dallas-Fort Worth communities of Frisco, Mckinney, Plano, Allen, North Dallas, among others.

Regional Swim Instructor Manager Bettina Perkins

Based in Austin, TX

I’m your Region’s Manager of Swim Instructors. Contact me through the website contact form, for anything swim instructor related once swim lessons have begun with your instructor.

A little more about me… I’ve been actively teaching swim lessons for six years and enjoy this more than any other profession I’ve ever been involved in. There is nothing better than doing what you love for a living and being able to teach and share it with others. I get to teach a child; learn life long skills that last a life time, as well as safety and the joy of the water. I’m always amazed at how students learn so much in a short period of time. It is also fun to watch them “Strut Their Stuff” when they become confident at what they have learned. I started swimming at age 3 and have never enjoyed anything more than the water. I have been a competitive swimmer, PADI diver and Coast Guard Auxiliary member for many years. Welcome to Happy Swimmers! I am happy to help.

Teresa Shidler, Swim Instructor

McKinney

Travis Smith, Private Swim Instructor and Lifeguard

DFW

Hi, my name is Travis! I’ve been doing private swim lessons for 3 years now working with around 15-20 kids ranging from ages 4-13. I think one of the things that make me special is my ability to connect with children and get them involved and happy with being in the water. The part I like most about teaching swim lessons is seeing the face of a child light up when they do something they thought was impossible. That feeling is completely unique, I also love that I’m influencing the kids in a positive way for the rest of their life. I worked as an AVID tutor at the high school and middle school level for 3 years as well! As you can probably tell I really love to teach!

 I’ve always loved swimming! The idea of becoming a lifeguard seemed like a dream! Now that I’m finally certified I’m excited to do my best and to ensure the safety of all clientele. A fun fact about me is that I learned how to swim at the age of 4 and I’ve been swimming ever since. I even ended up competing at a state level on my high school swim team! I also was in Boy Scouts till I was 18 and left as an Eagle Scout!

I serve the DFW communities of Dallas, Lewisville, Keller, Irving, Frisco, Grapevine, among others.

Victor

Victor, Mansfield/Irving area Lifeguard for Hire and Swim Instructor

Mansfield, TX

I have 3 years of lifeguard experience.

I started teaching swim lessons when I was 16, since I had just learned how to swim I understand the fear of the water. Not only that but with 4 years of experience now I can confidently say I can teach children how to relax in the water and then take it further from there. I want to be able to build a strong foundation in swimming with anyone I teach, and watch as it blossoms into a hobby or even a passion. A fun fact was that just last summer I two of the seven year old kids I had qualified for TAAF State Championship.

I’m looking to make an impact on the life’s of the people I meet. I want to be able to provide not only a fun but safe environment for everyone this summer. I enjoy the opportunity to be a role model for not only what a lifeguard should be, but what everyone should be in the water. Funny enough I didn’t learn how to swim in till I was 15 and now the water is a second home for me.

I serve the Dallas-Fort Worth communities of Dallas, Forth Worth, Arlington, South lake, and Richardson, among others.

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