Kauai, Oahu and Maui Swim Lessons

Private Swim Lessons

ALOHA! Happy Swimmers started teaching at-home swim lessons in 1991 in Los Angeles, with 22 clients. Over the span of the last 19 years, our client list has grown to over 400 families served in many areas. In 2002, our owner moved to Kaua’i where he currently resides, but the call to teach swimming still bit him, and this year marks our third season serving on-location swimming lessons to children or adults on Kaua’i, O’ahu and Maui.
On an island it’s just common sense to learn to swim. As you may be guessing, for our program, you need your own home pool, or access to a pool. Otherwise, we can use calm, protected, shallow areas at local beaches when the water is on the warmer side. A friend or community association pool is also fine. We carry insurance for any pool we use (some management companies ask, and we can provide a copy to them).

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Swim Lesson Tip:

Building trust with the child student in the water: Building trust with the child student in the water is an important component to getting them to learn swimming with grace. Whenever the issue seems to present itself, we encourage the parent to say to the child, “I’ll never let go of you unless you say it’s ok…I promise…” Then stick to that! Even moving back while a child swims to you can erode that trust. Be careful of your word. Children remember!
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O'ahu, Kaua'i, and Maui Swim Lessons Staff

Hailee Stacy | Swim Instructor

Hailee Stacy, Honolulu Swim Instructor and Lifeguard

Waikiki

Hi, my name is Hailee and I have been a continuous swim instructor for 5 years now. Deciding to get my WSI certification has been the most rewarding part of any job I have done! I love the friendly and active environment that swimmers and the water provides. Until recently, I was employed with a city pool for almost 5 years. We catered to both seasonal swim lessons and swim teams. I have worked with ages 6 months – 76 years old and groups of 1 to 15! Swimming is such a important skill to learn and it doesn’t matter what age you start at. With some toys, games, rhymes and more, I love trying to make a fun and informative environment to learn in! Also, with a lifeguarding background, safety is my top priority for every lesson. 

 I have also been a lifeguard for 5 years. Deciding to get my lifeguard certification has been the best experience as a job! I love the outdoors and friendly environment that swimmers and pools provide. Until recently, I was employed with a city pool for almost 5 years. We catered to birthday parties, swim teams, swim lessons, meets, swim-in-movies, aerobics, and more with all ages and all sizes. With many rescues and continued training, my eyes are always alert for you! Also, for parties within size, I will offer in or out of water game time. Thank You!

I serve all of Oahu.

I also have my Title 22 certification.

Jenn SMS Test

Jenn SMS Test 2

mysticseaswimmer@gmail.com

Jenn Tyler, President of the Company, LGI, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

Company owner with 27 years lifeguard, lifeguard instructor, and swim teaching experience

Living on Kaua’i island, Hawai’i most of the year, and traveling to Australia, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay, and Houston regularly to lead Lifeguard Courses and CPR training, Jenn has been the director of Happy Swimmers for over 25 years. It is a passion to assist in the empowerment of children learning how to swim in a medium once considered a fearful, uncertain place, magically turned into a supportive, fun environment to be explored with friends. The same goes for lifeguarding and training new lifeguards–there is no greater inner joy either in saving someone’s life as a lifeguard, or teaching others how to perform lifesaving skills. It is an honor for me to watch my students grow–where once there was doubt or panic, now there is strength and confidence.

Thank you for looking to become a Happy Swimmer!

–Jenn Tyler, owner, and founder

Kumu Blomfield, Private Swim Instructor and Lifeguard

Honolulu

I have been a lifeguard for 8 years I have taught swim lessons for 5 years.

As a young child I began my teaching career babysitting my younger siblings in the shoreline of Haleiwa, where we were raised. We grew up in the ocean learning to dive, sail, fish and surf, and I never missing an opportunity to learn more about the water. I passes on what I knew to my siblings and as a young adult began teaching others as well. After graduating from Kamehameha Schools, I began beach guarding for the City and County of Honolulu as well as Hawaiian Water Patrol, both specializing on beaches along the North Shore of Oahu. I continue to serve this duty and teach the youth thru programs like Jr. Lifeguards and Surfers Healing, a non-profit organization that takes/teaches children with autism how to surf.

La’a, Private Swim Instructor, Water Polo Coach, and Expert Tie-Dye-er!

Liliha-Kapalama

Aloha! I, La’a, swam throughout high school on the varsity team and spent many summers teaching her little cousins how to swim as well as two summers of formal swim instruction at Kamehameha Summer School. She has always had a love for water and her relationship with it has shaped her life tremendously. La’a’s passion is sharing her great experience with the water with others so that they can feel how great it is to be comfortable in the pool/ocean and really enjoy themselves. She mainly has experience with children ages 3-12 but also enjoys teaching younger children and adults. She enjoys going the beach and pool as well as coaching water polo at Kamehameha Kapalama. She is a HUGE animal person with 4 dogs and 4 cats. She is currently a student at Hawaii Pacific University.

I serve the Oahu communities of Honolulu, Hawaii Kai, Kailua-Kane’ohe, Aiea/Pearl City, among others. 

Shawn Fugere, Honolulu Lifeguard for Hire and Swim Instructor

Honolulu

Stephen, Private Swim Instructor & Lifeguard for Hire, New Dad and Sailor.

Downtown

I have 7 Years of Instruction Experience, including Junior Lifeguards, High School Swim Teams, and Beach Camps.

And I have 14 Years of Ocean Lifeguarding Experience, including beach, triathlons, paddling, and big wave events.

I serve the Honolulu communities of Honolulu proper, Kakaako, Manoa, Waikiki, among others. 

Wendi, Lifeguard for Hire and Swim Instructor

Honolulu 18 years experience lifeguarding!

10 years swim instructor experience.  I began swim instructing while working at summer camp working with young kids up through adults attending camps for the blind. Whether they’re a first time swimmer or an advanced swimmer, I love to see people become more comfortable in the water, challenge themselves to improve their skills, and enjoy the freedom and feel of the water.

18 years lifeguarding experience.  My lifeguarding career started with summer camp waterfront. Not much can beat helping people of all ages and capabilities safely enjoy the lake activities for the summer. Camp provided a wide range of lifeguard leadership from water ski shows and group water games, to canoeing rivers and kayaking to islands, and to blobs and rope swings. As a result, I lifeguard preventatively so that people can continue to enjoy the activities to the fullest.  Waterfront Lifeguarding and Scuba certified.

Areas served: Oahu Island, Ewa Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii Kai, North Shore

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