New York City (NYC) At Your Home Swim Lessons
Private Swim Lessons

Happy Swimmers started teaching at-home swim lessons in 1991 in Los Angeles, with 22 clients. Over the span of the last 24 years, our client list has grown to over 600 families served in many areas. For the last several years, we have provided private lifeguarded pool parties to clients in the Greater NYC metro area. This year marks our second season expanding to do at-home swimming lessons to children for the Greater NYC metro community.
As you may be guessing, for our program you need your own pool, or access to a pool. A friend or community association pool is fine. We carry insurance for any pool we use.

Swim Lesson Tip:

JUMPS FROM THE SIDE: This is self explanatory. Jumps from the side must be done in the medium depth of the pool. Reinforce “Toes on the edge” before jumping so the child has good footing of the side. Reinforce the QUEING . “Ready, one, two, three, jump! ” Allow the child to hold your hand(s) if requested, but progressively through the Swim Lesson visits, move to holding only one hand, then jumping with no hands, then gradually increasing the distance, and eventually having them kick to you.
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New York NY Swim Lessons Staff

Allen Clare, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

Bronx

15 years experience!

Serving the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut areas of Greater NYC.

Ever since a child I was always in the water. Being born in urban New York City my mother wanted me to learn how to swim. After completing all the learn to swim program levels, I decided to push myself further and become a lifeguard. Though I enjoy guarding, however my heart remains primarily as an instructor. Being able to positively change a child’s life, give them confidence in and out of the water is priceless. These are all things I wish to instill in my students, as well as my own son.

Being a lifeguard has been one of the most exciting jobs I’ve had in my life. Not only because it is a great responsibility but as well for the fun. A good lifeguard should always stand for safety, fun and being a good role model. All of which I can I promise to uphold.

Proud Parent to a beautiful son.

Ashley, Lifeguard for Hire and Swim Instructor

Oceanside, NY (Long Island)

I have been certified for a few years and it’s definitely my passion to work with kids. I really like teaching them life saving skills and helping them learn how to be safe around the pool and water. Being around children really brightens my day and I enjoy it so much it doesn’t feel like work. I grew up babysitting in my towns I’ve always had a special connection with children and I still do.

I have been a lifeguard for 3 years now and it’s very fun and exciting. I get enjoy keeping patrons safe and preventing accidents before they happen. There could always be an accident and I like the excitement of jumping into action if need be. I enjoy working with other lifeguards and doing mock rescues, that’s always very fun.

I serve the NYC tri-state communities of New York City, Queens, Hamptons, Glen Cove, among others. 

Bradley Blecker, Lifegaurd, Swim Instructor

Spring: Washington DC, Summer: NW New Jersey; 5 years experience.

5 years experience! Washington D.C., towns/cities in Northwest New Jersey

I am a political science major at American University in Washington D.C. with physics minor. I have eleven years of swimming experience, three years of swim instructing/coaching, and five years of lifeguarding, both for a community pool and private lifeguarding events. I am certified in CPR. AED, and first aid.

Crandal Chestnutt |Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

Crandal Chestnutt, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

Newark, NJ

Jabari | Swim Instructor

Jabari, Private Swim Instructor and Lifeguard

NYC Tri-State Area

I have been a lifeguard and swim instructor for 5 years.

I began my instruction career at the Rutgers University pool. I began with teaching adults and then transitioned to teaching children. I also taught a few children’s lessons over the summer at the YMCA camp. I thoroughly enjoy teaching children because of their typically energetic attitude just to be in the water. The most amount of joy I get from teaching is when I see the amazement in an adult’s eyes when they are swimming when they came in with the thought they’d never learn how to swim.

My background consists of learning to swim as a small child and becoming a competitive swimmer in my youth through to high school. I began Lifeguarding five years ago at Rutgers University, where I am now a Head Lifeguard. I also have experience being a lake lifeguard with the Frost Valley YMCA camp. I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with the camp. My intention for being a Lifeguard and Swimming instructor is to help make any aquatics setting as safe and comfortable as I can for as many people as I can. I enjoy interacting with energetic people, and being able to provide a form of safety and security for people that is very unique and in a setting where people can thoroughly enjoy themselves.

I serve the NYC Tri-State area communities of Long Branch, Manasquan, Atlantic City, among others. 

Mara Heckendorn, Swim Instructor

East Village/NYU, Manhattan

Maryann McNally, Lifeguard

Baldwin, NY; 6 years lifeguarding, 2 years swim teacher

Hi my name is Maryann McNally. I am 21 years old. I live on Long Island, NY. I am certified in CPR and life-guarding. I have been lifeguarding for 6 summers now. I want the everyone in the pool to be safe and have fun! I also have experience teaching swimming lessons. I was a swimming instructor for 2 years.

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.

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