Phoenix Swim Lessons
Private Swim Lessons

Happy Swimmers started teaching at-home swim lessons in 1991 in Los Angeles, with 22 clients. In 1993 we began serving Phoenix, based in Scottsdale. We are the largest and longest established mobile swim lesson company Valleywide.

Phoenix is home to many fine swim schools and city programs, so why do we offer swimming lessons in this area where so many different lessons are offered? 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 Phoenix swimming lessons specialize in the latter style of teaching.
We can come to you in the Glendale-Peoria area, North Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, and Gilbert. If I’ve missed your community, and you’re close to these areas, just ask, we very well may be able to accommodate you.

Swim Lesson Tip:

GETTING RINGS on the steps or bottom of the pool:
Incrementally place the rings a bit deeper throughout the Swim Lesson visits. Suggest to the child to grab the ring with one hand while using their other hand to hold your hand for balance. Be sure to offer them your hand if you are taking them to the ring on the bottom, too.

Whenever going under whether for rings or other swimming or jumping from the wall, QUEING is key. What’s queing?- Saying “Ready… (Child repeats back, “ready”…. One…two…three. <and go under, or jump, etc. When taking a child under, do so smoothly and then take them back up to the surface smoothly.

This was one swimming lesson tip in a series sprinkled around our website. For the complete list, Visit our swim lesson tips and FAQ tab, and to get more tips and specials, follow us on Twitter.


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Phoenix Swim Lessons Staff

Amanda Garcia, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, LGI

Chandler, 5 years experience!

5 years swim teaching experience

Some common areas I serve:Phoenix, Chandler, Scottsdale, Fountain Hills

Hi, my name is Amanda and I love all things aquatic! I am passionate about teaching children how to swim as I feel it is an invaluable life skill that can turn into a life long passion. My primary goal is to teach children how to be safe in and around the water. It’s also a priority of mine to make sure my students have fun while they become strong, confident swimmers. Fun fact about me: I learned to swim before I learned to walk!

Advanced Certifications: Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor

Crystal Hooper, Swimming Instructor


22 Years Experience!

Serving communities like: Paradise valley, Scottsdale, Peoria, Phoenix

I have been teaching swim lessons for 22 years and I absolutely love it. I teach a wide variety of students from infants, adults, and really enjoy teaching special needs. I am also a pediatric nurse. I started teaching lessons through the City of Phoenix at the age of 17 and have been at it ever since. I was a very competitive diver and played water polo for 5 years. I also was the assistant swim coach and main diving instructor for the city. My moto is to make learning fun.  It’s all about using your imagination so if your ready lets get started!

Jacqueline Jenner, Swim Instructor

South Scottsdale, 10 years experience!

10 years swim teaching experience!

Serving the areas of Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Tempe and others.

I have over 18 years experience in swimming. I like to pass on awesomeness. Being positive is what I like to put out into the world.

Jeanie Sullivan, Swim Instructor

Gilbert, 10 years experience!

10 years experience!

Serving Gilbert and Chandler

Hello! I love teaching swimming! I have ten years of teaching people to swim at all levels- children, adults, and triathletes. I am a former NCAA Div 1 Swimmer from the University of New Hampshire and was a Assistant Coach there as well for one year. I have coached children ages 5-18 in addition to teaching basic skills. I can help you or your child learn to swim or improve as an athlete- mentally or technically. I love teaching swimming because it is a way to learn a life-saving skill and boost self-confidence as well. I have a step-by-step method to help children learn to swim quickly, but most importantly I use patience, creativity, and fun when teaching because each individual and their relationship to water is different. I will be taking 3-4 clients only in the Gilbert and Chandler areas. I look forward to hearing from you!

Laura Ipina, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

Youngtown (PHX), 10 years experience!

Swim teaching 10 summers now & 6 of them with Happy Swimmers!

Home in Youngtown, Arizona

General areas she travels to serve: Phoenix, Surprise, Scottsdale.
Synchronized swimming, Spanish, adult learn to swim experience, and learn to swim stroke work & a little bit of coaching.
I would love to have a great experience teaching your child how to have fun and be safe in the water :)

I’ve been lifeguarding for many years now , I absolutely love it , it’s an amazing experience , I love interacting with children and being able to protect them .

Certified as a Water safety instructor, Lifeguard, CPR, first Aid

Maeghyn, Private Swim Instructor

Glendale AZ, 9 years experience :)

I have 9 years Swim Instruction Experience

My swim career began in 2008 working for the local park district in Washington state. From the start I taught ages 6 months to adult where I was able to enjoy watching people grow in their swimming abilities. In 2011 I expanded my teaching to include not only the local park district, but our local YMCA to diversify my teaching method. At the YMCA I continued to teach all ages. I have had the blessing to teach students all all ages, backgrounds and physical abilities to include students with various special needs. As a mom to an active and adventurous 3 year old little boy, I know the importance of properly teaching your child to swim in the most caring, and fun way. A quick fun fact about me is that I absolutely love animals, and love to incorporate that into the way I teach my lessons.

I serve the Phoenix communities of Glendale and Peoria, 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.

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