City: Austin, TX
Mobile to your home Serving: Austin, Pflugerville, Cedar Park, Round Rock
You may also come to Bridget’s pool in Zilker (S Lamar and Barton Springs Rd area)
Current certifications: CPR, First Aid and AED, former certifications: WSI and Lifeguard
Specialities: Swim stroke technique, special needs children and adults
Originally from North Carolina, I spent nearly half of my life as a competitive swimmer (from 8 until 22 years old). I swam competitively for a NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving program in North Carolina and served as co-captain during my junior and senior years of college. I have over 10 years experience teaching swim lessons, including several years coaching competitive swimmers. I am passionate about teaching others to swim and believe swimming is a skill that can be enjoyed throughout the entire lifespan. Along with teaching swim lessons, I teach psychology courses at Austin Community College. My teaching style incorporates laughter and loving kindness.
Meridith, Austin Private Swim Instructor
Serving cities of Austin, Round Rock and Pflugerville
I have taught swim lessons for four summers at two different pools.
Certifications: WSI, CPR, First Aid, AED, and Lifeguard
Specialities: Special needs, swim team stroke work
I was swimming before I was walking so this sport is in my blood! Growing up, I took semi-private lessons at a local pool and that is where I learned not only how to be a great swimmer, but also how important it is for the instructor to be sensitive to the needs of the students. Because I was so shy, I often felt intimidated during the lessons so I as an adult, I am extremely sensitive to these type feelings. I was on the swim team all throughout high school. During and after high school, I worked for the YMCA year-round lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons both public and private. I also coached a children’s swim team and have extensive experience working at all levels of swimming. I enjoy teaching diverse personality types and students of all ages. I especially like to incorporate a lot of water toys and games into each lesson because I feel students tend to learn better and faster when they are at ease both in the water and with the instructor. It is important to me for each student to have a pleasurable swimming experience while learning! I sincerely look forward to teaching your swimmer-to-be!
If I could breathe underwater I would highly consider living “Under the Sea”!
I enjoy teaching lessons & adapting to each child individually.
Also, safety is key to a fun & successful pool party!
Swimming is a skill that will leave a long lasting smile once obtained.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2003 from California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo. I am a former competitive swimmer, lifeguard, WSI and Aquatics Coordinator. I have been teaching children 3 years old to Adult swim lessons in a group and private setting for 15 years. I have been a USA Swimming coach as well as a Masters coach. I have CPR and First aid certifications. I have worked with kids with Autism. Teaching kids is fun and seeing swimmers progress in the water is the best reward for me and parents.
Serena, Austin Area Private Swim Instructor
I have 4 years of life-guarding experience, 1 year of swim instructing experience, 11 years of competitive swimming experience (Palo Alto Swim Club and Henry M. Gunn High School), and 8 years of competitive water polo experience (Stanford Club Water Polo, Henry M. Gunn High School, and U.C. Davis Women’s Club Water Polo). It is my goal to ensure the safety and well-being of the children I am responsible for while providing a safe and fun environment
My love for swimming began before I could walk but it was when I was 6 years old that I joined swim team and continued through high school. I have 5 years of teaching and coaching experience including children and adults. I am especially skilled with infants with parents and infant self rescue. My specialty is stroke definition and training methods with a heavy concentration on water safety. The approach and teaching method differs for each swimmer according to their needs and security level but I teach all students with the same level of respect and attentiveness. I can guarantee a patient, caring, and enjoyable experience for all.
Certified in First Aid, Infant first aid, and CPR.