Los Angeles (LA) Swim Instructor

Private Swim Instructor

There’s no need to visit a club or public pool in order to learn to swim. Now, with the help of a private swim instructor in Los Angeles, you can learn the lifesaving skill of swimming in the comfort of your own home. Happy Swimmers is proud to provide private swim lessons to adult and children of all ages. Whether you’re looking to familiarize your toddler with the water or you’ve never formally learned to swim, allow one of our qualified and experienced swim instructors to work with you one-on-one.

Private swim instructors come to you, making it easier than ever to master the sport of swimming. As long as you have a pool, we can provide the instruction. Choose a lesson time that works best for your schedule and soon you’ll find that swimming Is a breeze. Whether your lessons are ongoing or for a short period of time, Happy Swimmers is delighted to suit all of your swim instruction needs.

Our Swim Instructor Staff Members in Los Angeles

Angela Nichols, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor – *Has Pool Access

home in Anaheim, 10 years experience!

13 years experience swim teaching! *Has Pool Access in Anaheim

General Areas I serve:Anaheim, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach

In my ten years as a swim instructor I have taught swim lessons to children of all ages, adults learning to swim for the first time, and adults taking lessons to improve technique. I have experience with students with special needs, stroke work, and water polo. My favorite part of teaching swim lessons is seeing my swimmers become more confident in the water and their abilities. I was a competitive swimmer for twelve years and played Water Polo through High School. I speak French, and I am Lifeguard, CPR/AED, and First Aid certified.

My favorite thing about Event Lifeguarding is the opportunity to be a part of your special day! I have ten years of lifeguard experience including open water, summer camp, water park, and poolside. I am also a swim instructor and have many years of experience working with children.

Arya Hormozdyari, Private Swim Instructor and Lifeguard

Reseda

With 11 years experiencing in lifeguarding and swim instructor at pool and 87 events I do love to make the safe and fun environment for Host/Hostess and their guests in your special day.

Serving: All Los Angeles area

Becky Niemira, Swim Instructor, Master educator and amateur radio operator

Los Angeles, CA

I’ve been teaching swim lessons and coaching since 2010, beginning at home in the Bay Area. I love watching kids progress through the stages of swim lessons, especially when they’re getting ready to swim competitively.

Claire Bauer, Swim Instructor

Porter Ranch, all over the Valley Girl :)

8 years experience swim teaching!

Some of the city areas I serve:Northridge, Encino, Van Nuys, Burbank

I have been teaching swim lessons since I was 15 (it was the very first job I ever had!) and I still love it to this day. I’ve worked with babies as young as 6 months all the way up to teenagers preparing for high school swim teams. I also have taught beginning to advanced adult lessons. I am a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor, so I love tailoring lessons to each individual! No matter the age or ability level, the best part is seeing the progress someone makes when they overcome previous obstacles, such as putting their head underwater or diving in the deep end!

David Scates, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

Sherman Oaks

Swim Instructor role: Growing up in the West Valley with a backyard pool, I learned to swim at a young age and got into water polo during high school and college. Water sports like surfing and sailing are hobbies of mine and I first started teaching private swim lessons shortly after I started my teaching career at Hoover High School in 1996. I still currently teach Health and PE while also serving in my Coast Guard reserve unit in San Pedro as a First Class Marine Science Technician. My son in grade school has been competing for two years on a swim team and loves it. All kids should have that opportunity.

Event Lifeguard role: Aside from the last two years working for Happy Swimmers, friends and family would ask me to act as a life guard for pool parties and functions when I became Red Cross certified for water safety and CPR. A good life guard takes preventative measures to mitigate potential hazards by identifying them early before the function begins. Done properly, pool saves are few and quick. I love the anticipation of potential challenges that each venue may pose and being a part of a random family”s fun safe memories they will have.

Edson Paiz, Lifeguard LA, OC, SD and CPR Instructor

Reseda, 8 years experience!

I am a Swim instructor who has taught lessons for 4 years. I enjoy teaching because I too learn something new each time I give a swim lesson. Swimming is therapeutic to me and I enjoy sharing the therapy with others.

Hi, I’m Edson, a watermen who has been involved in water safety for the last 8 years. I have worked with different departments in the LA area. I have experience the open water environment (lakes and reservoirs), the ocean environment (beaches) and the pool environment. My scope continues to grow as I continue to push the envelope. I enjoy working together with people so that everyone can enjoy a hot summer day at the beach, lake and or pool.

Edson is game to travel just about anywhere in Southern CA, we kid you not. He is passionate about guarding and has taken difficult to fill jobs off the beaten track to keep kids safe. 🙂

Emery Gajdos, Swim Instructor – *Has Pool Access

Burbank, 12 years experience!

*Has Pool Access in Burbank

12 years swim teaching experience!

Generally serving communities likeBurbank, Los Feliz, Sherman Oaks, Encino

Hello, My name is Emery and I’m entering my 12th yr of teaching swim lessons from ages 3.5 yrs old to adults. I also teach flip-turns and diving. I teach from Beginning to Advance levels. I also have experience in teaching Special Needs students….ie. Autism and Asperger syndrome. My goal is to make my lessons as fun and as enjoyable as possible while still focusing on the main structure of learning to swim. I have taught over 250 students and have had extremely GREAT success! I get great joy when I finally see my students swimming solo….even if it is for a couple of sec’s. SUCCESS!!!!! 🙂 I am very athletic and focus on swimming, running, & cycling. Have done twice the 1000 meters ocean swim for LA Co. lifeguarding (completed both) & have done 3 LA Marathons (completed all 3….last one in 2014). I am very focused but also have lots of fun….In teaching & in training. I love kids cause I AM ONE TOO….But a bit older! hahaha! So may this year be a GREAT n Safe Swim Season for all and a very Enjoyable one as well. So let’s all have Fun n Start Swimming! Thank you!

Grace Fraga, Swim Instructor

Beverly Hills, 10 years experience!

Grace has been a swimming instructor for over 10 years.

Serving communities like Beverly Hills, West LA, Brentwood, Santa Monica

She was a competitive swimmer for 10 years, winning medals at local and national competitions. Grace loves teaching swimming and makes sure the kids have fun while learning!

Jai Norman, Swim Instructor & “The Benjamin Button of Lifeguards”

Los Angeles

Greetings, I’m Arthur! I have been a Lifeguard and Swim Instructor for over 25 years.

I’m from Chicago. I’ve had a beautiful relationship with the water since I was a child. I was on the swim team in high school and the water polo club in my neighborhood park where I first learned to swim as a child. Years later at that same park I became a Lifeguard for the Chicago Park District. I later lifeguarded and became a Swim Instructor at Richard J Daley College and also at the YMCA in Illinois and in Hollywood, California. Since 2002 I’ve been a Behavior Specialist, Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor and CPR Instructor at a non public school in Cheviot Hills (West LA). I work with emotionally disturbed children who are diagnosed with Autism, bipolar disorder, ADHD and a host of other Mental illness and psychiatric disorders. I love the water, it’s one of the most consistent things in my life. I also love the joy of someone overcoming their fear of water and finally embracing it.

Serving: West Los Angele, Westwood, Beverly Hills

James Seng, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, Scientific Diver and Underwater Explorer

Los Angeles

After being trained by the Y in 2011, I worked as a waterfront/pool lifeguard and swim instructor. I have guarded and taught swim lessons at summer camps and at my local gyms since then. In 2015 I earned my BS in Marine Biology and became a scientific diver for ReefCheckCA and began volunteering with the girl and boy scouts marine day adventures in 2014. I have enjoyed sharing my knowledge and love for all things aquatic and ensuring that everyone has a safe enjoyable experience.

Serving: Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Calabasas, Chatsworth

Jason Sanchez, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor & Swimaholic

LAX, OC

I taught and swam all levels. From novice to competitive swimming, toddler to high school, adults and children. I enjoy seeing the look of accomplishment of everyone once they see progression. I like to think I have an eye for swimming and showing how to get the most effective swim with the least amount of effort.

See you at the pool!

Serving: Los Angeles and Orange County areas

Julio Santos, Swim Instructor and Art fan

Orange County

I love to swim teach. I am very patient and encouraging. I like that I get to positively impact lives through this.

9 years experience teaching children’s swim lessons.

Also into basketball, boxing, chess, and rap music.

Serving: Fullerton, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach

Jenn Levish | Swim Instructor Manager | San Jose, CA

Manager Jenn Levish, Swim Instructor, LG – *Has Pool Access

S. San Jose, 13 years exp!

*Has Pool Access in Santa Clara

Summers as a swim instructor: 14 years!

Key cities areas she serves: San Jose, LosGatos, Campbell, Saratoga, Santa Clara

Her specialties: adult learn-to-swim experience, swim team stroke work, water polo, water aerobics, experience with children who have ADHDand autism

My parents had me in the water at 6 months old, and Ihavelovedswimmingfor a long as I can remember. I swam on swim teams (cabana and high school) for 10 years and played water polo for 4 years.I started teaching swim lessons when I was 16and have experience working with swimmers of all ages and abilities. I enjoy teaching technique and stroke work, but regardless of the level,safety is my top priority.

Mando Zavala, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

Paramount

2 Years experience.

Serving areas like: Long Beach, Orange County,Huntington Beach, Buena Park, La Mirada

Swim Bio: Hello, my name is Armando. I am a Hispanic male i am 5’10 and weigh about 175.  I am very athletic and love to exercise. I’ve played many sports throughout my youth.  I swam and played water polo throughout high school.  I also played other sports outside of school such as soccer,football, and baseball. I began to lifeguard my first year after high school.  I taught swim lessons to kids from the ages of 5-12.  I really enjoyed working with the kids, they always made my day.  It’s truly an amazing feeling knowing you played a big part in teaching a child a valuable lesson that goes a long way. Swimming is a life skill you must learn in my opinion sort of like riding a bike. I take great passion in what I do and safety always comes first.

Lifeguarding in the Summer is one of the best jobs for a college student I believe. What’s more fun then being by the water and soaking in the sun in the midst of Summer? I remember going to the pool every summer and talking to the lifeguards. I always thought they looked so cool and what kid didn’t want to be cool? I have guarded for a little more then a year now and I can honestly say I love it knowing the importance of saving one’s life or being able to prevent a terrible accident is a very important job. Makes you feel like a bit of a hero.

Melissa Montoya, Swim Instructor, Movie and TV Lover

Los Angeles

I have been teaching swimming lessons since 2015. Before that I have been swimming since I was three and began to swim competitively from 7 years old until 18 years old. Swimming has always been something that I excel at and I love being able to spread that knowledge and those skills. I love watching everyone progress over the course of the lesson and be able to become comfortable in the water. I have worked with children all the way to adults and have been able to see everyone become confident in the water.

Serving: Paramount, Downey, Long Beach, Lakewood, Cerritos, Norwalk

Mo, Private Swim Instructor

Los Angeles/ Orange County

Hello, I’ve been actively teaching swim lessons for 4 years and absolutely enjoy each one of my students learning how to swim. There is nothing better than watching my students grow and become confident and comfortable in the water. I love when I establish great relationships with my students. I believe a child learns a lot more when they trust the person that is teaching them especially in the water.I am also big on moving as fast as my student would like me to in our sessions together. Lastly it is important to me that my students understand that I completely respect their space in the water. I look forward to a great summer of wonderful sessions!!!😀

Nadine, Private Swim Instructor and Aspiring to Model

Rosemead

My name is Nadine Martinez and I am a 20year old girl from Rosemead CA. My first lifeguard job was at The El Monte Aquatic Center when I was 16 years old. I began with guarding, and when I was starting my second year I began teaching swim lessons. I have been teaching every summer for the last 5 years. I love teaching because my goal with every student is to create a bond with them and hopefully impact their life with the best positivity that I can give. I have taught students with disabilities, infants, adults, and senior citizens. A fun fact about me is that I was a junior lifeguard when I was 14-15 years old, and got to experience what it was like to do rescues at that age!

I serve the LA communities of Beverly Hills, San Marino, Arcadia, Pasadena

Nazim Hack, Swim Instructor, Event Lifeguard, Pomeranian lover, Chef nazim & Family time

Los Angeles, CA

I’ve been teaching swimming for over 37 years. Swimming is about more than just learning how to stay afloat in water. I teach my students determination, confidence, and mental strength. I like to make sure my students always feel comfortable and are growing expeditiously each lesson. I love what I do!

I’ve always had a passion to help and grow others in any way I can. I’ve been an experienced lifeguard for over 40 years. I always do what it takes to ensure everyone’s safety. I love what I do. I want to be sure everybody has a good time while being completely safe. My four kids could swim before they could walk. 🙂

Serving: Beverly Hills, Westwood, Bel Air, Calabasas Woodland Hills, North Hollywood and Sherman Oaks.

Robert Bracken, Swim Manager Emeritus, Swim Instructor – *Has Pool Access

Santa Monica, 40+ Years Experience

40+ years swim teaching experience! (we stopped counting after 40 🙂

Rob is also our recently retired Happy Swimmers Nationwide Swim Instructor Manager. He loves teaching in the water, and has agreed to continue serving his past years’ students on LA’s Westside: Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Westwood, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood Hills. He’s a busy guy, even in retirement!

His bio:

After retiring from a 25-year career with Air France at the end of 2006, Rob created a consulting company that specializes in several areas including swim instruction. He began swimming competitively in AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) meets at the age of 10. By the age of 13, he was teaching swimming to neighborhood children including those with special needs and those with a fear of water. Rob thinks that being young at heart is a reason that both children and adults trust him. “After all, swimming is fun and that is what has to be conveyed to a student. There is nothing better than seeing a smile on the face of someone who has just overcome a fear or an obstacle to fulfill a goal.” With teaching water safety and confidence as the number one priority, he individualizes each lesson to the needs of the student with emphasis on creativity and fun.

*Has Pool Access in Palm Springs

Sammy Womack, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, Certified Food Enthusiast – *Has Pool Access

Swim Instructor: *Has Pool Access in Woodland Hills

Sammy Womack has spent the past three summers working at the pool as a private swim instructor. She took swim lessons as a child, and would like to give back to her community by teaching in the same way. She enjoys helping others and ensuring a safe and fun environment while teaching such an instrumental skill in the water. She hopes to become a veterinarian after she graduates from college.

Lifeguard:

Sammy Womack has spent the past three summers working at the pool as a lifeguard. She enjoys helping others and ensuring a safe and fun environment for all private events. She hopes to become a veterinarian after she graduates from college.

Serving: Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Hollywood

Sarah Carter, Swim Instructor

Marina Del Rey, 5 years experience!

5 years experience, some of the communities I typically serve:Marina del Rey, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey, Venice, Santa Monica.

Hi! I was a competitive swimmer for 11 years, water polo for two (in college) and a swim coach for five; I am very knowledgeable and strong when it comes to water activities. Also as the oldest of five children I have worked in childcare for over 22 years, I have the patience and kindness tohelp your child feel more comfortable and confident in the water. I’m a dual Canadian/American citizen but have lived in five countries and four states and consider myself quite open minded and cultured. Newly married and living in Marina del Rey, I look forward to meeting and working with you! 🙂

Zac, Swim Instructor & Fly Guy

6 years Experience!

My favorite thing about teaching swim lessons is seeing a child’s love for water and fun grow each and every class.

Serving: Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Encino

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