Houston 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. In 2009 we opened in Austin, and this is our second summer in Houston, with hundreds of kids learning each summer. We are the most seasoned mobile swim lesson company serving the Houston Metro area. Our staff average 13 years swimming lesson teaching.
This region is home to many fine swim schools and city programs, so why do we offer swimming lessons? Some kids do well in boisterous social large group swim lessons, but many kids do not, and prefer a quiet, trusting setting of their own home pool and a dedicated, kind-hearted, patient instructor. We specialize in the latter style of teaching.

Where do we serve in Houston metro?:

Happyswimmers.com provides swim lessons and lifeguarding to Houston and the surrounding metro areas. We are familiar with areas both inside and outside of loop 610, beltway 8, and are excited to use the recently opened section of 99 (aka JJ Watt highway).

Happyswimmers.com staff members would love to come provide swim lessons and lifeguarding services for you in the comfort of your backyard pool.

Whether you live in the heart of Houston or in one of the surrounding communities our great weather provides a lengthy aquatic season. Sugarland, The Woodlands, Friendswood, Spring, Cypress, Pearland, and Clearlake are included in our service area. Let’s keep swimming!

• If you enroll in April or May, getting your lesson preferences are usually no problem
• If you enroll in June, please do so as early in the month as possible, and have some greater flexibility of times and days that would work.
• If you enroll in July, please be flexible on your times, and/or know that some early season clients will finish and open up time slots for you to take. Ask our office.

Can we serve your area? If you’re in the Houston Metro area, it will be our pleasure to serve you!

Here’s a recent testimonial from a mom in Sugar Land:
I enrolled my 2 1/2 year old daughter in private swimming lessons through Happy Swimmers USA with instructor Krysta Meyer. We have been taking the lessons for 2 months and my 2 1/2 year old can jump in the swimming pool on her own, swim and float on her back for the entire length of the pool (30 feet) to the side without any assistance. My husband and I are amazed at her progress and have been very impressed with her instructor, Krysta. I highly recommend this program for every child learning how to swim.
Suzanne, Sugar Land, TX
See the 1 minute video of their results by clicking here:HS-Swim-client-Suzanne-Dickey-Houston-SI-Krysta-Myer-1

Swimming Lesson Tip:

Floaties – These devices actually delay a child’s progress for proper swimming. Though parents use these with good intentions, the problem lies in that floaties are designed to keep the child vertical in the water, and a bent leg kick is then developed to navigate around the pool. When floaties are taken off, the child instinctively tries to kick the same way, and this kick forces her down under water and even greater fear sets in. Children who’ve not used floaties tend to learn about two to three times faster than the floaties kids. Not surprisingly this disclaimer is never found on the carton of floaties at the store.

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.

Houston Swim Lessons Staff

Elena Vasquez, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, Festival gore and animal lover


With 4 years prior experience, and 10 years of swimming experience, I am knowledgeable in swim instructing and all four strokes. I trained very hard to swim competitively and medaled in the Junior Olympics! Some of my past students have gone on to participate in the Iron Man.

I have 5 years of lifeguarding experience and over 10 years of swimming experience and a medal from the Junior Olympics! The best part about lifeguarding events is getting to have fun and meet great people, while keeping everyone safe.

Serving: Pasadena, Houston, Deer Park, Clear Lake, Bellaire, Spring, Humble

Harry Sale, Private Swim Instructor


I learned to swim when I was three years old, and joined competitive swimming when I was five. Fifteen years later, I am now a member of the Florida Institute of Technology University Swim Team going into my junior year. I’ve been teaching swim lessons for three years and absolutely love it. There’s no greater feeling than exposing a new swimmer to the joys of the sport and ability I’ve loved my entire life, and helping someone progress towards water safety and proficiency. I can teach basic water safety all the way up to advanced skills and fine tuning, and just love watching swimmers progress in the activity!

Julie Smith, Private Swim Instructor – *Has Pool Access

*Has Pool Access in Missouri City

I have 4 years Swim Lesson Instruction experience & 1 year Swim Team Coaching experience.  

I love being in the water and love kids, so what better role for me to serve in than teaching little ones how to enjoy and be safe in the water! I have eight years of experience swimming for a team, one year of experience as an assistant coach for a neighborhood swim team, and 4 years of experience giving private lessons to both kids and adults. What I love most about teaching swim lessons is seeing kids overcome their fears in the water while having a blast!

I will serve the greater Houston area including the Cypress, Tomball, Katy, Sugar Land communities, among others.

Kima, Swim Instructor: Hairstylist and lash tech


I’ve been teaching swim lessons since I was in high school, but professionally now for about 3 years combined. My specialties include dealing with children who are extremely afraid of the water and helping them see how fun the water can be. My favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing a child progress from being afraid of the water to being fearless! A fun fact about me is I have two left feet!

Serving: Bellaire, jersey village,spring, woodlands

Lauren, Swim Instructor, Shark and Language Fanatic


Hi y’all! My name is Lauren Kelley and I’ve been teaching swim lessons to kiddos for 4+ years. I’ve been swimming myself since I could walk! I was a lifeguard for 6 years. Most of my swim instructor experience is with children from 2 years old to children who are in 3rd grade.

I know American Sign Language and am a speech-language pathologist; consequently, I have extensive experience with children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing and have special needs.

My favorite part of swimming lessons is teaching kiddos how to be safe in the water–while having fun doing so! If I have the pleasure to meet you, ask me about my favorite shark!

Serving: Houston, Bellaire, Memorial, Katy

Madecita, Private Swim Instructor, Interior Designer-Architect- Swimmer-Triathlete.

The Woodlands

Design and sport are my passions. I have 10 years experience teaching private swimming lessons to children 3 to 12 years. I have experience with children special needs.We can go through this process together and learn how to swim while we have fun. Additionally I teach swimming for adults and help them prepare their performance for triathlons. I love this activity but I especially enjoy the connection with others. This job allows me to teach skills that will be useful for life.

I hope to take care of the others’ lives while enjoying outdoor activities.

I serve the Houston communities of  Houston proper, North-Conroe-the woodlands- Spring-Cypress

Meg, Swim Instructor, Event Lifeguard, Lifeguard Instructor (LGI), Triathlete and Coach


My first experience teaching swim was initiation by fire. I was asked since I was a new lifeguard on my first job, if I could teach a swim lesson. That was definitely interesting. Since then, I have not only gained experience and certifications in swimming through the American Red Cross, the YMCA, USA Swimming, various swim schools, and now in conjunction with USA Triathlon and open water swimming. It is truly exciting to see someone gain confidence and the skills to achieve something not thought possible. One of my favorite races was because of the medal earned, not the swim itself!

Serving: heights, Bellaire, west university, Montrose

I have been guarding for 38years in various settings from surf to pool. It has been an interesting adventure. One of my fondest memories was jumping out of helicopters, while practicing drills with the Coast Guard. As an event guard, safety is my number one priority. I want your guests to have fun.

Serving: Houston — greater area

Mrs.Schroeder, Private Swim Instructor and Sporty Shorty Beach Fanatic

La Marque

I am a fun, loving and compassionate instructor whose main goal is to make my students feel comfortable and safe while learning to swim.I have been teaching private swim lessons to ages 2- adult since I was 18( and that’s a long time).My experience includes teaching children with Autism, Downs Syndrome and ADHD. I am also blessed enough to teach Kindergarten and First Grade at a private Christian School as well. I have raised 6 boys and one very spoiled German Shepherd!

I serve the Houston communities of Galveston, Friendswood, League City, Alvin, among others. 

Summer Scott, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor & Photography Enthusiast

I have worked as a swim instructor for 3 years and it is one of the most fun jobs that I have had. I love helping children gain confidence in the pool. It is one of the most rewarding feeling in the world to watch a child progress in their swimming ability. I love working with older children between ages 5-12. I have experience working with young children and have been told that I have a talent working with scared children in this age group. I also have experience working with adults of all swimming ability. I am currently a master instructor for Lifetime Fitness.

I have been a Lifeguard for 6 years, three of those years I worked as a waterfront lifeguard at a camp in Austin, Tx. The last 3 years I have worked for Lifetime Fitness in San Antonio as an Aquatics Supervisor in this role I help run swim programming and lifeguard management. As a lifeguard my number one priority is keeping everyone safe and stopping disasters before they happen. I am a fitness enthusiast and I am currently in the hiring process for the San Antonio Fire Department.

Serving: San Antonio, Houston, Austin, Dallas

Sydney, Swim Instructor

The Woodlands, 2 years experience.

Serving the areas of The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe.  HAS ACCESS TO A POOL IF NEEDED.

Hello, my name is Sydney Bedell. I swam competitively for five years. I have taught children ages 2 to 13 with a variety of different skill levels through group and private lessons for two summers. I also worked at my school’s after school daycare my senior year of high school. I enjoy seeing kids progress and gain confidence in their swimming abilities. I am currently a college student attending Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. I am a International Studies major and a Women’s studies minor. I hope to pursue a career in helping women in developing countries.

Way to go Sydney, and good luck!

Whit Saunders, Swim Instructor and Lifeguard, Soccer playing and gourmet chef


My swim instructing background is being an assistant coach for my neighborhood swim team where I ran practices and meets working on kids technique. More recently I’ve taught lessons at an indoor pool, and worked with a wider range of ages. My specialties include teaching flutter kicks and breast stroke arms. What I like most about teaching lessons is seeing retained development in the kids swimming, a fun fact is I’ve been swimming since i was 4.

My lifeguarding background is mostly at neighborhood pools on a 2 guard system. More recently I’ve worked a 3 guard system at an indoor pool. My intention while guarding is to ensure all patron safety. What I like most about lifeguarding events is the people you meet, and a fun fact about me is I have two other triplet siblings.

Serving: Houston, Clear Lake, League City, Friendswood

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