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| Life Guard | NYC

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.

Brett, Swim Instructor, Event Lifeguard & Sports Caster Aficionado

Long Island, NY

Event life guard for 2 years now with a certification of CPR. I really enjoy making sure people are safe and enjoying themselves. I’m surprised how many people like to have conversations with life guards, many people are interesting to talk to.

Same as life-guarding want to expand into swim instructor.

Fun Fact- I like making people laugh I have been a pool.

Serving: Port Jefferson, Middle Island, Setauket and Stonybrook

Port Jefferson- Southampton,Bridgehampton,West Hampton,Mattituck-Greenport

Daniel | Private Swim Instructor | NYC

Daniel Kourehjan, Swim Instructor and Lifeguard, The guard tube gladiator

Paramus, NJ

I taught swim lessons at camp and privately for the last 5 years working with children of all ages. I love helping children learn how to swim and their “aha!” moment when they finally get a stroke and become comfortable with it. I actually learned how to swim pretty early on. At the tender young age of just 4 years old I would swim on my own!

I’ve been lifeguarding for the last 8 years and teaching swim lessons for the last 5. I always keep a fun and safe environment for my patrons and love to see a smile on their faces after a job well done. Event lifeguarding is so much fun and you meet so many new and interesting people.

I serve the NYC Tri-State Areas of Paramus, Philadelphia, New York, Manalapan, among others. 

Kevin Wang, Swim Instructor & Lifeguard

NYC

2 years experience!

Serving: Jericho, Nassau county, Queens

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.

Nadine George, Swim instructor: Sushi Lover, Traveler and Reading Fanatic

NYC

I have been teaching swimming for about 8 years. I teach all ages from Mommy and me (infants) to adults who are interested in learning. I was on various teams in my childhood and swam competitively with my high school. I enjoy helping individuals learn that the water isn’t so scary and is more our friend when we learn the skills. Fun fact my favorite stroke is the Butterfly!

Serving: Brooklyn, Queens, Elmont, Manhattan, Bronx

Pam, Swim Instructor, Dog lover and crazy cat lady.

NYC

I have loved to swim as long as I can remember. I swam competitively in highschool and as an adult I became an avid long distance open water swimmer. I have more than 15 years coachign experience. I started with young children in an afterschool program and have since taught private lessons to kids and accomplished competitive swimmers. I am currently a head varsity coach at the high school level and I also coach varsity water polo. I love to swim and be in the water and I love to teach people of all ages how to love the water too.

Serving: Westchester, Bronx, Manhattan

Regional Swim Instructor Manager Bettina Perkins

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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