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.

Phoenix Swim Lessons Staff

Amanda Wells, Swim Instructor, Bibliophile and semi-pro binge watcher


Hi there! My name is Amanda Wells and I love all things aquatic. I found my passion when I was eleven and saw Michael Phelps swim in the 2008 Summer Olympics. I immediately joined a club team and went on to become a lifeguard, swim instructor, and lifeguard instructor in college. During the school year, I teach eighth graders English Language Arts and Social Studies. My favorite thing about teaching swim lessons is seeing my students become comfortable, confident, and independent in the water.

Serving: Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Avondale

Emilie Dunaway, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, Literature Lover and Rad Tunes Rocker


I’m currently working on my second summer as a swim instructor and love it. I love kids and enjoy helping them be safe and achieve new skills

I’m currently working on my second year guarding and I love every minute! I really enjoy helping people stay safe while having fun – its my top priority!

Serving: Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler

Erika, Private Swim Instructor and Expert Boxer Tamer

Desert Ridge

I’ve been teaching swim lessons to children and adults for 2 years now! I’ve taught children of all ages, including newborns, basic floating and life saving skills. I’ve also taught older children basic and advanced freestyle and backstroke along with basic breaststroke and butterfly. Teaching swim lessons is fun and entertaining; you never know what to expect! Here’s something most people don’t know about me, I was a singer in choir for 5 years before I started high school!

I serve the Phoenix communities of Scottsdale, Phoenix proper, Tempe, Peoria, among others. 

Jeremy Tate Phung, Swim Instructor and Adventure Seeker


I started off teaching lessons at Aquasafe swim school for 4 years and then moved onto teaching lessons with the town of Gilbert for the summers. Recently for the last 4 years now I have been the head coach of GCU’s club swimming program. I absolutely love being in the water and more important than just teaching children how to swim, I enjoy most helping them to enjoy the water too!

Serving: Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria

Kali Hyham, Swim Instructor & Lifeguard


Swim Instructor:

I have been teaching swim lessons for 3 years. I have taught all ages ranging from 6 months all the way up to adults. I have also taught in class settings as well as private lessons. I have experience teaching all skill levels. My favorite part about swim lessons is helping students master a new skill! I have been a competitive swimmer almost all of my life so swimming has always been one of my favorite activities!


I have been lifeguarding pools for 3 years. My favorite part about lifeguarding is that it is always a positive environment because people love swimming! I always make sure to scan the entire pool properly to ensure a safe experience for all of the swimmers. I have also coached water polo as a certified lifeguard so that adds an interesting element to the mix.

Serving: Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe

Lyndsay, Swim Instructor and Disney Parks Fanatic


I have almost 10 years of experience teaching swim lessons to group and also private. I started off myself on a swim team when I was 3 and continued until I graduated High School. I love to swim and be around the water. I love to make lessons fun with games and songs. I have been working with children of all ages for over 15 years. I truly love watching the learning process big or small with children.

Serving: Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley

Rachel, Swim Instructor and Lifeguard for Hire – *Has Pool Access


*Has Pool Access in San Jose

Aloha! My name is Rachel and I am from Hawaii, a Pepperdine University graduate and am planning to attend law school! I grew up swimming and swam all throughout middle school, high school and college. I began teaching swim lessons in 2012 and have taught children ranging in age from 2-12 years old. I taught lessons through USA Swimming, YMCA Swimming and private lessons as well. I hope to share my love for swimming with others by helping improve skills, techniques and confidence in the water!

 I also began lifeguarding 6 years ago and have lifeguarded swim practices, swim meets, swim lessons and private events along with swim lessons for 6 years. I love the water! I hope to lifeguard events in order to ensure the safety of all swimmers and patrons!

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