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 Garcia - Lifeguard

Amanda Garcia, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, LGI

Chandler, 5 years experience!

5 years swim teaching experience

Some common areas I serve:Phoenix, Chandler, Scottsdale, Fountain Hills

Hi, my name is Amanda and I love all things aquatic! I am passionate about teaching children how to swim as I feel it is an invaluable life skill that can turn into a life long passion. My primary goal is to teach children how to be safe in and around the water. It’s also a priority of mine to make sure my students have fun while they become strong, confident swimmers. Fun fact about me: I learned to swim before I learned to walk!

Advanced Certifications: Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor

Ashley, Private Swim Instructor

I have 7 years of swim instructing experience of swimmers will all ages and abilities! I have a teaching degree in physical education and I am working toward a Master’s Degree in Adapted Physical Education. I specialize in working with individuals with disabilities in all physical activity settings. My students never fail to put a smile on my face, and that is why I love this job so much.

I serve the Phoenix communities of Chandler, Scottsdale, Phoenix, among others. 

Austin Robare, Phoenix Private Swim Instructor and Event Lifeguard~and who loves singing and playing the piano

Tempe

4 years experience,  home turf areas of service include but not limited to:

Tempe, Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale

Swim Instructor Bio:

I have been a swim instructor professionally and privately for 4 years and have coordinates swim lessons and staff at an aquatic facility for 1 year. It is a joy teaching kids how to swim and watching them progress because this is the earliest form of life-saving in my eyes. If you teach kids proper swimming and survival skills they will less likely need saving from lifeguards although still possible.

Lifeguard bio:

I had been a lifeguard for 3 years and managed lifeguards for 1 year. I have always enjoyed keeping kids safe in and out of the water and feel proud of my knowledge of this safety because it can help people in many situations even outside of the workplace.

Brianna, Private Swim Instructor, Lifeguard for Hire, music lover & pug enthusiast

Monte Del Oro

Swim lessons are by far the favorite part of my job. I love being around kids and sharing my passion for being in the water. I grew up swimming, actually swam competitively for 15+ years. I can teach a wide variety of skills from getting comfortable in water, to perfecting your butterfly technique.

I am also fluent in English and Spanish.

Lifeguarding has been one of the highlights of my summers. My goal as a lifeguard is to make sure everyone is safe and feels comfortable being around the water. I also love being around animals and ensuring they can swim safely.

I serve the Phoenix and Tuscon areas of Northern Tucson such as Oro Valley, Marana, Catilina Foothills, among others. 

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

Phoenix

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. 

Hannah, Private Swim Instructor, Lifeguard for Hire, and Music Lover

Mesa

I have also been teaching swim lessons for 7 years, I volunteered for 2 years to learn what I know and have taught my own classes for the other 5 years. I ahem experience with group classes, one on one, special needs and all ages.

I have been a lifeguard since 2013. With my 6 years of experience, I have found a love for what I do. Lifeguarding is a really important and meaningful job that I get the honor of doing and thanks to Happy Swimmers, I can help keep backyard pools safe now too. I am a swimmer myself and swam on Red Mountain’s Varsity Swim Team in High School. Currently, I am going into my junior year of college pursuing a degree in Economics.

I serve the Phoenix communities of Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, among others 

Jacqueline Jenner, Swim Instructor

South Scottsdale, 10 years experience!

10 years swim teaching experience!

Serving the areas of Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Tempe and others.

I have over 18 years experience in swimming. I like to pass on awesomeness. Being positive is what I like to put out into the world.

John LeVally, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard & Animal Lover

Phoenix

My name is John and I have been a swim instructor for the past 4 and a half years. I have experience with children ages 2-15, and I have even taught adult classes in the past. I have received recognition from the City of Scottsdale for excellent instructor work, and I take pride in my ability to teach kids how to swim. What I like most about teaching swim lessons is seeing the kids smile and have a good time. It feels nice to know I’m teaching a valuable life skill, and it feels even better to know the children are having a good time doing so!

I have been guarding for the past 5 years! I have experience as a lifeguard, a head lifeguard, and even as an assistant manager. I have received recognition for outstanding guarding on multiple occasions, and I really enjoy guarding overall! It feels good to ensure the safety of others, especially children, and I hope to work as many events as possible!

Serving: Scottsdale, Phoenix, Paradise Valley

Kali Hyham, Swim Instructor & Lifeguard

Phoenix

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!

Lifeguard:

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

Laura Ipina, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

Youngtown

Swim teaching 11 summers now & 7 of them with Happy Swimmers!

I have been teaching since I was 17 years of age. I love teaching because I know I can help the whole family be safe in and around the water. I love all the knowledge I have learned and always like to teach them all I know. It’s a good way of giving back and having fun in the water. I practice synchronized swimming, Spanish, adult learn to swim experience, and learn to swim stroke work & a little bit of coaching.

I love meeting new people. I have been guarding since I was 15 which means I am experience at preventing accidents from happening. I have seen it all. I enjoy what I do.

Home in Youngtown, Arizona

I serve the Phoenix communities of Surprise and Scottsdale, among others.
Certified as a Water safety instructor, Lifeguard, CPR, first Aid

Maeghyn, Swim Instructor – *Has Pool Access

Glendale AZ, 9 years experience :)

*Has Pool Access in Glendale

I have 9 years Swim Instruction Experience

My swim career began in 2008 working for the local park district in Washington state. From the start I taught ages 6 months to adult where I was able to enjoy watching people grow in their swimming abilities. In 2011 I expanded my teaching to include not only the local park district, but our local YMCA to diversify my teaching method. At the YMCA I continued to teach all ages. I have had the blessing to teach students all all ages, backgrounds and physical abilities to include students with various special needs. As a mom to an active and adventurous 3 year old little boy, I know the importance of properly teaching your child to swim in the most caring, and fun way. A quick fun fact about me is that I absolutely love animals, and love to incorporate that into the way I teach my lessons.

I serve the Phoenix communities of Glendale and Peoria, among others.

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

Malibu

*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!

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.

Vlad, Private Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, #TimeTraveler

Vail

I been teaching Swim Lesson for around 4 years already using Red Cross guideline techniques. A lot of the times I use my own imagination in order to have fun an an effective learning experience. Some of my background experience touched special children that needed extra help in order to remain confident in water.

Every weekend in one of the pools I’ve been working in weve scheduled event parties with usually families or a group of people (avg. 50) renting the pool. Usually we had to decorate the pool in one specific theme so everyone will have fun. In some cases a lot of kids were involved so we had to be extra prepared.

I serve the Arizona communities of Tucson, Phoenix, Scotsdale, Gilbert, among others. 

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