Survival Swim School

Survival Swim School


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Survival Swim is a mobile private swim instruction company. Our trained Survival Swim Instructors provide early to advanced level swim instruction at your personal residence, community pools or our “home” pool, located in Goodyear, Arizona. We were founded in 2012 with a mission to teach others to survive in the water by providing safety & survival skills with convenient instructors, and friendly, consistent swim instruction.

Jaime Clarke, is the Founder and CEO of Survival Swim School. She has a passion in keeping everyone safe around water. She wants to spread that passion all over Arizona with Survival Swim.

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Goodyear, AZ 85338
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

During our lessons; children learn to swim in a safe, positive and learning enriched environment. Since survival in the water is our #1 goal, we make it our priority. One of the 1st skills our instructors teach young swimmers is to swim back to the wall after an accidental fall in the water and to pull themselves out of the water to safety. They also learn the expertise of controlled-breathing, paddling and kicking in order to swim to safety. These survival skills are very important to learn at a young age because drowning is the second most leading cause of death in children ages 1-14. Most of these drownings happen in a backyard pool.

Our open-minded technique makes learning to swim enjoyable and relaxing. Our techniques will challenge each student by recognizing their strengths to better suite their learning abilities.  Private lessons ensure that children advance at their own pace, and move on only after they’re ready for the next challenge. The ability to personalize lessons gives our instructors the chance to better help your child develop the skills to triumph over their fears and raise their confidence in the water.

Parents will receive a copy of our Survival Skill Chart and Certificate to provide their children, as a fun way to track their swim skill progress.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Survival Swim Certified Instructors are highly qualified professionals who must pass our intensive screening and interview process, a background check, and must always be courteous and kind. If you ever experience a concern with one of our Instructors, please contact us. We strive to provide the most qualified, professional team of Instructors available.

Through our exclusive “Learn to Survive and Swim Guarantee,” we strive to instill all students with the confidence and tactics to master life-saving water safety and swimming skills in a fast and effective manner.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Survival Swim Lesson Pricing

Private Swim Lessons (one-on-one instruction)

30 minute lessons = $42

40 minute lessons = $46

60 minute lessons = $57


If you have two students in a row, only $27.50 for 30 minutes private lesson / student (Max. 1 Hr Intervals)


Semi-Private Swim Lessons (Two students in the water at the same time)

In order to provide effective semi-private swim instruction, students must be 4 years old or older, similar age, and same skill level. Survival swim guarantee does not apply.

40 minute lessons = $25 per student

60 minute lessons = $33 per student


Baby and Parent Swim Lessons: Ages 6 - 12 Months

(Parents are in the water with their babies and the Swim Instructor)

30 minute lessons = $35

40 minute lessons = $40


Registration Fee: (per student)

$25 / Student

$60 / Family

How did you get started teaching?

Jaime is born and raised in Arizona. She started teaching swim lessons in high school at the Aquatic Center in Buckeye, Arizona. She worked there for 6 years as a lifeguard, swim teacher/coach and water aerobics instructor. During her 2rd year at the Buckeye Aquatic Center, she advanced to teaching private swim lessons at swimmers' homes. Jaime has continued to teach private swim lessons every summer since 1998. She has experience teaching all ages and levels, as well as children with disabilities.

Due to the amazing referrals from so many families in the West Valley, in 2012 she had to start teaching swim lessons from her own pool. Jaime just didn’t have enough time to travel and teach swim lessons. She felt that she could teach more people to swim that way.

In 2014, Jaime received so many calls for swim lessons, she had to hire and SS Certify other instructors to help teach side by side with her in order to serve each client. Jaime and SS instructors worked all summer long trying to fit in lessons to make sure all of our new swimmers learned to swim, while learning safety around water.

After that summer in 2014, Jaime realized that some of our clients would have preferred to have their swim lessons in their own pool due to the convenience and effectiveness of each swimmer learning how to be safe at home. She then decided to expand her reach and hire more quality swim instructors and eventually expand into other areas of Arizona.

If you would like more information or personal references regarding our teaching style and abilities, please contact Jaime Clarke at [email protected] . She looks forward to teaching you or a loved one the most important survival skill.... SWIMMING!

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages: Babies 6 months to adults 65 years old.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Water Walk 5K benefitting a local charity The Honey Foundation. Check it out at

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Private lessons are the best way to learn to swim! Make sure they are Survivial Swim Certified!

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