SwimSmart

SwimSmart

5.0 (4)
1 employee
19 years in business

About this pro

Seasoned coach who works with teenagers and adults. Private lessons in Eagle Rock or at your own pool for all levels - fitness or competitive swimmers, novice to elite triathletes - from a masters world record holder in freestyle. Scheduled by appointment.

30 years of experience coaching and teaching. Published author on swim technique and NCAA coaching award recipient.
Masters High Performance Camp and Navy Youth Camp coach. 
USMS National Top Ten listings: 310 individual, 85 relay
USMS National Records set: 55 
FINA Masters World Records set: 38

The best part of coaching swimming is that one comment can change a life! Swimming doesn't look like it feels or feel like it looks, so it takes someone who can express the feeling necessary to make an impact. I get quick results by knowing exactly what someone needs to hear.

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Los Angeles, CA 90027
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • Rosie Johnson

    Jacki has been coaching my daughter so she can place better in high school meets. Her wealth of knowledge and ability to communicate clearly and precisely has helped Ariana take significant time off all her events. She's the best!

  • Dave Reardon

    I just want to thank you for the outstanding swim instruction you have provided me with over the past few months. I raced in the Lions Spring Sprint Tri on Sunday and placed 4th in my age group. This is a vast improvement from the last triathlon when I was a distant 14th. I was able to swim with confidence and feel I will only improve.

  • David Rizzo

    I did my first try last weekend. It was a one mile swim. I finished 3 minutes faster than last year...the majority of that is due to the lessons I had with you. So thanks again.

  • Kathy Graves

    She has helped me more in a couple of lessons than any of the other coaches I have taken lessons from last 5 years. She picked up subtle stuff that I do wrong and taught me how it should feel to correct it so I know when working on it if I'm doing it right.



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Once a request is received, I contact the student to determine level of competance and goals desired. Then we arrange a time and place to meet. I watch to see what the swimmer does in the water and then make corrections with specific directives and explanations.


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

30 years of experience coaching and teaching swimmers of all ages and levels. Published author on swim technique and NCAA coaching award recipient.
High Performance and Navy camp coach. 
USMS National Top Ten listings: 310 individual, 85 relay
USMS National Records set: 55 
FINA Masters World Records set: 38


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

Usually I run 30 minute session because there are so many moving parts. If at my pool in Eagle Rock, the fee is $50. If travel is involved, it is priced accordingly by time and distance and may run more than 30 minutes.


How did you get started teaching?

I have always been a swimmer and have learned that swimming properly does not feel like it looks or look like it feels. Too many coaches and teachers instruct according to the "rules." But I use analogies about how it should feel. Once I started to do this, I got immediate results and realized I could express the proper technique in a manner that people could relate to.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with every age and every level of ability. However, my specialty is more geared for teenagers to adults.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

NCAA coaching award, 2014

2 first place finishes in the World Masters Championships in Budapest, 2017. 


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

There are some great coaches who never swam themselves, but there are many who just follow the "rules" and don't understand that what they are seeing is not what the swimmer feels. So, having a coach who also swims with a high level of preficiency is a better bet.


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