You-Swimming!  -Adult Beginner & Established Swimmer Coaching, Injury Rehab, Fitness And Prep For Joining Competive Teams For Swimming And Triathlon.

You-Swimming! -Adult Beginner & Established Swimmer Coaching, Injury Rehab, Fitness And Prep For Joining Competive Teams For Swimming And Triathlon.

5.0 (4)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
22 years in business

About this pro

Hello!

I specialize in SUPPORTING ADULT BEGINNER SWIMMERS who experience anxiety in the water or who have simply not gotten around to learning how to swim yet! I have been teaching swimming for over thirty years, to all ages and have chosen to dedicate my practice to Adult Beginners!

I ALSO WORK WITH ADULTS WHO ARE ESTABLISHED SWIMMERS who are looking to improve their stroke technique, increase their range of aquatic skills and get into better over-all shape. Often my Adult Swimmers go on to compete in swimming and triathlon.  -The work that we do together is a perfect lead-up to an active aaquatic sport life for yourself! -Let's get started on developing your life-long swimming practice!

~Lose weight, gain muscle mass and strength, increase your cardio fitness and flexibility, rehab from prior injuries without the stress of gravity, sleep like a baby and send your endorphins rocketing skyward. -Even improve your social life (swimmers are nice people :).

About me:
I am a life-long competitive swimmer and placed Top Ten at Masters Nationals: 50 & 100 m breaststroke.  I coach year-round in heated pools. The sessions are low-key, fun and relaxing. Typically, my clients go from being anxious of putting their face in the water to swimming, floating and engaging in other swim techniques in 8-10 one hour, private sessions! My swim coaching practice is committed to working solely with Adult Beginners, whether they are ready to overcome anxiety about being in the water or want to improve their stroke technique. 

RATES:
My single-session rate (one private hour of instruction) is $70.00/hr.

I also offer a DISCOUNTED HOUR RATE PACKAGE:
$560.00 for a ten-hour package: $56.00/hr.  Most of my swimmers take the ten-hour pkg.

THE POOL:
My swimmers meet me at local pools here in Irvine that are heated during the fall and winter months (I coach year-round). -Give me a call to chat about your current swimming status and your goals!

Best,
Coach Kathryn
949-278-8320

A FEW OF MY ADULT BEGINNER SWIM CLIENTS' RECOMMENDATIONS:

-KENNETH:   "Very patient, good natured. Made me feel like a natural in the water."     ~Five Stars given.

-Shama: This is for anyone who, like myself, never got around to learning how to swim. After years of avoiding all the wonderful water activities offered in our area and having to explain to people how and why it is I can't just jump in the pool or dive off a cliff on summer trips....I took the plunge (pun intended). I've been taking 1-on-1 swim classes with our neighbor Kathryn for about 1 month now and I can't recommend her enough to those around me who are still putting off such a useful and fun skill. I was apprehensive about it like everyone who has gotten around to adulthood without learning, but Kathryn's approach is opposite of the "just jump in" approach. She blends elements of meditation, relaxation, and visualization to make each session more about doing a peaceful task at a tailored pace. I went from zero swimming skills to multiple swimming styles in only 6 sessions so far, and can't wait to become not just able to swim but actually excel. Kathryn (formerly a competitive swimmer) also provides feedback for technique and form which is building a solid foundation. I wanted to share and encourage others in the neighborhood to also take the plunge....it's easier than I thought especially with the meditative techniques and can't believe I missed out for so long.

-ANJA:    "Kathryn's ability to connect with me, as a new swimmer who had considerable apprehension about submerging in the water, was unlike any swimming lesson I have observed. I am so glad I took the risk of stepping out of my comfort zone and signed up to work with her! I am now very relaxed and confident in the water and am swimming as if I have done this my whole life. Great balance of empathic support and correct stroke technique. Thanks for the new sport, Coach!"                                              ~Five Stars given.

-ISABELLE: "As an adult non-swimmer with a fear of water, I was looking for someone who has had success with someone like me. Kathryn is a patient instructor but she gently pushes my boundaries to help me achieve my goals. Her approach is methodical and builds upon itself. I would highly recommend her."     ~Five Stars given.


-Ghassan: "I was extremely reluctant to take any lessons to improve my swimming ability until I heard about Kathryn. I felt very comfortable since she was very patient, professional and sensitive to my age and capabilities. I strongly recommend her as a professional swimming coah. She is great."

-Alan: "Coach Kathryn is great. I was not very comfortable with being in the water due to incidents that happened in my past, but she took her time with me and eventually I overcame my fear. She is very patient and professional. I definitely recommend her to everyone learning how to swim."

I enjoy my work with Adult Beginners and Adult Established Swimmers so much I made the decision in 2017 to dedicate my coaching time to working only with adults. I am a life-long competitive swimmer and a  breastroke sprinter, placing Top Ten in the 50 meter and 100 meter breast at Masters Nationals before having to retire from competition due to an over-use shoulder injury. I now get to log my pool hours as a coach to Adult Swimmers!  I love this work!

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Irvine, CA 92604
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • Isabelle Brayman

    As an adult non swimmer with a fear of water, I was looking for someone who has had success with someone like me. Kathryn is a patient instructor but she gently pushes my boundaries to help me achieve my goals. Her approach is methodical and builds upon itself. I would highly recommend her.

  • Anja

    Kathryn's ability to connect with me, as a new swimmer who had considerable apprehension about submerging in the water, was unlike any swimming lesson I have observed. I am so glad I took the risk of stepping out of my comfort zone and signed up to work with her! I am now very relaxed and confident in the water and am swimming as if I have done this my whole life. -Great balance of empathic support and correct stroke technique. Thanks for the new sport, Coach!

  • Alan

    Coach Kathryn is great. I was not very comfortable with being in the water due to incidents that happen in my past, but she took her time with me and eventually I overcame my fear. She is very patient and professional. I definitely recommend her to everyone learning how to swim.

  • Kenneth Gascon

    Very patient, good natured. Made me feel like a natural in the water.



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Rates for Private, Adult Beginner & Established Swimmer Sessions: 

Individual Session Rate: $70.00/Hour.

Block Package Rate: Ten Hours @$56.00/hour: $560.00


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