Gigi Steele - Swimming, Tennis, & Kick Boxing

Gigi Steele - Swimming, Tennis, & Kick Boxing

5.0 (4)
9 hires on
1 employee
5 years in business

About this pro

I teach the respect and love of swimmIng.  I speciakize inbteach kids and have had over 50 students this summer.  I am instructor certified by Swim Lessons University, I have a 45 year history with swimming and started competitive swimming at age five.  I was in AAU ( now USA Swimming) through High School years.  I have held records at every club including longest standing records at the US Naval Academy Jr. Swim Club.  I was Captain of my HS swim team and District Champion is 100 butterfly and participated in the State of Florida meet in four events.  I recently finished in top 5% of all swimmers in the open water race from Alcatraz to San Francisco.  I am currently a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and am a search & rescue specialist as well as former District PA Officer, Division Commander, and Boat Coxswain. I have also served as a Cubmaster in BSA and was a graduate teaching assistant at UCLA.

Transferring the heritage and best techniques from the sport of swimming and seeing my clients gain supreme confidence and command of the water   Seeing the benefits of this confidence in other areas of their lives.

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Long Beach, CA 90815
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4 Reviews


  • Agata Oushana

    Gigi is amazing teacher, my 12 years old son learned swimming with only 4 lessons, build his confidence and love to spend every free time in the pool , I would refer Gigi to anyone who would like to learn swimming , she have great approach explaining steps to achieve excellence and sets high goals for her students. Highly recommend

  • MJ Cittadino

    Excellent experiences for 7 and 4 year old. Patient, clear vision that she communicates very well. 4 year old reluctant but Gigi succeeded beyond our expectations. Low key, hesitation in recommending her to others, and we are very glad she was available for us

  • Priyanka Eratkar

    Gigi is an excellent instructor. She taught me amazing swimming strokes. This was my first ever swimming lesson so being panic was natural, however, she trained me well on how to relax body and float calmly and paddle swiftly.

  • Jaden Collier

    Patient, attentive, valuable guidance - knkmows her stuff.

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

I do a phone interview first to get background and build rapport.  It is important to have a basic and mutual understanding of goals. When it come to water for beginners, I teach them basic safety and survival first.  How to make improvised flotation, float, signal for help, etc.  Then we move on to learning freestyle, etc.

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

Certiified as Instructor by Swim Lessons University

43 years as competitve swimmer

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Search and Rescue Specialist

Certified Boot Camp Instructor

CPR and First Aid 

Previous CAL-EMA Incident Commander and Hazmat Tech.

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

Yes, 45 per lesson for up to 1 hr at your pool.

Advanced lessons for competitive swimmers are 55 per lesson.

Max number per lesson is 2.  Add 10 to rate.

For travel to your pool past 25 miles from 90815 add another 10 to rate.

Quote may reflect other considerations for increase or decrease in fee.

How did you get started teaching?

Have served as coach and swim meet starter for community teams.

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages. All abilities 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Competing in 2017 Alcatraz sharkswim and placing in top 5% of field, 6th in my category.

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

Know that teacher is passionate about swimming with good record of experience.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Why they want to swim better and how long is reasonable to meet goals.