Rachel Van Scoy

Rachel Van Scoy

3.0 (1)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
15 years in business

About this pro

Open water swimmers! I am a swim coach specializing in efficient, comfortable freestyle for tri beginners, up to competitive strokes for USA swimmers, child through adult.

Learn-to-swim for kids is on a case-by-case basis.

Breakdown: Two adults can do semi-private lessons for the same price as a single private lesson, because I believe in the power of practicing with each other. Kids of similar abilities can do semi-privates, but if their spread is too far, I will take them one at a time.

I coach out of Colorado Springs.

The physics of swimming and the a-ha moments!

I sort of like the water too ;)

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Manitou Springs, CO 80829
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  • Patrick Payton

    Everything we were looking for in a swim coach


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

USA Swimmer; High School and College varsity teams.

Formal coaching training under Total Immersion; workshop and private lesson coach: 2009-2015.

USA Swim coach: YWCA Otters (Minneapolis: 2009-2011) ; ACES Swim Club (Denver: 2011-2014 + ongoing sub status)

Alcatraz 2012; English Channel (relay) 2014

multiple sprint and olympic triathlons

science teacher...I care about the whole "you".

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

(Same price for 1 or 2 people)

Adult: learn-to-swim / tri confidence -

$40 for 30 mins; $55 for 45 mins

Adult: tri finesse / gaining speed -

$45 for 30 mins; $60 for 45 mins

Travel rate: $75 for 45 mins

Child: $30 for 30 mins; $20 each for semi-private

USA Stroke work can add additional 15 mins for $15 dollars.

Travel rate: $75 for 45 mins

What types of students have you worked with?

6 month-old fearless swimmer to 70 year old terrified of water to 12 and 30 year olds trying to podium :)

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

Know what pool(s) they or you have access to, ask what kind of pool it is and if that fits what you need.

Go with one you think your child (or you) will be comfortable with. No coach should guilt you into a second meet up if you don't feel like it's a good personality match.

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