Bourne Swim Academy

Bourne Swim Academy

5.0 (2)
1 hire on
13 years in business

About this pro

I am Rita Bourne , founder of Bourne Swim Academy. As an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor , CPR and Lifeguard certified my primary function and goal is to make sure everyone not only knows how to keep themselves safe ,but possibly others too. I encourage my students to remove the word "can't" from their mind and teach them the beauty of being in water when they know how to keep themselves Safe.

The most important thing I enjoy about my work is that everyday I save lives. I encourage all my students to gain their confidence and to believe in themselves.

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North Miami Beach, FL 33162
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  • Shruti Nanda

    Rita is an excellent teacher and a mentor. I remember my first day full of anxiety and fear. She guided me through my fear and changed it to my strength. Now I just love water and have learned so many techniques in less than 6 lessons and being 27 was really hard for me to get that flexibility and strength which I have now. I can't believe how much I enjoy swimming now all thanks to Rita. I would miss you.

  • Shruti Nanda

    Rita was an excellent teacher and a friend. She changed my view of fear from water to something that I enjoy now and gained strength as well. I really love her teaching style and the techniques I learned makes me feel like a professional now. All I can say is practise and practise and practise.


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

Everybody is different and the primary motive is to make them comfortable and get them accomolated to water. Once they are well accomolated get them learn the techniques and calm them down in water so they can be more confident while they swim.

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

I am a "Water Safety Instructor" and can teach all levels.

How did you get started teaching?

I was a competitive swimmer in college and motivated me to share my ability with others.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with toddlers, school going kids, adults and senior citizens and therefore I beleive "Anyone".

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

The Olympic Swimming facinates me a lot in the recent events.

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

I would tell my student to "Just have Fun" and enjoy the water and change their "fear" to "confidence".

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

Its a "commitment" so students have to be dedicated to learn from start to end and they would be successful.

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