Swim Instructor / Private Swim Coach/ Lifeguard Instructor/CPR/AED/FA

Swim Instructor / Private Swim Coach/ Lifeguard Instructor/CPR/AED/FA

5.0 (9)
1 hire on Lessons.com
17 years in business

About this pro

-Over 22 years of experience 

-Worked with all ages, 

-Well versed in 4 different nationally acredited swim Curriculums. 

-Worked up and down the east coast

-Certified: Lifeguard, Lifeguard Instructor

That satisfaction of overcoming a fear or helping someone meet a goal.  Sharing the passion and love I have of the water with others, enabling them to find their own love of the water.  

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Gainesville, FL 32607
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9 Reviews


  • Caroline Crouch

    Chris works really well with my 4 year old son and knows how to keep his attention during the swim class! He makes learning fun!

  • Lynette Osgood

    Great attitude, fun to be around and very hard working..

  • Chris Newland

    Very knowledgeable and good at what he does,can adapt and change to each students needs and exprience.

  • Kim Stanton

    Chris is an amazing instructor. He is patient and very knowledgeable and finds creative ways to make swim lessons fun, educational and safe.

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

Getting to know how each student learns, access there current knowledge and skill set(s), then make a plan of imporvement that works for both student and teacher.   

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

21 years of teaching swim lessons, Started at the age of 12.  I have been trained by numerous teachers across the states.  Certified in multiple curriculums.  I have worked in multiple fassets to open water, indoor/outdoor pools, Olympic facilities, government manicipalities, Universities and more.  I have worked with multiple agencies such as the American Red Cross, YMCA, YWCA, Ellis, CCC, UF, CPO, American Heart, BSA and more. 

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

Price based on skillset.  The more advance in skill the higher the fee. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked from 6 mothns old to 98 years old. 

I have worked with those with deep rooted fears so bad that getting near the water was a problem to working with Disabled children and adults.   I have worked with multiple disabilities!  I have worked with small town community programs to large city programs, even olympic programs.  I have custome designed curriculums for tri athletes. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Currenlty working with an 11 year old for almost one year now. When she first came in she could barley keep her head out of the water.   Not only did she get herself on swim team after two months of working with me but she is not slicing times off her meets like a dolphine with a jet engine.   I think whats helped the most was the 11 year old helping out in swim lessons.  Teaching what you are learning helped give her the extra understanding of hydrodynamics.   

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

It's always about the student, the minuet it's not it's time to change teachers!

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

What are you real expectations out of learning how to swim.  My goal as an instructor is not to make you a super swimmer, though that would be awesome.   My primary goal is to get each student to have the skill sets to keep them safe in any aquatic enviroment, while having fun and being healthy.