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Private Swim Lessons

Why Private Instruction?

Private lessons provide an alternative learning environment and instructor-to-student relationship. This may provide a better fit for certain learning styles or preferences.

The Fine Print

Due to the nature of our scheduling, there are no make-up sessions and there are no refunds. Class is held rain or shine. For inclimate weather, we will make accommodations to teach out of the pool. 

Meet Our Instructors

Katie

I have been teaching swim lessons for over 14 years (11 in Worthington) from infants to adults just learning to swim, preparing for swim team or training for a triathlon.  I have experience coaching 12 and unders for the Summer League Team (WAVE), Worthington Swim Club and experience coaching high school swimmers in Delaware and Worthington.  I love teaching swim lessons to children and adults of all ages and ability levels.

 

To register with Katie, send her an email! 

scocozzo.1@buckeyemail.osu.edu

 

Andi

I have been been a youth sports teacher since I was a teenager and a swim instructor for more than three decades. My two daughters were varsity swimmers, with one playing collegiate water polo, and now that they’re grown I enjoy passing on water skills to new generations.
 
I enjoy teaching all ages and skill levels and my biggest joys in teaching are seeing those who are afraid of the water or can’t swim overcome their fears and feel safe while swimming. I also take great enjoyment in fine tuning swimming skills for those who want to compete. Flip turns and starts are so much fun!
 

To register with Andi, send her an email! 

andisweet@sbcglobal.net

Laurie

As a seasoned high school science teacher and coach, I have taught swimmers of all ages (2 months to 92 years) for decades, coached 5-8 year olds for Worthington USA Swim Team, and also worked with every level of triathlete. Having passions in education and the science of athletics has guided me to earn an undergrad degree in Biology and Chemistry and a Masters degree in Education. Not only do I love teaching swimming, I understand the physics, psychology, and physiology involved in learning how to swim and swimming well!

 
I’m happy to work with every level – I believe I’m best with level 4, 5, on up. But I have plenty of experience and success with total beginners (young and old), babies and toddlers, fearful swimmers, children with disabilities (experiences with Down’s Syndrome and autism) and adults – and I’m happy to teach all level & age swimmers!

Katherine

I am a student at Arizona State University studying healthy lifestyle coaching. Swimming has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I have competitive swim experience up to the college level. I have taught swim lessons at Worthington Pools for the past ten years. I enjoy working with swimmers at all stages whether you are a beginner or refining technique for swim team. I look forward to working with you and sharing my love of the water.

Collin

Hello, I am Collin. I am 17 years old and was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. I have been teaching swim lessons for over two years. I have experience in teaching all ages, special needs, and all swim levels. People would describe me as patient, fun, funny, smart, outgoing, competitive, kind and much more!!! I teach swim lessons because I love making an impact on kids, teens and adults lives through swimming! Making sure each of my swimmers leave more confident, and knowledgeable on their swimming skills and water safety. While making fun memories that will stay with my swimmers for a life-time!

Ethan

Hello! My name is Ethan Jacko. My professional aquatics experience dates back to 2019, where I began my career at the Reynoldsburg YMCA. Since then, I have garnered almost two years of experience as a swim instructor. I also acquired a job as an assistant swim team coach, which I have now held for almost a year. Going further back, I competed on various swim teams for over ten years.

 

Bree

Hello! My name is Breanna Dayton, but you can call me Bree! I am 20 years old and am currently in college at The Ohio State University for communications. My plan is to either become a writer or do something within social media. As for my teaching experience, I started teaching swim lessons when I was 16. So, I have been teaching for a total of 4 years now. I absolutely love swimming and even swam competitively for my high school. I haven’t had time to do much swimming in college but it is still one of my favorite activities! Thanks for reading!

Bella

I am a homeschooled student with a passion for swimming and teaching. I have swam all my life and have spent several years as a competitive swimmer. I love to teach all levels and ages. I really enjoy having fun in the water with the kids and working hard to help them achieve their goals. Starting out as a very timid swimmer, I now love to help kids conquer their fears and become confident in the water. I really look forward to working with you!

Sloane

My name is Sloane Antonetz and I’m 17 years old. I go to Thomas Worthington High School and have been competitively swimming for 11 years! Along with giving lessons, I am a lifeguard at Worthington Pools. I look forward to teaching swim lessons this summer!

Henry

 

HI! My name is Henry. I’ve been swimming for most of my life. I grew up in a swimming family, as my mother was also an instructor and a coach for over 20 years. She has been a great mentor to me which has allowed me to be a well rounded instructor. 

Lexi

Lexi has been swimming her entire life and teaching swim lessons for more than 10 years. In high school her best events were the 500 free and 200 IM, then at Ohio University she switched to water polo where she led the team in swim-off wins. Now, Lexi spends her days working to bring visitors to Columbus and likes to share her love of the water during swim lessons on the weekend.

What Level Should Should My Child Be In?

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Level 1a

Level one class for those ages 2 – 3

 

Introduction to water skills in a slow, comfortable, fun environment for a student who is uncomfortable in the water. A caregiver must be prepared to get wet with the child for every class in the event the child needs additional assistance.

Can your child glide on their front for 2 body lengths with their face in the water? No Yes

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Level 1b

Level 1b: Introduction to Water Skills

Helps students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. This is the basic beginner level for those that are ages 4 and up. Instructors utilize flotation aides to allow the child to develop better swimming habits.

Can your child swim, using combined arm & leg actions for 3–6 body lengths? No Yes

Yes No

Level 2

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Gives students success with fundamental skills and learn to float without support. Learn basic self-help rescue skills.


Prerequisites: The student must be able to do 3 bobs in a row, with their whole head submerged for 3 seconds. The student must be able to do a front and back float, without support, for 5 seconds. Student should be able to swim 5 feet on front and back with no flotation. Ages 3 and over.

Can your child push off from the wall & swim using combined arm & leg actions for 5–10 body lengths? No Yes

Yes No

Level 2.5

Level 2.5: Building Aquatic Skills

Gives continued support of basic swim and floating skills while increasing endurance for greater swim distances.


Prerequisites: The student must be able to float unsupported on their front and back for 5 seconds. The student must be able to demonstrate swimming on their front and back with any combination of arms, legs, and breathing, without support, for 15 ft. The student must be able to tread water, with support, for 15 seconds. Ages 3 and over.

Level 3

Level 3: Stroke Development

Builds on the skills in Level 2.5 by providing additional guided practice. Students learn to coordinate front and back crawl. Introduce elementary backstroke and the fundamentals of treading water.

 

Prerequisites: The student must be able to swim on their front and back, with any combination of arms, legs, and breathing, without support, for 25 ft. The student must be able to tread water for 15 seconds. Ages 3 and over. Goggles recommended.

Can your child glide on his/her front for 2 body lengths with his/her face in the water? No Yes

Yes No

Level 1

Description

 

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Can your child swim, using combined arm & leg actions for 3–6 body lengths? No Yes

Yes No

Level 2

Fundamental Aquatic Skills: gives students success with fundamental skills and learn to float without support. Learn basic self-help rescue skills.
Pre-Requisite: The student must be able to do 3 bobs in a row, with their whole head submerged for seconds. The student must be able to do a front and back float, with support, for 5 seconds. Ages 4 and over.

 

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Can your child push off from the wall, swim using combined arm & leg actions for 5–10 body lengths? No Yes

Yes No

Level 2.5

Building Aquatic Skills: Gives continued support of basic swim and floating skills while increasing endurance for greater swim distances.
Pre-Requisite: The student must be able to float unsupported on their front and back for 5 seconds. The student must be able to demonstrate swimming on their front and back with any combination of arms, legs, and breathing, without support, for 15 ft. The student must be able to tread water, with support, for 15 seconds. Ages 4 and over.

 

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Can your child push off from the wall, swim front crawl for 15yrds & elementary backstroke for 15yrds? No Yes

Yes No

Level 3

Stroke Development: builds on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice. Students learn to coordinate front and back crawl. Introduce elementary backstroke and the fundamentals of treading water.
Pre-Requisite: The student must be able to swim on their front and back, with any combination of arms, legs, and breathing, without support, for 25 ft. The student must be able to tread water for 15 seconds. Ages 5 and over. Goggles recommended.

 

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Can your child swim: 25yrds front crawl, 25yrds elementary backstroke, 15yrds breaststroke & 15yrds backstroke? No Yes

Yes No

Level 4

Stroke Improvement: develops confidence in the strokes learned and to improve other aquatic skills. Introduces breaststroke, sidestroke and wall turns.
Pre-Requisite: The student must be able to swim front crawl with rotary breathing and elementary backstroke for 15 yards per stroke to the level 3 standard. The student must be able to tread water for 30 seconds. Ages 6 and over. Goggles recommended.

 

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Can your child swim: 50yrds front crawl, 50yrds elementary backstroke, 25yrds breaststroke & 25yrds backstroke in good form? No Yes

Yes No

Level 5

Stroke Refinement: provides further coordination and refinement of strokes. Introduce the butterfly, open turns, feet-first surface dives. Increase swim distances.
Pre-Requisite: The student must be able to swim front crawl and elementary backstroke for 25 yards per stroke to the level 4 standards as well as the breaststroke and back crawl for 15 yards per stroke also to the level 4 standards. The student must be able to tread water for 2 minutes. Ages 6 and over. Goggles recommended.

 

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Level 6

See Pre-Competitive Swimming Below
 

 
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