My greatest passion in life is being a mother, however a close second is my love for water and teaching. For over fifteen years I have taught the Swimming Success Method. This method is taught with persistence and firmness, but patience and fun at the same time. It is not a sit on the step, wait your turn, and blow bubbles type of program. I believe that your children's safety is a important investment and with this method, you can expect to see great results and your child, a new-found confidence in their swimming safety. Children will work hard their entire 25-minute lesson while having fun learning from a skilled coach. All of the Swim First instructors are trained to use the Swimming Success teaching method of instruction.

Swim First remains to teach only private one-on-one lessons due to the great success that has been seen through the years. A one on one ratio lets the instructor individualize their lessons to meet each child's particular needs and abilities. At Swim First we teach specialized classes for toddlers, beginners, intermediate swimmers, advanced swimmers, diving, preparation for swim teams, lifesaving skills, and even Boy Scout requirements. Regardless of the level, our instructors guide students to attain their best while enjoying the sport of swimming.

Instruction and water safety can begin as early as 2 years of age up to adults, with guaranteed results beginning at 3 years of age. Students will learn the basics of freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, sidestroke, floating, diving, and swimming underwater. 

I have seen first hand the benefits of private swim lessons with not only my family- but also thousands of others. Children's water safety is so important- It is my promise to give a fun learning experience that produces amazing results for both child and adult because we believe that safe kids equal a safe summer. If we save even one family from the devastation that is childhood drowning, our job is 100% worth every second. Whether you are a new referral or a loyal returning client, I am so excited to work with you!

Happy summer!

Chelsea Oakes