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In Your Pool or Ours
Water Baby Classes to Sharks Learning Strokes - through Master Swimmer and Triathlete Training  

Our philosophy of teaching is simple.  We do not 'force' children to learn.  We teach water safety by creating a trusting and caring relationship with your child.  Through fun and interactive 'play,' we maximize your child's comfort zone.  After each lesson, your child will be proud to show you what they learn!  You will also be provided with a variety of ways to practice and promote even greater learning in-between the lessons.  

We apply this same philosophy to everyone. 

We optimize everyones' "comfort zone" whether they are triathletes, swimmers wanting to swim better, adults who never learned to swim, or swimmers who are physically or mentally challenged.  We owe it to everyone to make them feel comfortable in, on and around the water.  Most of all, you owe it to your loved ones and to yourself to feel safe in, on and around the water.


Swim With Gills Swim swim instructions are listed on
Adult Swimming Lessons
Swim With Gills is a swim school that teaches adults to be totally comfortable and confident in the water.  Our one on one private instructors will teach you to be in control in both the shallow water and deep water at all times.  You can learn to swim and even snorkel!  For our more advanced swimmers, we specialize in stroke technique for swimmers who would like to improve their swimming skills.  Many of our clients are tri-athletes who want to swim faster, further and more efficiently in both the pool and the open water. 

"Being in water is about enjoying and exploring movement in a continuing flow of graceful, unforced strokes, when every part of the body seems to be an extension of another part, and nothing is hurried or rushed" 
Poetry in Motion, Stephanie Dutton 

Little Gills getting their Fins .............. 
Our American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors help moms and dads of our littlest swimmers get comfortable in and under the water......

In our 'Mommy - Daddy & Me' Private and Group Lessons

Swim With Gills introduces water safety concepts useing inter-active water play while encouraging a healthy recreational habit that your entire family can safely enjoy.
Parents and children learn together to increase a child’s comfort level in the water and build a foundation of basic skills, such as arm and leg movements and breath control. Often toddlers will accomplish head submersion on their on through imitation and this is the 'make or break' stage for anyone at any age learning to be comfortable in the water.  Swimming is a vital skill, but Swim With Gills strives to make learning to swim calm and enjoyable. 

Now children can begin to explore the magical underwater world...and they're on their way to geytting their fins.

After head submersion, some children will learn to swim and take a breath on their own (even before the age of three). According to American Red Cross Exit Skills Assessment 'Learn to Swim Level 1' is to accomplish the following:  a)entering the pool independently using either the ladder, steps or side  b)travel at least 5 yards - bob 3 times - then safely exit the water (participants can walk, move along the gutter or 'swim'  c)glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to back float for 3 seconds and recover to a vertical position (this part of the assessment can be done with support).     

A Message from Christina:

My husband Bryan and I provide a unique variety of services in our community and in the communities that surround us.

We fell in love with South Central Florida and we were very fortunate to have found the perfect home in Hobe Sound.  As we get to know more of our neighbors and as we become more familiar with our community, we realize more and more how blessed our lives continue to become. 

We are members of the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce, the Hobe Sound Rotary, Josh-the-Otter Program, and The Make A Splash Foundation.  We hope to become even more active in our community in the coming years.  And we encourage anyone in business to join their local Chamber of Commerce because they also will receive the advice, encouragement and support from their community they will need to be successful in their business.

Learn-to Swim Level 2 [American Red Cross Exit Skills Assessment] 1. Step from side into chest-deep water, move into a front float for 5 seconds, roll to back, float for 5 seconds, roll to front then return to a vertical position. 2. Move into back float for 5 seconds, roll to front then recover to a vertical position. 3. Push off then swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to the front then continue swimming for 5 body lengths. (You can assist the participant when taking breath.)

Breathing while swimming takes time to learn for a toddler. Children will learn to control their body by moving their chin.  This will allow them to propel themselves through the water both  vertically and horizontally.  


Swimming for this age has more to do with the mastery of formal swim strokes than play.  Your child will be taught formal swim strokes after the basics of all previous levels have become reflexive.

Learn-to Swim Level 3 [American Red Cross Exit Skills Assessment] 1. Jump into the water from the side, swim front crawl for 15 yards, maintain position by treading or floating for 30 seconds and swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards.