Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy of teaching is simple. Our lessons progress at the pace of the child instead of a predetermined schedule. 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 in the water.

After each lesson, your child will be proud to show you what he/she learned! You will also be provided with a variety of ways to practice and promote even greater learning between the lessons.

Our Mission

Swim With Gills’ mission is to serve our community by building, trusting and caring relationships and sharing our dedication to water safety and water sports.

What Makes Us Different

We are an American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program that's nationally accredited​, and a USA Swimming Provider. We are proud to be part of national organizations that offer swim scholarships to those families that could not otherwise afford them including the Drowning Prevention Alliance of Palm Beach County, Hope Floats and USA Swimming Foundations Make-a-Splash Tour. Swim With Gills offers small group ratio lessons as well as private and semi-private swim instruction. Our experienced instructors evaluate each swimmer and design individual lesson plans that strengthen and build skills and increase their self confidence in the water.

With personal attention and consistent instruction, our swimmers feel safe and secure in all bodies of water. Our lessons can encompass Open Water Swimming in the Intercoastal or Ocean. For children with physical, mental or emotional challenges, we tailor our lesson plans to meet each individuals goals with hope of mainstreaming them into small group classes.

Our Team of Lifeguards and Swim Instructors are Background Checked and must obtain a Level 2 Fingerprint Clearance. This Level 2 Clearance can only be obtained because of our partnerships with World Class Academy, Sandy Pines Residential Hospital and Forest Hill Highschool. This ensures your children will learn in a safe environment.

Our Beliefs

Swim With Gills' goal is to encourage water safety, confidence in the water and overall fitness. Our Red Cross enhanced swimming lessons give children and adults the chance to learn in a safe environment at their own pace.

Available across the country, Learn-to-Swim classes are taught by knowledgeable, caring instructors who can help swimmers at every level, age and ability.

Our goal is to educate the entire family about Water Safety and the importance being safe in, on and around the water. Grown adults who know how to swim drown because they panic. Children can not rescue themselves into the floating technique if the mind and body experience 'panic.' Anxiety concerning the water is common, and must be overcome with patience and consistency.

As an Authorized Provider for the American Red Cross, we embrace the 7 Fundamental Principles of the Global Red Cross Network


The Red Cross, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavors—in its international and national capacity—to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.


In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, the Red Cross may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.

Voluntary Service

The Red Cross is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.


The Red Cross is a worldwide institution in which all societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other.


It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavors to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.


The Red Cross is independent. The national societies, while auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with Red Cross principles.


There can be only one Red Cross society in any one country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory.

We are not Traditional Swim Lessons; We are Lessons that Empower Everybody's Learning

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