our team

Our Core Beliefs:


Swimming should be fun, centering, and positive!

  • We pride ourselves on a gentle, comfortable water experience. This allows students to relax and “feel” how their bodies move in the water. We also believe swimming is all about joy, so we strive to make swimming lessons fun. A love of swimming provides students with an endless source of enjoyment throughout their lives as well as fitness and confidence -in and out of the water!

Swimming and water safety skills are essential for everyone.

  • Drowning is a silent event that can happen to even experienced swimmers. Especially here in Minnesota where we are surrounded by lakes and rivers water safety is a must. We teach swimmers and their entire families water safety skills that will improve their chance of survival in the case of an accidental water entry or water emergency.  

Students learn best through

a personalized approach.

  • In group classes at other swim schools, students must wait to receive limited time and feedback from the teacher, and are forced to adhere to rigid “levels” and sets of skills they must master before moving on. We start with our students’ strengths, helping them find early successes in skills that match their abilities. We believe students ultimately progress more quickly when they can work with a teacher to master the right skills at the right time and pace.

Our Team:

All  Swim Possible instructors 

are Swim Angelfish trained 

Tammy, Owner

  • Favorite water skills: Watching students and families connect, grow, and find joy in the water through our lessons

  • Background: Owner since Winter 2018 and frequently seen still subbing in for lessons

  • When Im not in the water I'm: Working the Swim Possible behind the scenes magic and enjoying time with my husband Wayne and our family

Ryan, Instructor

  • Instructor Since: Winter 2018

  • Lifeguard and CPR certified. 

  • Favorite Swim Skills: Working with swimmers on underwater skills including diving for rings!

  • Background: Competitor in open swims and triathlons since 2012 before finding new joy in teaching students swim safety and competitive techniques.                    

  • When Im not in the water I'm: managing TC Running Company in Maple Grove and spending time with my wife and our twins. 

Chad, Instructor

  • Instructor Since: Winter 2018

  • Lifeguard and CPR certified. 

  • Favorite Swim Skills: Helping kids of all abilities adjust to water and learn skills that will help them be safe and have fun while also experiencing a variety of sensory needs!

  • Background: Adapted Physical Education Teacher (DAPE) for over 6 years.

  • When Im not in the water I'm: hanging with my wife and my 2 dogs Nacho and Donut, and 2 cats Hazy and Mac. 

Annie, Instructor

  • Instructor Since: Fall 2018

  • Lifeguard and CPR certified.

  • Favorite Swim Skills: Focusing on the fun and therapeutic aspects of swim lessons.

  • Background: Certified Recreational Therapist and swimmer since childhood.  

  • When Im not in the water I'm: teaching adaptive skiing and snowboarding in winter, or riding horses when its warm. 

Hannah, Instructor

  • Instructor Since: Fall 2018

  • Favorite Swim Skills: watching students become successful and confident in any swim skill.

  • Background: Autism Spectrum Disorders Specialist and Special Education Coordinator for over 25 years, Lifeguarding experience, long time swimmer.

  • When Im not in the water I'm: spending time with my family at local MN hotspots

Mahdy, Instructor

  • Instructor Since: Spring 2019

  • Lifeguard and CPR certified. 

  • Favorite water skills: working towards building swim strokes once swimmers are comfortable in the water

  • Background:  Long time national level competitive swimmer in Egypt.

  • When Im not in the water I'm: Working often and caring for others


Natalie, Instructor

  • Instructor Since: Fall 2019

  • CPR/First Aid, Safety instructor certified 

  • Favorite water skills: giving people of all ages an important life and safety skill

  • Background: Elementary teacher 3 years, swim instructor 9 years 

  • When Im not in the water I'm: Spending time with friends and perfecting the swim possible training method


Special thanks to our pool facility partners:

  • Silver Creek on Main, Maple Grove 

  • Sabes Jewish Community Center, St. Louis Park  




Rachel, Instructor

  • Instructor Since: Fall 2019

  • CPR certified

  • Favorite water skills: Working on team swim skills in preparation for special olympics swimming. 

  • Background: Competitive swimmer for 14 years, lifeguard experience. 3 years working in care for vulnerable adults. 

  • When Im not in the water I'm: Working on graphic design projects or spending time with my exotic pets.

Swim Possible is a member of:

  • NDPA (National Drowning Prevention Alliance) 

  • AUSM (Autism Society of Minnesota)


Swim Possible is a proud donor and supporter of:

  • Autism Speaks

  •  Abbey's Hope Foundation

  • St. Jude's Children's Hospital 

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Phone: 612.708.8733

Email: SwimInfo@swimpossible.org


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