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our core beliefs:

swimming should be fun, centering, and positive!

  • We pride ourselves on a comfortable water experience, always meeting our swimmers exactly where they're at. 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 help in the case of an accidental water entry or water emergency. We  also provide swimmers the opportunity to familiarize themselves with water rescue equipment. 

students learn best through

a personalized approach.

  • In group classes at other swim schools, students must wait to receive time and feedback from the teacher, and must pass their way through levels with groups of set skill requirements before learning further. 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.

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meet the team:
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Chad, Senior Instructor

  • Instructor Since: Winter 2017

  • 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. Special education teacher in Eden Prairie.

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

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Blake, Instructor

  • Instructor Since: Spring 2021

  • Favorite Swim Skills: Whether it be your first time in the pool or you're training for a triathlon, I find every interaction rewarding. Fear or no fear, I'm here. 

  • Background: In addition to be given the Lifesaver Award by Hennepin County, I have over 15 years of in water teaching and training experience as well as a decade of lifeguarding. 

  • When I'm not in the water I'm:  You can find me behind a piano or laptop, music-making and filmmaking while enjoying a decent cup of coffee. 

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Mahdy, Instructor

  • Instructor Since: Spring 2019

  • Favorite water skills: Working towards building swim strokes once swimmers are comfortable in the water, especially improving front crawl through a variety of drills. 

  • Background:  Life long competitive swimmer and diver at a national level in my home country of Egypt. I was even nicknamed "the dolphin" on the team.

  • When I'm not in the water I'm: Spending time with my daughter and looking for a good squash team. 

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Lexi, Instructor

  • Instructor Since: Spring 2021

  • Favorite water skills: Breaststroke and blowing bubbles.

  • Background:  Competitive swimmer for 6 years, and swam at State Championships as I got older. I taught swimming lessons for 2 years before joining SwimPossible.

  • When I'm not in the water I'm: Playing guitar, singing songs, and dancing.

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Laura, Instructor

  • Instructor Since: Spring 2022

  • Favorite water skills: Splash and water play with students!

  • Background:  10 years special education and aa lifetime of summers on the lake with family.

  • When I'm not in the water I'm: Playing with my puppy!

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Kendall, Instructor

  • Instructor Since: Spring 2022

  • Favorite water skills: Diving rings and jumps!

  • Background:  Currently in school for her Masters in Occupational Therapy. 

  • When I'm not in the water I'm: Spending time with my family and friends, usually at the lake!

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All SwimPossible Instructors

  • Specially trained in the SwimPossible and Swim Angelfish methods for adaptive lessons. 

  • Adaptable and enthusiastic to work with swimmers and meet their unique swim goals and needs.

  • Updated on each swimmer's learning needs and goals before their swim session, ensuring they know exactly where you left off the session before.

  • Prepared to make transitions easy should a swimmer switch coaches at the end of a session through transition lessons, family communication and skill sheet updates. 

partners and supporters:

special thanks to our

pool facility partners:

  • WISE Swim School, Lakeville 

  • Sabes Jewish Community Center, St. Louis Park  

  • Therapy Junction, Plymouth

  • David Feinberg Vitality & Aquatics Center

 

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