Samantha started teaching lessons in Spokane in late 2007, upon moving from Florida. She taught WSI swimming lessons using techniques she was trained on and techniques she picked up over the years from teaching and lifeguarding at multiple locations throughout high school and college. In the beginning, she taught lessons to neighbors and made casual conversation with strangers. By the Spring of 2008 she made a full commitment to teaching swimming due to the high demand of lessons via word of mouth.
Samantha had been been swimming nearly her whole life. In fact, she grew up living on a yacht in Seattle until she was 7 years old. She began taking swimming lessons at 6 months of age, continuing lessons until she graduated the Swim America program in Snohomish, WA. She believes that swimming is not only to be fun but learning to swim to be crucial to one’s own safety and to be beneficial to a child’s development. We have taught children ages 6 months to 50+ years of age along with those with a physical and mental handicap.
In the past 17 years we have grown astronomically in clientele. We now travel the country for further education & seminars, collaborate with other established swim schools, contribute as an expert in publications, and are always looking to grow and further our curriculum. We are so thankful to have have multiple employees who obtain Samantha's Swimming LLC certifications, follow our specific protocols, illustrations and lesson plans. Each lesson is taught without expectation but with a goal in mind- obviously- learning to swim! Every lesson is individualized for every swimmer's need.
Learning to swim can be a fun, healthy and rewarding experience. Please take a look at our bullet points to see what we expect from our clients and what they can expect in return.
If the swimmer has had diarrhea, you must wait 2 weeks until resuming swim lessons.
In the case of an emergency, the instructor(s) will stabilize the victim/person needing assistance and the parent will be instructed to call 911. This facility does not provide a backboard.
In the case of a fecal contamination in the pool, a shower will be provided to clean off. Lessons will not be able to resume for 12-24 hours.
All swimmers are required to shower the day of lessons prior to arrival. We do not provide a shower. All swimmers must use bathing facility to dress and undress. Parents must take their own children to the bathroom to ensure there is proper supervision in the pool enclosure at all times.
All swimmers who are not potty trained must shower immediately prior to swim lessons and use water proof swim diapers and/or plastic swim pants with a snug fit.
ALL girls must wear their hair in a ponytail.
We accept checks and Venmo.