Riverdale & Lehigh Swimming

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Private Stroke Lessons - Competitive Swimming, Triathlons, Masters




We have several coaches that can work with swimmers of all abilities. Two of our instructors specialize in working with younger swimmers and infants. These lessons have a range from making children water safe all the way up to learning the four competitive strokes.

We have three coaches that work stroke mechanics and improvements with competitive swimmers, masters swimmers, and triathletes. These lessons are for any that want to improve on their strokes to become more efficient in the water.


These for 6 swimmers or fewer done by one of our three coaches that work on improvements in the stroke mechanics. These are also open to competitive swimmers of all ages, masters swimmers and triathletes. 

CLINICS and Camps

These are done for groups of 8 or more but with a ratio 10 swimmers to each coach at the most. Clinics and Camps will be run by multiple coaches, to provide adequate feedback for everybody.

Our coaches/instructors have coached swimmers ranked #1 in their age group in the US and in Sweden. Our coaches have worked with swimmers of all levels and abilities to:

  • Teach children to be water safe,
  • learn the competitive strokes.
  • All levels and all ages of competitive swimming including;
    • state championship level and champions,
    • zone qualifiers and champions,
    • High School swimmers including state champions,
    • College Swimmers including NCAA qualifiers,
    • as well as swimmers on Junior and Senior national teams that have earned medals at international championships. 

We have also worked extensively with masters swimmers and triathletes, both with regards to stroke mechanics, conditioning, as well as race strategy.

Swim Specialists provides individual lessons where there is one coach/instructor per person, we also provide small group lessons that are 6 or fewer athletes.

For groups larger than 6 instructions are generalized and the coaches provide the athletes with tips and instructions on how to correct and improve their mechanics. For these group events, there will be between 1 and 4 coaches/instructors.

Most larger group events are scheduled upon requests.


All our instructors are USA Swimming certified while most have additional certifications such as ASCA, WSI, Red cross. Our instructors have international experience in coaching and teaching.

All of the Swim Specialists staff have been teaching people to swim for over 15 years. 



Most lessons are provided at either the City of Fort Myers Aquatic Center and pools; Florida Gulf Coast University, or a Lee County pool. Requests for lessons elsewhere can be accommodated if the pool in question is long enough so that the coach can see what the athlete is doing and what needs to be improved.

Request lessons:

If you would like to request a lesson on a day that is not listed on the sign-up page ( please fill in the form to the right. We will respond to your request within 24 hours (normally within a few hours), to see if we can accommodate your request.

Underwater Video filming

We have one stationary underwater camera and one underwater camera that is movable as well as one small camcorder to record above the surface. We can with this equipment record the swimmers from the side or diagonally from the front and from the front with the stationary camera. There is a separate fee for the underwater filming and to record all four strokes will take up to 30 min per person. To request underwater filming, please fill in the form to the right. We will respond to your request within 24 hours (normally within a few hours), to see if we can accommodate your request.


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Lehigh Acres Community Pool (of Williams Ave):
1400 W 5th St
Lehigh Acres, FL 33972

Phone: 1-239-565-4532 (Pam)

Riverdale High School Pool:
2615 Buckingham Rd
Fort Myers, FL 33905

Phone: 1-239-850-7125 (Julie)
E-mail Coach Julie

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