Swimming Confidence

My daughter has progressed in her swimming skills every class that she participates in. Her confidence in the water has grown in a short time. Kelly truly teaches kids to be confident in the water. Not only is she teaching swimming, but she is saving lives.”

~Jennifer White


I learned to swim at 6 months old and spent my summers playing in pools, lakes, and the ocean. I was a competitive swimmer in my teens and have been a life guard, assisted with swim team coaching, and have taught swimming confidence lessons. Most recently I have completed all 3 levels of Aguahara training and I am developing courses incorporating aquatic dance, aguahara, human connection, & play.


I often describe my experience in life as being a water creature trapped in a land creature body; I am much more at ease in water than I am on land.

I love to help people gain confidence in water by easing anxiety, and offering stroke work to make movements more efficient.



I have taught children as young as 6 months and adults in their 80's.

I am available for private or small group lessons.

My private lessons can be catered to your needs and desires ranging from:

  •  beginning swimming instruction for any age
  • stroke work & confidence skills training
  • healing water traumas & fear
  • guided night swims in lakes or the sea
  • assisted distance swimming and/or coaching
  •  deep diving

(All lessons include a component of swimming/water safety & self-rescue.)

In the summer months of June-September I offer swimming confidence lessons in Lake Siskiyou or the Mountain Fitness South pool in Mount Shasta, California and private pools. During the fall I offer private & semi-private lessons at Mountain Fitness South indoor pool in Mt. Shasta, CA.

During the winter, I offer lessons in varying tropical places as I travel by sailboat.

To register for Mountain Fitness South or Lake Siskiyou swimming confidence lesson series write to me at: inspiregratitude@gmail.com

Mt. Shasta Summer 2022 Rates:

1/2 hour lesson at Mountain Fitness South:
$42.50 private/semi-private lesson for 1 student, or split between 2 swimmers of similar ability

1/2 hour lake lesson:   $30 private/semi-private lesson for 1 student, or split between 2 swimmers of similar ability


Contact me at inspiregratitude@gmail.com to schedule a lesson.

"I was thrilled to find out that someone was finally offering swim lessons in Mount Shasta. I was even more thrilled after my girls (3 and 4) had their first lesson. Kelly was patient, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Just tonight, I overheard my girls helping each other do the back float while taking their bath!  Thanks Kelly! "

~ Paula Braugh

"Our son was terrified of swimming. And, as a family who spends a lot of time in rivers and lakes, we knew we needed to do something. Kelly was amazing with him. She was patient and kind and respectful of him at all times. Over the summer, he went from not ever wanting to put his head underwater to being a swimmer who now NEVER wants to get out of the water. We are forever grateful and know we could not have gotten to this place without Kelly's special attention and skillful teaching. Thank you, Kelly!"
~Andy, Courtney, and Sage Marx

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