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 pateint, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Just tonight, I overheard my girls helping each other do the back float while taking their bath!  Thanks Kelly! "         ~ Paula Braugh

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