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Discover the joy of open water swimming

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To swim with us, you must read and agree to the Say Yes to Life Liability Waiver/Safety Plan.

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Joy in the Water

Have you always wanted to try open-water swimming, but feel a bit “iffy” about what might be lurking below? Or are you an experienced swimmer with an Ironman or 10k in your future? Whatever your skill level, working with Guila will improve your sighting, open water stroke, endurance, and enjoyment.

“Swimming’s all about technique. Fitness gets you only so far”.
Tom Vanderbilt

“These lessons changed my life.”
— Stacey N, 2021

“That was amazing Guila! I learned so much and it will be really fun to practice now that I actually know what to practice. You are a gifted teacher.”
— Sally N, 2021

Guila is especially sensitive to the needs of new open-water swimmers. She is a USMS certified swim coach and a professional adult educator. She will find ways that work for YOU in the open water.


When you register, we send you a confirmation Welcome Letter with all essential details about what to bring and what to expect. Simply reply to that email to schedule your lessons. (Be sure to look in your Spam or Junk boxes, as sometimes the Welcome Letter ends up there.)

NOTE:  It is the swimmer’s responsibility to respond to the Welcome Letter. All lessons must occur by the November 12th. Unused lessons cannot be refunded.

Lesson Length: 45 minutes
Days: Tuesdays and Fridays through November 12th, 2021
Times: On the hour, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM through October 15th, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM through November 12th. No lessons are offered on November 2nd or 5th. 
Colman Park,  Seattle

Eligibility criteria: You must be at least 16 years of ageYou must be able to float comfortably for several minutes both on your stomach and your back, and stand up comfortably from a floating position. You must also be able to tread water for two minutes. If you do not currently meet this criteria, please take swim lessons in a pool first.

Water: Fresh
Wetsuit: Depends on your preference. You will receive more information about wetsuits in the Welcome Letter.

Waiver/Safety Plan

To register for lessons, you must read and agree to the Say Yes to Life Liability Waiver/Safety Plan.

If you have questions or need additional information before registering for lessons, feel free to contact us.

US Masters Swimming certified coachAdult Learn to Swim certified instructor