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Discover the joy of open water swimming

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Open Water Swim Lessons


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REGISTERING for lessons starting in AUGUST 2024

Have you always wanted to try open-water swimming, but feel a bit “iffy” about what might be lurking below? Maybe you already enjoy outdoor swimming and want to take your skills to the next level. Or does your future hold a triathlon, an Alcatraz swim, a SwimRun, or another challenging event?

Whatever your goals or skill level, working with Guila will improve your efficiency, endurance, and enjoyment.

Guila has helped hundreds of swimmers improve their technique. She is especially sensitive to the needs of newcomers to the open water. Guila is a USMS & ASCA certified swim coach and a professional adult educator. She will find ways that work for YOU in the open water.

“These lessons changed my life.”
— Stacey N, 2022

“Guila has an amazing ability to say just the right thing in an encouraging way to take my swimming to the next level.”
— Matt L, 2023

“You taught me how to feel comfortable in the open water and be excited to swim, instead of afraid.”
— Hui-yong Yu, 2023


Lesson Length: 45 minutes

Cost: $85 per lesson. Discounts for multiple lessons when bought together


  • Tuesdays 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm & 5:00 pm
  • Thursdays 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm

Location: Colman Park, Seattle

Level: All levels welcome. I’ve worked with total beginners, world-class athletes and everything in between. We’ll find what works for YOU!

Eligibility criteria: You must be able to float comfortably both on your stomach and your back. 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.

All lessons are one-on-one. 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.

“This experience rekindled my love with swimming.”
— Vasileios L  (Greek National Swim Team) 2023

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