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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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Fall lessons begin on Tuesday, September 27th. Believe it or not, October is the best time of the year to swim–the water is still warm, the crowds are gone, and the lake is clear.

I will honor all scheduled lessons until November 15th.  New registrations are welcome! (Lessons must occur by 11/15.) Fall lessons take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-5:00 pm until November 15th. I will begin to schedule these on Wednesday, 9/21.

Please send your preferred times after registering. I will do my best to accommodate your schedule.

Happy Swimming and enjoy your summer! Guila

Have you always wanted to try open-water swimming, but feel a bit “iffy” about what might be lurking below? If you currently enjoy swimming outdoors, maybe you simply want to improve your stroke. Or perhaps an Ironman, Alcatraz or a 10k is in your future! Whatever your skill level, working with Guila will improve your efficiency, endurance, and enjoyment.

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

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

“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


Lesson Length: 45 minutes
Available Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays through November 15th. No lessons will be scheduled from 8/29-9/27. Note: All lessons must be used by the end of the season on November 15th. Unused lessons will be forfeited.
Fall Schedule: On the hour, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Colman Park, Seattle
Level: All levels welcome.
Eligibility criteria: You must be able to float comfortably for several minutes both on your stomach and your back. You must be able to tread water. 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. As stated in our Terms and Conditions, refunds are not available.

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