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Here at Colleen’s Swim School, we teach Red Cross Instruction.  You will find kind and caring instructors who are dedicated to helping children overcome fears and encouraging them to try, always demonstrating what is being asked.  There are no dry instructors at Colleen’s!


Colleen is a retired kindergarten teacher with Lake Elsinore Unified Schools and taught with the district for 30 years.  She has been teaching children to swim during the summer months for 35 years.  Colleen has a love for teaching children that extends from the classroom to the pool.


We have taught thousands of children water-safety skills and swimming technique from a basic foundational to mastery of the breaststroke, freestyle, and backstroke.  Children love coming to Colleen’s Swim School so much that they ask to return every summer! When their abilities surpass our training, we send them off with pride to join the local swim teams!


The pool is highly conducive to teaching young children, as it has a large shallow area where the child can stand, giving them confidence and comfort to submerge their face and try new things that may be a little scary at first.  Here the children practice the ‘superman float’, floating on their backs, using a kickboard with face submerged etc. before they ever move on to trying it in the deep end. 


At Colleen's Swim School, we teach small group instruction with 6 students in a class.  We always have 2 instructors in the pool and a lifeguard.  The ratio is never more than 4 per instructor and most often it is 2 or 3 per instructor.  We find that a child's learning is enhanced when another child is in the pool with them. At Colleen's Swim School, we understand how children inspire each other to try new things, and we use that as a teaching strategy.  Children love to show their peers what they can do.   


Allie has been teaching with the school for the past 2 years and is our lead instructor.  Allie is an awesome instructor.  She is patient and sweet, and the children love her.  With the older swimmers, Allie helps them correct their strokes or a specific kick with positive constructive feedback and by showing the correct technique.  She is a true asset to the school.  Allie is a graduate of Lakeside High School and plans to continue her education for a career in Law Enforcement.

Emilee is in her 2nd year here at Colleen's, as well.  She brings enthusiasm and fun to the pool each day.  The kids love her.  We are so lucky to also have three new instructors this year-Alyssa, Cynthia and Brook.  Each are an asset to the school and are kind, caring, and attentive to each child's needs.  Emilee, Alyssa, Cynthia and Brook are all on the swim teams and play water polo at Lakeside High School. They will be seniors this school year. 

We couldn't be happier with the staff at Colleen's Swim School.  I know you will be thrilled with your child's progress under their care and instruction. 

Contact Information: 


Phone: (951) 245-1684 or (951) 294-8976 




Address: 140 Lucerne Street   

             Lake Elsinore, CA  92530


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