Mother-Daughter Team

Over 40 yrs Experience!

Red Cross swim lessons & lifeguarding


Kate founded Essential Swim Lessons 20 years ago with a mission to share the joy of swimming & teach essential water safety skills in SW FLA.


Kate has been a Red Cross & YMCA Certified First Aid, CPR, Water Safety Instructor/ Lifeguard for over 35 yrs in the U.S. & Canada. She is also a PADI certified scuba diver.


Kate has an AA in Recreation & a BA in Sociology/ Psychology.

She has additional certifications as a Fitness instructor & Certified Nurse Assistant.

Sarah began training with her mom as a Swim Instructor/ Lifeguard over 20 yrs ago....her whole life.


Sarah has been a Red Cross certified First Aid, CPR, Water Safety Instructor for 8 yrs.  She is also a PADI certified scuba diver.


Sarah earned her BA in Anthropology at the University of Central FL. 

She was a lifeguard & swim instructor at UCF for 3 years.


Sarah is currently at Brown University working on her PhD.  We all miss her down here!