Ms. Cathy's Swim Academy

I have been teaching kids to swim for 13 years. Love kids and saving their lives by teaching them how to be sale in the water.

Swim Lessons taught at your pool or mine. My method is fast and effective. I do not use any flotation devices, just me, the water and the student. Your child will be under the water the first lesson. The biggest fear to swimming is going under the water, I will tackle that fear the first day! I will then move onto kicking, pulling, back float, jumping, swimming to the side, front to back roll over.

My son drowned, and in my last video of him all I see is a puddle jumper My 3 year old son. Just two hours after this video was taken, I would pull his lifeless body out of this same pool. How can a video so short...

Absolutely 2 year olds can learn how to swim!

This fish is ready for summer and LOTS of swimming!!

Love this boy’s courage! And his Mom’s willingness to trust me!

Dr. Diane Arnaout

The pool parties are starting. ⛱

Large groups of friends and family getting together.

The more folks present, the safer the pool is, right?


The more people present, the more DISTRACTIONS or ASSUMPTIONS.

Do not assume someone is watching over your kid.

Do not assume that older kids will help out smaller kids.

Do not assume that there is a commotion with drowning.

Do not assume your small child is hanging out inside the house (they wander outside, and to the pool).

Drowning is silent, quick, and devastating.

There is no splashing. There is no crying out. There is no screaming.

If you or your friends are getting together this summer and a pool is involved (EVEN A LITTLE TODDLER BLOW-UP POOL, OR A WATER SLIDE WITH A COLLECTION POOL AT THE BOTTOM), you MUST assign a person to watch the kids.

My friends and I have come up with two plans:

1) everybody chips in $10 and we hire a lifeguard for the party

2) We are all assigned the WATER WATCHER BAND - you can get these at my office or make one of your own. The person who wears it is in charge of watching the water at all times. Trade it out with someone else every 15-20 minutes.

This assures the kids are observed constantly!


Hugs ❤️
Dr. Diane

#lifeguardyourchild #pool #poolparty #poolsafety #watersafety #lifeguard



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[06/19/17]   I have some open spots this week for lessons on Tuesday at 11:15, Wednesday @ 11, Friday @ 3. If you are interested let me know.

Finally getting around to posting these pics from last summer.

[02/28/17]   I am starting to book lessons for this summer tomorrow March 1st!!! Give me a call or text so I can get you on the calendar, 267-251-6634.

These four are fun fun fun!!!

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[08/14/16]   I have been so awful at taking pictures and videos this summer! I would love you to post pictures/videos of your kiddos to my page!!

Future Olympian Swimmers!



I'm sharing this one with all the parents I know! :o

[03/05/16]   Warmer weather reminds us that summer is just around the corner. I have started booking lessons. Let me know if you are interested in lessons this summer. Can't wait to see all my little fishes!

Some of the kids I was lucky enough to give swim lessons to this summer!!

[08/05/15]   Hey Moms, this is my daughter who is taking a hiatus from work to study for the LSAT. She is available to babysit if you need a date night!! Message me if you are interested.

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Love this kid! He has turned into a terrific swimmer!!

What fun these kids are to teach!

[03/31/15]   Warmer weather reminds us that summer is just around the corner. I have started booking lessons. Let me know if you are interested in lessons this summer. Can't wait to see all my little fishes

This guy has worked so hard this summer, very happy to see him swimming so well.

Nothing better than swimming with your brother!

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Another 2 year old future Olympian!!!

These two crack me up!!!

One of my 2 year old students, I plan on seeing him in the Olympics one day!!!

These two have have turned into little fish!! Notice my future student in the background :)

What a great way to spend my summer!!

Some of my adorable swim kids! So much fun to teach!!!

Love these sweet diving sisters!!

[06/18/14]   Have any pics or videos of your adorable kids swimming? Would love for you to share them with me.

[03/21/14]   FYI...I am starting to book lessons for the summer. Let me know if you are interested!!

[03/06/14]   Is anyone headed to Spring Break where there will be swimming opportunities??? Don't forget to show your little ones the videos you took of them swimming last summer. Remind them of what great swimmers they are!!!!

[09/27/13]   Taught my last lesson of the summer yesterday. I am so blessed by all the families that trusted me with their precious children!!!

One my cute little swimmers!!!

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I Love my job, and these little fish!!

I Love my job, and these little fish!!

[08/07/13]   With only a few weeks left of summer, here are some survival ideas.....If we did not get to it during your lessons have your kids jump in the pool with their clothes on (most important their tennis shoes). Clothes are heavy and have a different feel than a bathing suit. Second thing is, video your kids swimming (especially the young ones) show them the video all year. Make sure they get lots of viewing time the closer summer arrives!! Hope everyone has a great school year!!

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Star swimmers!

Survival Swim Lessons 2013

Survival Swim Lessons 2013

[08/18/12]   Welcome to Survival Swim Lessons! Check out the "about" page for more information on getting your child to swim like a fish :-)

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One my cute little swimmers!!!




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