Essential Swim Lessons

Essential Swim Lessons

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Kate... you are so awesome and Jayden just adores you!
Thank you for everything!
See you over Christmas break!
Last week our coalition hosted a "A Call to Action" community meeting to discuss the risks associated with drowning and what we can do to address this Issue.

Many wonderful ideas were discussed, our drowning prevention committee will use them to develop community plans. Stay tuned! Together we will achieve and sustain ZERO DROWNING rate.

Special thanks to following agencies for helping to make this community event possible:

NCH Healthcare System
Collier County Sheriff's Office
Collier County Parks & Recreation
Kiwanis Club of Greater Collier
Swimtastic Swim School - Naples
Tenley's Aquatics
Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Collier County
Special Olympics Florida - Collier County
Essential Swim Lessons
Grace Place Naples
US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 93, Naples Florida
The Pilot Club of Naples

Thank you to all the agencies who attended this community meeting:
City of Naples, FL - Government
American Red Cross
Collier County Emergency Management
North Collier Fire Rescue District
Naples Fire-Rescue Department
NCH Healthcare System PEDS ER
Lighthouse Pediatrics of Naples, LLC
Florida Department of Children and Families
Pool Safely
Children's Advocacy Collier
JustAgainst ChildrenDrowning
Boys & Girls Club of Collier County
Sunshine Collins
Greater Naples YMCA
FSW Bucs
Collier County Public School District
Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida
Naples Swim School
@Safe Kids SW Florida
Amazing individuals/organizations helping us to make our community #WaterSafer:
NCH Healthcare System
Collier County Sheriff's Office
Florida Department of Health (DOH) - Collier
Collier County Parks & Recreation
Swimtastic Swim School - Naples
Special Olympics Florida - Collier County
Kiwanis Club of Greater Collier
Essential Swim Lessons
Grace Place Naples

Samantha Alexandria Molina
Lindsay Pursglove
Brittany Boros
Tenley Smith
Konnie Tolman Purcell
Mj Weibling
Terri Barone Ballo
Kate Kingshott
Thank you to these amazing individuals/organizations for helping us to get ready for Tuesday’s “Call to Action” meeting.

Our coalition is hosting this meeting to engage community leaders and members to discuss the risks associated with drowning and what we can do to address this Issue. So far this year, 59 children have drowned in Florida (3 in Collier). Unfortunately, in the last decade, more people have drowned in Florida than any other state.

First responders, health professionals, water safety advocates, school administrators, civic organization, realtors and families who have lost loved ones in drowning will be attending and together, the hope is to develop local plans to prevent future drownings!

Please join us if you are available:

Tuesday, October 29th from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Telford Auditorium – NCH Healthcare System Baker Hospital 318 7th Street. Please RSVP at [email protected]

NCH Healthcare System
Collier County Sheriff's Office
Collier County Parks & Recreation
Swimtastic Swim School - Naples
Tenley's Aquatics
Florida Department of Health (DOH) Collier
Kiwanis Club of Greater Collier
Special Olympics Florida - Collier County
Grace Place Naples
Essential Swim Lessons
What a wonderful week we had during the site visit with Dr. Art Chen from the National Academy for the Public's Health (NLAPH) program funded by #CDC. Our coalition is one of the 8 cohorts of NLAPH Program! Our research project is to evaluate & understand the knowledge, behavior and attitudes toward current #drowningprevention strategies. Stay tuned for the results‬.

Special thanks to all these organizations who came to our drowning prevention meeting and for their continued support to make our community water safer!

NCH Healthcare System
Collier County Sheriff's Office
FSW Bucs
North Collier Fire Rescue District
Collier EMS
Greater Naples Fire Rescue District
Collier County Parks & Recreation (Golden Gate, Eagle Lakes, Immokalee Aquatic Centers)
Avow
City of Naples, FL - Government- River Park Aquatic Center
Florida Department of Health (DOH)-Collier
Florida Department of Children and Families
Swimtastic Swim School - Naples
Kiwanis Club of Greater Collier
Tenley's Aquatics
Essential Swim Lessons
Special Olympics Florida - Collier County
Lee Memorial Health System - Trauma Center
🧜🏼‍♀️#mermaidstatus Thank you Kate!!!
The American Academy of Pediatrics updated their position statement about #DrowningPrevention

Here is what they said about #SwimLessons

"There is evidence that swim lessons may reduce the risk of drowning, including for those 1 to 4 years of age. A parent’s decision about starting swim lessons or water-survival skills training at an early age must be individualized on the basis of the child’s frequency of exposure to water, emotional maturity, physical and cognitive limitations, and health concerns related to swimming pools.”

“Parents should be reminded that swim lessons will not DROWN PROOF a child of any age. It is critical that swim instructors stress this message as well as the need for constant supervision around water.”

Here is the link to our website for Swim Lessons available in #CollierCounty

http://www.safehealthychildren.org/collier-county-swimming-lessons/

Collier County Parks & Recreation
City of Naples, FL - Government
Greater Naples YMCA
Swimtastic Swim School - Naples
Naples Swim School
Greater Marco Family YMCA
Bonita Springs YMCA
Tenley's Aquatics
Essential Swim Lessons

#DrowningPrevention #watersafety #Watersafetymonth
#notonemoredrowning #NDPA #SafetyAroundWater #WaterSmartFL #NDPApartner
#naples_fl #CollierCounty #NaplesFlorida #inthe239 #SWFL
Three different families that all share the same pain. ‪No parents should loose their precious child. Thank you SO MUCH for what you do daily so it won’t happen to others.
JustAgainst ChildrenDrowning
Kacen's Cause
Levi's Legacy

Thank you SW FL Parent & Child, Part of the USA Today Network for sharing their story and helping us to educate #SWFL how to be #WaterSafer.

#DrowningPrevention #watersafety #Watersafetymonth
#notonemoredrowning #NDPA #SafetyAroundWater #WaterSmartFL #NDPApartner

justagainstchildrendrowning.org
Thank you Governor Ron DeSantis for proclaiming May 2019 as #WaterSafety month in #Florida!

JustAgainst ChildrenDrowning Cayla's Coats Kacen's Cause TeamKareem MemorialFoundation Kiwanis Club of Greater Collier Essential Swim Lessons Tenley's Aquatics Swimtastic Swim School - Naples Life Saver Pool Fence Systems National Drowning Prevention Alliance Florida Department of Children and Families Florida Department of Health (DOH) Collier County Sheriff's Office North Collier Fire Rescue District Children's Advocacy Collier International Water Safety Foundation Pool Safely

#DrowningPrevention #Watersafetymonth
#notonemoredrowning #NDPA
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Thank you, Kate Kingshott, for teaching these two to swim before Irma arrived! Don't know what we would have kept them busy with, otherwise, while our power is out! Just praying we get power before the pool gets too nasty.

Mother/Daughter Team with over 50 yrs of combined experience. Lessons begin in our pool at 9am 7days/wk. Limited "at home" lessons available. Group/Private.

Infant-Senior. Up to date certifications. Red Cross WSI, Lifeguard/CPR/ 1st Aid. Insured. SW FL's ONLY Mother/ Daughter team
We have over 50 years combined experience teaching Red Cross Swim Lessons & Lifeguarding
20 years as a swim contractor for Collier County
Fully Certified with CPR & 1st Aid also & Insured
Group or Private Lessons - Prices may be split with friends & siblings
Your pool o

Operating as usual

Photos from Essential Swim Lessons's post 12/22/2021

Gian, 'm so happy for you! Your progress is AMAZING!
One of the 1st things I said to you is "water is freedom." Now you know that feeling too.
You have taught me so much about strength & abilities.

Photos from Essential Swim Lessons's post 10/13/2021

See this smile? Its amazing! She REALLY hated rolling over, now she can smile while she does it! I'm so happy for her! Great job, Victoria😁

Photos from Essential Swim Lessons's post 10/01/2021

Jayden, it seems like it only took a few weeks for you to accomplish this. I spent half a lesson begging you to let go of the wall in the deep end, now you won't stay above water long enough to listen to me! I love that you love it!🏊💕💕💕

Photos from Essential Swim Lessons's post 08/15/2021

Well, kids...look how amazing you are now!
These 3 sibs have come A LONG WAY!!🥳💕🏊

Photos from Essential Swim Lessons's post 08/14/2021

I CANNOT believe what you accomplished in the short time you were in Naples. Great job, Dylan!

Photos from Essential Swim Lessons's post 08/08/2021

We caught all your amazing skills in a few pictures! A summersault, handstand, jumping in, front crawl and swimming on your back! I am so proud of you, Landon!

Photos from Essential Swim Lessons's post 08/06/2021

We've been through a lot together, my little mermaid. Swimming, kindergarten & a new city. I'm going to miss you.

Photos from Essential Swim Lessons's post 08/03/2021

You've made so much progress, my little friend! I am very proud of you! See you next summer❤️

Photos from Essential Swim Lessons's post 07/27/2021

Aiden, 2021 has been quite a year for you! Learning to swim is one more amazing part of your life now!
We captured some pretty great pictures of all your new skills!❤️🏊

Photos from Essential Swim Lessons's post 07/18/2021

How can you be even cuter under water? Way to swim, Wyatt!

Photos from Essential Swim Lessons's post 07/13/2021

Boys, I am so proud of your accomplishments! Rolling over is not quite the torture you imagined it to be...told ya! 😍
Not only are these brothers comedians 🤣for the camera, they can swim!

Photos from Essential Swim Lessons's post 05/10/2021

This little mermaid began lessons barely able to balance herself walking in waist deep water to underwater gymnastics in the deep end!! Her mom was DEDICATED!!
These pictures were a week apart. Notice my hand holding her head? 1 week later, she was rolling over for a breath by herself!
What a kid! Great job CC!!! 💕🥰💖

Photos from Essential Swim Lessons's post 04/29/2021

Julian, its your turn for pix! You sure worked hard at becoming a confident & safe swimmer! ❤️ 🏊‍♀️I am SO proud of you!
We sure took some interesting pix!😂 What a character!

Photos from Essential Swim Lessons's post 04/24/2021

All the credit goes to the parents for these happy faces! Enduring the tears, drama, bargaining & extended bathroom breaks is WORTH IT!!!
The progress has been amazing! I am so proud of these two!
Most days they love it! lol😍🏊

Photos from Essential Swim Lessons's post 04/12/2021

The Marvel Super heroes taught Ryder to swim!
He did not like the camera in my hand...so we only got 3 pix. His progress was amazing in the few weeks he was in FL.

Photos from Essential Swim Lessons's post 04/12/2021

Audrey went from skiing lessons to swim lessons all in 1 week!
If she can ski as well as she swims....look out Olympics!

02/16/2021
12/24/2020

My Sundays would not be complete without these 3 brothers. Filipe, The Crazy Jumping Bean & Lucas, The Responsible Thinker. With his brothers' support, the sweet & sceptical Middle Bro, Bruno has (flutter) kicked his fears!

12/04/2020

Annabelle, I will "sink to the bottom" before I let anything happen to you!
I am ecstatic that you are finally finding pure joy underwater.
Your swimming skills & confidence are amazing accomplishments🐳💪!😍

11/24/2020

OH YA!!! Scuba Diving is next, girls!
I am so happy for them!💪🐳😍
A little girl w a camera captured it all! LOVE LOVE!🏊‍♀️

11/07/2020

Where to begin?? Screaming bubbles, a 5 yr old who can read EVERYTHING, a 4 yr old who won't stop talking, big blue eyes, jokesters, constant pizza talk (Lunch Time..& I teach for 2 more hrs), instructing me on swimming, a kid w my go pro 😂 or a mom who continued lessons when she did not feel well.
I am so proud of these boys & their mom.🥰

11/01/2020

After months of drama & tears (tears of frustration from me, your mom & brothers) you finally decided to release your inner mermaid!
I am overjoyed that you are happily swimming, Wonder Woman, Charlie!

10/18/2020

As usual...I plug in the go pro expecting to see the "drama" parents & I experience above water. WOW!!! Look at these sisters! I am ecstatic at seeing their relaxed little faces & bodies underwater! Incredible!
U did this, mom!

10/15/2020

Riley!!! It took your mother & I forever to coax u off the steps! Now, we are frustrated because you mainly want to jump in the deep end.
The back floats you fought are perfect! Now you fight us on the front swims?
LOL! I love this kind of issue! Rolling on her back & falling in without panicking is lifesaving!

10/02/2020

After going thru 311 pix...I may reconsider handing my go pro to kids...Nah!!!
Personalities shine in the pool.
Underwater...Big bro looks like a skydiver & sisters r vogue models. Above water...big bro is coaching sisters on "adult distraction methods," so they can play in my pool! lol. Underwater, I am thrilled w the progress these kids have made.🥰🐱🐳

09/27/2020

Last summer, you were a little guy. This summer you are mastering your underwater world! Look out older sibs! Ollie looks more like Aquaman than the action figure I own!

09/20/2020

These kids are amazing! Brother has to remove his hearing aids for swimming. Imagine not hearing all my assurances? HE IS SWIMMING! I am so happy for him!
Sister complains that she "is scared" a billion times/ lesson. Really? Now I know! That beautiful, happy smile tells it all!

09/19/2020

The😍 underwater pix never cease to amaze & delight me. This serious little girl became animated underwater. She looks relaxed as a mermaid!🐳

09/18/2020

Thanks, mom ❤❤ for trusting me w your little girl.
Yesterday was incredible! She surprised ME!! She took my "shock" & "your whooping" in stride. 😍. Her smirk said, "Oh ya...i got this!

09/12/2020

The kids I teach are the best part of life!
In the middle of explaining a complex skill...I remember she is 6..not 15!🤓 You may be looking at our 1st woman president..in the water.😍

09/07/2020

These kids remind me of the love my kids have for each other. And swimming🥰. The progress from our 2019 pix is incredible! Thanks to the parents.

09/05/2020

I LOVE my sib pix. Twins swimming together is even better!
These two accomplished many skills in a short time. 💪 A family friend told me they practice d a lot. 🏊‍😍
I've been teaching for a few yrs (lol, nearly 40) & the underwater personalities make me laugh every time! These r priceless!!😂

08/26/2020

I took these pix on "underwater relaxation day!!" Obviously! I am so proud of him😍. We had a "screaming start!"
Not easy for parents to come back but 100% worth it!
Today, he rolled over & took a breath, by himself...in a relaxed way, of course!

08/26/2020

Welcome to FLA kids! Incredible progress in a short time. Big bro earned his gills (wings) in the deep end 1st. What?? Amazing!
Little bro still resists but comes up smiling. ❤️🏊 Thanks for the pix, mom❤️.

08/19/2020

I LOVE THESE KIDS! I taught them all & older sibs. Now I get adorable baby sis!
I bet nobody can guess which kid got ahold of the camera for selfies!!

Our Story

SW FL's ONLY Mother/ Daughter team
We have over 50 years combined experience teaching Red Cross Swim Lessons & Lifeguarding
20 years as a swim teacher at Golden Gate county Pool
Current Red Cross Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, CPR & 1st Aid Certifications. Copies & references available upon request. Insured
Group or Private Lessons - Prices may be split with friends & siblings
$30 my pool. 4157 17th Ave SW Some limited travel time in the winter. Please text
All ages! Infant to Seniors & some special needs
Call ot text. If we don't feel we are The Best for a special needs child/ triathlete/ competitive swimmer, we will help you someone who is!
Text or call us soon 239-465-8602
We can't wait to begin sharing the joy of swimming with you!!!!

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4157 17th Ave SW
Naples, FL
34116

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 2pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 3pm
Saturday 8am - 8pm
Sunday 8am - 4pm

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