About Gwinnett Swim

We Are Dedicated to Teaching

Life-Saving Aquatic Skills To Your Children

We're parents too and teach your children like our own, with love, understanding, patience and specialized programs as unique as your child.
Our team is ASI, WSI, CPR, AED, CPO, SCUBA, Life Guard and First Aid Certified.

Meet Christy and Cindy, two mothers who deeply care about saving lives with personalized one-on-one swim lessons for infants starting at 8 months old. 

 

Gwinnett Swim was born from their hearts, from a backyard pool and from personal, tragic experiences of close friends.

Two entrepreneurs who stumbled upon their calling over 10 years ago and are now the most highly trained, certified and respected swim instructors in Hall / Gwinnett County area with an unparalleled staff of certified instructors who share their passion for teaching people to swim and saving lives. They have personally trained over 1,000 infants and children in aquatic survival skills and Gwinnett Swim continues to strive to be the foundation of where swimming is born! Hours of intensive in-water, one-on-one training, infant/child  physiology, behavioral course studies and water survival instruction were just the beginning of what is now the most successful swim programs in the North Georgia area.

If just one life is saved from accidental drowning, their mission is complete.

Cindy's Story

Christy's Story

A Mother of three who also believed at one time that “mom and me” swim classes were just what I needed to prepare my children for time in and around water. During these classes my children would jump in to me, blow bubbles, go under water, and splash playfully with me. But one scary thought always loomed in the back of my mind….now they love the water.

 

What if they are out of my sight for a few seconds around water?  After my third child was born, I decided to search for other means of water safety since we live on water and had also installed a pool.

 

Shortly thereafter, a friend of ours lost their child to drowning. A few short months later, a close friend had a near drowning experience with their 2 year old in their backyard pool. I knew there had to be better means of protecting my children. 

 

My youngest began survival lessons at eight months old. I was, and still am, absolutely passionate about drowning education and prevention and knew this was my calling. Although I am not in a classroom setting, my degree in education is applied daily! My desire to educate and teach all walks of life is what fueled my passion to begin this journey with Cindy to create the best quality swim program with the highest expectations and results. 

My second child was about to turn one and we had decided to put a pool in the backyard. I was nervous having such a young child around a pool so I sought out swim lessons. I found an instructor 30 minutes away and drove 5 days a week, for a 10 minute lesson.

 

I had almost given up until we opened our pool that Summer and I watched my 18 month old daughter jump off of a diving board and swim across a 40 foot pool! I was shocked, amazed, and in awe of what she could do and I was hooked!

 

I started by getting my WSI certification and quickly realized that teaching group lessons was not a productive teaching method for young children. I taught stroke lessons to my friends children, acquaintances, family, etc., until my children were old enough to go to school which is when I decided to train to become an infant aquatic specialist.

 

I’ve learned over the years that there are many different programs for teaching children and the end result remains the same, that all children should have the opportunity to learn to swim, to learn to survive an aquatic situation. Nothing gives me more joy than to see a child take off for the first time across the pool on their own and have the confidence to succeed!

Each of our instructors have over 100 hours of in pool training and all of our employees are ASI, CPR, First Aid, & AED certified. 

 
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Customer Relations Manager & Student Coordinator

ASI Instructor

Ms. Suzy

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Scheduling & Billing Coordinator

CPO

Ms. Becky

Florence Tomski_ Office assistant, custo

Office Assistant

Customer Service

Ms. Florence

Ronny Leopold_ Stroke, Swim team, Group

Social Media

ASI FasTrack Instructor

Maintenance & Growth

Group

Stroke

Quest/Travelers/Voyagers Swim Team Coach

Coach Ronny

Group

Stroke

Adaptive Aquatics/Special Needs

Swim Team Assistant Coach

Coach Katrina

ASI / ASI FasTrack Instructor

Maintenance & Growth

Coach Claire

Facility/Aquatics Manager/CPO

ASI / ASI FasTrack Instructor

Maintenance & Growth

Group

Adaptive Aquatics/Special Needs

Coach Mil

Lucy Harkness_ FloatFit Instructor, Swim
ASI / ASI FasTrack Instructor
Maintenance & Growth
Group
Stroke
Quest/Travelers Swim Team Coach
FloatFit Instructor

Coach Lucy

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Swim Team Head Coach
ASI FasTrack Instructor
Group
Stroke
Adaptive Aquatics/Special Needs
Adult Instruction
Maintenance & Growth

CoachVicky

Kylie Beaaman
Lead Trainer
ASI / ASI FasTrack Instructor
Maintenance & Growth
Group
Stroke

Coach Kylie

Laurie Farmer_ CrossFit Instructor, Floa

ASI / ASI FasTrack Instructor

Maintenance & Growth

Fitness Coordinator

FloatFit 

Silver Sneakers/Swimmers 

Coach Laurie

Group

Stroke

Adaptive Aquatics/Special Needs

Certified teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Coach Erica

ASI Instructor

Maintenance & Growth

Prenatal Instructor

Silver Sneakers/Swimmers

Coach Patti

 

Success Stories

See what our customers have to say about us!

"AMAZING! INCREDIBLE! One of the BEST investments for a family. Period. Our children received the most valuable benefits from Gwinnett Swim! Not only did they develop a CRAZY-LOVE for swimming, we felt very confident that, if ever in a troubling situation, they would not only survive, they would know EXACTLY what to do and wouldn’t miss a beat. Both instructors are sweet and patient. They know how to handle all types of children and personalities. There are lots of things you ‘invest’ in when you have children… clothing, toys, trips, room decorations, parties and gifts. However, NOTHING could be MORE valuable and important than giving them a LOVE and FOUNDATION for water, swimming and safety!" ~ Christy Martin

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"Just wanted to share this...tonight we were swimming at our neighborhood pool. My son, Evan is 21 months old and almost through the ASI program, he has not graduated yet. Anyway, he slipped and fell off the pool steps and went under the water. I was right there, but I stood by to watch him immediately put his hands behind his head and come up to a float!!! He whimpered once and remained calm and floated. My mom was also right there watching and was in awe!!! We saw his skills in action!!! When I picked him up he was calm, we praised him like crazy and he got a huge smile on his face! THANK YOU! I wish every child could go through this program." Elyce Urich

 

Gwinnett Swim
5396 Lanier Islands Parkway
Buford, GA  30518 
info@gwinnettswim.com
Tel: (404) 590-7946
National Drowning Prevention

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HOURS:
Mon-Thurs 
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Sun: CLOSED