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At Whole Life Fitness, teaching swimming is our foundation but more importantly it is our passion. We believe swimming is a true fundamental, life skill that can be taught at the earliest of age. IN FACT! We recommend swimming from infancy. This parent/child bonding time allows swimming to become human nature, thus decreasing the chances of being weary or fearful around water with age.


Our goal is to not only get children and adults to love the water, but to also have students swimming in a short time, while learning the correct water safety survival skills. Students will be assessed during the initial sessions and placed into the appropriate grouping based on age and ability as determined by the instructor.

Once a child has reached level 2+ they have advanced to a “Drop Off” class (No parental attendance). We ALWAYS want parents, grandparents, caregivers (whomever is going to swim with your child) to join us in the pool for at least 1 lesson to observe and learn the skills taught.

While we love teaching we do not believe in dragging lessons out at the expense of parents. If taken consecutively, your child be water safe in 8 lessons (2 weeks). Our 8 consecutive lesson program is designed to help children get the continuity needed to retain swimming skills. With never more than 8 students per swim class, our setting provides a great environment for children learning to swim.


Learning to swim the right way from the beginning. We have chosen to share our love of swimming and believe there is a swimmer in everyone. We pride ourselves on teaching the necessary skills needed to become a comfortable, proficient swimmer right from the beginning.


Grouped by age and ability, students benefit from small classes and personalized attention. Parents will never find more than 4 children per swim instructor, to ensure each child gets the most training and feedback, to help make them better swimmers.


Each WLF aquatics instructor is an American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor (WSI)  and licensed to teach swimming. A WSI is a nationally recognized teaching license and allows our program to maintain our elite swimming status! With over 45+ years teaching experience, we have perfected our swim program of teaching children and adults to swim safely.


Catherine teaches swim lessons at her pool (Nemo's Home in Bellamar in SRB) and various other community pools upon request. She can also come to your private pool.

Current Classes are taking place at Nemo's Home (Catherine's Home). Each class lasts 4 days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Fridays are reserved for makeup lessons or private lessons. If there is a holiday during the week (4th of July/Labor Day), there won't be a class on the holiday and will be a class the Friday of that week. Each class at Nemo's Home is limited to 4 students; Hammock Bay classes can have up to 8 students. Classes begin on Mondays from April 15 through the week of July 15, August 12 through week of October 14. 

Clownfish classes

10-10:50am | 4:05-4:55pm

Guppy classes

11:05-11:55am | 3-3:50pm

Marlin classes

12:10pm-1pm | 5:10-6pm


LEVEL 1 swimmers
age: 0-3 years

  • Parent/Child Class

  • Adult Participation

  • No prior swim lessons or aquatic experience required

  • Water Safety Skills & Proper Hold, Swim Techniques

  • Blowing Bubbles, Water Submersions, Swim Fun! 

  • Parent/Child Bonding Experience

  • Check out the video above to get a feel of how our classes are!

Hammock Bay classes are in the afternoons during the week of June 24.


LEVEL 2 swimmers
age: 4-6 years

  • No Adult Participation

  • No prior swim lessons or aquatic experience required

  • Ideal class for beginner swimmers who are timid

  • Basic swim and safety skills taught

  • Student should be water safe within 8 lessons

Hammock Bay classes are in the afternoons during the weeks of June 24.


LEVEL 3 swimmers
age: 6+ years

  • ​Drop Off Class, No Adult Participation

  • Building on prior Aquatic Experience and Skills

  • Introduce Freestyle and Elementary Backstroke

  • Gulf, Lake, and Pool Safety Survival Skills Taught

  • Build Endurance through FUN Water Games

  • Pre-junior lifeguard survival technique review

Hammock Bay classes are in the afternoons during the weeks of June 24.


$225/family of 3 or more

*Additional $25 if you want nemo to come to your home

Private Lessons will be scheduled Monday - Friday
8-8:50am | 9-9:50am | 1-1:50pm
or upon availability at Nemo’s home
No lessons on Saturday or Sunday
Please call to schedule your private lessons with
Whole Life Fitness (850) 259-6563 or fill out the form below.

We offer private and semi-private swimming instruction for families who want the one-on-one focus to excel their children's swimming skills rapidly.

Private swim lessons allow instructors to design and mold the swimming class with skills around the pace of the student, while challenging their students and motivating them to new levels of swimming.

Interested in private lessons? Fill out the form below! 

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