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Swimming Lessons for Children & Adults
of any Age & Ability

Peace of Mind – for You & Your Child – Become One with the Water

Swim Lessons for Kids and Babies

Have Fun

Special Needs Swim Lessons

Build Confidence

Swim Lessons For Adults

Gain Life Skills

Getting started can often be difficult and confusing, so we created the three-step

One with the Water Easy Start Plan


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We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to be One with the Water

We have formed a swim coaching dream team, making this belief a daily reality.
Our team is world class in both swim training and connecting with all children.

Kenneth Rippetoe

Kenneth Rippetoe

Founder, Adaptive Athletes Specialist, USA Swimming Coach, US Masters Swim Coach

Mohammad Khadembashi

Mohammad Khadembashi

Team USA National Swimming Coach

Claudia Coletti

Claudia Coletti

5 Gold Medal Winner World Aquatics Champion

Silke Rogatko

Silke Rogatko

Olympic Medalist, Adaptive Athletes Specialist, US Masters Swim Coach


We use a gentle approach empowering all students to feel safe and comfortable in the water


Special Needs are our focus – our individualized training eliminates barriers


All students are guided to master every fundamental swimming skill

Learn More About Our Most Popular Swim Programs

Kids & Babies Swimming Lessons


We believe that swimming is a life skill that all children should learn. By learning how to swim, we increase our understanding of the world around us. Swimming also equips us with skills that help us live better and could potentially save your life.

Learning to swim teaches us ways to cope with the challenges that come our way in life. The approach used by One with the Water provides success at any age. We empower your child, building their confidence and awareness of the water, teaching your child to swim as quickly as possible. Our swimming lessons for kids are scheduled to meet your needs. Register today and find out more about swimming lessons for kids!

Special Needs Swimming Lessons


Our special needs swimming lessons for children and adults, the Adaptive Sports Swim Program for adults, and the Dolphin Swim Program for children are designed for persons with cognitive or physical challenges. No matter what your ability, we will help you to become the best swimmer you can be.

We offer semi-private and private swim lessons for adults and children with special needs, English second language, and United States Service-Disabled Veterans. We are equipped to teach those with ADD & ADHD, amputation, anxiety, auditory processing disorders, Autism Spectrum (verbal and nonverbal), Cerebral Palsy, Down and CHARGE syndrome, Obesity, sensory integration issues, spina bifida, spinal cord injuries, and other disabilities.

With sensitivity and compassion, we use mechanical engineering strategies analyzing your body mechanics to assist you in applying physics to swimming techniques. We will help you to become the best swimmer you can be. We specialize in special needs swimming and all special needs swim lessons are customized to the swimmers specific needs. Contact us today for more information on a specialized swim program to meet your special needs.

Adult Swimming Lessons


Are you shy or even embarrassed by your swimming skills? Don’t be! Learning to swim later in life can be a fun and rewarding experience. Whether you are looking to learn to swim, conquer childhood fears, develop open-water swim techniques and strategies, or advanced stroke correction, our swimming lessons for adults provide a personal and customized swimming program which will allow you to become a strong swimmer regardless of your athletic skills, flexibility or body-type. Our swimming experts have been teaching since before 1985, as competitive swimmers and teachers. We will succeed, with compassion, in teaching you to swim.

How do we teach adults to learn to swim in just 4 lessons?

1. We are swimming experts. We teach the best and most efficient approach to the most pertinent skills of swimming: Breathing, Balancing, Kicking and Pulling. We break it down to simple achievable goals to help everyone succeed.

2. We get to know you as a person – your fears and your strengths. Instead of wasting time on building your weaknesses, we work with your strengths to achieve your goals quickly.

3. We make you feel comfortable and secure. We are certified and accredited coaches with 10,000 plus hours of experience. You are safe with us.

Swimming Lessons for Everyone

Do you want to learn to swim or improve your swimming skills for pool or ocean swimming? Anyone, no matter their age or ability, can learn to swim and improve their swim stroke technique at our swim classes for adults. We offer a variety of swimming lessons for adults. If you are interested in a custom swim program developed just for you, contact us. We specialize in custom swimming lessons for adults, so sign up today!

Recent Testimonials

Thanks for your work with Connor. He wasn’t quite able to swim before but is now swimming and comfortable in the water after just 6 lessons!
Peter Hutchinson

I am so thankful I found One with the Water! I have two boys, 6 and 8. One diagnosed with autism and the other one was so scared he wouldn’t even put his toes in the water at his first lesson. Silke was so patient and gracious with both boys. Today was their 4th swimming lesson and BOTH of them were floating on their backs by themselves, going under the water, and my son with the autism diagnosis was swimming on his own! He looked up at me with a huge smile on his face and I couldn’t have been more proud. I would HIGHLY recommend swim lessons from One with the Water.
Crystal Dodson

I’ll never forget my first swim lesson with Kenneth of One with the Water. He asked me to kick with a kick-board: I went backwards! As a 40-year old who desperately wanted to become a better swimmer I was extremely lucky to find Coach Kenneth. Six months later I am swimming 2000+ yards per workout and I am proficient in all four strokes. Coach Kenneth is an outstanding teacher and motivator. I feel so lucky to have trained with him.
Scott Greenberg

Watch Angela’s Amazing Success Story

At One with the Water, we understand that growing up can be tough. At times, it seems like there is no end to messages and influences which display unhealthy expectations. 

Often one positive influence in a child’s life can effectively change their whole life trajectory. How can swimming lessons bring this level of positive change? We believe that all kids and adults have the miracle within them. They just need a wise and gentle guide to lead them to believe that they are strong, capable, beautiful, and worthy of achieving their dreams.

This discovery led us to create our premier swim program, the –

One with the Water

Guided Mastery Program

This PREMIER three-step program is provided to EVERY swim student.

Step 1. Discover

Our professional staff will assess your individual needs.

We treat Every student as a unique individual.

Step 2. Implement

Our world class instructors will implement your swimming plan.

We take a gentle and individualized approach to all lessons. Through setting attainable lesson goals, our instructors guide each student to successive wins, empowering each student with increasing comfort and skill in the water, which in turn builds courage out of the water.

Step 3. Celebrate!

Join the One with the Water community as we celebrate your achievement and encourage your future success!

To Whom Will You Trust Your Swim Training?

Will you trust your swim training to:

  • A one-size fits all program?
  • Novice or seasonal instructors?
  • Instructors who lack the compassion, training, or experience for teaching all special needs people?

At One with the Water, our skilled staff of professional collegiate & Olympic swim instructors have one passion and make one promise to you –

We will gently guide every student to successfully become One with the Water.

Get Started Today!

The Benefits of Swimming Lessons for Kids and Adults

Swimming lessons provide many benefits including better physical health, cognitive development, and overall well-being. Learning to swim can potentially save a life and is an important skill that lasts a lifetime.

In just three easy steps, our world-class swim instructors gently guide our students to become better swimmers while also building their confidence and resilience for overcoming life’s challenges.

Register for swim lessons today and become One with the Water!


Swimming Lessons Help You Lose Weight and Become Physically Fit 

One of the most obvious benefits of swimming lessons is better physical fitness. Swimming is a full-body workout that builds strength, endurance, and cardiovascular health. It is also a low-impact exercise, which means it’s easy on the joints and suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. Swimming is also a great way to burn calories and lose weight.

Swimming Lessons Help Your Child’s Cognitive Development 

Swimming lessons provide measurable benefits for growing children. This is because swimming requires the use of multiple skills like balance, coordination, and spatial awareness, which help improve overall motor development. Additionally, swimming lessons help children improve their focus and concentration, and also teaches them discipline, self-confidence, and teamwork.

Swimming Lessons for Kids Help Prevent Accidental Drownings 

Drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death among children, and learning to swim greatly reduces the risk of drowning. Swimming lessons for kids teach children the basic skills needed to stay afloat and provide them with an understanding of basic water safety, such as how to react if they accidentally fall into a pool or the ocean.

Swimming Helps Calm the Mind 

Swimming also provides mental health benefits. The repetitive motion of swimming is meditative and helps reduce stress and anxiety. Plus, the feeling of weightlessness in the water is a soothing experience and helps improve your overall mood.

Adult Swim Lessons Provide Health Benefits for Seniors 

As we age, it becomes increasingly important to maintain good physical health and mobility. Swimming lessons for seniors and adults help maintain strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular health, which helps reduce the risk of falls and other accidents. Swimming can also be an enjoyable social activity for seniors, which helps improve their overall mental and physical well-being.

Special Needs Swim Lessons Provide Therapy for People with Disabilities 

Swimming lessons provide huge benefits for special needs children and adults with disabilities. Swimming is a great way to provide exercise and therapy to people with disabilities because it is a low-impact exercise that can be adapted to suit each individual’s special needs. Swimming also provides a sense of freedom and independence for people with disabilities because it allows them to move freely in a weightless environment.

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