Dimple Dell Recreation Center
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Dimple Dell Recreation Center10670 South 1000 East Sandy, UT 84094(385) 468-3355
We offer private and semi-private swim lessons for both children and adults. We teach all ages and ability levels including people that are afraid of water and those trying to get ready for swim team. All of our instructors are certified through Nationally Recognized Swimming curriculum programs (ARC and SAI) and have been teaching group lessons for a minimum of two years, as well as must have proven themselves to be a high-caliber teacher and swimmer.
Our instructors have flexible schedules so that you may find a time that is most convenient for both of you!
While we do our best to keep this page updated and provide you with quality instructors, availability can change very quickly (especially during the summer months) and many time slots are booked months in advance.
We have a flat, standard fee that is used at every Salt Lake County recreation facility for private swim lessons:
Click on each instructor to view their qualifications and experience. Please call the center for more information (385) 468-3355, contact the
Aquatics Coordinator at (385) 468-1901, or contact the instructor directly to schedule a lesson.
Bio:I offer private swimming instruction specifically designed for adults wishing to overcome their fear of the water, or for those wishing to improve their technique and ability. I have been teaching people how to swim since 2009; all ages from infant to adult and all levels from terrified to having no fear.
Learning how to swim can open a whole new world of water sports, fitness and social opportunity. I can take you from basic beginnings all the way through being able to compete on a swim team, swim in a triathlon or complete an open water marathon.
Availability:Mark has limited availability for lessons on Saturday afternoons. Please contact him for any current openings.
IMPORTANT: Accepts only swimmers who are already proficient in all 4 competitive strokes (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Freestyle). With a strong competitive swim team background, Mark’s skills are best used to help improve or move swimmers to a competitive level.
Certification & Experience:
Bio: Mark has been involved with swimming for over 15 years, coaching for the Devil Ray Aquatic Team (USA Swimming Competitive Team) for over 3 years, and providing private instruction for over 8 years. His oldest daughter Brianna, one of Utah’s top female swimmer in recent years, swam for the University of Utah (2013-2017) in the PAC 12 conference.
Involved and having been certified for coaching through both USA Swimming and the American Swimming Coaches Association, Mark’s skills are best used in helping strengthen stroke technique for swimmers who want to increase their stroke proficiency for the competitive swim environment. He also can help increase the skill level in wall transitions, flip turns, underwater kicks, and starts.
He has also had experience helping tri-athletes interested in wanting to improve the swimming portion of their race. With a focus on body position, stroke balance and maximizing stroke efficiency, he can help prepare tri-athletes improve their swimming for either pool or open water competition environments.
Knowledgeable about the competitive environment within USA competition club swimming, Mark journeyed with his daughter Brianna through her competition experiences from 7 years old through college. Through this experience, Mark has come to understand much about competitive swimming and enjoys helping swimmers and their families make this transition from swim lessons and pre-competition teams into more competitive settings. He would love the opportunity to work with you or your swimmers.
Mark has been married to his wife Laura for over 27 years and currently resides in Sandy with their three remaining children (10 yrs – 16 yrs), their oldest (Brianna) now married and living out of state.
Contact:(801) 867-9645 | Email
Bio:I recently returned from serving an LDS Mission in the Philippines for 2 years. I started teaching swimming lessons in 2012. I love teaching swimming lessons very much. I have experience with teaching ages 3 - 14 but I am confident with teaching any age. I teach all swimming skills. Starting from getting used to the water all the way through to refining swim stokes like: Sidestroke, Freestyle, backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly.
Contact:I am a school teacher so please don’t call me until after 4:00 PM during the school year!(801) 647-7695
Bio:My name is Lexie Horton. I am a 3rd year teacher at Summit Academy Elementary school in Draper. I teach 4th grade. I have been teaching swim lesson for 2 years and I have started helping coach the swim team this summer. I love to be outdoors rock climbing or boating. I also enjoy doing triathlons and any other sport!
Contact: Shoot me an email or text me at (801) 859-9082 and we can get something set up!
If you are looking for a fun and effective instructor to teach your kids how to swim, I'm here to help! My name is Ciera Orr. I have been swimming competitively since age 9, and have been instructing and coaching swimmers for 5 years. I would love to help your kids get safe and efficient in the water!
Call or text for other availability.
Contact:Call or text (435) 890-8803Email
Bio:Dylan grew up swimming and playing volleyball in Logan, UT, and she has been teaching swim lessons for 9 years in private pools and recreation centers. She graduated from Utah State University in 2014 with a degree in psychology, and continues to enjoy all outdoor recreation and getting in the water whenever she can!
Dylan loves teaching toddlers, beginners, and adaptive aquatics (people with disabilities), but has many years of experience teaching people of all ages and levels! She believes that swimming is an essential skill to possess to not only have fun and be able to participate in many fun activities, but to be safe around water. She enjoys helping people learn to how to swim and learn to love the water as much as she does.
Availability:Contact for availability.
I love to teach people of all ages and abilities from focusing on basic water safety skills all the way up to technique for elite swimmers. If you’re interested, please email me with an idea of your/your child’s skill level and preference on day and time. I prefer to teach in the morning or daytime.
Availability:Text or call for availability. Have in mind how many lessons and if privates or semi privates.
Bio:Whether you are looking for an instructor to teach you or your kids the basics, to learning the strokes, to refining your technique, I am here to make it a fun, enjoyable and safe experience! I teach all ages and all skill levels. I have been swimming competitively since age 9, and have been instructing and coaching swimmers for 5 years. I am excited to help you or your kids become safe, comfortable and proficient in the water!