Meet Our Instructors

Irena, Aquatic Supervisor & Lead Private Lesson Swimming Instructor 

Former member of the CSU Swim and Dive Team with a 4-year of experience as a swim instructor. Specializes in beginner and advanced adult swim lessons. If your goals are swimming for fitness, triathlon, or overcoming your fears, you are in the right place. Individually designed swim sessions will help you achieve your goal at the exact pace you need, with the exercises you need. If you are a beginner, we’ll start with floating and kicking on the front and back. Then move on to treading water and adding arms to your stroke. If you are already comfortable with your stroke, we’ll use video analysis to help make your swimming effortless. Hope to see you on the pool deck!

Miranda, graduate supervisor & Swimming Instructor

Miranda is currently a graduate student at Cleveland State studying Sports and Entertainment Management. Miranda recently took on the role as the Graduate Supervisor of Aquatics & Safety at the CSU Rec Center, where she works on overseeing lifeguards and supervisors, managing swim lessons, and monitoring the risk and safety for the department as a whole. Miranda’s aquatic experience includes 12 years of competitive swimming, 7 years as a lifeguard, one year as a private and group swim lesson instructor, High School Swim team Assistant Coach, and WSI & LGI certified. Miranda enjoys working with all ages and ability levels! The availability Miranda has varies so be sure to contact her for scheduling information! 

bella, lifeguard & Swimming Instructor

Bella, one of our newest private and group lesson instructors is not new to the aquatic world. Bella has been a competitive swimmer for ten years, worked with Swimming Special Olympics, and assisted with coaching a swim team. For the past five years, Bella has been teaching swim lessons to those of all ages and abilities. Swimming has made such a positive impact on her life that she chooses to share her own experience and love of swimming with others! No matter your level of experience, Bella is happy and excited to begin working with you!

marjorie, Swimming Instructor

A four-year member of the BGSC Swim Club as a tween, Marjorie grew up swimming every summer and has been an aquatics professional for over thirty years, including seventeen years as a lifeguard. Marjorie has worked in Ohio, New York and New Jersey, mostly as a group swimming instructor. She has run learn-to-swim programs, taught group water fitness lessons and private swimming lessons, and worked with children in an adaptive aquatics program. She has taught students from babies to retirees how to swim.

When Marjorie is not teaching swimming at CSU, she is the Assistant Aquatics Program Coordinator for the City of Shaker Heights. Her freelance articles about aquatics have been published locally and in California, New York and Florida print publications. She has been a PADI-certified open water scuba diver since 1996 and was a Certified Pool Operator for five years. Marjorie runs her own public relations company, and she published an Ohio joke book during the pandemic.

Private Swim Lesson Fees

 Lesson LengthSession CountStudentsMembersNon-Members
30 Minutes1 Session$20$30$35
30 Minutes5 Sessions$85$135$160
30 Minutes10 Sessions$150$250$300

Semi-Private Swim Lesson Fees

2-3 participants.  Pricing below is per person.  Each person wishing to participate in semi-private lessons needs to complete their own session package purchase in the Pro Shop to have on their account.

 Lesson LengthSession CountStudentsMembersNon-Members
30 Minutes1 session$15$25$30
30 Minutes5 sessions$70$110$135
30 Minutes10 sessions$120$200$250

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