Jaime Clarke

Jaime Clarke, is the Founder and CEO of Survival Swim School. She has a passion in keeping everyone safe around water. She wants to spread that passion all over Arizona with Survival Swim.Jaime is born and raised in Arizona. She started teaching swim lessons in high school at the Aquatic Center in Buckeye, Arizona. She worked there for 6 years as a lifeguard, swim teacher/coach and water aerobics instructor. During her 2rd year at the Buckeye Aquatic Center, she advanced to teaching private swim lessons at swimmers’ homes. Jaime has continued to teach private swim lessons every summer since 1998. She has experience teaching all ages and levels, as well as children with disabilities.

Due to the amazing referrals from so many families in the West Valley, in 2012 she had to start teaching swim lessons from her own pool. Jaime just didn’t have enough time to travel and teach swim lessons. She felt that she could teach more people to swim that way.

In 2014, Jaime received so many calls for swim lessons, she had to hire additional instructors to help teach side by side with her in order to serve each client. We soon realized that some of our clients would have preferred to have their swim lessons in their own pool due to the convenience and effectiveness of each swimmer learning how to be safe at home. We then decided to expand our reach and hire more quality swim instructors and eventually expand into other areas of Phoenix, Arizona.

If you would like more information or personal references regarding our teaching style and abilities, please contact Jaime Clarke at swim@survival-swim.com. She looks forward to teaching you or a loved one the most important survival skill…. SWIMMING!

Katie Anderson

Goodyear Survival Swim “Home” pool, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Buckeye, Verrado
I’m a student at the University of Arizona studying Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences as well as Special Education. When I was younger, I took swim lessons and enjoyed being in the water so much, I decided to join the local swim team. I continued to swim competitively and served as swim team captain for the Estrella Foothills team my senior year. After swimming for 10 years, I recognize the need to educate children on how to be safe in water. I enjoy sharing my love for the sport with all ages and look forward to teaching others water safety!

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Ryan Verlei

Goodyear Survival Swim “community” pool, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Buckeye, Verrado Tolleson, Avondale
There are few activities as refreshing as swimming, and no one should ever feel nervous to jump in! It is my mission to instill in my students the confidence to trust their own instincts and combine that trust with techniques needed to give them optimum aquatic mobility. I swam competitively in high school in both sprint and distance events. Additionally, I am a certified elementary teacher. I taught my own sons to swim at very young ages, so I would not have to worry if they came near deep water. Learning to swim is a crucial survival skill that may save you or someone you love! Everyone can and should learn!

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Dana Clements

Goodyear Survival Swim “Home” pool, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Buckeye, Verrado, Tolleson, Avondale
I am a student at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, but grew up in Arizona. I am studying Athletic Training, as well as Psychology. I started swimming at the age of two with swim lessons and had so much fun that I joined a club swim team. I attended Estrella Foothills High School and was team captain for the swim team my senior year. I now swim for Coe College at the Division 3 level. I had the opportunity to start swim coaching last year for Vitras Swim Club and loved every minute of it. It was so rewarding to see the children I coached grow and accomplish their swimming goals. Swimming has taught me so much and I hope to pass on my knowledge to others.

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Kaylee Phipps

Goodyear Survival Swim “Home” pool, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Buckeye, Verrado, Tolleson, Avondale   
Kaylee is currently a senior at Estrella Foothills Highschool. She is very involved in school by serving as Student Body President and Dance Club President. She is very passionate about leading and teaching others! Kaylee believes that it is very important that people of any age learn basic swimming skills because it can help save lives and makes people feel more comfortable around water. She been a lifeguard and taught swim lessons at other facilities! She is so thrilled for this opportunity to teach others these lifesaving skills!

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Carolyn Choitz

Buckeye Survival Swim “Home” pool, Buckeye, Verrado, Surprise, Goodyear, Litchfield Park
I am Carolyn Choitz, I have been swimming for 20 years and working with little swimmers for 10. I started off as a volunteer coach with the Buckeye summer swim team at 11 and as a lifeguard aid at 12. I officially became an instructor in 2014 at the city of Goodyear. In 2016 I started coaching the city of Goodyear summer swim team in addition to being a swim instructor. I have a lot of practice working with swimmers who are learning strokes and swim team readiness, but I have spent a few summers as a mentor to new swim instructors and teaching them how to work with the smaller children. I firmly believe in building swimmers confidence in their abilities.

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Hayley Clarke

Goodyear Survival Swim “Home” Pool only- No Travel
My name is Hayley Clarke, daughter of Jaime Clarke (Owner of Survival Swim). I have been assisting my mother with Survival Swim lessons since I was 1 years old. I have been independently teaching lessons since I was 10 years old. Now I am able to teach my own clients with the assistance of my mother, Jaime Clarke. I have taught and assisted swim lessons to ages 6 months to 69 years old. I love teaching all how to swim. Swimming is a life skill and I believe everyone should learn. I have learned that everyone is unique and learns differently, so I teach to the swimmer. My mission is to teach all to learn how to swim safe and survive in and around water. I look forward to teaching you and/or your family the most important survival skill….. SWIMMING!

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Erin Watkins

Luke Air Force Base, Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Buckeye, Avondale 
Hello my name is Erin Watkins, I am from Louisville KY and am currently serving in the Air Force as an F35 mechanic. I have been a swim instructor for various YMCAs as well as a water safety instructor for Fort Knox pools over the course of 6 years and taught all ages. I used to swim competitively for a USA team so I enjoy incorporating stroke development in with the fun of learning safe swimming. On top of swim lessons I was a lifeguard and I know the importance of everyone knowing how to swim in a fun and safe environment!

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Megan Remblance

Goodyear Survival Swim “Home” pool, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Buckeye, Tolleson, Avondale   
My name is Megan, I am a sophomore in high school. In freshman year I joined the school swim team, making varsity and continued swimming this year as well. I love being around the pool. I am enrolled in several honors classes and I am currently applying for National Honors Society. I plan to go to a University for nursing, my biggest reward is helping as many people as I can. I have worked as an intern during the summers to gain knowledge and experience to be the best instructor for your swimmers. I really enjoy meeting new people and working with children. I am looking forward to helping teach as many swimmers as possible to ensure their safety in the water. I teach lessons at the Goodyear Survival Swim pool, your home pool in Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Buckeye, Avondale and Tolleson.

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Bailey Goley

Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Buckeye, Verrado, Avondale and Tolleson
My name is Bailey Goley, I am currently a pre-veterinary student at Northern Arizona University. While teaching lessons with Survival Swim, I am very proud of my job. It has always been important to me to put safety first, especially when it comes to the water and that is the priority of all my lessons. I have a lot of experience with ages 2 – 5 and swimmers with learning disabilities. I am so excited to teach all my swimmers the importance of learning how to be a strong and safe swimmer!

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Taryn Yargeau

Laveen, Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Tolleson, Goodyear, Ahwatukee, and Tempe  
I recently moved here from Buffalo, NY where I was employed at the ymca for the past 2 years. However, my passion for swimming did not start there. I started swimming when I was about 3 years old, by age 8 I was on the swim team. Swimming has been an immense part of life ever since. I swam for both the ymca and my high school. When my freshman year came around I had already been on the varsity team for a year. I made it to sectionals for both my butterfly and freestyle. I got first place in my butterfly and tore my rotator cuff seconds before hitting the wall. My career as a competitive swimmer was over and I was heartbroken. My swim coach came to me and convinced me to start helping out with the younger team. I started coaching before I even made it into surgery and I have never stopped. I worked with my school team until graduation. Shortly after, I moved to Cleveland, OH where I worked at Goldfish Swim School until the day I moved back to Buffalo. No matter where life has taken me swimming has always been my outlet, and sharing my love of the pool with children has become my passion.

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Amelya Keough

Buckeye, Surprise, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Avondale, Tolleson, Laveen, Phoenix, Peoria, Glendale, Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale and Cave Creek.
From the age of 1 year old, I could swim an entire lap at the pool by myself. My parents told me stories of how strangers would look aghast as they witnessed a tiny human gracefully lapping through the water while her parents were not even in the pool. I have always been grateful to my parents for giving me this life skill at such a young age and hope to continue to pass on the ability to as many little ones as I can. Since middle school, I have taught many of my family members how to swim and have babysat, worked as a lifeguard, camp counselor, and swim instructor. In college I worked a few summers as a swim instructor, swim coach, and dive coach. The water and I get along quite well and I love inspiring children to feel the same way. As great as I am with water, I am even greater with kids. Let’s have a blast learning how to swim together!

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