SEASTARS Aquatics offers four instruction levels to help children benefit from water safety. Private and Semi-private Swimming Lessons are available. All ages and abilities welcome!
Lessons are 30 minutes in duration Monday – Thursday, with Friday as the make up day (if needed). Our lesson environment is a fear free, success driven place for children to learn and excel in the water.
- Water Adjustment
Children learn how to have fun, play with others in the pool, and work with an instructor.
- Primary Skills
Learn to float horizontal, breath, and basic front crawl and backstroke.
- Stroke Development
Refining front crawl, backstroke, and learning breaststroke and butterfly.
- Stroke Refinement
Achieving maximum propulsion in desired stroke(s) utilizing video taping and feedback sessions.
1 Swimmer per Instructor
|$100 for 4 Lessons|
2 Swimmers per Instructor
|$50 for 4 Lessons|
|$125 for 4 Lessons|
We also provide customized group water experiences. Please contact our director, Debbie Taylor, for more information at (850) 418-0644 or at email@example.com.
There is one full time staff and 4 part time employees for SEASTARS Aquatics in 2012. All Staff are certified coaches through USA Swimming and have passed a backgroud check, and are certified in CPR, First aid, Lifeguarding, and Safety Training for Swim Coaches. They have all completed The Foundations of Coaching level 1 test through ASCA ( The American Swim Coaches Association).
Robin Heller- President, is a professional swimming coach with a degree in Psychology from Florida State University. She has been a part of the swimming community since 1985. Mrs. Heller spent 3 years coaching with GPAC (Greater Pensacola Aquatic Club) where she headed the Summer League Swim Team and coached the 12 and under Age Group. She coached with ATAC (Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club) for 4 years, where she coached all age groups including the High School Developmental Program and the Pre-Senior Group. Mrs. Heller also coached the Leon High School swim team and their State winning breaststroker.
She is a certified level 3 Age Group Coach and is certified Level 1-5 Disability Coach. She is also certified in Teaching age group developmental sports psychology and Dryland Training through ASCA.
Chaz is a professional swimming coach with a degree from Tallahassee Community College and FSU . He has been a part of the swim coaching community since 1994. He coached the Leon County Special Olympics Swim Team for 2 years and coached with the ATAC swim team for 6 years. At ATAC he was the Assistant Coach and headed the High School Developmental Program, the Masters Program and the Special Needs Program. Chaz also coached the Lincoln High School Swim Team for two years. At Lincoln he was the Big Bend Coach of the Year. Most recently, he was the Assistant Coach at Florida A & M University for 2 years.
In 2010 Coach Chaz became Captian Chaz and started a Charter Fishing Business. Visit his website at www.hellerhighwatercharters.com
Daniel started his swim career at Southeast High School in Bradenton, FL where he was an alternate for States in the 50 Free, 100 Free, and part of the 400 Free Relay. After graduating from Southeast, he walked on the swim team at Florida A&M University, where he was majoring in Mathematics. After making the team he earned a scholarship for the next four years. In his five years with the team, they came in 3rd at the North East Conference Championships two times in a row for men’s swimming.
While attending FAMU Daniel worked for the Tallahassee Swim School as a swim instructor and helped coach some of the novice swimmers for a team called ATAC. He was also the boys head swim Coach for Braden River High School in 2010. In addition to all this he was an assistant coach for a local club team called the Lakewood Ranch YMCA Wave Runners for 1.5 years. While there he coached about 10-20 kids to YMCA States, 3 kids to Jr. Olympics, and 2 kids to Sr. Champs. Daniel is currently attending UWF getting a degree in Mathematics, and lifeguarding at the pool on campus.
Linda has been part of the swim community since she was born with a swim coach for a dad. She participated on swim teams in Okinawa, Japan as a child and swam for Club Makos in Gulf Breeze Florida. She holds a degree from UWF in Cultural Anthropology and is a certified Coach with USA Swimming. She has been volunteering with the Seastars since January 2012.
Nicholas has been teaching swim lessons with Seastars for the last 2 summers, and has helped coach the Seastars team for community service hours during high school. He has 3 years experience as a certified lifeguard and was a junior lifeguard instructor for 2 summers after attending junior lifeguard classes for 5 years. He is currently majoring in biology at FSU to become a pediatrician.
Johnae has worked as a part-time Assistant Coach for SEASTARS Aquatics since the summer of 2012. She swam on the SEASTARS Swim Team from 2010-2012. She loves the team and working with special needs children. She graduated from Pensacola High School in 2012. She will pursue a Nursing degree at Pensacola State College starting in 2013.