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Sea Colony Swim Lessons

Sea Colony is proud to offer private swim lessons all summer long! Our swim instructors are equipped with the best facilities and training to make sure you're getting the most out of your lesson!

Private Swim Instructors:

Johanne Danver - Johanne has over 25 years of experience in swim instruction with 18 years as a U.S.A Swim Coach. She currently is a coach for the Sea Colony Sharks and the Sea Devils swim teams. She is certified in American Red Cross CPR and AED for the Professional Rescuer, Lifeguarding and First Aid. Johanne also has her safety training for swim coaches through USA Swimming and is a Certified USA Coach.


Call Johanne directly at 240-388-7011 to book a lesson

Cathy Gallagher - Cathy has been involved with swimming for over 20 years. She swam on local summer swim teams in Maryland throughout grade school, and then swam for her school team as well as a YMCA National team throughout high school. While studying Education and Fine Arts at the University of Delaware, Cathy swam on the university's varsity swim team, and joined the team at the Conference Championship meets, where she competed at finals and earned records for UD. Since college, Cathy has been a member of a masters swim team, a lifeguard, group and private swim lesson instructor for both children and adults, water aerobics instructor, head swim coach, technique swim coach, school teacher, tutor, nanny, volunteer, and most importantly a mom.


Call Cathy directly at 443-534-2167 to book a lesson

Malissa Matthews - Malissa is a certified water safety instructor and a certified American Red Cross lifeguard with over 20 years of experience. She has been teaching swim lessons specifically for over 15 years and can teach patrons from 6 months to 99 years of age. To book a lesson with Malissa, please text and AND NOT CALL with the name, age and swimming ability of the person that would like the swim lesson. Her time is limited so it will be on a first text, first serve bases. 


Text Malissa directly at 302-249-5213 to book a lesson

Danielle Griffith - Danielle has been involved in swimming since a young age. She is born and raised in Lewes, Delaware. She started swimming at 5 years old at the Rehoboth YMCA and began lifeguarding there at 16. Danielle swam for Cape Henlopen throughout high school. She helped coach the Sea Colony Sharks this past winter and has been lifeguarding at Sea Colony since Spring 2018.

Call the Freeman Fitness Center front desk at 302-539-4511 to book a lesson with Danielle

Kristen Hampton - Kristen has been teaching swim lessons for 5 years. She is a collegiate swimmer who’s been swimming competitively her entire life. She is open to teaching anyone, at any skill level, ranging from not being able to put your face in the water to advanced swimmers working on technique. Whether you want to learn survival skills, or improve strokes, she can help! 


Call the Freeman Fitness Center front desk at 302-539-4511 to book a lesson with Kristen

Pre-Registration Required by calling 302-539-4511

Outside of private swim lessons, Sea Colony also offers group swim lessons that are for the beginner to intermediate ability levels for ages 3-9. Classes are offered Mondays through Thursdays (except for the week of July 4th, Tuesday through Friday).

  • Freeman Fitness Center Indoor Pool:

    • June 20 - August 25, 2022

  • Ocean Pool 4 in front of Farragut & Georgetown:

    • June 27 - August 18, 2022


Ages 3-5: 9:00 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.
Ages 6-9: 9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.

$40 per child/week

  • Pre-registration is required and space is limited

  • Guardian Supervision is REQUIRED


Open to Sea Colony Homeowners, Guest and Renters

Please call the Freeman Fitness Center front desk at 302-539-4511 for more information or to sign up