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

Rachel Petrecca - Rachel has a Doctorate from Columbia University with a specialization in pediatric physical therapy. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland. Clearly, she likes movement! With a love for the water and a passion for motor learning and neuromuscular development, Rachel has over 27 years of experience teaching swimming lessons and working with children and adults in the water. Additional certifications include Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED-BL.


Rachel will be teaching Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

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

Pre-Registration Required by calling 302-539-4511

Off-Season Programs

Sea Colony also offers group swim lessons in the off-season that are for the beginner to advanced beginner ability levels for ages 3-9. Classes are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Edgewater Indoor Pool:

  • October 4 - November 22, 2022 | Price: $100.00

  • November 29 - December 20, 2022 | Price: $60.00

  • January 10 - February 16, 2023 | Price: $100.00

  • February 21 - March 30, 2023 | Price: $100.00

  • April 18 - May 18, 2023 | Price: $90.00

10% discount will be given for each additional sibling.

Classes are taught by certified instructors!

  • Beginner: 5 - 5:30 pm

    • Description: Child does not swim or put their face in the water.​

  • Beginner: 5:30 - 6 pm

    • Description: Child does not swim or put their face in the water.​

  • Advanced Beginner: 6 - 6:30 pm

    • Description: Child will put their face in the water and take a few strokes without floatation devices.​

Open to Sea Colony Homeowners, guests, renters and the general public. Parental supervision is REQUIRED.

Payment must be made in order to register for the session NO LATER than September 27, 2022. To sign up and for more information, please call the Freeman Fitness Center front desk at 302-539-4511.