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Lisa has has been teaching swim lessons for over 35 years and competing and coaching triathlons of all distances for 25 years . She learned to swim at a young age, competed thru the collegiate level and has continued swimming competitively thru her adult life.

Lisa grew up with a passion for the water and teaching others how to swim. She love to teach the new beginner and watch them advance and learn to love the water.



I am a married mother of two teenage boys, and in my spare time I volunteer at Paws Wildlife as a rehabber. I am a member of WASART animal rescue team and help with ASPCA field investigation rescue team. My love for the water and swimming started at an early age, Growing up in Southern California provided me the opportunity to learn and compete with some of the best SoCal swimmers.

That same passion that drove me to be an extremely accomplished swimmer has been transformed into my love for teaching children. With my 25 years of teaching I have learned to make it fun and to teach your kids life saving skills. Like anything the more you practice the more familiar swimming will become. My goal is to ensure everyone knows how to swim and be safe around the water.



Growing up in California Allison was always in the water. She started competitive swimming when she was 5 and hasn’t stopped. Getting an athletic scholarship to swim at SDSU she swam throughout college and dove right into masters swimming once her college days were over.

Allison started teaching swim lessons when she was 14 in her parents backyard and has loved being able to teach such an important life skill! Coaching all different levels of competitive swimming, she loves teaching the ones who are new or unfamiliar to the water and watching them grow in the pool and as a swimmer. “My goal is to get you or your little one water safe and comfortable in and around water while having fun! Nobody should be afraid of the pool.”



Being in the water was year round for me as I was born and raised in Southern California. I grew up with a pool in my back yard and the beach just a short drive away, so swimming filled many of my days. I took up the sport of Triathlon in college which led to a love of cycling and all things outdoors. I have been blessed to be a stay at home mom for the past 19 years, raising up our two children. I love working with children and young adults and look forward to teaching your children!



    Lisa is phenomenal!

    I have 4 kids and we’ve been taking swim lessons from Lisa for a little over a year now, and I’m so glad we found her! Ever since we switched and started weekly semi-private lessons with Lisa, I can see a huge improvement with my older boys. She has taught them proper technique and the nuances of swimming that most instructors aren’t able to teach. At this point, they would probably be able to compete fairly well in a swim team setting if they chose to pursue that.

    My two younger ones, a 5 and 3 year old have learned in a year what probably took my older boys 2 years to learn. And the 3 year old is learning more about being comfortable in the water and being able to swim to an edge if he ever fell in. Lisa has helped him be extremely comfortable in an aquatic setting and is helping him learn basic safety.

    With something like swim lessons, you do get what you pay for. And I want my kids to be comfortable in the water, be able to survive if they need to, and I’m confident that my kids will be able to do that, especially with Lisa’s help.

    - C.H.

    Lisa is an amazing coach and swim teacher. About 2 years ago she started giving private swim lessons to my then 13-year old son who could swim but had zero technique. He is autistic and she was so calm and patient with him. After about a year he decided that he wanted to try swim team at the high school. So she spent about 9 months (weekly lessons) working with him on all the different strokes that he was expected to know for swimming. He did do swim team at the high school and we can thank Lisa for instilling him with confidence. She was just great for him and easy for me to work with as well. I highly recommend Lisa for swim lessons.


    Lisa is a naturally gifted coach; both for swimming and the sport of triathlon. She has a passion for swimming and thoroughly enjoys teaching others to be successful in this area. Lisa has extensive expertise with stroke analysis, understanding what changes need to be made to improve your stroke. She focuses on technique and has creative methods in which she breaks the bad habits of a swimmer and teaches correct form. Her passion parallels her dedication; ensuring that her swimmers reach potential. For me, my swim continues to improve, as Lisa works to make changes to stroke, ensuring I resist returning to bad habits and focus on good form. Whether the beginner or the experienced swimmer, I highly recommend her as a coach.

    - Lisabeth N.

    I joined the Masters swim program at Gold Creek Gym in Woodinville (not Gold's Gym, mind you - goldcreektennis.com) a few year's ago and it's the best thing I've done in a long time! Not having a swimming background, I didn't know what I didn't know! Under Lisa's tutelage, I can now do butterfly and backstroke which I had never done before joining. She's really good at teaching the technical aspects of a stroke, so as a result, I keep improving my freestyle times which is very inspiring. Even though some nights I'm exhausted at 8 pm to start practice, I ALWAYS feel better at the end of my workout. Lisa works us really hard, but she's also really good at bringing on new people and working with a variety of different skill sets.

    Lisa serves as my swim coach, but she also spent some time giving swim lessons to my 11 year old son. She did a really nice job explaining things so that they made sense to him and was great at motivating him to try new things (always a challenge). I trust Lisa as a coach for all swim related activities (indoor, outdoor etc..) plus biking, running and anything else athletic.

    - Jessie L.
We are closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day. Want to book swim lessons, please email eastsideswimschool@comcast.net with your name, phone number, student name, age level and requested day/time. Thank you.