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Gigi S., Long Beach, CA Swimming Coach

Gigi S.

Gigi Steele

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45yr competitive swimmer and Red Cross certified water safety intructor. Luv teaching both children and adults, beginners to pros, confidence and mastery of their stroke technique. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
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Packages

Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Gigi. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$225 5 sessions ($45/ea) + one-time fee

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Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Gigi. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$50 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Gigi. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$144 3 sessions ($48/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Gigi. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$430 10 sessions ($43/ea) + one-time fee

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Public Speaking - Swimming and Leadership
In-Person Training for up to 300 athletes

My story and lessons learned from swimming. From age five on a community team in the Central Maryland Swim League to USN Junior Swim Records to Captain of my HS team and in between. Also account of the Alcatraz Shark swi... See More

Session Length: 45 minutes

$175 1 session + one-time fee

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Standard Package - Long Distance (25 to 35 miles)
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Same as Regular Standars Package but for clents living 25 to 35 miles from Gigi's location.

Session Length: 1 hour

$300 5 sessions ($60/ea) + one-time fee

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Light Package - Long Distance (25 to 35 miles)
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Same as Regular Light Package but for clents living 25 to 35 miles from Gigi's location.

Session Length: 1 hour

$180 3 sessions ($60/ea) + one-time fee

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Split Group - Family Lesson Plan 1
In-Person Training for up to 3 athletes

This package suits families where two separate lesson plans are required due to age and skill difference and theirbis only one student 4 or under in one group. Only book this plan after consultation with Coach Gigi.

Session Length: 75 minutes

$60 1 session + one-time fee

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Trial Package - Long Distance (25 to 35 miles)
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Same as Regular Trial Package but for clents living 25 to 35 miles from Gigi's location.

Session Length: 1 hour

$60 1 session + one-time fee

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Speed Secrets For Swimming
Online Training for a single athlete

As an engineer and graduate of the US Naval Academy Swim Camp and open water swimming competitor I have studied and evaluated minor adjustments in style and stroke technique to get either the greatest efficiemcy or speed o... See More

Session Length: 30 minutes

$37 1 session + one-time fee

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Group Training - Swim Safety
In-Person Training for up to 20 athletes

This is a special event for groups up to 20. May be in or out of water. Includes swimming evaluation and reinforcement of safe swimming practices including buddy system, common swimming hazards, and participating in resp... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$40 1 session + one-time fee

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Military Veteran Special 10% Off
In-Person Training for a single athlete

I support our awesome military by providing 20% off to them or any direct family member for one lesson.

Session Length: 1 hour

$40 1 session + one-time fee

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  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

  • 3 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Sprint Freestyle, Open Water, Individual Medley, Distance Freestyle, Butterfly, Breaststroke, Backstroke

  • Technique, Starts, Sprinting, Relays, Open Turns, Kicking, Flip Turns

Credentials

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

  • 3 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Sprint Freestyle, Open Water, Individual Medley, Distance Freestyle, Butterfly, Breaststroke, Backstroke

  • Technique, Starts, Sprinting, Relays, Open Turns, Kicking, Flip Turns

More About Coach Gigi

Private swimming coach/instructor for since 2016. Consistenly ranked in the top 20 coaches in CA and top 100 in the country. She teaches lessons primarily to ages from 4 to 17 but has students from 1 to over 70 - over 70 students the summer of 2019 alone. Certifications include Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI), Swim Lessons University and class level certification from ASFA. Further, Gigi is instructor certified for Public Education with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and has significant Search and Rescue operations experience as a Coxswain and Crew Member. As a sailing, expert she also has taught NASBLA qualified courses since 2004. CPR/AED/First Aid Certified. Expertise in the Incident Command System ICS.

Competitive Swimmer for over 45 years starting at age 5. Record holder in several events over years at clubs including Crofton Aquatics, US Naval Academy Jr Swim Club, Space Coast Swim Club and Melbourne HS Swimming. Was Captain of my HS Swim team. All Space Coast Team and also District Champion in 100 Butterfly. I recently completed swimming the open water Sharkfest 2017 event from Alcatraz to San Francisco in 40min without a wetsuit placing 6th in my category and in top 5% overall. Member -US Masters Swimming.

Lesson plans depend on experience and comfort in the water. I teach all students basic water survival and facility safety to be able to take command to help save themselves or others. I start from day one on relaxation techniques with back flot and survival float to evaluate comfort and also start building core strength with learning flutter kicks during abdominal lifts. I have a set of games and drills depending on age to make the lesson fun and productive. I also have developed a step by step method for teaching each stroke with step names like "scrap jelly beans, chicken wing, and cut the pizza." Breathing fundamentals for more advanced students includes stroke rhythm and how to effectively lengthen one's body in the water to improve efficiency and make breathing and greater speed easier. I usually give a break of 5 minutes half way in a one hour lesson to allow students to get mentally refreshed. stay hydrated and focus on new learning.

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Client Reviews

Great instructor.

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We hired Coach Gigi for our 3 year old and 7 year old daughters. I really liked her approach to teaching, focusing on technique, explaining it at the girls’ level, making their learning experience easy and fun. The girls both improved tremendously. We are very happy with their progress and highly recommend Coach Gigi.

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Excellent in every aspect

Gigi was a great coach for my almost 5 year old granddaughter. She was a difficult student as she is very quiet and doesn't talk anyone she doesn't know. Therefore she was very difficult to teach. However Gigi was very calm in her approach and made her feel comfortable in the water.

Today my two daughters learned a lot from Gigi , she started with teaching them the right techniques , and she was very supportive.

Coach Gigi is very knowledgable, kind, and patient. She is teaching my 10-year old the proper stroke techniques in a very creative way that helps him understand what to do. He is incorporating what he has learned with her at water polo practice and is showing increased confidence. We appreciate Coach Gigi's flexibility, professional advice and recommend her to any swimmer of all levels.

Excellent experiences for 7 and 4 year old. Patient, clear vision that she communicates very well. 4 year old reluctant but Gigi succeeded beyond our expectations. Low key, patient...no hesitation in recommending her to others, and we are very glad she was available for us.
Patient, attentive, valuable guidance - knows her stuff.
Gigi is an excellent instructor. She taught me amazing swimming strokes. This was my first ever swimming lesson so being panic was natural, however, she trained me well on how to relax body and float calmly and paddle swiftly.
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