Margarita S., Irvine, CA Swimming Coach

Margarita S.



I enjoy teaching all ages, from young kids to teenagers and adults, whether completely new to the water or swimming, to those looking to take their health to the next level. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
Training Locations
  • College of the Desert (CA)

  • 18 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, Pulling, Pacing, Open Turns, Kicking, Flip Turns


  • College of the Desert (CA)

  • 18 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, Pulling, Pacing, Open Turns, Kicking, Flip Turns

More About Coach Margarita

I am an experienced and Certified Coach, with current First Aid, CPR & AED. I'm great with kids or adults looking to learn as complete beginners, improve, or compete in events. I've taught kids as young as 2 years old, teenager and adults.
Whether you're a complete beginner, or need help with training, development, and accountability:
My experience includes teaching swimming at camps internationally, being a high school Varsity and JV coach, as well as coaching hundreds of students to swim, thru private training over the past 15 years.
I'm a proficient pool, ocean swimmer, and all round athlete.
Besides being a coach, I am also fluent in 5 languages, and educated with a Masters Degree from St. Andrews University, Scotland.
I also have a background in Physical Education, Nutrition and Herbal Medicine.
I love being in and around the water and helping others gain confidence with the necessary skills to enjoy the water for a lifetime.

Avid swimmer, including pool and competent ocean swimmer, boogie boarding, along with life guarding experience.
Played competitive sports in high school and college.

For a beginning learner, I work on technique development and feeling comfortable in the water.
If you're a complete beginner we'll start with doggie paddle to get you comfortable from day one.
Once you get comfortable, we'll practice exercises to help you develop free stysle, sidestroke, and breast stroke.
Lessons can be adapted to what you would like to focus on, however consistent practice will develop proper muscle memory.
I've taught hundreds of students, from complete beginners to more competitive athletes.
If you're a beginner, I get students comfortable and swimming in 5 - 15 sessions.

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Client Reviews

Very good with our 4-year-old. Great coach!

Great coach!

Coach Margarita is great! My daughter is just getting into tennis. Coach Margarita gives step-by-step instructions with encouragement as well as corrections to help improve. Communication with scheduling was also great.

The best coach ever

Excellent instructor. Kind, courteous, super helpful.

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She paid a lot of attention to my technique and showed me exactly what I needed to do to improve my groundstrokes!

She had a great strategy of drills to isolate the issue and then fixing it!

She’s also very approachable and has a lot of patience!

I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to improve their game!

Coach Margarita is a great coach for my son. She has the right amount of sweetness, encouragement, instruction, correction, stimulation and results.

Coach Margarita is great! She's kind, patient and well prepared. It seems that my son has learnt a lot during the first session. I am glad he could start his tennis journey with Coach Margarita!

Coach Magarita is a great coach! She knows how to teach and my son is very satisfied during his lesson hour.

Coach Margarita is an excellent coach! She has a lot of patience. She explains the technique very clear and always corrects you when you are doing something wrong. I totally recommend coach Margarita!

Coach Margarita is amazing! My daughter connected well with her. She doesn’t waste time and challenges you. She has a professional approach that enables my daughter to absorb critiques while having a respectful relationship!

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Margarita is a very good coach!

Coach Margie is awesome! She is very thoughtful about training planning, and very patient and encouraging toward my daughter Zoe. We would highly recommend coach Margie to any parents or group looking for a great Tennis Coach.

Coach Margarita is a great coach and a great person.

I was surprised swim lessons were such a pleasant experience since I had been afraid for so many years. Margarita was extremely patient and professional! May 1, 2018 Verified
Private Swim Lessons Great experience! The skills are very helpful. Updated Jun 22, 2018
Adrian G. Private Swim Lessons Great. Patient and works with your level well. Highly recommended. Nov 18, 2018 · Verified
Private Swim Lessons Margarita was an amazing instructor for my 3 year old son. He loves water and she was very patient with him. I would truly recommend her she’s great with toddlers and was flexible with our schedule. Jun 13, 2019 Verified
Margarita was so helpful and patient. I’m 30 years old and had 0 experience on how to swim and within a few lessons I was confident enough to jump into the deep end ! Keep in mind it takes a lot of dedication and practice on your own time but if I can do it seriously anyone can ! Jun 13, 2019
Private Swim Lessons Margarita is very responsive, helpful, and willing to work around your schedule. I would recommend her to any students brand new to swimming. Jun 19, 2019
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