Our Mission

Swim Lessons San Diego uses an individualized approach to teach swimming. We create a fun, safe, positive and encouraging learning environment where people of all ages can learn to love the water and be safe in and around water. We offer private swimming lessons at your home pool or HOA pool.

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About Kristina

Swim Lessons San Diego was founded by former Elementary and Special Education Teacher, Kristina Viviani. Her background in education, competitive swimming, ocean lifeguarding and personal training has made her a highly successful swim coach. She knows how to assess an individual’s skills and implement a plan of action that gives the learner exactly what they need to move forward at an appropriate pace to reach their goals. 

Kristina works with ages 3 & up including beginners, special populations, fearful swimmers, fitness swimmers, triathletes, military and more! Kristina believes swim lessons should be fun and swimming is a skill that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. If you or someone you know is struggling to learn how to swim, Kristina is the one who will help them have a breakthrough!

Certifications & Experience

  • American Red Cross Water and Safety Instructor
  • First Aid, AED and Infant, Child & Adult CPR
  • Swimming and Fitness Coach | Broadway Athletic and Swim Club
  • Assistant Masters Swimming Coach | UCSD
  • Swimming Coach | Naval Medical Center Health and Wellness Department
  • U.S. Masters Swimming Adult Learn-to-Swim Certified Coach
  • American Swimming Coaches Association Level II Certification
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • United States Swim School Association Infant Toddler Instructor Education Course
  • Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development Certificate
  • San Diego Unified School District General Education & Special Education Teacher Grades K-3
  • Competitive Swimmer | New Jersey
  • Ocean Lifeguard | Bridgehampton, NY
  • Swimming Coach | New York Athletic Club Saturday Morning Program
  • Swimming Instructor | YMCA East Hampton, NY & La Jolla, CA

Certificate | Fitness and Exercise Science

UC San Diego Extended Studies 2016

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential 2007
  • Education Specialist Instruction Mild/Moderate Credential 2007
  • Education Specialist Instruction Moderate/Severe Credential 2007
University of the State of New York Education Department
Public School Teacher Certificate
  • Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6) 2007
  • Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) 2007
Master of Science | Childhood Education & Special Education
Dowling College, NY 2007

Bachelor of Arts | American Studies
Rutgers University, NJ 2005
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