NEW --- Miracle Swimming coming May 12th!!

Instructor Bios

Susan Williamson Red Cross Certified Lifeguard, swimming instructor and coach, has been working with the SJI community and at SJI fitness for 14 years. She has been privileged to teach and learn from young babies, children, and adults. She brings her love of experiential learning practices to her swim instruction. First and foremost is her desire to honor every students need for feeling safe and respected. She begins where a student is comfortable and builds from there. It is her privilege and joy to serve and guide her students to the wonders of swimming. Susan is available for private and group instruction.

Claire Wright is a mermaid from the desert. She has over 15 years of experience working with children. Her very first job when she was 14 was lifeguarding and teaching swimming lessons. Claire was a competitive swimmer for 8 years. Swimming was and continues to be a very important part of Claire's life, providing an excellent outlet for energy, personal discipline, and a full-body low-impact means of getting exercise. She feels it is very important that everyone learns how to swim, especially those of us living in a place so abundant with water! Claire is available for private lessons for all ages and skill levels Mondays-Fridays following swim team and group lessons at 4:30 PM, and Wednesdays at 5 PM. She is flexible about times on the weekends as well. Claire habla espanol, tambien! Please contact her directly at (505)702-6796 or via email

My name is Molly Elder and I've lived in and around water my whole life. I spent my early years flopping around in the salty surf on the coast of Maine. After becoming comfortable in the ocean I joined the Bath Snaildarters, a club swim team in Bath, Maine where I grew up swimming competitively. With the discipline of a team I learned how to swim with intention and efficiency. Swimming with a team encouraged me to expand my comfort zone in the water. I spent many summers at a summer camp in Maine as a camper and counselor swimming in and across Lake Megunticook. There I became trained as a lakefront lifeguard and taught many children of all ages and levels how to swim. I just recertified as a lifeguard here at the SJI Club and am looking forward to sharing my enthusiasm for swimming with you! I am available for private lessons of all ages and levels. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at - See you in the blue stuff!


Private Lessons

To schedule private swimming lessons please contact the club.

Susan Williamson is proud to announce a brand new Adult Beginners Swimming class! Miracle Swimming is a new system of teaching swimming that guarantees that adults who are afraid in the water will be able to learn how to swim. The course defines learning to swim as personal water safey; learning how to comfortable, safe, confident and free in any depth of water. 

The first class will be May 12th - 15th ad 19th - 22nd. This is an eight day program running two consecutive weekends.

For details contact Susan at 360-472-1235... and to register call the front desk at 360-378-4449.

Or check out the website at:

Future classes are being offered in July!