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Abigail Lloyd - Hello! I have been a part of the swimming world for the past 20+ years! I swam competitively on a year round team from elementary through high school. I started teaching lessons in high school and coached for 5 years with a year round club team.  I have learned so many wonderful things from my coaches and coaching peers through the years and love to help kids reach their swimming goals. Water safety and confidence is a crucial part of being able to enjoy the pool in the summer for our beginning swimmers.  I also love being able to teach lessons that will help fine tune our competitive swimmers strokes and racing skills.


Credentials: CPR/AED, First Aid and Lifeguard certified!

Audrey Sander

Hey there! My name is Audrey and I've been a competitive swimmer since I was 8! I am not a collegiate swimmer at Appalachian State! I've been working at Woodcroft as a lifeguard, swim lesson instructor and swim team coach since '20! I love watching kids' water skills progress and helping build their confidence in and out of the water!

Credentials: CPR/AED, First Aid and Lifeguard certified!

Specialities: All ages and skill levels, competitive stroke work, endurance and water confidence! 

Swim Lessons Registration

Cooper Hatch - Hi! My name is Cooper! I was born and raised in Durham and have been swimming the Durham pools since I was a kid! I have experience working with kids in my previous jobs. I am excited to be back at Woodcroft this summer and I am ready to get started helping kids get comfortable in the water and learn strokes!

Caitlin Beck - Hi everyone! My name is Caitlin Beck, I have been swimming anywhere and everywhere possible since i was little! Over the years I've learned that I love teaching and helping others learn to swim as well! I am an advocate for water confidence and believe in teaching children early; for safety purposes and peace of mind for parents. I have experience working with children ages 6 months - 12 yrs, I am comfortable working with most skill levels, although I enjoy and thrive when working with new/younger swimmers and kiddos with less water confidence! This will be my second summer at Woodcroft and I am excited to get back in the water and help kids with water safety, water skills, and most of all have a good time!

Mia Gowdy - Hello everyone. My name is Mia Gowdy. I have been swimming since I was a child and have always loved being in the water. I started swimming competitively at the YMCA when I was eight years old and later joined the YOTA swim team in high school. As a result of my six years as a lifeguard at various facilities, I began teaching swim lessons and have done so for the past four years. As a result, I have a great desire to teach swim lessons, and I believe that knowing how to swim is a necessary life skill. 

I enjoy working with all levels of swimmers; new and experienced. I am a person that is outgoing and sociable. As an instructor, I am nurturing and patient, but stern when necessary. I look forward to working with you and your family. 

Credentials: I currently hold my Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR-AED certificates.  

Specialties: All ages and capabilities, competitive swimmers, stroke improvement and technique.  

Shelley Cardegna - Hello everyone! My name is Shelley Cardegna and I have been teaching swim lessons since 2017. I started swimming at 3 years old and haven't stopped since! I believe water safety is an important life skill, no matter how old you are when you learn. I have experience teaching all ages and skill levels, from babies to competitive swimmers. I am also familiar with teaching adults looking to overcome an aversion to water or wanting to learn to efficiently swim laps.

Credentials: Lifeguard, First Aid,  and CPR-AED certified

Private Swim Lesson Instructors

30 minute classes

Two Week Long Sessions

Monday - Thursday (Friday rain makeup day)

9:00a                         5:00p

9:30a                         5:30p

10:00a                       6:00p

10:30a                       6:30p


Members: $160        Non-Members: $200

Please Note: There will be a $20 cancellation fee if you cancel after booking.  Canceling less than 7 days prior will forfeit ALL fees.  

Private lessons allow the participant to work one-on-one with an instructor to meet their unique swim related goals. 


The instructor works with the participant at times convenient for both parties. These lessons are designed for any age, from getting an infant comfortable in the water to teaching basic or masters swimming to adults. 



Members $60/lesson


Non-Members $80/lesson


Please Note: There will be a $20 cancelation fee if you cancel after booking. Cancelling less than 7 days prior to the lesson will forfeit ALL fees.  

Group Swim Lessons

Children must be at least 3 years old for

all group classes.



*If your child attended swim lessons last year,

please review the following level descriptions as

our classes have changed!*


Level 1: Water exploration begins here! This level is for children who are ready to learn beginner swimming skills in a group setting. We sing songs, practice flutter kicks, blow bubbles, work on assisted and unassisted floating on their front and back along with an introduction to freestyle arm motions and much more! Our hope is that your child will leave this group with knowledge and love of the water while beginning their journey of independent swimming!


Level 2: Children entering this level should be able to float independently on their front and back along with glide in the water independently. In this level, we will be working on straight leg kicks, rythmic breathing, freestyle, endurance, and introduction to other strokes!


Level 3: Children entering this level should be able to swim freestyle at least one length of the pool and have been introduced to the other strokes. In this level we will  focus on endurance and stroke refinement. We will also work on flip turns and dives if the swimmer is interested in participating in swim team!




Private Swim Lessons