We offer both group and private lessons in Orlando, Florida. We recommend that you attend the lessons at our location. We also offer private, at your location or home lessons for families who would prefer a more private setting.
Our lessons are based on teaching your children how to swim through games and through play. It is an amazing journey of moving at your child's pace, so they are comfortable and open to learning each and every time they are in the water.
Group classes have a maximum of four students in each class. Classes are offered two or three days a week. Each class session is four weeks long. The students in Mommy, Daddy and Me classes start at six months old and are offered two and three days a week.
Safety Technique 1, 2 and 3 is the next level and is open to children 24 months and older. Group stroke lessons are also available. A description of each class can be found on our website.
Here is a little about Jillian:
Lane 4 Swim School was established in 2005 by Jillian Martin. Jillian has been involved in the swimming world since 1991 and has been an instructor for the past 11 years.
Locally, Jillian competed for Team Orlando and Trinity Aquatic Team (now Trinity Prep Aquatics). While attending school at Bishop Moore Catholic High School, she was a two-time Florida state champion in the breaststroke events.
While attending the University of Maryland, College Park, she swam competitively for the varsity swim team from 1999 to 2003. Jillian was extremely successful during her college years. She earned, among many other achievements, NCAA Division Martin All-American Honors in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke, was an Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) champion in the 200-yard breaststroke and 400-yard medley relay and earned All-ACC honors in nine events.
She was fortunate to undertake community service projects with the University of Maryland varsity swim team to teach swimming to underprivileged children in College Park, Maryland. These projects helped Jillian realize how much she enjoyed sharing her love of water with children.
During the last two years of her college career, Jillian was the head coach of the University of Maryland Terrapin Masters swim team. This team includes swimmers from ages 18 to 100 of various skill levels. Most of these team members were there for social reasons and to stay in shape, but others included those who competed at the United States Masters swimming and the United States Triathlon Association national levels.
After college, Jillian continued competitive swimming with the Ft. Lauderdale swim team (currently named Ft. Lauderdale Aquatics), under the direction of Duffy Dillon and Jack Nelson. Jillian considers it a great privilege and honor to work with and learn from them both. Her competitive swimming career ended on a high note at the 2004 USA Olympic swimming trials in Long Beach, California.
Currently, Jillian has focused all of her energy to building the best swimming program available to parents in the Central Florida area. This includes accepting a coaching position as head coach for Bishop Moore Catholic High School men's and women's swimming and diving in 1998. She continues to enjoy sharing her knowledge and experience with the young athletes and parents, while building another top high school aquatics program in Central Florida.
Even though she has finished competitive swimming, the competitor in Jillian is still alive and kicking. In her free time, she has enjoyed turning her attention to cycling and triathlons.
Jillian shares her love of the water with you!