Swim with DK
Swim with DK

Swim with DK

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Introduction: Hi, my name is Dranoel (Drah-no-el). A little fun fact about myself is that my name backwards is Leonard. I am a Long Island, NY native with a passion for swimming. I started competitive swimming from the early age of 6 all the way through college where I swam Division 1. I still swim to this day and love to share my knowledge and experience to help others achieve their own personal goals in this sport.

Hired 7 times

Serves Elmont, NY

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6 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Cash and Zelle.

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, value, and professionalism.

Exceptional 5.0

7 reviews


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Chau H.
3 weeks ago

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I’m very happy with my first swimming session with DK. He was professional, skillful and patient. As a beginner, he didn’t overwhelm me with too much technicalities and I still learned a lot on day 1. Highly recommend DK to anybody!

Details: Adult (18 or older) • Beginner • Comfortable in water • Improve swimming technique • Learn basic strokes • Become more comfortable in water • Yes, a pool that allows private lessons • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Jose G.
Aug 20, 2022

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Im grateful that we met Dranoel and can’t be more satisfied with his professionalism. He’s a well mannered young man. Communication was excellent. His energy and attitude is very pleasant. My teen daughter enjoyed her first class and is looking forward to having more. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional swimming instructor. Thanks again DK.

Details: Teenager (13 - 17 years old) • Intermediate • Comfortable in water • Become more comfortable in water • Train for an event • Improve swimming technique • No, I would like the pro to suggest a pool • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

Private Swim Lessons
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Priyanka C.
3 weeks ago

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Great lesson with DK! Learned a lot and he is very patient!

Details: Adult (18 or older) • Beginner • Not comfortable in water • Learn basic strokes • Become more comfortable in water • Yes, a pool at my home • 45 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

Private Swim Lessons
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Gabe K.
4 weeks ago
1. Cooperation covers long time and consistent relationships ship, in person and remote. 2.summary: with professional and individually tailored guidance received from DK my skill level was elevated from akward swim enthusiast to a good level recreational swimmer, all elements vastly improved. 3.True motivational style: instructions delivered in calm, explanatory manner, but there were signals given of uncompromising need of delivery when needed. I always felt that his presence was real even if he was remote, couldn't let him down with sloppy or lazy swim workout. 4. I highly recommend DK to consider for an opportunity to coach on a Master Swimmer level. Reference for this submission: Certified instructor and referee of Japan Karate Association ,black belt and former international competitor and one time martial club owner. Thanks.
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Mei C.
Aug 27, 2022
Coming into this, I had no clue what to expect since this was my first time taking swim classes but I could not have asked for a better instructor. DK was very encouraging and patient, and I learned how to swim in no time. Would highly recommend!
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Dranoel Truter


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    ** Prices right now as of 8/20/22 are at a steep discount for limited time only** *If the location chosen Is a public pool associated with a fee, then client is then responsible for both my entry fee and his/hers

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Typically I like to ask questions pertaining to their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to swimming. I also like to find out what their end goal is and from these answers I can then make a plan on how we'll achieve such goals.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I was on a private swim team for 15 years and received training all the way from elementary school up until college. I have seen all of the various ways one can help train someone in swimming and from that I fine tuned my own coaching style. have taught swim lessons for over 8 years and have had clients see amazing results in their mobility in the water.

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