Private Swim Lessons “On-Demand” For Beginners, Competitive Swimmers & Multi-Sport Athletes

Need a private swim lesson right now? We’ve got you covered!

Get started with a lesson by Body Zone’s Private Swim Lessons “On-Demand” premier team of swim instructors:

1. Buy/book your lessons via Body Zone Self-Service, our online reservation portal, where you’ll pay for the number of On-Demand sessions you’d like and then book the available classes by your instructor of choice.

2. Scroll down on this page and find your instructor, then click the “BOOK LESSONS NOW” button to get started. If you are new to Body Zone Self-Service, click the “REGISTER” button in the log-in area to create a Self-Service account (username and password). Returning clients simply need to log in with their existing information.

3. After you log in, go to the menu to “BUY”/”PACKAGE” to purchase a package with your designated instructor (you’ll also see a prompt to “SELECT” your desired number of sessions in your package), and then go back to the menu to “BOOK SESSIONS.” This is your opportunity to scroll through all available dates/times for your instructor.

4. You’ll receive confirmation of your purchase and session dates. Your instructor will also call you within 24 hours to confirm your dates and other details regarding your child’s experience.

Our Self-Service portal also tracks your activity too. Need to track your purchases? Head to the menu and click “INVOICES.” Forget your scheduled sessions? Head to the menu and click “MY SCHEDULE.”

Important Details About Private Swim Lessons “On-Demand:”

  • Click HERE to read our Safety Measures For Swim Lessons prior to arriving at Body Zone.
  • Private swim lessons (1:1 ratio) are 25-minutes long.
  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for your lesson. Face masks are required at all times at Body Zone. Only one parent or guardian is permitted to accompany the participant.
  • Check-in at Body Zone Guest Services prior to every lesson.
  • Many instructors offer semi-private lessons (2:1 and 3:1 ratios) which are all 25-minutes long.
  • All “On Demand” lessons are non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled.

  • Christina Butler

    Christina is now accepting students of any age and ability.

    Specialties: Learning to swim at all ages, training competitive swimmers, stroke development

    Christina’s swimming history:
    Christina is a certified USA Coach Level 3 and is trained in Total Immersion Swimming. She’s been swimming competitively since the age of six. She’s a state champion swimmer with Nationals, Pan Am Games and Olympic trials as part of her impressive resume. Swimming is her life and passion. She’s US Navy veteran, Certified Adapted Aquatics Specialist, trained in ISR (infant survival rescue in Florida) and former Head Coach of the Wyomissing High school swim team as well as Head Coach of the Naples, Italy age group swim team and Lancaster age group swim team. She has also served as an Aquatic Director for several organizations for more than 20 years.

    Christina’s certifications:
    ASCA Level 3 Swim Coach, USA registered swimmer/coach, CPO, YMCA Aquatic Director, Adapted Aquatics Specialist, CPR Certified, B.S. Health Care Administration, US Navy Hospital Corpsman, ISR, Total Immersion Swimming

    Christina’s vision for swimmers:
    “Swimming is not just a sport, it’s a life skill. Everyone can swim and the water is a place where everyone is welcomed!”


    Anna Johns

    Anna is now accepting swimmers of all skill levels.

    Specialties: Beginners ages 3+ to adults of all ages, athletes looking for aquatic and dry-land training.

    Anna’s swimming history:
    Anna has been swimming since she was a child, starting with lessons at her local YMCA. Once she began first grade, Anna joined the school swim team at Schuylkill Valley. She dedicated eight years to her swim team and excelled in every stroke, but especially as the free stylist in the top four-by-one. You may still find her name on the record board! But her love for swimming didn’t stop in school; Anna also joined the summer swim team for two seasons at the Leesport pool. Since graduating high school, Anna continued to keep swimming in her life as a tool for training as she played collegiate Division II volleyball for four years. Today, Anna’s love for swimming has led her to want to help others at all levels from beginners to competitive swimmers.

    Anna’s certifications:
    NASM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Nutrition Certificate, CPR/AED/First Aid

    Anna’s vision for swimmers:
    Anna wants to help people of all ages and levels reach their individual goals in and out of the water. “There are many amazing benefits to swimming; it’s a great, low-impact activity that can improve cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, weight management, and it is fun!” she says. With her NASM personal training certification, Anna can also offer additional services utilizing dry-land sessions for individuals looking for a well-rounded training program. Anna believes that swimming is for everyone, not just Michael Phelps. Whatever the age or skill level, she can help you achieve your goals.


    Chiyo Miller

    Chiyo is now accepting students of any age and ability.

    Specialties: Teaching pre-schoolers and learn to swim students how to swim and be water safe. Instruction in stroke technique with all levels of age group swimmers.

    Chiyo’s swimming history:
    Chiyo began teaching swimming at the age of 16, working at the Roxborough YMCA in Philadelphia and participating on swim team. Chiyo has taught all levels from three months to adults, coached various age group swim teams and worked with swimmers on stroke technique. Since retiring from the Reading School District as a Health and Physical Education teacher in 2015, she has been teaching at Body Zone and recently started coaching age group swimming again. When not teaching or coaching, Chiyo can be found having fun with her 10 grandchildren.

    Chiyo’s certifications:
    First Aid/CPR/AED, Water Safety Instructor, Former Lifeguard Instructor and Lifeguarding. BS in Health and Physical Education with a concentration in Aquatics, MS in Education

    Chiyo’s vision for swimmers:
    “Learn to swim and have fun while achieving the skills needed. Being water safe is an indispensable life skill that everyone should have! If you want to enter the sport of swimming, excel to your utmost potential by working hard and committing yourself.”


    Lori Messner

    Lori is now accepting students of any age and ability.

    Specialties: Private lessons for young children and adults, stroke development and work with triathletes for event training.

    Lori’s swimming history:
    Lori has been teaching swimming lessons at Body Zone for eight years, but has been teaching swimming for 30 years. She recently retired from Schuylkill Valley Elementary School where she was a reading specialist. When she isn’t teaching or swimming she can be found swimming and/or in exercise classes at Body Zone. She is also a bike riding enthusiast.

    Lori’s certifications:
    Water Safety Instructor,Lifeguard/CPR/AED/First Aid

    Lori’s vision for swimmers:
    “I believe that swimming is an essential skill that everyone should possess. It is a skill that can be utilized for one’s entire life.”


    Stephen Paquette

    Stephen is now accepting students of any age and ability.

    Specialties: Private lessons for young children, infants, introduction to water, stroke development.

    Stephen’s swimming history:
    Stephen is a freshman at Penn State Berks studying Early Childhood Education. Stephen is a lifeguard and and recently received certification as a Water Safety Instructor primarily teaching preschool and parent/child classes.

    Stephen’s certifications:
    Water Safety Instructor,Lifeguard/CPR/AED/First Aid

    Stephen’s vision for swimmers:
    “Stephen loves seeing his students reach their goals and believes “When you learn how to swim you’re hitting three birds with one stone you are learning a lifelong skill, exercise and just plain old fun.”


    John Printz

    John is now accepting students of all ages and at any level.

    Specialties: Teaching children from pre-school through high school and adults of all ages; adapted aquatics; and swimming instruction in German.

    John’s swimming history:
    From age 11, John knew he wanted to teach. He was a high school and junior high teacher for 34 years, mainly with Exeter Township School District and is certified to teach German, Math and Business. John was dedicated to helping grow the City of Reading playground and pool programs over a 10-year period by lending his leadership and aquatics skills to Schlegel Park Pool and Bilmeyer Pool (Camp Jolly and Camp Lily). He also managed the Wyomissing Pool and worked part-time as lifeguard for the Nazareth YMCA.
    Prior to coming to Body Zone in 2011, John was an instructor for Aquabilities in Birdsboro for two years.

    John’s certifications:
    Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, Water Safety Instructor

    John’s vision for swimmers:
    John is most proud of helping so many children and adults overcome a fear of the water and learn to swim and enjoy the water. “The swimming instructor’s challenge is to help each child develop his/her swimming skills. This requires creative planning that incorporates toys, games, and FUN activities. Effective swimming instruction — regardless of the age of the learner — always focuses on adapting swimming skills to the age and physical strengths of the learner. One of the most important gifts a parent can give to protect his/her child is swimming instruction. Knowing how to swim safely and with confidence saves lives. Swimming is a life skill, one that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Whether the swimmer wants to focus on distance swimming, competitive swimming, or swimming for pleasure, swimming is great exercise and low-impact. Swimming also opens the door to many other sports ranging from boating and kayaking to surfing and scuba diving.”


    Christina Williams

    Chris is now accepting students of any age and ability.

    Specialties: Learning to swim at all ages, training competitive swimmers, stroke development

    Christina’s swimming history:
    Christina learned how to swim at the age of six and has loved swimming ever since. She swam competitively in high school and has always loved being in the water. She was active as an YMCA USA stroke and turn official and has been working as a swim instructor at Body Zone for the past 12 years. She enjoys teaching all ages and abilities and looks forward to seeing each person’s progress.

    Christina’s certifications:
    Water Safety Instructor, prior YMCA USA Level 1 & 2 swim official

    Christina’s vision for swimmers:
    “She believes that as an instructor she needs to meet the needs of each individual. She realizes that everyone learns differently and has different goals and wants the learning process to be enjoyable. Swimming is a life skill and truly for all ages.”


    For more information about private swim lessons at Body Zone, please contact:
    Kyle Lincoln
    Director of Aquatics