I just want to thank Coach Victoria Kristin of Salty Swim School, LLC. for showing Arrow the best time in the water and helping him learn how to swim even better than he already does. She is an amazing coach. Who is fun, playful, and so skilled with the Keiki! If you are looking to help your child feel comfortable swimming in the ocean, this is for you!
We can’t wait for after school classes to start!
Look at this handsome, happy guy!Aesha Shapiro
We loved coach Victoria from Salty Swim School! The place was recommended by our Airbnb host and we decided to try it out. As swimming in the ocean is so different from swimming in the pool, I wanted to make sure my kids are comfortable and safe in the big water. Coach Victoria was fantastic at teaching them how to approach swimming long distances, how to pace yourself, worked on stroke technique while not forgetting the main ingredient- having fun! Swimming with the fish, diving, finding treasures like sea urchin shells, even some stretching yoga exercises on the beach – all was a part of the experience. A week of lessons flew by so fast.. we will be back! Thank you!
Best dollars spent in Kona! Victoria introduced my 3 year old granddaughter to the ocean. She helped her understand the currents and built her confidence to swim. Her compassionate way of bringing kids out of their comfort zone is amazing. I was so inspired that I am signing up for swim lessons as well! Thanks Victoria!
I had the opportunity to swim out to the 1.2 buoy and back with Coach Victoria and it was so comforting to have someone by my side who knew the course well and had loads of experience with the current ocean conditions to make sure I felt comfortable. This service is invaluable especially if you are a pool girl like me! We saw an octopus and swam over a sea turtle on the bottom of the ocean. The water was so clear you could see coral and fish the entire swim. I recommend Coach Victoria to anyone looking to swim this long ocean swim safely and can’t wait until our next swim!
Thrilled to have my daughter in the Salty Swim School with Coach Victoria this summer. My Daughter’s ocean swimming and water confidence has greatly improved since starting. Coach Victoria has a wonderful playful way with children while also being mindful of water safety. Perfect combination for this momma to continue signing up! Glad this is an option for Kona Keiki!
Junk Authority Hawaii
I wanted my 15 month old to be comfortable and confident in the ocean. I was also wanting myself to be comfortable with her in the ocean! So I was so excited that Victoria has started the Salty Swim School! My baby has been having fun in our lessons, and it has been great for her to be able to watch other kids and babies learn as well. Victoria is amazing at sharing her knowledge and joy of the ocean with everyone she comes across. Thank you for this experience!
Kathryn DeSirant White
I just want to thank Coach Victoria Kristin of Salty Swim School, LLC. She is an amazing coach. If you are looking to help at any age and want to feel comfortable swimming in the ocean, this is for you! Thank you for everything and for you being you.Aloha, Mr. V
Coach is amazing. Thank you Coach Victoria. I signed up for adult open water swim lessons and I was amazed that I could swim in ocean without wetsuit or fins by the end of my lessons. I feared open waters and would always hang by the shore. But after my lessons with Coach Victoria, I was able to swim deeper in the ocean and not panic. All the ocean skill drills helped a lot to build up to a successful swim. I would highly recommend her to any adult looking to learn open water swimming, improving their swim techniques and building water confidence. Whenever I come back to big island, I am going to sign up again for more skill development. Totally worth it.
FANTASTIC! Worth, every, cent. Coach Victoria is awesome, flexible and knowledgable. She had me out swimming with the dolphins after just my 4th lesson. Highly recommend Salty Swim School.
This is where the swim magic lives. Coach Victoria is SO passionate about what she does and is so adept at bringing out the best swimmer in her students. I’ve never felt more comfortable swimming the in the open ocean as I have with her!
Coach Victoria is amazing! She was able to get my 3 year old daughter comfortable in the water through a week of short private sessions, and I love the fact that she dives right in and teaches right in the ocean with waves rather than a pool — they learn so many more skills that way. Coach is very patient and understands child psychology well to teach through positive reinforcement and encouragement. Highly recommend!
Coach Victoria is a top rate swim coach. I can’t say enough about the value of Salty Swim School- very reasonable rates, and flexible scheduling for the lessons. Prior to the initial lesson, she took the time to talk on-on-one with our 5-year old son. She assessed his fears, likes and dislikes prior to getting into the water. We appreciated this measured approach to craft lessons catered to address specific needs. Within the 5 lessons, Coach Victoria was able to help our son overcome his fears and begin enjoying the ocean with us. I highly recommend Salty Swim School. I would trust Coach Victoria with my child anytime.
Coach Victoria was the absolute best! Growing up in a land locked state I never learned to swim properly but in just one lesson she took me from not even knowing how to breathe in the water to actually feeling confident and enjoying myself. After 45 years of doggie paddling and treading water she actually taught me to swim in one day! Thanks so much Coach Victoria 🙂
My 4 year old son took daily swim lessons with coach Victoria while we were visiting the Big Island. He had a lot of fun and made significant progress.
Now we are back home a he keeps talking about swimming with coach Victoria!
So far, I have taken 10 swim lessons in the ocean with Victoria. She is patient, fun and a great coach. I have improved so much since my day one. I am very thankful that I met Victoria and that I am finally learning how to swim and having more fun in Hawaii!
I need to share my appreciation, respect and gratitude to Victoria owner and my coach at Salty Swim School. I’ve graduated from being a nervous glorified doggy paddler, into someone that has learned skills regarding safety, technique, and to let go of the of the fear that has overcome me around water.
Victoria is a dedicated amazing teacher, who loves what she does. It’s been a life changing journey and I look forward to making more magic.. Just the beginning! More than just a swim school !!! Thank you Victoria.
About 6 months ago, my 5 year old son tumbled in the waves at Magic Sands and fear set in him. Since then my family has been slowly getting him in the water. My son had his first consultation with Coach Victoria, in less than 30 minutes, he trusted her that she will keep him safe in the ocean. Mahalo!
Coach Victoria delivered! I think it helped a lot too that she was warm, patient and empowering. Within 3 days (1 hour lessons each morning) I was swimming where the Kona Ironmen swim once a year!!! It took me three days to get to the one mile buoy, and when I did, I jumped for joy!!!! Who knew one can jump off the water like a dolphin! Of course, I can’t do that again even if someone offered me a million dollars. I highly recommend Salty Swim School. Coach Victoria IS AMAZING!!!! Keep an open mind w/ your swim/ability and trust her.
Thank you Coach Victoria. XO!
I took the adult swimming lesson. Victoria is very nice and patient, and I progressed I lot. Great experience!
My 12 year old had a blast learning the in and outs of swimming in the ocean. He will continue with the lessons and has grown more confident in the ocean. I highly recommend Salty Swim School.
Coach Victoria is the best of the best! Awesome experience doing the Ironman swim together!!!!
Thank you so much Coach Victoria and Salty Swim School for a fantastic swimming experience. I’m soo grateful to have found you!
I enjoyed this swim so much, breathing comfortably both sides. It has been amazing to see how I progressed in such a very short period of time. Words cannot describe my joy and gratitude.
Thank you again for everything, Victoria and Salty Swim School!
I look forward to more swimming with you in May.
Thanks to coach Victoria, she is very good and patient to us, I gained a lot of confidence now although still needs a lot of practice. Highly recommended especially to those who have fear of deep water.