Mary Gaylord

​Hey! My name is Mary Gaylord. I have been very involved with swimming my entire life and it means alot to me. Being able to share these skills and joy with others is something that has become a passion of mine. This is my 2nd year as a swim lesson instructor and I have coached the Riptide Swim Team for 2 years. I have swam on the Riptide Swim Team for 10 years, high school for 2 years and for a year round team for 6 years. I am a rising sophomore at Bishop Mcguinness High School. I look forward to working with you and your family!

​Credentials: Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR/AED Certified

Single Lesson: $35/member    $45/non-member

Package of 4: $140/member     $180/non-member

Package of 8: $280/member    $360/non-member

Journey Winke

​Hi, My name is Journey Winke! I am a rising junior at Northern Guilford High School. This is my first year as a swim instructor but I have swam on the Riptide Swim Team for 3 years. My family has a history of teaching so instructing kids in any which way has always been a strong suit for me. I am excited to work with you and your kids this year! 

​Credentials: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED and Babysitting/Childcare Certified

Swim Lessons

Our qualified swim instructors teach everything from water exploration to stroke fundamentals and technique. There is something for every level of swimmer!

Private Swim Lessons

Timothy Gaylord

​Hey! My name is Timothy Gaylord. I'm currently a high school senior at Northern Guilford, and will be attending UNC Chapel Hill in the fall. I have been doing private lessons for 3 years now, and have coached the Riptide Swim Team for 5 years, now being the Head Assistant Coach. Coaching has quickly become the highlight of my summers, working with kids and being able to pass down the joy swimming has given me. I work hard to not only accomplish water skills and safety, but also fun and love for swimming and the water. I started to swim when I was 6 years old at Ridgewood, and have continued ever since. I also swam for a club team for 8 years. I look forward to meeting you and working with your kids this summer! 

​Credentials: Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR Certified

Meet Our Instructors:

Gracie Hodgin

Hey, My name is Gracie Hodgin! In addition to Events and Marketing, I manage our Swim Lesson program and instruct lessons. Swimming has always been a passion of mine. I participated in high school and club swim teams for over 5 years and volunteered as a Swim Lesson Instructor for 3 years. This is my 2nd year coordinating and instructing lessons at Ridgewood. I have experience teaching all ages, especially adults and children under the age of 3. My favorite part of being an instructor is watching my lesson become more confident in the water. I can't wait to share my passion and work with you or your child this summer! 

​Credentials: Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR-AED Certified