Slava Fattakhov

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Private Swimming Lessons in Miami

I am a professional swimming coach offering private swimming lessons in the greater Miami area. During my international and national swimming career, I won many awards as a competitive swimmer. I now apply my knowledge and experience offering effective, step by step swimming lessons for kids and adults.

As a coach, my experience includes coaching NCAA Division II national-level competitive swimmers and coaching beginning and intermediate swimmers ranging in age from three-years-old to the elderly. I am able to work with swimmers at all levels on their technique, conditioning, and training. I excel at keeping my students motivated. I believe in continuous improvement, not just for my students but also for myself. I am always learning about new ways to coach young swimmers. I use the most effective drilling techniques designed to help every swimmer get the most out of their efforts.

Working With Your Personal Swimming Coach

As a personal swimming coach, I strive to help every swimmer realize their full potential in the sport. Whether you are interested in swimming classes for yourself or your kids so that you can feel safe and confident around water, or you are training for competition, I tailor swimming lesson plans for kids and adults at all ability levels. At your first session, I will work with you to determine your current skill level. Based on that determination and your athletic goals, I will then create an individualized training plan for you.

I have a fluid coaching style that I adapt to the individual student. I provide the small child with the structure and authority that they need in order to build trust and keep them focused. I take a more democratic approach with teenagers and adults. I encourage them to discuss their goals and concerns, and then apply my knowledge and experience to each unique situation to present a way forward for improvement. With all of my students, I strive to help them build on their individual strengths while improving in their areas of weakness. In one-on-one sessions, a student has both my undivided attention and the time and space they need to develop and improve at their own pace.

Available locations

I offer private swimming lessons in Miami, Miami Beach, Aventura, Golden Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, Bal Harbour, and Surfside areas, as well as in other areas of Broward and Miami Dade counties. In any environment, I create an educational, safe, and inviting experience for swimmers of all ages and ability levels.

Are Private Swimming Lessons for Kids and Adults Available Near Me?

When learning to swim, it is important that students be in an environment where they are comfortable. I am happy to meet at a private or community/neighborhood pool of your choice near you.

Can I Get Private Swimming Lessons At My Home?

I also offer private swimming lessons in the convenience of your own home pool.

My Story
Coaching Experience Athletic Highlights
University of Bridgeport
I've had a chance to be an Assistant Coach for the University of Bridgeport Purple Knights Swimming Team for two years. It has been a great experience to coach NCAA Division II national-level swimmers that were winning awards at national competitions.
Park City WolfPACK
I used to coach a Park City WolfPACK swimming club comprised of swimmers of different age groups.
H2O Swimming Club
In my native country of Kazakhstan, I ran a swimming program that was open to everyone. My students ranged from three-year-old children to sixty-year-old men. I am a second level USA Swimming coach. My certifications are CPR/AED/FirstAid, Lifeguarding, and Safety Training.
I am a second level USA swimming coach. My certifications are ASCA Level II, CPR/AED/FirstAid, Lifeguarding, Safety training.
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Coach Slava Fattakhov Resume
Throughout my international and national swimming career, I have won many national and international awards for excellence in the sport of competitive swimming.
College Career
    • NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
      • CSCAA All-America – Top 8 @ NCAA Championships (4)
      • 200-yard Breaststroke – 2013 (6th), 2014 (7th)
      • 200-yard Medley Relay – 2014 (3rd)
      • 400-yard Medley Relay – 2014 (3rd)
      • CSCAA Honorable Mention All-America – 9th – 16th @ NCAA Championships (3)
      • 100-yard Breaststroke – 2013 (11th), 2014 (10th)
      • 400-yard Medley Relay – 2013 (13th)
Metropolitan Collegiate Swimming & Diving Conference Championships
      • Conference Individual Champion (2)
      • 200-yard Breaststroke – 2013 (Conference Record), 2014
      • Conference Relay Champion (2)
      • 400-yard Medley Relay – 2014 (Conference Record)
      • 200-yard Medley Relay – 2014 (Conference Record)
CSCAA Scholar All-America (2)
      • 2013, 2014
Varsity Records (3)
    • 200-yard Breaststroke
    • 200-yard Medley Relay
    • 400-yard Medley Relay
Professional Swimming in Kazakhstan
As a multiple-time national champion, I accumulated over forty (40) national awards and medals at Kazakhstan National Swimming Championships and consistently ranked among the top two breaststroke swimmers in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan has a rich and distinguished Olympic swimming history. Mr. Vladislav Polyakov was a 5th place finisher at the 2004 Olympic Games in the 100-meter and 200-meter Breaststroke (Mr. Polyakov competed in the 2012, 2008, and 2004 Olympic Games). Thus, it is an extraordinary accomplishment for an athlete such as myself to rank as the 1st or 2nd best swimmer in Kazakhstan.
International Competitions
I successfully represented my native country, Kazakhstan, at major international competitions such as the Serbia Cup, where I won a Silver Medal. This international swimming competition attracts elite athletes such as Ryan Lochte (11-time USA Olympic Medalist), Cullen Jones (4-time USA Olympic Medalist and Current American Record Holder), Arkady Vyatchanin (2-time Russian Olympic Medalist and Former World Record Holder), Adam Mania (USA National Team Member), Amanda Weir (3-time USA Olympic Medalist), and Fabio Scozzoli (Italian World and European Champion). My Silver Medal in this competition is indicative of my extraordinary ability in the sport.
Other
In addition to my international and national awards for excellence in the sport of swimming, I have won numerous NCAA medals and All-American awards and broken several NCAA School Records and USA Swimming Pool Records during my distinguished career as an NCAA Student-Athlete. On the USA Swimming Grand Prix Circuit, I ranked higher than several USA National Champions and NCAA Champions.
Coaching Experience
University of Bridgeport
I've had a chance to be an Assistant Coach for the University of Bridgeport Purple Knights Swimming Team for two years. It has been a great experience to coach NCAA Division II national-level swimmers that were winning awards at national competitions.
Park City WolfPACK
I used to coach a Park City WolfPACK swimming club comprised of swimmers of different age groups.
H2O Swimming Club
In my native country of Kazakhstan, I ran a swimming program that was open to everyone. My students ranged from three-year-old children to sixty-year-old men. I am a second level USA Swimming coach. My certifications are CPR/AED/FirstAid, Lifeguarding, and Safety Training.
I am a second level USA swimming coach. My certifications are ASCA Level II, CPR/AED/FirstAid, Lifeguarding, Safety training.
View My Resume
Athletic Highlights
Throughout my international and national swimming career, I have won many national and international awards for excellence in the sport of competitive swimming.
College Career
    • NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
      • CSCAA All-America – Top 8 @ NCAA Championships (4)
      • 200-yard Breaststroke – 2013 (6th), 2014 (7th)
      • 200-yard Medley Relay – 2014 (3rd)
      • 400-yard Medley Relay – 2014 (3rd)
      • CSCAA Honorable Mention All-America – 9th – 16th @ NCAA Championships (3)
      • 100-yard Breaststroke – 2013 (11th), 2014 (10th)
      • 400-yard Medley Relay – 2013 (13th)
Metropolitan Collegiate Swimming & Diving Conference Championships
      • Conference Individual Champion (2)
      • 200-yard Breaststroke – 2013 (Conference Record), 2014
      • Conference Relay Champion (2)
      • 400-yard Medley Relay – 2014 (Conference Record)
      • 200-yard Medley Relay – 2014 (Conference Record)
CSCAA Scholar All-America (2)
      • 2013, 2014
Varsity Records (3)
    • 200-yard Breaststroke
    • 200-yard Medley Relay
    • 400-yard Medley Relay
Professional Swimming in Kazakhstan
As a multiple-time national champion, I accumulated over forty (40) national awards and medals at Kazakhstan National Swimming Championships and consistently ranked among the top two breaststroke swimmers in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan has a rich and distinguished Olympic swimming history. Mr. Vladislav Polyakov was a 5th place finisher at the 2004 Olympic Games in the 100-meter and 200-meter Breaststroke (Mr. Polyakov competed in the 2012, 2008, and 2004 Olympic Games). Thus, it is an extraordinary accomplishment for an athlete such as myself to rank as the 1st or 2nd best swimmer in Kazakhstan.
International Competitions
I successfully represented my native country, Kazakhstan, at major international competitions such as the Serbia Cup, where I won a Silver Medal. This international swimming competition attracts elite athletes such as Ryan Lochte (11-time USA Olympic Medalist), Cullen Jones (4-time USA Olympic Medalist and Current American Record Holder), Arkady Vyatchanin (2-time Russian Olympic Medalist and Former World Record Holder), Adam Mania (USA National Team Member), Amanda Weir (3-time USA Olympic Medalist), and Fabio Scozzoli (Italian World and European Champion). My Silver Medal in this competition is indicative of my extraordinary ability in the sport.
Other
In addition to my international and national awards for excellence in the sport of swimming, I have won numerous NCAA medals and All-American awards and broken several NCAA School Records and USA Swimming Pool Records during my distinguished career as an NCAA Student-Athlete. On the USA Swimming Grand Prix Circuit, I ranked higher than several USA National Champions and NCAA Champions.
Core services
I enjoy every opportunity I get to coach, whether it is a national level university swimming team or a kid who just started exploring one of the greatest sports - swimming.
  • Swim classes for junior
  • Swim classes for beginner
  • Swim classes for adult
  • Fundamental swimming skills
  • Advanced swimming skills
  • Water safety techniques
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Core Services
My work as a coach always begins with an analysis of the swimmer's skills. I then create an individual training plan that is based on the swimmer’s current abilities.
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My main focus points
  1. Recognize and realize each swimmer's potential
  2. Motivate swimmers who express a desire to give up during practice
  3. Communicate with parents about their child's swimming and practice schedules
  4. Review and evaluate each swimmer’s ability to execute acceptable stroke technique
  5. Constantly improve my ability to coach swimmers efficiently and effectively
Packages

Trial Package

$100 1 Session
In-Person Training 1 Session Package Session Length: 1 Hour
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Light Package

$270 3 Sessions ($90/ea)
In-Person Training 3 Session Package Session Length: 1 Hour
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Standard Package

$400 5 Sessions ($80/ea)
In-Person Training 5 Session Package Session Length: 1 Hour
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How it Works

Book

Choose a package and book a session

  • Calendar integration
  • Convenient reminders
  • Flexible scheduling

Train

Start training and monitor your progress

  • Convenience of your pool
  • Individual training plan
  • 100% Satisfaction
Certifications

USA Swimming& American Swimming Coaching Association

Certification of Completion:Foundations of Coaching 101
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USA Swimming& American Swimming Coaching Association

Certification of Completion:Foundations of Coaching 201
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ASCA Level 2

The American Swimming Coaches Association
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ARMATUS

Establishing and Maintaining Healthy Relationships with Athletes
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American Red Cross

Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
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American Red Cross

Safety Training for Swimming Coaches
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American Red Cross

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
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ALL AMERICA NCAA DIVISION II

100 Breaststroke (2013)

200 Breaststroke (2013)

400 Medley Relay (2013)

800 Free Relay (2013)

100 Breaststroke (2014)

200 Breaststroke (2014)

200 Medley Relay (2014)

400 Medley Relay (2014)

faq

Where do classes take place?

I coach in both Broward County and Miami-Dade. Depending on where you are located, we can meet at a convenient facility. I can also meet you at the community pool of your choice or right at your own home pool.

How long are your sessions?

Sessions last one hour.

If I miss a lesson, can I make it up? Will I still be charged for a missed lesson?

If you are unable to attend a lesson, you must notify me of the cancellation at least 12 hours prior to the lesson time or the lesson fee is non-refundable and the lesson cannot be made up.

What are your swim lesson rates?

Please check our Packages section above for session rates.

I have two or more children. Can I have a group class? What are the rates?

Yes. If you want a group class, please submit the Custom Package form.

What equipment is necessary for a swimming lesson?

THE ESSENTIALS

Swimsuit: Obviously you will need a swimsuit to learn how to swim. For men, these are usually swim briefs or swim trunks. Boardshorts aren’t very good for swimming, as they create too much drag.

Swim cap: A swim cap is very useful if you or your child has long hair and you want to avoid it getting into the face while swimming.

Swimming Goggles: Swimming goggles are mandatory, as they allow swimmers to put their heads under water without getting water in the eyes. This will permit more relaxed and streamlined swimming.

OTHER SWIMMING EQUIPMENT

Kickboards: Kickboards are devices made of foam or other materials that float, and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The main purpose of using a kickboard is to be able to stay afloat while your legs do all the work.

Pull Buoys: Like kickboards, pull buoys are flotation devices that come in a variety of shapes and sizes. But unlike a kickboard, which gives the upper body a rest, pull buoys are placed between the legs to keep the legs afloat without kicking so that you can work your upper body.

Swim fins: Swim fins are a great tool to have while learning the freestyle and butterfly strokes. They give you an efficient kick and allow you to focus on the arm motions in freestyle and on the body undulation in butterfly.

If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me

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