Children Of The Sea Swim School, or Keiki Kai in Hawaiian, was founded in the early ’80s by owner, Lynne Zavrski. After years of experience within aquatics, Lynne decided to start her own school. In 1982, Lynne founded Keiki Kai, teaching private lessons in her backyard and then from 1982 to 1990. Lynne also taught swimming in city and county pools in and around Oahu. It was there that she began to develop her individually paced teaching philosophy that is the Water Safe Program of Children Of The Sea Swim School today. In 1996, Lynne brought her knowledge and methods to the mainland. It was here in Portland that she founded and built our state-of-the art facility. Our approach to teaching has been designed to build awareness and self-confidence in the water.
Our staff takes pride in our uniquely innovative water-safe program. The basic premise of our philosophy is that children progress at their own level of learning and readiness. We believe that each child can learn to love and respect the water. Through stimulation, positive reinforcement, patience, and practice, our students learn new skills while having fun. Our professional staff takes pride in turning focus from basic instinctive responses into lifesaving water skills.

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Our highly qualified instructors are trained to emphasize, with gentle and patient encouragement, the latest aquatic techniques. Our facility has been designed to meet the needs of every student. The innovative design of our facility ensures ultimate enjoyment for all.