Swim with Phyn earned its name in 1995 when Julie was working at a summer camp teaching rock climbing. The camp used nicknames for all staff - Julie became “Phyn”, short for dolphin but with a better spelling! You can just call her Julie, though!
Swim With Phyn recently changed pools and moved to Laguna Hills, but was operating as Swim With Phyn in Goleta, CA (Santa Barbara) for 10 years.
Julie Phyn Smith is the owner and founder of Swim With Phyn. She has been teaching babies as young as two weeks, and kids of all ages, since 1991. She has a BA in Sociology with a minor in aquatic coaching and has over 20 years training specializes in teaching babies and young children. She uses her own tried-and-true curriculum and is passionate about educating people of all ages on the importance of consistency, safety and a positive attitude surrounding water and swimming lessons.
In addition to spending 30+ hours in the pool teaching little ones, Julie is an avid runner, fitness expert, and loves cruising around in her fish car. See if you can "find" Nemo around town! Beep, beep!!