How It All Began

Christina, the founder of Your Personal Swim Coach (YPSC), is an NBZ certified Swim Instructor, a certified NLP master and an International Rowing Athlete.

Her journey to launch a swim school, started in 2012, thanks to an interesting turn in her career.

Ever since, she has been unstoppable in fulfilling her mission; namely, empowering people through teaching swimming, regardless of age, gender, and cultural background.

“While living and working in Kenya for two years as a manager in horticulture, I enjoyed teaching others how to swim in my spare time. I was not a teacher at that time yet, but just a ‘decent swimmer’.  Still, my level of swimming was what a lot of people aim for, and even more, if you cannot even get yourself in the water!

I witnessed many children and adults walking around the pool instead of jumping in. That was the first time I realized how hard it can be dealing with a fear of water and how much fun you are missing out on because of that.”

 – Christina

How Her Journey Started

Christina came back to The Netherlands and decided to get off the corporate track.

She kept following her internal desire to motivate people by sharing her passion for the water.

After obtaining her qualifications and internships at several schools, she came up with the idea to start offering private lessons for adults in The Hague. Almost immediately, the response was viral. The concept she offered is exactly what a lot of people were waiting for apparently.

Since she drove from pool to pool in her orange beetle of 1972, bringing smiles to people, this beetle is a symbol of the journey that started back then. Still, the beetle is part of the school inventory.

Our Students are Heroes

“Within a couple of lessons, students progressed in a way that they could not imagine. This process is very inspiring.  It makes me want to help more adults and introduce them to the joy of water. It humbles me that our students allow us to work with them. They are our heroes!”

Our Adult Swimming Classes

Your Personal Swim Coach will help you become a more confident you, a stronger, fitter and healthier you, a happier, care-free you and ensure your success in learning to enjoy and feel safe in and around water!

Water Introduction

Are you unable to swim, scared or challenged? Have you taken lessons before and failed? Or it has been a long time ago?

Stroke Introduction

You are comfortable in shallow water but are not able yet to perform all 4 basic strokes. This level requires you to have passed the introduction program, or you are able to perform a swim a backcrawl, and a single backstroke (froggy leg).


You can swim comfortably in shallow water, however, deep water gives you discomfort.

This level requires you to know all the 4 basic strokes and you have had swim lessons before.


Do you have no problems in deep water and could you swim more than one lane without pausing? Improve your swimming skills and stamina. Follow the advanced program for diplomas A, B, and C.

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