Hello! I’m a swimmer and swim instructor based in San Francisco, California.

Services

Schedule

In general, I teach Saturday late afternoons and weekdays (Mon-Thurs) at noon. My schedule varies week-to-week. Please email me to set up a lesson time.

Location

Herbst Natatorium
St. Ignatius Preparatory School
2001 37th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94116

Pool entrance is just south of the main school entrance, between Rivera and Quintara, down a short flight of steps.

Pricing

Note: For first-time lessons I strongly suggest doing a video analysis. Most of the important stuff in swimming happens underwater, and the video provides a much more comprehensive view of one’s stroke technique.

  Description Price
Video lesson (first-time) 45 minute one-on-one session (15 min filming + 30 min instruction). I analyze the video offsite and provide you a downloadable copy and typed analysis. $100
Video lesson (follow-up) 30 minute session including stroke filming and offsite analysis. $80
Regular lesson (no video) 30 minute session without video. $40

Fees are due at the front desk when you arrive. I accept cash, check (please make payable to my name), or Venmo. You are welcome to arrive ahead of time to warm-up, and to stay afterward to practice, subject to the general pool hours.

Bio

I coach Fog City Masters, a U.S. Masters Swimming Program in San Francisco. I am a certified USMS Level 1 and Level 2 coach, and completed the Swim Smooth Coaches Education Clinic.

I have over 30 years’ experience in competitive swimming - club, collegiate, Masters, and open water. I swim in San Francisco Bay year-round without a wetsuit as a member of the South End Rowing Club. For a list of my documented open water swims, see here. For a list of my other swimming related projects, see here.

I hold a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a Masters degree from Stanford University.

Contact Me

email: emorrison [at] gmail [dot] com