Private Swimming Lessons

Private Swim Instructor Gilda Dobrica

Welcome to my website! My name is Gilda Dobrica and I am a private swim instructor, a former competitive swimmer and the founder of PROSWIM NYC. As a reputable private swim instructor, a long list of celebrity clients have been entrusting me with their children’s water safety education. I teach private swim lessons year round in Tribeca NYC and travel to The Hamptons in the summer (June-August).

I was born and raised in Europe, and swimming has been a constant in my life since the age of four. Once I joined the local sports club, I trained continuously and diligently for almost ten years, and I participated in numerous competitions and swim meets at the national level.

After graduating college in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in economics, I moved to New York City to further my goals. My passion for swimming never wavered, and in a short time I became a private swim instructor in the Tribeca area, pursuing a career in a field I truly love.

Although I was always aware of my affinity for the water, a natural calling for being a swimming teacher was soon discovered, and with it a dream was born: PROSWIM NYC – a place where every swimmer can feel at home in the water.

For more than 15 years, being a private swim teacher has been my daily vocation. With a natural calling for teaching swimming and a vast experience as a swimming instructor, I have successfully been giving private swim lessons to an impressive number of students.

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My learn-to-swim program includes all ages and levels of swimming, from 6 months old babies to 70 years old adults, from children swimming lessons, to adult swimming lessons, to advanced swimming training.

Teaching swimming continues to be a wonderful journey that allows me to not only share my swimming knowledge with my clients, but also to never stop perfecting my skills as a swimming instructor.