Private Swim Instructor Gilda Dobrica

Meet Your Instructor

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.

Private Swim Instructor for 20 years

I have been teaching private swim lessons for almost 20 years. My affinity for the water, love for working with children and a natural calling for teaching swimming, have helped me realize my dream: ProSwim NYC — a place where every swimmer can feel at home in the water. As a reputable private swim instructor, a long list of celebrity clients have been entrusting me with their children’s water safety education. My adult clients start off as non-swimmers and go on to successfully compete in triathlons.

Passion for Swimming

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 one of the most sought-after private swim instructors, pursuing a career in a field I truly love.

My Philosophy

Swim for Life

My goal is to make learning to swim fun and easy. My private swim lessons are meant to ensure the finest aquatic learning experience. For children and adults who learn to swim at ProSwim NYC, swimming feels like second nature. The methods of teaching I developed and I efficiently use, provide my students with one of a kind instruction and lifelong results. Each swim lesson is tailored in accordance with the uniqueness of each student.

Hundreds of Students

For almost 20 years, being a private swim teacher has been my daily vocation. With a natural calling for teaching swimming and a vast experience as a swim instructor, I have successfully been giving private swim lessons to an impressive number of students. I teach all ages and levels of swimming, from 6 month old babies to 70+ years old adults, from complete beginners to advanced swim training for competition.

Never Stop Learning

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.