About Us

Sunsational Swim School is a coast-to-coast provider of private swim instruction at client-selected home and community pools. Founded in 2009, our mission is to make learning to swim convenient, fast, fun and hassle-free - especially since drowning is the #1 leading cause of death for children under the age of 5.
Sunsational specializes in highly-effective one-on-one at-home swim lessons for learners of all ages, bringing top-notch swim instructors to the pool of your choice. These Sunsational Certified teachers are experienced professionals who have passed our extensive interview process, which includes a criminal background check and Family Watchdog screening. All Sunsational instructors are certified in CPR and First Aid.
Swim instruction can begin as early as 6 months of age through adults, with guaranteed results for swimmers 3 and older. Our private swim classes allow the instructor to individualize each lesson to meet the student’s particular needs and special abilities. Our instructors provide private swim classes for all ages—infants and toddlers, preschoolers, kids, and adults—at your home or community pool.
Sunsational Swim School is the first mobile swim school to offer a 12-lesson “Learn to Swim Guarantee”, as part of our commitment to help all students learn water safety skills quickly and effectively. We believe that group swim lessons are often a waste of time for parents and students alike, driving back-and-forth to lessons for months at a time with little results. Sunsational delivers results in weeks, not months or years, through patient instruction in private lessons, using methods that allow kids to learn to be safer in and around the water while still having fun and enjoying the experience.
Today we are a rapidly growing company, serving as the largest mobile swim school in America, currently with more than 2000 instructors in 40 major metropolitan areas nationwide! We’re also proud to have been recognized in 2013 and 2014 by international entrepreneurship firm Empact Showcase as one of the nation’s top companies run by a young entrepreneur, Sunsational Swim School founder Sarah Sebe!

About the Founder

Sarah Sebe Sunsational Swim School Founder

Ever since I was a young child I was continuously starting my own little businesses and would drive my friends crazy with all of the money making ventures I would enlist them in. My first taste of business came as a preschooler, peddling cups of lemonade in my front yard and throughout my childhood years I started a slew of micro-businesses from a door-to-door car washing service to an annual backyard carnival at my house. By college I was already well versed in many business concepts and continued to learn many more lessons through the success and ultimate flop of my online body jewelry business.
Upon graduating from CU Boulder with a BA in Economics in 2007, I dreamt of creating a business that would combine my passion for Entrepreneurship and working with children. After college I moved to the Southern California area and worked within the promotional marketing industry & tutored on the side, where I learned all about the early “gig” economy (before there was even Uber). I later landed a short-term contract as a homeschool teacher for a family in Australia in 2008 and it was there that I had the “aha” moment when the family I worked for hired a swim teacher to conveniently teach the kids at their own home pool.
After I returned to Los Angeles in Spring 2009, I posted ads on craigslist to teach swimming lessons at home pools and created a website for my new niche business - “Sunsational Swim School.” While I had no experience in the industry to start (other than being a competitive swimmer since childhood), I became obsessed with learning everything about swim instruction and passionate about water safety. The first year I barely made enough to survive but my growing love for the industry and confidence that I could scale the business and make a huge difference in people's lives kept me going forward.
During our second season, I decided to take a big leap of faith and expanded to a couple more areas and hired additional instructors besides myself; all while running the business from my bedroom within the home I shared with 5 other roommates. While we had no real systems and no money back then, we still managed to significantly expand our customer base while learning important lessons through the many setbacks and obstacles we faced.
Every year our business grew organically and we continually expanded into new markets and hired more and more highly qualified swimming instructors. We embraced many challenges throughout the years and became stronger and more efficient through creative problem solving.
Today we service home and community pools in over 40 different metro areas and have over 2000 Sunsational Certified Instructors coast-to-coast!

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