Nicole Fairfield

Nicole Fairfield has had a passion for teaching, she has been teaching swimming since 2000.  She first obtained her swim instructor certification through the YMCA of the USA.  She taught at the YMCA in Martin County for four years.  She received her American Red Cross WSI certification in 2005.  Nicole taught swim lessons for the YMCA in Liberty County and was very fond of the YES (youth education swim) Program.  When she moved to Glynn County in 2008 she taught at The Club.  Then she did a few years at Glynn County Parks and Recreations and the Golden Isles YMCA.  Nicole's passion for water safety lead her to host a podcast Navigating Neva where she talks about how to be safe in, on and around the water. 

Aside from a certified swim instructor, Nicole Fairfield is also a Swim Instructor Trainer, a Lifeguard Instructor Trainer and a certified Padi diver. 

To book swim lessons with Nicole find her lessons here:




Stacey New

Darien / Brunswick / St Simons GA

Stacey, a woman of faith, is the heart of her family—mother to five and grandmother to three. Originally from North Georgia, she recently relocated to Darien, GA, driven by a deep desire to spend quality time with her loved ones.

Her life’s journey is a captivating blend of diverse roles, ranging from crafting custom closets to chauffeuring in limousines. Presently, as the proud owner of “Tan on the Run Golden Isles,” Stacey’s love for water has brought her to her newest passion working for Georgia Swim School and educating children on water safety.

Stacey’s true passion lies in creating cherished memories with her family. Beyond work, she embraces the coastal lifestyle, indulging in beach walks, paddle boarding, and cycling. Her trio of Goldendoodles adds an extra layer of joy to these moments, reflecting her love for companionship and the simple joys of life.

Rachael Davis 

Glynn County, Brunswick, St Simons Island GA

Hello! My name is Rachael Davis. I became a Water Safety Instructor in March 2024.  I am a school teacher for Glynn County and have a passion for teaching.  I am looking forward to teaching individuals of all ages and backgrounds how to swim.  I am doing mobile lessons and will be at The Club. 

To register for my classes g here:

Jeanne Dismer

Saint Simons Island

Hi!  My name is Jeannie Dismer.  I have been teaching swimming lessons to infants and youth for over 40 years now.  My background, as a former physical education teacher, lends itself to the mechanics of swimming and stroke perfection.  I love working with children and adults on all levels. God has blessed me in working with repeat customers as well as referrals. I look forward to helping you or your loved one(s) enjoy the love of swimming!


Noelle Wiseman

Camden County/ St Mary's GA / Wreckreation Scuba

Noelle has an extensive aquatic background.  She is a certified Swim Coach, certified Lifeguard, and Certified Swim Instructor.  She has been teaching swimming for many years.  She was on a swim team, then coached a swim team.  She now enjoys her time teaching little ones to become comfortable and learn to swim.  She can instructor anyone at any age.  She teaches at both our St Simons Island location, at The Club and in St Mary's at Wreckreation Scuba. 

She is a certified lifeguard and lifeguard instructor. 

Felicia Riggs

St. Marys / Camden County GA / Wreckreation Scuba

Hi! My name is Felicia Riggs. I love working with people of all ages to feel safe and love the water! I am very passionate about safely appreciating and enjoying the water because I have grown up in and around the water. My classes will teach the joy of being confident in the water and give peace of mind for parents and students alike. I also strongly believe in individualized teaching to best suit the needs of the student and their goals! I am looking forward to meeting you all very soon! 


You can book lessons with Felicia

Connie Whaley

The Golden Isles - Serving Brunswick and St Simons

Connie has worked as a water safety instructor since 2014, teaching infants to adults how to swim. She believes she is very effective with adults as she is older and can appreciate their concerns.  Connie has always enjoyed swimming and it is a skill that she has mastered. She believes everyone should learn to swim for their own safety and to enjoy the fun of swimming.  To sign up :

Lauren Dean

St Simons Island. GA

Lauren received her Water Safety Instructor certification November 2022.  She is a swimming enthusiast with AAU competition experience. Georgia Swim School is very happy to add her to our instructor pool. She has a passion for teaching and we are excited to bring her aboard. 

She is both a mobile instructor able to travel to your home and teaching at Epworth. 

To book lesson:

Jessica Quesada

Glynn County - Brunswick and St Simons GA

Hello! My name is Jessica Quesada. I became a Water Safety Instructor in May of 2023. I am a 4th grade elementary school teacher and have a passion for swimming. I am looking forward to teaching individuals of all ages and backgrounds how to swim. With a passion for water safety and a love for the sport, I am ready to help people of all ages build confidence and skill in the water. I believe that swimming is a valuable life skill that can be enjoyed for a lifetime, and I want to strive to instill that belief in every student I teach. I am looking forward to teaching individuals of all ages and backgrounds how to swim and to become water confident! I am very excited to begin my journey as an instructor with Georgia Swim School!

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