Swim Lessons with Private Contractors

Simpkins Family Swim Center partners with private contractors to offer more swim lesson opportunities! All instructors have multiple years of experience teaching swimming and hold a combination of certificates. Their varied teaching experience includes: working with children of all ages and abilities; all levels of swimmers including fearful adults; special needs; stroke refinement; and technical stroke instruction for triathletes.

Book Swim Lessons with Private Contractors

Review the instructor biographies below and follow the links below their bios to search current availability and book online!


Becky Gommel- 

Becky began swimming at age 4 and continued learning strokes, dives, and water safety until she was old enough to become a lifeguard and swim instructor, and eventually a pool director. She has taught for more than 20 summers at summer camp and community pools. She loves to see swimmers conquer their fear of water and begin to really swim. She has taken students from entry level to proficient swimmer; the reward for both student and teacher is a bond and friendship that continues today. Becky is a certified elementary teacher which gives her insight into working with children and parents alike. She is also the activities coordinator for Shared Adventures-- which gives her insight and skill in working with students who have special needs, abilities, or disabilities.  You can find Becky keeping up her own swimming skills at the Swim Center during adult lap swim.  View availability and book lessons with Becky G online!

Becky Adams-      

Becky Adams has been teaching swimming for over 33 years locally. She has coached Santa Cruz Special Olympians for 15 years, holds a teaching credential in Social Studies and Physical Education and is also a certified Adapted Physical Education Specialist. She enjoys teaching beginners from toddlers to adults, and can also provide stroke coaching for efficiency, endurance, and competition. Becky enjoys working with swimmers of any level to develop new techniques to achieve enjoyment and safety in the water!  View availability and book lessons with Becky A online!  



How to Book Swim Lessons with Private Contractors

How to Book Online
  • Create an account on ActiveNet.
  • Navigate to Activities.
  • Select your desired Instructor.
  • Register and complete payment.
Pools & Amenities
  • Swim lessons will take place in either the 50-meter lap swim pool or warm water pool, depending on programming.
  • Amenities include locker rooms, bathrooms, ADA-accessible hot showers, lockers (bring your own lock), and swimsuit spinners. No towel service is available.

A water wheel chair is available at the swim center. Each pool has stationary, ADA compliant lifts plus a mobile lift for entry into the pools. An additional gender-inclusive bathroom is available with an ADA shower, changing bed, locker, and toilet.
Questions? Contact Us!

Contact Us


(831) 454-7960 (Swim Center)

(831) 454-7953 (Swim Lesson Registration Line)

Monday – Friday 6:00 AM to 7:45 PM, except holidays

Our physical office is open, but staff availability is limited.