Private Swim Lessons & Video Stroke Analysis


Paton is a full-time, professional coach/owner with Wind N Sea Swim Team in La Jolla, California. He also swims and competes with the La Jolla Swim Masters team and enjoys the occasional dip in the La Jolla Cove. Paton has 28 years of competitive swimming experience, including 5 years at Cal Berkeley. (click here for a bio)

Paton believes swimming is fun and a lifelong sport. His extensive swimming and coaching experience is an enormous asset in helping his students see where they need improvement.


22 years of coaching experience at all levels (age group, high school, college, Masters):

  • Head Coach, Owner, Wind N Sea Swim Team (La Jolla, CA)
  • Coordinator, La Jolla Swim Masters Swim Team, 2 years (La Jolla, CA)
  • Head Coach, University Place Aquatic Club (12 years, Tacoma, WA)
  • Assistant Swim Coach, University of Puget Sound (7 years; Tacoma, WA)

25 years of competitive swimming


American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) certified for:

  • USA Swimming (Level 4)
  • NCAA Division III Certified (Level 4)
  • NAIA (Level 4)
  • Masters (Level 2)


One session includes:

  • filming—4 different viewpoints of each stroke: above and below water, front and side
  • on deck, same day viewing and one on one professional analysis of video
  • own personal CD with video footage of session (delivered later)



2 strokes (1 session)


4 strokes (2 sessions)


starts & turns (1 session)


complete package (3 sessions)



One 40-minute session includes:

  • stroke evaluation
  • proper technique instruction
  • drills for you to use to work toward a natural, easy stroke that works for you

Eight 40-min sessions includes above features plus:

  • underwater video session



1 x 40-minute session

$ 50

8 x 40-minute sessions

(includes one underwater video session)



Monday–Thursday, 6:00am–11:00am or by special arrangement

E-mail Paton to reserve your lesson today!

Click here for a demonstration video

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