Swim Lessons

We are proud to offer swim lessons to both members and non-members of every age and ability.  Whether you’re looking to introduce your infant to the water, ensure your school-age child is water-safe, or finally master your own stroke, our instructor,  Zach Byrum, is here to help.  Choose from private, semi-private and small group lessons.  For questions and scheduling, contact Zach via email or telephone ( Zach: 901-831-2313) or call the Club at 331-2582.

Meg Grupp

Meg has informed us that she will be moving soon.  Her last day for lessons at Island Athletic Club will be February 28.  We wish her well and thank her for all she contributed to our swim lesson program.

Meg has a wealth of aquatic experience and a passion for teaching children of all ages how to swim.   Meg is a certified Water Safety Instructor and has been teaching since 2007.   Meg enjoys helping each student find the joy in swimming and shares the excitement as her swimmers advance through the levels and develop their technique and ability.  She provides a playful, loving, supportive environment with an emphasis on water safety and comfort.  Meg is a versatile instructor with a particular interest in working with special needs children, the South Whidbey Stingrays swim team, and adults. Meg is available weekday afternoons and early evenings.

What Meg’s Clients Say:

“After 40 years in Washington DC, away from the water, I retired and moved back to the area of my childhood, Puget Sound. I soon developed a desire to enhance my lagging swimming capacity — form, strength, comfort, etc. — given that I planned to be on the water a great deal. Meg grasped my aims and needs immediately and put me through a well-conceived regimen with a mixture of patience and firmness. She is very good at what she does, and I commend her skill and professionalism.”

–Robert M.

Meg is the best swim teacher my daughter has ever had. She is the perfect combination of patience and encouragement, with a huge dose of fun!”

–Jennifer M.


Zach Byrum

Zach has extensive knowledge in swim training and instruction. As a child and teenager, he swam in summer programs and year-round competitive swim teams. He has more than five years experience as a lifeguard, swim team coach, and swimming instructor, and he specializes in early childhood development, special needs aquatics programs, adult and senior lessons, and training for collegiate swim programs. He is excited to be a part of Island Athletic Club’s amazing team, and hopes to see you in the pool soon.

What Zach’s Clients Say:

“Both of our kids had lessons with Zach and hit it off with him right away. Our daughter had basic swimming skills and Zach soon had her doing four different strokes, including butterfly! Our son didn’t feel entirely comfortable in the water until his lessons with Zach. Now he jumps off the side of the pool and swims on his own back to the wall. Zach even coached him through swimming an entire length of the pool and they are now working on his side breathing. Both kids love swimming with Zach!”

–Joey K.



Parent-Child Class – Infant to 3 years

  • Class size: Three to eight child-parent pairs
  • Length: Six – 30 minute classes
  • Member: $65 per parent-child pair
  • Non-member: $80 per parent-child pair

Semi-Private Class – 3 years and up

  • Class Size: Two  children
  • Length: Four – 30 minute classes
  • Member: $80 per child
  • Non-member: $95 per child

Private Class – 3 years and up

  • Class Size: One child
  • Length: Four – 30 minute classes
  • Member: $150
  • Non-member: $180




Semi-Private Class – Adult

  • Class Size: Two adults
  • Length: Four – 30 minute classes
  • Member: $80 per person
  • Non-member: $95 per person

Private Class – Adult

  • Class size: One adult
  • Length: Four – 30 minute classes
  • Member: $150
  • Non-member: $180