Lee Pitts, internationally renowned swim instructor, has become
known as one of the preeminent swim instructors of our time.
Pitts produced, directed, and instructed in the award winning
swim lesson video Waters: Beginners
Swim Lessons for Adults and Children with Lee Pitts.
He has taught thousands to swim with over 25 years of experience
in the areas of swimming and water safety. Pitts, a former competitive
swimmer, started his swim career with the Boys and Girls Club
of America at age 6 in Birmingham, Alabama. He went on to swim
for the Macline Swim Team, and the Birmingham Parks and Recreation
Swim Team. At age 17, he became a Red Cross certified swim instructor
and began teaching swim lessons and coaching swim teams in Birmingham.
He has published 25 "swim tip" columns .
After completing Talladega College with a Bachelor's Degree
in Business and Clark Atlanta University with a Master's Degree
in Economics, he founded the Lee Pitts
Swim School in Fort Myers Florida. In 1999, the Lee
Pitts Swim School, became Division I swim team champions
in the Southwest Florida Swim League. He is in high demand to
conduct swimming clinics each year throughout the world. The
clinics attract swimmers and non- swimmers of all ages.
swim teaching reputation contributed to his selection as the
spokesman for 20 swim tip television commercials for NBC affiliates
WBBH and WFLA in Florida. He has been featured as a swim expert
on many TV shows including CBS This Morning and CNN
Headline News. Pitts, a certified scuba diver, was inducted
into the Boys and Girls Club of America's National Hall of Fame
in 1998. The induction celebrated his distinguished swim teaching
career and community involvement with youth. Jet Magazine
recognized Pitts as a role model for swimmers.
Beginners Swim Lessons for Adults and Children with Lee Pitts
is an award winning swim lesson video which has been included
in the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
video is a comprehensive swim lesson tutorial designed to assist
non-swimmers in learning and swimmers to improve. Waters,
designed for ages 5 and above, is a one hour 15 lesson
video which teaches the fundamentals of swimming and water safety.
It covers frontstroke, backstoke, flutter kicks, breathing techniques,
floating techniques, glides, water safety tips, games and more.
The video is taught in a progressive
manner with lessons taught in a step by step progression. Students
are encouraged to take their time and master each simple lesson
before moving on to the next lessons. The video is ideal for
those trying to teach others and for individuals who are attempting
to improve their own strokes. It is the official swim lesson
video for the Boys and Girls club of America and the Lee County
Public School system in Florida. It has received excellent reviews
from many experts including Fitness Swimmer Magazine, School
Library Journal, Jet Magazine, Washington Post, and the
Los Angeles Times. " Whether you want to learn for
fitness, recreation or safety, there is something in the lessons
for you. So grab your swim gear and let's take to the waters",