Build Your Confidence with
Coach Bonner's Aquatics Safety &
Your Professional Aquatics Coach
Get to Know Me
Hello, I'm Anthony Bonner, your aquatics coach!
A little about me...I was born on the gulf coast island city of Galveston, TX, where at the age of three, my father began teaching my siblings and me the importance of safety and
how to thrive around water.
So at an early age, I quickly took to swimming and it became the vehicle that helped me to develop my neural and motor skills and reinforced positive work habits which became foundational to my success as an athlete.
I went on to compete in high school where I won awards in:
200 Freestyle Relay
200 Individual Medley Relay
400 Freestyle Relay
In college, I went on to compete nationally at Northeast Louisiana University where I was recognized as an All Conference swimmer and diver.
Since that time, I have dedicated my life to helping teach people of all ages
how to thrive in the water.
I have over 20 years of Aquatics Instruction experience and am certified in
all the major swim classifications:
Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
Certified Lifeguard Instructor Trainer (LGIT)
Water Aerobics Instructor
Swim Team Coach
"Safety First" is my motto, so all of my classes begin with a focus on providing a solid foundation in the basics of water safety. I then work with my clients to create custom individual development plans that help them to build confidence in the water.
Skill levels will vary, so there are no qualifications needed to work with me.
Listed below are some of my focus areas and what to expect when working with me:
Intro/Welcome (5 minutes)
Water Safety Video (15-20 minutes)
Water Assessment (35-40 minutes)
Wrap Up (5 minutes)
All proceeding sessions will be 1 hour of working in the water.
Water Acclimation (Beginner only)
Skills that focus on front and back floating and water control
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Why private lessons when I can put my child in a swim school?
While I offer both individual and group lessons, the attention that individual lessons provides, allows children and adults to build confidence much quicker in the water.
The individual attention of private lessons helps kids to focus much easier than in group lessons at swim schools. Also, private lessons shortens the amount of time it takes for children to learn basic survival skills in the water, providing their parents invaluable peace of mind as their kids interact around water.
For adults, my experience has been that many times they are uncomfortable in groups and prefer a much more custom approach that helps them build confidence much quicker in the water.
Do I need to be at a certain athletic level to train with Coach Bonner?
No, I have experience and am comfortable working with all skill levels. The only requirement is a willingness to learn and desire to build confidence in the water.
How is Coach Bonner different from other coaches?
Swimming has been my passion since I was 3 years old. I competed and was a top swimmer in high school and college, and for the last 20 years I've been teaching all ages from toddlers to competitive swimmers to senior citizens how to be safe and have fun in the water.
Because of my years of experience, my approach is a little different in that I'm not just focused on improving clients skills in the water, but I have a "Safety First" motto that also stresses the importance of being accountable and responsible in the water.
At the same time, my skills training allows clients to see results quickly, thus ultimately saving them time and money over the long-term.
I'm an intermediate to advanced swimmer and just want to get better, can you help me improve?
Yes. I have trained competitive individual swimmers and teams, so no matter your level, I can work with you to improve in the water.
Do I need to be at a certain athletic level to train with Coach Bonner's Swim School?
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Do I need to have a pool to work with Coach Bonner?
No. While it is my preference to use a private pool, I have access to several pools throughout the DFW area. Please feel free to contact me directly to discuss the best location for us to meet.
Coach Bonner worked with my three sons and was exceptional with helping them gain confidence in the water. He helped them to overcome their fears and become great swimmers.
Book A Private Coaching Session
Individual Private Lessons
$225 - $25 off = $200 per 4 hour block
For a limited time, I am offering a discounted rate for clients looking to get started immediately!
Beginners: Please plan to budget at least 6-10 hours to develop proficiency.
0- 3 years old: 30 minute sessions
4+ years old: 1 hour sessions
Up to 6 students
$25 per child per hour
If you have more than one person who is interested in taking a group lesson, let's talk! I have flexible sceduling which
Water Aerobics Classes
Please call for pricing
For groups looking to have fun while getting some aquatic exercise in, please call me to discuss options and pricing.
I'll create a custom experience that will ensure fun and fitness for everyone.