History & Methods


Founder of Seastar Swim School – since 1998

Swim instructor swimsports.ch
SLRG: Pool Plus / BLS-AED / American Red Cross lifesaving – since 1968
Teacher swimming Schürmatt Heilpädagogik
Teacher Halliwick II
J&S leader swimming A
Teacher swimming Sportamt Zürich
Competitive swimmer – Water ballet – Water polo
USSwimming 1972-77
Pinole Valley High School California swim team 1972-75

Swimming is not only a life skill that is fundamental to a child’s development, but also a source of pride, accomplishment and lasting memories in a child’s life.

Exceptional curriculum:  Each of our instructors is seastar certified in our circle program in the specifics of our proprietary, progressive, tested and proven curriculum.  Our curriculum is based on over 3 decades of success.  This base of knowledge gives you the assurance that our curriculum is truly the best available for your child.

Do you remember when you took swimming lessons?  Most of us do.

Learning to swim is a defining experience in a child’s life, an experience that creates lasting memories similar to learning to ski. Swimming is important to your child’s safety, development and self-confidence.  At Seastar, we understand … swimming is a life skill.  Giving your child the opportunity to learn from passionate instructors that provide individual attention sets them up for an outstanding experience. That is the Seastar way.  


Important questions to ask when choosing a swim school

1. How long have they been teaching swimming?

Seastar swim school has had over 50 years of successful teaching experience. The director has the highest qualifications from swimsports.ch.

2. What are the qualifications of the instructors?

All instructors have a life saving certificate from SLRG (Schweizerische Lebensrettungsgesellschaft) and are frequently internally trained.

3. What are the advantages of Seastar Swim School?

Your children learn to be safe in the water and to be life long swimmers. Seastar teaches the best combination of Swiss and American swimming styles to form a basis of skills for life long low impact cardio vascular healthy exercise.

The Seastar system emphasizes safety – fun – new skills and vigorous exercise.

Fun facts

12 lessons of 45 minutes are equivalent to 9 hours of real lesson time. Best deal for your money. Also there are 2 teachers per group of 4 – 6 children on average.

"Ich höre und ich vergesse,
ich sehe und ich erinnere mich,
ich mache und ich verstehe."

Johanne Ostrov-Ineichen
5000 Aarau
+41 79 931 53 75