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Nearly 10 people drown every day in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of those people are adults. Knowing how to swim significantly reduces drowning risk. Additionally, research shows that adults who know how to swim are more likely to sign up their children for swimming lessons. Adult learn-to-swim lessons save lives and impact people of all ages.

Waddle's Adult Swim Academy offers individual instruction, group, and semi-private lessons fully committed to making adults safer around water.

Waddle also works with those looking to improve their fitness and technique. And as a seasoned triathlete, himself, Waddle also works with triathletes preparing for races.

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Jeff's Bio


Jeff Waddle joined the Tsunami Masters coaching staff in 2018. He is a U.S. Masters Swimming-certified adult learn-to-swim instructor, USMS Masters Level 3 Certified Coach, certified Lifeguard and brings multi-sport experience to the Arlington Park pool deck.

Waddle retired in 2018 after 31 years on the corporate side of residential construction and is currently pursuing his purpose and passion to coach and teach adults to swim. He is co-coach of the Masters program, and heads Tsunami’s new adult learn-to-swim program. He enjoys helping adults to overcome fear and past experiences in the water, in addition to working with non-fearful beginner swimmers and those who want to improve their technique.

Coach Jeff is an Ironman triathlete who has more than 70 triathlons on his athlete resume. He has completed premier open-water events like the Escape from Alcatraz swim, Swim Around Ft. De Soto, and Swim Around Lido Key. He has been a key member of the Tsunami Masters club since 2016, when he moved to Sarasota from Hilton Head, S.C.

Jeff also takes the same passion, patience and work ethic to the Spinning for Parkinson’s classes he teaches in Sarasota.

Coach Jeff is a graduate of the University of Georgia, and is a Level 3 USMS Masters coach certification. When Jeff isn’t swimming, cycling or running, he can be found woodworking, gardening, baking, and hiking. (Ask him about Kilimanjaro in 2016). Jeff is married to Janet, and they have twins.... Sadie, Savanna, and Luke who happens to be four- legged Kids. Jeff's Adult Children, Jordan lives in Atlanta and Daughter Brooke and Son-in-Law Chris along with Grandson Wade live in Denver.