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Gillian Lloyd

Third Year Instructor

Hello Swim Warriors family!


My name is Gillian Lloyd I am a Forsyth Central high school graduate of May 2020. This will be my third year with Swim Warriors! I competitively swam for Forsyth Central high school's swim team for four consecutive years. In addition, I am CPR/AED certified and have worked with children in the past with previous swim lessons, coaching, and babysitting. I have also had experience with children while working as a camp counselor for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Camp which is a camp that allows children to enjoy a week full of activities and make friends!

I currently attend Piedmont University and swim on their swim team. I am majoring in Business Marketing with a minor in Mass Communications. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, hanging out with my friends, and enjoying the outdoors. Swimming competitively in high school gave me the passion I have now for teaching children how to swim. I enjoy every little moment with all of the swimmers and seeing them grow! I absolutely love watching a student discover a love for swimming and seeing their confidence soar!


While teaching my swim kids I have experienced how nervous, scared, or fearful many are of the water, but I truly understand how they feel as at first, I was too scared and fearful at a young age. I have become an expert in helping them overcome their hesitation and have fun with swim lessons! Through Swim Warriors and past experiences, I have been able to save over 100 lives through teaching and counting!!

In my previous season, I have gotten to work with ages 11 months to thirteen years old of all experience levels! I have worked with many children with special needs including autism, Down Syndrome, ADHD, and muscular disabilities. All of my students have shown me to never underestimate anyone's abilities. Personally, I have a lot of experience with muscular disabilities as my sister has Mitochondrial Myopathy.


My favorite part of teaching swim lessons is getting to experience the kids opening up and really blossoming into amazing and talented swimmers by the end of the season. We get to visually see the fruit of our labor. During my lessons, I make sure to help the kids enjoy themselves and realize that learning how to swim can be so much fun! I always try to encourage swimmers to try new things in the pool: diving off a diving board, learning how to hold your breath for longer periods, or going down that waterslide at your neighborhood pool. Whatever the feat may be, we will conquer it together! 

I can not wait to get back in the pool this season with Swim Warriors and to get to know your family! Let's get started on your journey of being safe around the water.

"My absolute favorite swim memory was during a lesson where my swimmer was learning how to do dives and was very nervous to do it by herself but right before she dove in she said 'I love you miss Gillian!', this was the sweetest moment ever."

- Gillian Lloyd


We loved working with Ms. Gillian! She took my very timid swimmer and made him love the water!! She really was a miracle worker! We wouldn’t be where we are today with my sons swimming skills without her.

-Tiffany B


 "Working hard is important but there is something that matters even more: believing in yourself!" - J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


Any swimmer can work hard in practice or in lessons but the most important thing is to believe in yourself in order to reach those goals and accomplish even more.

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