KISO Swim School strives to create a positive atmosphere and bring a fun teaching approach that optimizes efficiency for every client. All contracted coaches are highly qualified, maintaining current safety certifications, updated background screening and completion of KISO Swim School Coach's Training Course.


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Kristin Barton

CEO & Head Coach | Ages 6 months old & up

Kristin Barton, known as "Coach K", brings 30+ years of experience in the sport of swimming. Her knowledge base derives as an NCAA Division 1 and national level swimmer, as well as coaching individuals from survival skills to elite levels. Her passion is to consistently evolve the teaching approach of swimming, from water safety skills to elite performance, that truly propels KISO Swim School as a top-ranked, world renown swim organization. Through every program, Kristin constantly strives to share the mission of KISO Swim School - To create happy, healthy and safe communities through the sport of swimming across the globe.


Jack Shapiro

Assistant Coach | Ages 2 years old & up

Coach Jack is from the Tampa Area and joins KISO Swim School with eagerness to help others learn. He has many years experience as a competitive USA Swimming athlete, as well as teaching young children how to survive in the water and swim on their own. Jack is currently finishing his Junior Year majoring in Finance and swimming for Florida Atlantic University. His love of the sport brings him here to give back and show families what swimming can offer.


Kara Wilkins

Assistant Coach | Ages 2 years old & up

Coach Kara joins us in her second year with KISO Swim School and brings an enthusiasm for the sport. Finishing her Junior year as a student-athlete at Florida Atlantic University, we are happy to have her coaching experience on board.


Anastasia Walker

Substitute Coach | Ages 6 months old & up

Coach Anastasia rejoins us for her 4th year with KISO Swim School after studying abroad for her major, which she will graduate summer 2020 in Exercise Science at Florida Atlantic University. She swam competitively for over 8 years and has taught for over 5 years on all levels of swimming - she loves working with our youngest students the most! When she's not teaching, Coach Anastasia loves to play with her husky and go to the beach.


Anaya Collins

Assistant Coach | Ages 5 years old & up

Coach Anaya joins us in another year, eager to help others learn. As a competitive USA Swimming athlete the majority of her life, her experience and love for the sport shows in her coaching. Anaya is swam and studied at Long Island University. Back in her home town, she is excited to give back in the sport of swimming.

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