KISO Swim School strives to create a positive atmosphere and bring a fun teaching approach that optimizes efficieny 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.


Click the coach's name or photo to see a quick video bio clip. Check out the high energy team we have operating all over South Florida and ready to make a splash with you! 

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Kristin Gilliam Barton
Founder, CEO & Head Coach of KISO Swim School


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 water safety skills to elite levels. It is her passion 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.

Deedra Hernandez

Coach Deedra enters another year with KISO Swim School and is certainly one of the favorites among our members. With extensive background in teaching early childhood education for all abilities, inclusive of special needs, Coach D brings her passion for swimming, knowledge in teaching and charismatic personality to life in all her classes. Her favorite animal is a dolphin!

Assistant Coach

Anastasia Walker

Coach Anastasia rejoins us for her 3rd 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.

Assistant Coach

Kara Wilkins

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.

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