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.

Gina Carbone

Coach Carbone has been involved with swimming as a parent, coach, and instructor for over 13 years. She loves the sport and what it can mean for a child! Her most recent coaching experience was for the Bolles School in Jacksonville, FL. Her three sons have swum in college and two were Olympic trial qualifiers! She is especially excited to develop young swimmers into the best swimmers possible through proper technique, good habits, and fun experiences. 

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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

Alexandra Atkins

Coach Alexandra "Spence" enters her first second year at KISO Swim School with much excitement! Originally from Nashville, Tennessee - She is excited to share her extensive experience in swimming with our community. Coach Spence graduates this year at Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Business Marketing. She has been an active athlete, most recently at FAU, and previously with three different USA Swimming clubs. Swimming has always been her passion as she joins us with prior coaching experience and mentor-ship in the university. Spence can't wait to meet you and be a part of your children's growth and development in the sport!

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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