About Brian

I'm Brian Mitchell, physical education teacher and swim instructor. My wife, Katherine Mitchell, and I met at a Northern Arizona University. We both finished up our degrees and moved back to Peoria, Arizona to start our lives. I am currently teaching physical education at Saint Francis Xavier School in Phoenix and Katherine teaches and practices sports medicine at Liberty High school in Peoria.

My exposure to swimming started at a very young age in my home town of Peoria, Arizona. I swam recreationally at the City of Peoria, eventually becoming a lifeguard and swim instructor at the age of 17. I worked at the City of Peoria Aquatics Department for 10 years moving my way up to head swim coach and eventually pool manager. In 2012, I graduated from Arizona State University and started teaching Physical Education and Health at Saint Francis Xavier School in Phoenix, Arizona. I decided during my summer breaks to continue teaching swim as it has always been my passion to teach children this life saving skill. After over a year of thought and research I decided to travel to Colorado to attend the Infant Aquatics Instructor Training program to become a professional Infant Aquatic Survival Specialist. Upon graduation in July of 2015 I returned to Peoria, Arizona to start teaching! So far it has been the most rewarding experience I have ever had and I can't wait to teach your child to survive in the water!

We start with a focus on aquatic survival instruction for your infant or young child, ages 6 months to 6 years. All lessons for first time enrollees in Arizona are one on one, 4 days per week for 4-6 weeks. After this, your child will be moved to our refresher days meeting once a week to stay on top of our skills. We offer a variety of options for your child's optimum swimming advancement. Our school provides survival swimming, learn to swim and stroke development.

I'm looking forward to providing your children with the necessary lifesaving water skills to promote a lifelong love of swimming and water activities.

My certifications include infant/children/adult CPR and First Aid. Forget The Floaties is located in the Northwest Valley in Phoenix, Arizona.