Teaching the science of swimming since 2003!

PHD SWIM SCHOOL

Coach Gigi is a a mother of two highly active boys ages 8 and 7, and a sassy 4 year old girl. As a dedicated parent, she has been a room mom for many years for all of my kids' schooling and plans to continue. Gigi has always loved the water and children, especially babies, so what could be better than combining the two things! She loves interacting with children and seeing their progress grow and gain confidence in themselves and in the water.


Prior to having children, Coach Gigi grew up in Durham and was very involved in competitive swimming with her local neighborhood team in the summers. She truly enjoyed the camaraderie  and the ability to learn a lifelong skill, and she credit summer league swimming for helping her develop a deep love for swimming and the water. Coach Gigi has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Meredith College and was a Banquet Captain at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, where I met my husband and started a family. 

Coach Gigi has undergone 50 hours of in-water and academic training to learn our method.  She currently teaches Survival Swim, Kicks and Tricks, FUNdations and Beginning Stroke.


Gigi De La Torre: 

apprentice instructor