Meet Our Instructors

Pat Toner

Pat Toner

Pat has over 40 years of teaching and coaching swimming to children starting at age 6 months old through adult. Pat has a teaching degree in secondary education and obtained a Master’s degree from University of Miami in administration, curriculum, and supervision. His dedication and love for teaching is unparalleled. Pat instructs from the very beginning stage through the competitive level. He is the master at working with children of any disability and often called the child whisperer. Pat has an extraordinary gift and feels blessed to be able to give and share his gift with so many others.
Jeanne Filipponi

Jeanne Filipponi

Originally from Long Island and a competitive swimmer through my high school years, my love for the sport of swimming and teaching never expired. I moved to Hobe Sound, Florida over 25 years ago. I was fortunate enough to meet and begin teaching private swim lessons with Pat Toner and his swim school. Together with Pat, for the past 14 years, I have taught and developed thousands of little swimmers. I work with many autistic children as well as physically and mentally challenged. The end result is the most endearing and rewarding for me as an instructor.  I always look forward to reconnecting with your children and watching how they grow over the years along with their many accomplishments in and out of the water.