Slava Swim - Swimming School

My name is Slava Shyrshov

I am an experienced professional coach with the passion to help people to succeed in sports and development.

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I have been studying swimming for over 30 years, and this lifelong process brings me the greatest joy. My evolution, or development, in the world of swimming is as follows:

Phase 1 – ten years of perfecting skills, training, establishing myself;

Phase 2 – career of an Olympic athlete, acquisition of experience, understanding the critical importance of setting and reaching goals, specialized education;

Phase 3 – coaching, implementation of the accumulated experience, development of an individual approach, and many long hours of practice.

The benefits of my style of work are:

  1. The client receives a greater value than expected;
  2. The skills acquired by the client are useful and practical;
  3. The clients get an individual approach, tailored to the client's needs, abilities, and objectives.

Please, read more about me:


Sacramento / Local business

Swimming pool in Rancho Cordova
The Northern California Swimstitute

11335-B Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Swim & Gym Camp


Private lessons

Mon.2:00 - 7:00
Tue.2:00 - 6:00
Wed.3:00 - 7:00
Thu.2:00 - 6:00
Fri.2:00 - 7:00
Sat.9:00 - 3:00
Sun. Closed


Slava Swim

$55 a lesson - 2/week
$50 a lesson - 3/week

  • Phone and email support

Home Schools

$60 / 30 min

  • The Cottonwood School
  • Clarksville Charter School
  • Feather River Charter School
  • Lake View Charter Schools
  • Winship Community School
  • Horizon Charter Schools
  • Visions in Education

Swim & Gym Camp



Testimonials from parents whose children attend my swimming school.


My daughter started swimming classes with Slava less than a year ago and we both absolutely enjoy it. I’m very proud to see her success. Slava is a very good instructor, he has the ability to get his student’s full attention, speak clearly and motivate. He’s friendly with kids and they like his classes even though Slava makes them work very hard. He sets the bar high for them and he makes them reach it. His classes are absolutely worth the time and money.


Slava’s life is all about swimming! He is a former professional swimmer, World Champion and an Olympian. His experience and knowledge make him an excellent coach. He was a trainer and coach for my children when he worked in Ukraine. Swimming is now my daughter’s favorite hobby and my son is considered one of the best athletes in Ukraine. I do not think this would be the case had Coach Slava not been such a huge influence on them both. If you are looking for the best swimming coach for your child, then SlavaSwim is the right choice for you.


A couple of years ago, I joined Slava’s swim school with zero experience. Even though I started at a late age (13 at that time), Slava explained the techniques and skills to me and I got it right that second. He was very elaborate with all of the students and me. The whole year that I was in SlavaSwim, I improved dramatically! The skills that he taught me will surely last my whole life!

Articles About Swimming


How to Breathe While Swimming

Breathing is the basis of swimming,

so in our school we teach children to breathe correctly starting at the very first lesson. In this article we will discuss the first phase of breathing - static breathing (without swimming). You and your child can learn this together! First step, grab your swimming goggles and head to the pool. The goggles will allow you to open your eyes under water and better coordinate your movements.

Ready? Let's go!

5 Life Hacks for Visiting the Pool You Didn’t Know

Do you know how to get out of the pool “dry” and safe?

Let’s skip the standard tips and get to the secrets. I want to share my life hacks that really work and that make visiting the pool as comfortable as possible.


What Activity is The Best for Your Child?

You have probably heard more than once that swimming is one of the best sports for children.

You have probably heard more than once that swimming is one of the best sports for children. This is true because it works all muscle groups, the cardiovascular and respiratory systems are strengthened, and metabolism is accelerated...