reno's premier private swim lessons

Elona Skadberg- Instructor/owner

Welcome to Waves! My name is Elona Wave Skadberg (yes Wave is my real middle name).  I am a mother of 4, and owning and operating this swim school is my lifelong dream come true. I believe sharing my love of water is what I was put on earth to do. I have been working toward Waves my entire adult life. I truly cannot remember a time in my life that water didn't play a pivotal role. All my fondest memories have water imbedded in them. I was born in Northern California to parents that had a love for sailing and water and my early years were spent sailing around the world. The story is told... when I was under a year old my mother dove into a pool, and I crawled in after her. Everyone panicked and scrambled to "save the baby" but before they could reach me, I surfaced laughing. And so it goes... At the age of 15 my family moved to Eureka, Nevada and the town pool was the only body of water within 40 miles. I felt like a landlocked mermaid, and at that age I thought my life was over. In order to be close to the water I started Lifeguarding in 1990. I was given my first aquatic management job In 1992 and have managed aquatic facilities throughout Nevada in both Municipal and Private sector since. I starting instructing American Red Cross Learn to Swim programs in 1995, and I moved on to Lifegaurd Training in 1997. I am a passionate water lover who has dedicated my life to Aquatics and believes everyone can and should learn to swim. I have strived to make Waves a unique environment.  The belief in water safety and saving lives through education, prevention and passion is what we do. My team and I are passionate water lovers who are dedicated to the teaching of the highest quality swimming and safety lessons. Oh! and of course making sure the WHOLE family has a 5 star experience. So while we teach the lesson, you can sit back, enjoy a beverage and make yourself at home while watching your swimmer from the luxury of the pool house. This experience is as much for YOU as it is for them! Thank you again for visiting our website and considering Waves for your swimming needs!

Elona Wave Skadberg~ Instructor/Owner