Swim Zone Swim Team

Thank you for visiting Swim Zone US.  

My name is Keith Rountree.  I am the owner and head coach of Swim Zone US.  I also work for the Bay Club Portland as a swim insturctor and head coach for our Club Swim program.

I have been teaching and coaching swimming since May of 2002. My teaching philosophy is simple.  I believe in teaching with love and kindness.  I also believe that growth in anything is a constant struggle.  Through that struggle character and inner strength are born.​  

M.A.R.S      -  This is an acronym that describes how I teach.

Motivation  -  It is my job to make it fun and interesting.

Association  -  Use words and phrases that the student can relate to in order to help them understand better what you want them to achieve.

Repetition   -  What ever is working do it over and over until it becomes an unconscious habit.

​Senses         -  Use more than one method to teach.  Tell them, Show them, and Help them to do each new thing they are learning.

Please click on the Swim Zone Summer Splash link to see the next steps for entering your swimmer into competition.