Deborah Sagan

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Hi Everyone! Want to learn to swim efficiently and with balance? Feel comfortable in the water, train to compete? Wherever you are on the swimming spectrum, I can support your goals. Get fit with swimming!! Contact me to have a skill specific plan tailored to YOU and your swimming ability. I am certified to provide instruction as a Total Immersion Swim Coach, Level 2. This is a method of swimming the is flexible for each swimmer, and built on solid data of successful strategies for Continuous Improvement.
Currently, I am in the process of obtaining certification through US Master's Swim Coaching. In addition, I am certified through the Total Immersion Swim Coaches Fast Forward Academy. I am available to coach at a pool on the North Shore in Pittsburgh, when available, your training pool, lake, or river in the greater Pittsburgh/ Tri- County area. Email me directly for more information about Total Immersion Philosophy and my coaching style. (Also see Total Immersion Instruction Website: Total Immersion Academy) Contact me to set up a mini dry land, pool session with video analysis soon! I have a variety of rates, (not only the one listed), depending on your needs. Act now! You will be glad you did! Your best swimming is in your future!

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About Me

Type of Service

In Person , Online/Virtual


  • Master's Degree, Education (MEd), Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Certifications / Trainings

TIS - Total Immersion Swimming Coach, Level 2
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TIS - Open Water Swimming
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CPR Certified

American Red Cross
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2020-11-30 08:00:00 UTC

AED Certified

Liability Insurance

  • Fitness & Wellness Insurance Agency

Deborah's Locations

Total Immersion Swim Coaching

Within 25.00 miles of 15212 (Mobile Training Radius)

Total Immersion Swim Instructor

Within 50.00 miles of 15090 (Mobile Training Radius)

Amazing Swimming Pool

Hemlock Drive
Allison Park, PA 15101

Additional Information


$80.00 / hr, Contact me for Amazing Swimming Experience Discounts&Packages for Club Members and Masters' Swimmers! [email protected]

Payment Methods

Cash , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Total Immersion Swim Coach~ Fast Forward Lev. 2
  • 1st AG Mighty Moraine Man Triathlon 2016
  • 1st AG Edinboro Triathlon 2016
  • 2nd Place AG DAM TRI 2016
  • 2nd Place AG DIRT MONSTER TRAIL RUN 2016
  • 3rd Place CAT 4 Women NP cycle cross MOM 2016
  • 1st Place Female Mosquito Lake Olympic Triathlon
  • 1st Place Female Prince Gallitzin Duathlon
  • Total Immersion Open Water Swim Camp Coach 2016- St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Reiki Energy Master
  • Coaching Certification TI
  • Masters Degree in Education 35+ years of teaching experience.
  • Mighty Moraine Man Sprint Aquabike 1st place 2018
  • Mighty Moraine Man Spring Supersprint 1st place AG 2018
  • Lake Arthur Distance Swim 1st AG (2mile) 2018
  • MMM Triathlon Sprint Aquabike 2nd Place Overall 2019
  • Northeast Regional Olympic Aquabike Championship, First Place Overall Female Fall 2019
  • Allegheny Mt. Y Swim Association Points Champion, 3rd Place 2019
  • K-9s United 5K 1st place AG
  • 1st Place Top Ten Points AG Champion 2020 Master's Swim Association (AMYMSA)
  • 4th Place 1650 AG All Time Top Ten (AMYMSA)
  • 1st Place AG TriGators Sprint Triathlon, Gainesville Fl. March, 2022
  • 1st place AG 5K Run Florida 5k Mar. 2022
  • Jenny Lee Tri Cup June, 2022 ~1st AG
  • North Park Sprint Triathlon USAT Aqua Bike July 2022 1st Overall Female
  • US Masters Coaching Certificate April, 2022

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1 Rating

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by vicki prion on Jan 09, 2017

    I would highly recommend this swim instructor. I have been taking lessons from Deb for the past two months. When I started, I wasn't able to swim more than a few strokes without swallowing water. Deb is very detailed oriented and taught me the basics very quickly. She took videos and then would review each stroke in slow motion. At the age of 52, I never thought I could learn to swim but thanks to Debs expertise, I fell confident I could finish a triathlon.

    Response by Deborah Sagan on Mar 23, 2017

    Thank you, Vicki! I hope your practice continues to improve your swimming. Looking forward to swimming with you again soon!