Jeanie Neal Face-Up First
We swim for good times!®


Jeanie Neal Lessons - Omaha


Shelby Schultz Lessons - Omaha



Grand Island YMCA Lessons

All Sessions



Returning family?  Welcome back!

Click on the Session Schedule page links on this page.  View the schedules, find a class, and use the online registration form to register.  

First time here? Welcome to Jeanie Neal Face-Up First Swimming!

Select your program...

INSTRUCTIONAL -INST:  Ages 2 & Younger & Ages 3 & Older, no previous swimming experience required


DEVELOPMENTAL -DEV:  Ages 5 & Older, ability to swim continuous 25 yards each of back and crawl stroke (with roll to back or rotary breathing - lifting the head to breathe is disqualifying from the group), and the ability/willingness to jump into the diving board end of the pool


VOYAGERS -VOY: First Grade & Older, ability to swim a continuous 100 yard swim consisting or 50 yards of crawl stroke with rotary breathing and 50 yards of backstroke

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Click on one of the Session Schedule pages on this page.

Learn more about the lessons here by viewing the slideshow at the bottom of this page and by clicking below:

Parent Information


I am the creator of Face-Up First swimming progression, the online course Water Safety Education for Parents & Caregivers, and the Swimming Pool Safety for Kids poem and aquatic awards program.

Shelby Schultz is an experienced coach and an expert in teaching the Face-Up First curriculum coach. We are both committed to the same high levels of exceptional customer service and technical excellence. We operate our businesses independent of one another.

The Grand Island YMCA and iNspire Swim Team also offer swimming lessons using my Face-Up First curriculum. We do share space on this website, but when you register for lessons with Shelby Schultz, iNspire, and/or Grand Island YMCA, you are doing business with them - not Jeanie Neal. 

Please use the appropriate registration forms for your selected lessons. The forms on our pages are not interchangeable. Whomever you choose, we are each grateful for your business.  - Jeanie Neal

Swim School Uniform

Face-Up First swimmers ages three to twelve are required to wear one-piece, solid-color competition-style swimming suits, caps, and goggles for all lessons.* The coaches will provide caps and goggles, or swimmers may wear their own. Children who are not yet reliably potty-trained are required to wear swim diapers. 

*Rockbrook Pool swimmers are exempt from this requirement for the summer express lessons. See additional information on the session page.

*Grand Island YMCA and iNspire Swim Team may have different swim school requirements. 

Click to visit the swim shop to purchase suits and equipment.

Program Descriptions


Learn to S.W.I.M. Face-Up First®

Proven-effective Face-Up First method featuring the S.W.I.M. Model™. This is the fastest and easiest way to learn to swim.

Convenient & Economical No-Level Scheduling
Swim with siblings, friends, car-pool buddies, regardless of age or ability.

Ideal Coach to Swimmer Ratios
-Under 3 years: 1:1 (10 min.)
-Over 3 years: 1:1 (10 min.) 1:2 (20 min.) or 1:3 (30 min.)

$18.50 per swimmer per lesson


Practice to Swim FAST.

F - Fitness
Strength, Endurance, Power, and Flexibility

A - Attitude
Think and act like a Champion.

S - Skills
Streamlines, Starts, and Finishes

T - Technique
Effective, efficient, balanced strokes - Tadpole, Elementary Backstroke, Backstroke, Butterfly, Breaststroke

Ideal Coach to Swimmer Ratios
DEV: Ages 5 & Older: 1:6 (30 min.)
VOY: First Grade & Older: 1:20 (60 min.)

DEV $6 per lesson  VOY $8 per lesson

Click to view FAST swimming skills.



See Face-Up First images and videos.

Go to gallery.



Water Safety Education & Resources

There is a real need to protect children from drowning. My online course is free. Please check it out.