Jeanie Neal Face-Up First
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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 teacher, coach and an expert in teaching the Face-Up First curriculum. We are committed to the same high levels of exceptional customer service and technical excellence. However, we operate our businesses independent of one another.

The Grand Island YMCA and iNspire Swim & Fitness also offer swimming lessons using my Face-Up First curriculum. We do sometimes 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 with 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. 

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

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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.)

No experience necessary.


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.): Ages 5 and older, ability to swim continuous 25 yards each of backstroke and crawl stroke with rotary or roll-to-back breathing - lifting the head to breathe is disqualifying from the group, and the ability/willingness to jump into the 12.5 feet end of the pool.

VOY: First Grade & Older: 1:20 (60 min.): First Grade & Older, ability to swim a continuous 100 yard swim consisting of 50 yards of crawl stroke with rotary breathing and 50 yards of backstroke. The Voyager program is only available from Coach Jeanie Neal.

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Water Safety Education & Resources

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