Justin Slade

My name is Justin Slade. I am a husband to Amy and father of a son (Dylan) and 2 step daughters (Haley and Mallory).

I was born and raised in South Africa and came to the United States in 1992 on athletic (swimming) scholarship. I graduated from ASU in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and 1999 with a Master of Science in Sport & Exercise Psychology.

I have taught and coached swimming for the past 17 years. My experience as a competitive swim coach and traditional lessons instructor and the desire to impact swimmers at a younger and younger age lead me eventually to ISR. Observing infants as young as 6 months learning to roll and float was amazing to me and I still get a thrill every time I see one of those faces roll back and float!

I decided to become an ISR instructor as it is without question the most theoretically sound and practically effective swimming program of any level or type that I have seen. The training it takes to become an instructor is rigorous and challenging but the rewards of seeing a student successfully navigating an aquatic situation is truly amazing.

Thank you for considering ISR and I trust you will enjoy the experience as much as I do!


Payment Policy

For current weekly rates and enrollment information, please contact me using the form below or call 520-820-3233.

Payments are due each Monday, cash or check. Please make your checks payable to Justin Slade.

Sick Child Policy

There are several conditions that may preclude a lesson on any given day. The most common among those are vomiting and/or diarrhea during the last 24 hours, a fever of 100 degrees or higher during the last 24 hours or eye discharge during the last 48 hours.

Please leave a message on my machine at (520) 820-3233 if your child will not be attending lessons or if you have questions about his/her health. Please use this number ONLY for sick child messages or weather updates.

Weather Policy

If the weather appears questionable on any given day, please check my message machine at (520) 820-3233 for the current day. This message will be updated each day that the weather looks or feels questionable. If there is not a specific message about lesson cancellation, assume there will be lessons.

Please use this number ONLY for sick child messages or weather updates.



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