Meet the instructors

Jackson Hole Swimming

We have been teaching swimming in Jackson Hole for over 20 years. All of our classes are challenging with activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim. We are excited to meet you and your children and have a great summer of swimming!

Our Instructors

Chrissy Stretton

Chrissy Stretton

Owner / Swim Instructor

Born and raised in Denver Colorado, Chrissy started swimming competitively when she was eight years old, and has been teaching and coaching since she was nineteen. As a student at Colorado State University, she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minored in Commercial Recreation and Tourism.

Her education and personal experience developed her ability to teach, coach and empathize with students faced with the challenge of learning a new skill. In 1996 she merged her background in psychology with her competitive swimming experience and started Jackson Hole Swimming. Her innovative teaching technique embraces a positive, progressive learning approach that makes learning how to swim simple and fast for individuals of all ages.


Hillary Clairmont Fontaine

Swim Instructor

Hillary Clairmont Fontaine is a New Hampshire native who moved to Jackson twelve years ago after graduating from the University of Vermont. After one winter season she fell in love with the Tetons and the community surrounding them. Hillary has a strong passion for skiing, swimming, and working with children so she has dedicated her years in the Valley to becoming a professional ski and swim instructor. When she is not teaching she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and their dog Bandit. Together they love to explore and adventure in the mountains they now call home.