Thank you for taking a step to learn a life-saving skill for yourself and your loved ones. The SwemLyfe team specializes in addressing generational and cultural events related to the fear of swimming for black families. Swimming is fun and there is freedom in learning. The best way to overcome the fear is to face it; and our experienced trainers know just the techniques to help you #get in!

Your SwemTeam

Trish P. Miller

Trish is a public health professional who is passionate about the health and well-being of children. Her own near drowning experience as an adult fueled her passion to overcome cultural social norms and ensure that she and other members of her community knew how to swim. In addition to SwemLyfe, this led to the creation of SwemKids, an in- school culturally relevant swim and water safety program focused on equipping black children with the skills to have a healthy and safe relationship in and around water.

Ureka Burnett Evans
Master Swimming Instructor & Trainer

Ureka has over 30 years of experience as a certified swimming instructor. She specializes in apprehensive swimmers and leads swim training for seniors and special needs students of all levels. Ureka's favorite saying is that she "can teach a ROCK how to swim"...and it's true!


Taj Gray
Master Swimming & Water Safety Instructor

​Taj has over twenty-five years experience as a certified American Red Cross lifeguard & trainer, American Heart Association  & American Red Cross CPR/FA certifications and is an American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness instructor. His own experience jumping into a pool alone as a two year old created his passion for ensuring that all black children and their families are introduced to the water early. He specializes in youth & adult swim training, lifeguard & first aid certification, and drowning prevention instruction.