Cabo Swim – swimming lessons for children, babies and adults at your home in Los Cabos.

Child Swim class San José del Cabo

Child Swim

Children’s swimming lessons are about enjoying being in the water and being safe both in and by it. We work with children at all levels from beginners through to competitive swimmers. We want children to look forward to their swimming lessons with us and to develop a love for the water!

Adult Swim Class San José del Cabo

Adult Swim

Adult lessons for those who are learning we’ll be in the water with you, working at your own pace in a calm, relaxed and supportive environment. For adult improvers we’ll work with you to improve technique and your transform your whole experience and enjoyment of swimming.

Triathlete Training and Tuition San José del Cabo


Turn the swim section of your triathlon around. Ruth has a proven track record of working with triathletes at all levels. She’ll work with you both in and out of the water on stroke correction and training so that you swim faster with improved technique, ease and efficiency.

Aqua Fitness Class San José del Cabo


We work on land and in the water with our fitness sessions. Aqua fit sessions are an excellent cross training option, ideal for anyone with restricted mobility or recovering from an injury. Land based personal training can include running, TRX, strength, HIIT, and circuits.


Had a wonderful week swimming with Ruth!  Watching her gliding through these beautiful water effortlessly, I felt much at ease venturing into open water locations where I would’ve never swam to myself, or attempt distances which I’ve never done before (3km). My These accompanied swims really enriched my Ibiza experience!  This is truly how I feel!  Thanks again Ruth!

James Tu, 2017

Our kids swim with Ruth every time we stay in Ibiza. They adore her, ask for her and we all look forward to it. Ruth got our daughter, who was very anxious about water, to ease in gently and now she loves to swim. She has really positive associations thanks to Ruth. From when we send our first booking email to the end of the last lesson each holiday we find Ruth extremely responsive, accommodating, helpful and fun

Clea Relly, 2013, 2014, 2015

Both my children are confident swimmers due to Ruth’s gentle and patient teaching methods. They were both quite scared to begin with but she helped them to feel comfortable in the water and more importantly under the water; they started swimming when they felt ready to let go of her! Now I have two little fishes!

Charlotte Lewin, 2009-2017

Just wanted to let you know that I finished the 750m swim for my triathlon in just under 15 minutes, that’s 3 minutes quicker than my previous best time!

Philip O´Reilly, 2013

I was struggling to improve my speed and always felt exhausted getting out of the pool. Fortunately I found Ruth and really can’t thank her enough for the help she gave me. Ruth was so friendly and accommodating, fitting training sessions around a family holiday is never easy but Ruth made it a breeze, working to the times that worked best for us. She took the time to get to know what it was that I wanted to achieve and took me through drills to improve my position in the water, stroke efficiency and speed as well as helping me to become comfortable with open water swimming and sighting. Overall, in just a few weeks Ruth helped me take minutes off my 1,500m time, reduced my stroke rate by over 30% and to become confident in swimming in open water. Most importantly though her friendly nature and supportive coaching style made it a real pleasure. I’ll be looking forward to working with Ruth again.

Robert Surridge, 2014

Ruth takes the Aquafit class at the Santhosh health and fitness retreats in Ibiza. All of our clients, without exception, so enjoyed her class that we look forward to Ruth’s class at our next retreat.

Ruth has all the qualities that make an excellent teacher – enthusiasm, knowledge and patience – you really feel you are in safe hands and you’re encouraged to do your best. My clients are used to top level trainers – many train in some of the best gyms/fitness centres in London and other cities around the world – and Ruth’s fun and energetic class scored very highly amongst them. Suffice to say, we’ll be doing more Aquafit at our retreats this year! We cannot recommend her highly enough. A definite must!

I can’t thank you enough for the help you gave me in my swimming. It is now a pleasure where it used to be difficult and stressful. Hopefully we’ll continue my lessons next summer.

Costas, 2012

One to one tuition can be a bit of a luxury, but I felt I needed it as it was so long since I’d tried to swim and I was really lacking in confidence. I couldn’t have wished for a better teacher than Ruth – she was neither too hard or easy with me, she got the balance just right and had me coming back for a second course of lessons a few months after the first. And I finished up by being so much more at ease in the water, able to manage a short set of strokes completely unaided. I’m grateful for her support and her patient explanations, both in the pool and the sea. I’ve still got a way to go, but she helped give me the start I needed. At 53, I realised I hadn’t left it too late!

Hugh Weldon, 2011-2012, 2014

My Ibiza checklist is flights, villa, guest-list, Ruth!!

I have worked with Ruth on a number of occasions whilst on holiday in Ibiza takes some of the guilt away!! In a group training scenario she has the ability to work with a range of abilities and motivate whilst pushing for us to get the maximum out of our workout. In a one to one situation she always take the time to listen to personal goals and provided invaluable advice to improve my hill running and work toward that all important bikini body. She also looks holistically at the balance between fitness & nutrition. In summary she is very professional, listens to your needs, makes you work hard, gets results and is a pleasure to be around.

Jude Thompson, 2009-2017

Ruth has worked on our in spa health and fitness retreats on several occasions. She is a true professional and motivational presence for our clients.

About us

Ruth Osborn Cabo Swim

Ruth loves swimming, freediving, surfing and yoga. Since winter 2011 she has traveled, lived and trained in Morocco, Portugal, Tenerife, Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, Bali, the Maldives, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Panama and is happy to now call Mexico her winter home for now. She is fluent teaching and training in Spanish as well as in English.

Cabo Swim is a sister company of Ibiza Swim, Mallorca Swim and Tenerife Swim.  Ibiza Swim was established in 2007 when Ruth moved from the UK to Ibiza following a dream to create work out of her passion for swimming and love of the water. Over the years she has built an excellent reputation as a swim instructor and personal trainer in Ibiza and is excited to be bringing that to Cabo.  Her qualifications and experiences are as follows:

Swim and Fitness Certifications

    • UK Amateur Swimming Association Swim Instructor (2007)
    • UK Register of Exercise Professionals Level 3 Advanced Fitness Instructor Active IQ (2009)
    • UK Central YMCA Qualification Level 3 Certificate in Nutrition and Weight Management (2010)
    • Aquatic Exercise Association Aquatic Fitness Professional (2016)
    • Current UK Royal Lifesaving Society National Rescue Test Certificate for Teachers and Coaches
    • Current Red Cross UK Health and Safety Executive approved First Aid Certificate
    • Member of the British Institute of Swimming – 461302
    • Member of the European Register of Exercise Professionals – ES1111567


    • Competitive swimmer since childhood
    • 2009-2011 coached two swim teams: Ibiza Masters and Club Natacio Portus
    • Competed three seasons 2008-2011 with Ibiza Masters
    • Ranked top ten in Spain across all strokes, in breaststroke top three
    • Holds the Balearic records for 50m breaststroke and previously 200m breaststroke and 400 IM
    • Open water competition distances 2km, 3km, 4km and 7km – winning all but the 7km races

Personal Training

Ruth is a functional exercise adherent – fitness should be functional for life and living and/or sports specific. She has a positive ‘can-do’ mentality and works with clients to cultivate good exercise and eating habits.  She has worked as a personal trainer for eight years with private clients in Ibiza and on various retreats including;

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