Clinton Donald is an experienced swim coach with over 18 years of Age Group coaching experience in both Tennessee and North Carolina. He coached swimming for 7 years in Tennessee before relocating to Wilmington, NC, where he has coached at the YWCA and UNCW. In addition to coaching, Clinton also competed in Half Iron Man competitions for three years.
Eight years ago, Clinton started his own private swim lessons, which eventually led to the creation of his own business, Aquatic Adventures. He has focused on increasing the awareness and skill level of infants, children, and adults to enable survival and comfort in open water and swimming pool environments. Clinton is certified in First Aid, CPR, and Life Guard Training by the Red Cross, and also holds several NAUI Scuba certifications, including Scuba Diver, Advance Diver, Rescue Diver, Dive Master, and Scuba Instructor.
Clinton’s primary focus is teaching enjoyable and essential skills to children and adults, with a love for teaching children how to safely enjoy the open water. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced swimmer, Clinton can help you achieve your goals and develop your skills.
He spends time with his wife and 3 children in and out of the water and enjoys spending time at the beach.
Open water swimming offers a unique experience that can be both exhilarating and challenging. Don’t miss the chance to enhance your skills and experience by venturing into the open water with us.
Our scuba certification courses cover essential dive theory, diving equipment, dive planning and execution, and safety procedures.
We offer private swimming and scuba lessons in the towns of Wilmington, Wrightsville, Carolina, Topsil, Bald Head Island, and also Oak Island.
"My almost 5 year old just finished 6 sessions with Aquatic Adventures, and it was an amazing experience! He started in the intercoastal, where he learned how to tread water and swim. After a few lessons, he moved into the ocean where he learned how to handle ocean waves, body surf, and boogie board! It is amazing how much his confidence has increased during these lessons. I feel a lot more confident with his skills in open water now, and all of our kids will have swim lessons with Aquatic Adventures, as the skills they teach you are invaluable."Courtney D.
"Clinton and his team were absolutely exceptional. My 5 year old is now confident in the water and knows exactly what to do in any situation. They were extremely accommodating with our schedule and timeframe. My son is confidently swimming on his own and loving every moment! Highly recommend!!"Wendy K.
"We love Aquatic Adventures! When I learned that they offered swimming lessons in the ocean, we were sold. Clinton and his team were amazing to work with! My boys are stronger and smarter swimmers and I am grateful. Next, surfing 🏄♂️!!"Emily C.
"I highly recommend Aquatic Adventures! Clinton and his team did an outstanding job teaching my four-year-old twins to swim! I appreciate their positivity and work in making sure they were comfortable swimming. I also love that they taught them skills to help rescue and help one another. The twins are confidently swimming this summer on their own! Aquatic Adventures also did a fabulous job teaching my ten-year-old son to swim confidently in open water. Most importantly they taught him important skills to help maintain safety in the current and rip tides. Thank you for spending so much time with our family this summer! You provide a great service to our community!"Laurie B.
"Such a great experience - Mr. Clinton worked his magic and my 4 year old is able to swim all over the pool safely and independently!"Erin W.
"We have loved working with both Clinton and Conner this summer. They both helped Davis overcome his fear of the water and had enough faith in his own capabilities that he finally believes in himself in the water. I can’t recommend them enough. 😊"Mackenzie C.