Working with Sonja was a huge positive change on my swimming career and personal life. She has the skill (one of many) of making you a better athlete and at the same time, a better person. While training with her, 6 years, not olnly I achieved great results in swimming but also I learned how to enjoy the process while working hard in the pool to reach my goals. She is always studying, using the lastest technologies and tools for practice….furthermore…. she is always with the right attitude to build champions in and out of the pool.

Welcome to Swim Affect


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Looking for an exotic location to train: Prepare with Passion, Perform to Perfection 

  • Online Personalized Coaching
  • Online Stroke Analysis
  • On-Site Stroke Analysis
  • Customized Clinics
  • Coach and Athlete Mentoring
  • Informative Reviews on Gear, Nutrition, Training Methods and Cross Training
  • Camps
  • Links to Equipment Supply Stores

Sonja Porter,  founder

it all started with one Choice

I accepted a coaching position at the University of Alabama in 1992 that shaped my destiny. Coaching became my life, and today Swim Affect is devoted to giving our clients the same thrilling experience. Be the best you can be, ALWAYS!



expert trainers

Our staff of experienced coaches can help you advance your skills to attain your swimming goals. Have your own online coach, get your strokes analyzed and be advised on how to apply that knowledge.  Sign up today.

Swim your heart away

At SwimAffect, we know about the amazing connection that can occur when you have access to the most current information. Let us guide you in that amazing journey.

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 Imagination  application  motivation  success                                     

Agustina DeGiovanni Olympian - Argentina

Vlad Polyakov

world champion 
NCAA Champion

I had the pleasure to work with Sonja over a course of 3 years, during which I experienced some of my greatest athletic achievements including a Short Course World Title in 2006.   Sonja is very creative and versatile in her training approach, a high level communicator and has a keen ability to spot critical details that is crucial in elite swimming. She has always utilized the latest tools and technology to train efficiency optimization.