Male

I have been around the pool most of my life. I started taking lessons at the age of three and swam competitively from junior high through high school, during which I started working as a lifeguard. Throughout college, I continued to stay close to the pool by helping my high school swim team during my breaks. I graduated college with a degree in history with hopes of one day becoming a teacher. After graduation, I also started working towards becoming a swim instructor. I have worked at two local YMCAs as a lifeguard as well as a summer camp where I am the aquatics director. After completing my goals, I have been working with students both in the classroom, as a substitute teacher, and in the pool, as a swim instructor. I am glad that I have been able to turn my passion for both swimming and teaching into a career.

I believe that motivation for each student is different. I use two approaches that involve positive reinforcement and some toughness. The toughness portion comes through when I push my students to go beyond their comfort zone to become better swimmers. I also believe that trust is an important factor between the student and instructor. If I do not build that trust in the very beginning, it can seriously hinder the progress of the lesson. One of the most important lessons I teach is safety. Having my students feel safe and comfortable in the water is very important. Teaching skills such as freestyle and floating are important safety skills that everyone should know. By the end of every session, I make sure that my students are prepared with a basic understanding of freestyle and floating. Every day that I work with students, I know that I am teaching them a valuable life lesson – and I love every minute of it.

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Summer 2017: July 1st – August 31st

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Fall 2017: September 1st – December 23rd

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