I have always loved the water since I was a toddler. I remember jumping into the jacuzzi with my big brothers and learning to swim. Eventually, I joined a swim team before the age of 12 and swam in many meets throughout the state. I have learned water survival in the Marines as well and learned many ways to adapt to emergency situations. Swimming has been a part of my life for a solid 30 years now! I like to teach with structure, but allow time for laughter. My goal is to have a fun time with students, but also teach them thorough techniques that they can utilize throughout their swimming lessons and in their own time. Building confidence and praising students can lead to a successful swimming lesson and each student learns at their own pace. I chose to help others learn swimming because it is imperative to know. We can be faced with an emergency situation at any time and may have no other choice but to enter the water.
Beginner swimmers will learn at their own pace and will never be rushed, but I will ensure that each student will be challenged to build confidence. Learning the basics such as blowing bubbles when submerged under water is where it all begins and this helps adjust beginner students into feeling more prepared to learn swimming techniques. I always like to use stories and to build visuals for children so that they can feel comfortable when in the water. Parents will be questioned what they want for their child and I will build lessons off of their feedback and communication.
I am lifeguard certified and AED/CPR certified. Besides these training certifications I have also performed many water survival skills while in the Marines. All of these skills have helped me become a strong swimmer and a great teacher to help make the learning process a little easier.
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