A little about me:
Hi all! I’m Damian, and I have loved swimming since I was 6. I have swam on recreational teams with my siblings and cousins when I was younger, and then took a short break from swimming. I began to miss swimming so much that I quickly started learning again, and now still swim competitively! Swim has always been a sport that I love. It’s a great way to relieve stress and let your negative emotions go. I’m glad to be able to work in aquatics because swim is and continues to be something I truly enjoy.
I consider myself to be kind, easygoing, and understanding. Growing up with a younger sibling has taught me to be both patient and responsible! I think that teaching swim is a blessing – not only am I able to teach someone a lifesaving skill, but seeing all the hard work they’ve put in makes me happy they chose me to teach them. I love being able to help my students see swimming as something fun and easy to do, rather than it being something scary and hard. My style of teaching aims to be fun yet educational to the students. I like to make sure my students have fun while also being able to learn at the same time, all while fostering a trusting relationship between myself and my students.
I love teaching beginners! Not only am I able to make their first experience in the water a great experience, but I’m also able to teach them how to respect the water and swim safely. I believe survival strokes are a crucial skill to learn first because they not only help during survival situations, but they also help during rescue situations as well! Being able to swim safely without consuming too much energy is a skill everyone should have, because even the greatest athletes get tired! Survival strokes should be taught before logistics and techniques because not only are they important, but they are able to save lives and start off students on a stepping stool when learning more advanced strokes. I meet parent goals by explaining and showing how these strokes will help their swimmer survive in the water, as well as answering any question or concern they have about either the lessons, or their swimmer.
I currently have a certification in First Aid/CPR and Lifeguarding too. I can’t wait to meet you and your swimmer!
Fall 2023: September 1st – December 23rd
Winter 2024: January 2nd – March 31st
Spring 2024: April 1st – June 30th
*Tuition fees are based on one private half hour lesson per week until the end of a specific session. Pricing may vary depending on your enrollment date and type of class.