I have been swimming since I was a child and have always loved being in the water. Although I never had formal lessons myself, I joined the swim team in high school. After high school, I missed swimming so much that I decided to become a lifeguard. Soon after becoming a lifeguard, I began teaching swim lessons and have continued to do so for the past several years. I teach swimming because I think it is a very important skill to have.
I am an outgoing and friendly person. As an instructor, I am nurturing and patient, but stern when needed. For example, if I have beginner students, I will ease their fears and encourage them to try new tasks and have fun while learning. For my more experienced swimmers, I will push them to improve their swimming abilities so that they can reach their goals. I teach technique before speed and endurance and make sure that my students know survival skills, which I believe are crucial, before perfecting strokes so that they can be safe in the water. I also make sure that my students can perform one task before moving on to the next so that they do not become overwhelmed. I encourage parents to communicate with me about their child’s progress and/or goals that they would like their child to meet.
I currently hold my Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR-AED certificates.
*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.