A little about me:
I have experience swimming competitively during all of middle school and high school. Overall, I have about 16 years of experience swimming. I am very friendly and patient with all students. I enjoy teaching swimming because it is very satisfying to me to teach someone a new skill, especially one they can use their entire life. My teaching style is fun and laid back while still making improvements each time.
I love teaching beginner students because it is great to see them get past the initial learning curve that can make swimming so intimidating. I believe its important to first teach beginners survival skills and strokes before learning about the formal strokes because these skills can be crucial if the students are ever in a position where they may be struggling in the water. Another reason I believe these skills are important to learn first is because they are more simple than the former strokes and will get the student more comfortable with being in the water. I motivate children by trying to have a good balance between learning and having fun. I teach students of all ages as well as those with special needs. I do my best to meet the parents’ and / or students’ goals by creating a progression plan after assessing their skills and speaking about their goals.
I am certified by the American Red Cross in lifeguarding, waterfront skills, first aid, CPR, and AED. I obtained these certifications through a class at Middlesex County College. I also have received swim instruction through school coaches when I was younger. Finally, I have gone through the rigorous Making Waves Swim School training program over the last few months and I look forward to working with you!
*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.