Swimming has always been second nature to me. Growing up I had frequent access to pools, lakes, and beaches. 17 years later, I can confidently say I can conduct myself in the water comfortably and efficiently. I want to teach swimming because of how much I know it benefits me. Not only does the ability to swim effectively keep you safe, but activities such as sports teams, running, and weightlifting, are all discipline building, stress releasing and overall fun and enjoyable recreational outlets that make good people into better people. Highlighting and addressing safety is my #1 concern in beginners and intermediates alike.
As noted above, safety strokes and survival techniques are at the forefront of an assessment with any client, regardless of expressed experience level. These skills are at the foundation of swimming ability. For example, an individual could be extremely proficient at the front-crawl (or freestyle) but have zero clue what to do when they become exhausted mid-lap with no wall to hang on to. This is one of few reasons why the survival skills such as back-floats are prioritized at MWSS. Without motivation or explanation, some of the drills we use may become monotonous for the client. I like to think about it like a puzzle. All of the variations of differing strokes are like puzzle pieces that when made more efficient, they all come together to complete the picture of your ability to move the body through the water safely and effectively. Our system is completely scalable! With this, I am confident teaching clean slate beginners, those with special needs, as well as able swimmers looking for an edge with their performance.
I am currently a certified Waterfront/Pool Lifeguard registered through the American Red Cross. This includes competent use of an AED, as well as First Aid care. I am also a certified personal trainer accredited through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Lastly, I was on my hometown’s swim team for two years in total.
I look forward to working with you!
Fall 2020: September 1st – December 20th
*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.