A little about me:
Swimming has been a large aspect of my life for as long as I can remember. I was born in Kissimme, Florida, and was introduced to pools as young as three months of age by my parents.They wanted me to be able to survive if I had fallen into a pool when I began walking. I have always enjoyed swimming due to its feeling of weightlessness. A feeling of being completely free from occasional body aches and the sense of peace from everything happening outside of the water. Water has always been an area of comfort and relaxation for me. I like to think I am an outgoing and funny individual. I always try my hardest to help and make situations less scary as they may seem for young children and beginners. I teach swimming in order to give people the same feeling that swimming gives me, comfort, freedom and peace. I have seen how kids and beginners can react to new and scary situations, and always put my first foot forward to keep them from feeling fear or concern in somewhere I see as calm as the water.
While working with younger children and beginners may seem difficult to others, I tend to have an easier time opening children up and being able to understand their concerns with water and new experiences. When it comes to someone who is new to swimming, the most important skills revolving around the pool are survival skills. In a situation that involves a beginner falling into a body of water, their instinct is to breathe. Survival skills should be mastered before any formal strokes due to the simplicity of survival skills and swims. In case of panic, an individual is more likely to forget the steps of a formal stroke and struggle more when in contact with the water. Survival skills are simple enough and require less steps to where they can quickly remember what to do and save themselves from further harm or discomfort in the water. I like to push others to improve in areas where they can go outside their comfort zone. Every improvement made, is a step closer to bringing swimming into their comfort zone.
I am a Lifeguard, CPR, AED, First Aid and Emergency Care Certified.
Spring 2020: 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.