A little about me:
Growing up both with a pool and near the beach, I had the pleasure of learning to swim when I learned to walk. My experience in swim instructing and water safety began in 2017 when I became lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, and AED certified. My love for aquatics and instruction has only grown since!
I am currently attending Seton Hall University in pursuit of my Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. I have a love and a passion for helping others, and that is why I was drawn to teaching swim. In teaching and in my daily life, I strive to always have a positive outlook on all situations, even those that may be difficult or discouraging. I like to teach using explanatory steps, and showing my students exactly what they will be doing by doing it myself. It is so important that skills are grasped and mastered before moving on to new skills, and I will always find a way to ensure what is being taught is being grasped by the swimmer! Additionally, I absolutely love to have fun with my students. Whether it be games we play to practice a skill, silly songs that will help to make safe swimming fun, or just trying to make my students laugh, I try to incorporate fun and playfulness into my lessons.
I really enjoy working with beginners because I can teach them the very first steps of swimming. The water can be scary and nerve-racking to some, but once a swimmer becomes comfortable, they will begin to love the water and swimming. I take every lesson at the pace at which my students are comfortable. I believe learning water acclimation and survival skills first is key, as the safer you are in the water, the more fun you can have! I always begin my first lesson with a new student by teaching, reviewing, and/or mastering survival skills. I pride myself in being a welcoming and compassionate person – I put my heart into everything I do, including teaching my students. That being said, my excitement, passion, and positive attitude reflects on my students and motivates them to be open to learning new skills and techniques!
I have been volunteering with a school for special needs since 2015, and from this, I found my adoration and passion for working with individuals with special needs, so I am ready and excited to teaching students who have special needs! At the first lesson with a new student, I ask the swimmer/my swimmer’s guardian what they wish to accomplish in their time with me. From there, I craft lesson plans that suit said goals. I am so excited to start swimming with you! Let’s go swimming!
Spring 2023: April 1st – June 30th
Summer 2023: July 1st – August 31st
Fall 2023: September 1st – December 23rd
*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.