Evolve

Evolve

5.0
2 employees
16 years in business

About this pro

Elite Athletic Training services offered in the comfort of your home pool. All equipment is provided in order to facilitate a fun and encouraging learning environment. Evolve is commited to  Creating strong, competent swimmers, excited to play in the water and skilled enough to compete on a swim team. 

Volleyball training is offered in your home or a sand court near you. All equipment is provided to encourage agility, speed, control and overall skills in a tough and focused learning environment. Evolve is commited to creating athletes who are confident in thier skills and motivated to compete at the highest level. 

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Burbank, CA 91506
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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Evolve is determined to change the Infant Death Rate in California by offering the BEST swim training in Los Angeles. All Evolve client's will begin with a simple introduction evaluation. This allows the coaching staff to design the appropriate training plan for each client to continue training. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Coach Williams began swimming at age of 11. At age 13 she competed at the Oregon 4A State Championship meet, ranking 8th in Backstroke. She continued to train on club and school teams through Middle and High school. She went on to compete at the State Championship meet as a Junior and as a Senior, contributing in Backstoke for both qualifying relay teams. After graduating High School with Honorable Mention awards and one of the Top Female competitors, she gained a position Coaching the JV swim team at Sunset High School in Tigard, OR. At that time Coach Williams was often seen jumping in the pool with her team to practice, all while being pregnant in her second trimester.

Coach Megan began playing volleyball at age of 8. She continued to compete on club and school teams through Middle and High school, finding her position as a setter and her title as a team captain. She was honored with several awards ranging from the Gatorade Will to Win Award, being Honored at the Breakfast of Champions and being chosen as Volleyball representative for the Athletic Advisory Counsel by the head Varsity volleyball coach as a Sophomore. After transfering into two different high school's her Junior and Senior year, Megan walked on to the Varsity Volleyball team at Reynold's High School in 2003, when at the time, Reynold's was the biggest school in the state. Her Senior year her team went on to compete at the 4A State competition where her team ranked 7th.  After graduating HS Megan began volunteering for club and high school teams before finding employment as the JV Vollleyball Coach at Oregon Episcopal School. The following year she became the Assistant Varsity Coach. After relocating to Los Angeles CA, Coach Megan found a position at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, coaching the Freshman Team. Later she began coaching for San Gabriel Elite Volleyball Club. Later she would go on to help out over summer at La Canada High School, Coached a club volleyball season with Club West and another with LA Premier. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Swimming Lesson Prices:

Privates: 

20 minutes / $35, 30 minutes / $45 and 45 minutes is $60. These courses range in difficulty for the beginner swimmer and the advanced swimmer, or those looking for a water aerobic exercise. 

Groups: (3-4 students permitted) Parent Participation Required!

Water Safety Course: 40 minutes

$30 per swimmer/parent. This course is designed for beginner swimmers to gain comfort in the water in a fun and explorative environment. This class will encourage song and the use of toys when teaching your little ones how to paddle, kick, blow bubbles, tread and float in the water. 


How did you get started teaching?

Due to Megan's competative background in swimming she decided to gain employment at the Clackamas Aquatic Park, her very first job, where she would be a lifeguard. She saved eight lives that summer (2002). Coach Williams began teaching in 2003, shortly after graduating from High School while volunteering for a local youth club volleyball team and the Beaverton High School Varsity Volleyball team. Megan knew she wanted to continue to be involved in sports and athletics which is why she went on to get a certificate to practice Massage Therapy in 2005. This desire to help others fueled her ambition to gain a certificate as a physical therapy aid and chirpractic assistant. 


What types of students have you worked with?

Coach Williams has worked with students of all ages and skill sets. Megan has been invited into some of Hollywood's biggest A-List Celebrity homes to teach swimming. Coach Megan has also volunteered her time for a local martial arts studio where she offered swim lessons to students enrolled in the after school care program. At that time Megan was responsible for providing safety for all students, deliver discipline to those who were not following the rules, as well as accomodate to children with some learning or developmental disabilities. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Almost every time Coach Megan gets in the pool with a student she is overwhelmed with pride when witnessing her students gain skills and overcome hardships in the water. Witnessing a childs reaction after succeeding at something that may have been difficult physically or even mentally can be such a powerful experience. So when students call Coach Megan years after being under her training, often brings tears of joy for Coach Williams who wants nothing more than to change lives and even save lives in one way or another. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

When seeking out the right Trainer- EVOLVE believes the level of communication between athlete and coach to be of the utmost importance. The foundation of dialogue between athlete and Trainer should be fluid and complimentary. EVOLVE Coaches’ knowledge and ability to deliver information in a way the athlete can understand is also an important variable when choosing the right trainer.Are you the type who likes having someone there for support? Do you excel with tough love? No matter your personality type and learning style you should find a coach that motivates and inspires you to perform at your optimum level.EVOLVE offers highly qualified Athletic Training for all ages and skill levels.  EVOLVE uniquely designs training programs to fit your ABILITY while still pushing you to your LIMITS.  Private or group instruction is available.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

As an athlete:

What do you want to get out of training?

What days and times are best for training?

Do you have any physical limitations, or need consent from a Dr. before beginning training?

What are your short and long term goals? 

How much time are you able to commit to training?

Where do you plan to train?

How long can you train each day or each week?