I am Aalayah Thompson. I am currently 21 years old. I've been playing Varisty water polo for four years and I made captain my senior year of high school. I swam for the Varisty swimming team as well. I've been teaching swim lessons for 4 years now at a swim school my students ranging from babies to adults. I am CPR and Lifeguard Certified. I really believe in making a player and swimmer the best they can be if they have the attitude to do it.
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Start at the basics. Understand the the student knows and doesn't know. I want the student to have a solid foundation of fundamentals to be comfortable and confident in giving them a advance set of lessons and workouts.
I have been playing Waterpolo for four years at a high school women's Varisty level. I have practiced with the intense SoCal Club Men's masters team for six months. I teach babies, children, and adults to swim for a year now. I have been on a swim team at Varisty women's high school level for four years as well. I currently attend college to become a physical therapist and that requires me to understand the limits of the body and how it moves.
My standard pricing is $30 dollars for half an hour (30mins) for swimming and Waterpolo lessons.
I started teaching because I wanted my own Water Polo team to do better in their performances so I helped my Junior Varisty coach her team after or during practices. Also my swim coach had come up to me and offered me to get a job at the local swim school while I was still going to high school so I humbly accepted.
I've worked with a very diverse range of students in swimming from babies as small at six months old to full grown adults at age 74. I've worked with boys and girls 13-19 year olds in Water Polo.
I am very fond of the Junior Olympics club tournament for both Waterpolo and Swimming. I do not participate as a coach or player in this event but I do have a few swimmers I have coached and coaches I know personally.
I am a current participant in the yearly Ocean Swim event. That has a lot of swimmers and coaches who swim a full mile in the open ocean in the morning and afterwards have a good time at the beach with food provided by the event.
Have a good attitude and open mind. A lot of teachers/coaches coach students differently. So the student has to be willing to learn the same things but maybe in a different way from a new coach. There are two types of students who have the ride attitude towards working hard, ones who walk the mile a coach gives them or ones who run the mile a coach gives them. I want my student to be the one who runs it.
If it affects both the teacher and the student? Our or your own health? Lesson conditions? A limit? Time? Talk to the teacher about the needs the student requires and not wants.
A student can talk to me about almost anything but I do ask that personal questions and personal needs stay personal unless health and safety requires students to tell me.
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