I have a passion for teaching swimming to all ages and abilities. For over 50 years I have taught people from 6 months to 88 years old and people who are afraid of the water to elite athletes. I make learning to swim fun and easy. I teach advanced swimmers to be efficient and powerful. My certifications include Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, US Masters Certified Adult Learn-To-Swim Instructor,and US Masters Masters Swim Coach Level 2.
It is rewarding to teach someon a lifesaving skill that they can enjoy for their whole life.
Very knowledgeable coach.
With a new student I start letting them become comfortable int the water and then progress with the basics, breathing, bouncy and balance. And lastely, help them understand how to move through the water. Everyone learns at their own pace and I lead them through the process.
I have an undergraduate degree in Physical Education and Psychology and a Masters Degree in Psychology. I have the following Certifications: Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Red Cross Adult and Infant CPR, US Masters swimming Adult Learn-To-Swim, US Masters Swimming Coach Level 2.
For individuals I charge $40/hour or for a prepaid 8 lesson package the amount is $280. For goups I charge $60/hour or for a prepaid 8 lesson package the amount is $400.
As a freshman in college I was on swimming scholarship and majoring in Physical Education. The school required that everyone take Beginning Swimming. When the Swim Coach realized I was in his Beginning Swimming class he had me teach the class for the rest of the semester. He then had me teach every aquatics class for the next four years.
I have worked with people of all ages and abilities. My youngest student was 3 months old. I taught the baby to feel comfortable on its back and to glide from parent to parent. My oldest student was 88 years old. He recently moved to Florida and wanted to be able to enjoy is beautiful new pool. Many of my students have a fear of the water. I teach them to feel comfortable and in control while in the water. At the other end of the spectrum, I teach elite athletes how to improve technique and train effectively.
One of my students was so afraid of the water that she had never put her face in the water. Even when taking a shower! Within 45 minutes, she was swimming across the pool.
Select a swim instructor/coach with patience, technical knowledge and experience.
Students should think about what their ultimate goal and determine if the instructor/coach can help them reach their goal.