Bs

Bs

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About this pro

I am a former swimmer for the University of Texas where I was an Honorable Mention All-American, NCAA and Olympic Trials Qualifier. I have been swimming since I was 4 years old which has made swimming a very big part of my life. I currently coach at New York University. 

My favorite part of swimming is the look on an athlete's face after they touch the wall and realize they have just swum a best time. 

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Bs , NY 10001
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I begin teaching by evaluating an athlete's skill level through a short series of questions followed by observing the athlete swim a few laps in the pool. Once we have established the skill level, I walk every swimmer through wall work (streamlines, push offs, turns) before progressing to stroke work. Even with my larger training groups, my favorite thing to coach is great technique because it can shave seconds off races and is very easy to work on. 


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

I began swimming with SwimAmerica where I have instructed in the past. Throughout high school and college I coached and gave lessons. 


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

Most often I charge $40 for a half hour lesson for one individual but I take into consideration my travel time and distance when establishing a price for lessons. 


How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching lessons while in high school and have been doing so ever since. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I have coached all ages and experience levels and enjoy passing on my knowledge of this great sport to anyone who is willing to learn. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I just returned from a get together with some college teammates. The bond that is forged on a swim team is incredibly strong due to the time and energy that is collectively sacrificed. Visiting with teammates is one of my favorite things. 


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

Swimming is not something people can "pick up." Due to the time that must be devoted to this sport, the best teachers are those who have been swimming at a high level for a large portion of their life. Elite training allows for a feel for the water and knowledge of how the body moves through the water that cannot be read about, it must be learned through years of experience. 


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

If you swim for a club, be sure your coach is aware and is ok with you taking outside lessons. Also, remember that lessons can only take you so far -- swimming takes a lot of dedication and hard work that cannot be taught. 


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