Swim Lessons With Erlind

Swim Lessons With Erlind

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9 years in business

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I have four years of experience with children of ages 4-7 at different swimming abilities. I take pride in my ability to build trust with my students until they allow me to share my knowledge in swimming. I make sure to keep the students entertained while they are learning, and the classes are one-hour long, which gives us time to make classes work. 

I love children, and I love swimming. Teaching lessons combines two of my favorite things together. My motto is that if a profession makes you happy, pursue it. It is also very rewarding to see a child swim on their own near the end of sessions. 

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Lakewood, OH 44107
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The first class I work with the student on basic skills and trust building. I like to know my students and their previous knowledge, as well as their fear level in the water. Then classes proceed for as many sessions as the student needs, but my program runs at an average of 5 sessions.

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

I have been a lifeguard for four years, working with the city of Lakewood, the Ohio State University Aquatics Department, and Metro Pools. I have been a LTS instructor all four years, teaching students of different swimming levels, with very satisfying results. My expertise is children of age 5-8 who need to learn how to swim, and be able to swim laps by the end of the course.

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

My rate is $20/ lesson, with the first lesson for free. I like to give parents an evaluation after the first lesson, and if they like my style and wish to proceed, we can schedule for more classes.

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching when I started lifeguarding four years ago. The department I worked for had an organized system of lessons for kids of different ages and skill levels. I have been teaching different ages one-on-one or in groups ever since, which has given me great experience with all types of swimmers.

What types of students have you worked with?

In my four years of experience, I have worked with students of different ages and swimming abilities. I have worked with students one on one or in groups of no more than 4 children. My students have been either somewhat skilled or not skilled at all. I usually don't work with students who are very skilled (swim team level), but I was part of the swim team in high school, so I am open to the experience.

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

Always notice how the student-teacher relationship builds up. If the child does not trust the teacher, it is very difficult for both parties to make it work. I personally do my best in earning trust, but I let the parents know myself if I feel it won't work out with me personally. 

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