Julia's Swim Lessons

Julia's Swim Lessons


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I fell in love with water as soon as I learned how to swim.  I made it into a passion by pursuing competitive swim for 10 years throughout high school and club teams.  I am swimming for a masters team now and love every minute of it.  My teaching experience starts with red cross when I was 15 years old and volunteered to each others.  I then started coaching for my home swim team (bronze, silver, and gold).  I moved to Dallas about a year ago and began as a swim instructor and assistant coach for Lifetime Fitness.  I have a passion for kids and teaching the skills needed to thrive in the water. 

I enjoy watching the student grow from lesson to lesson, and seeing them get excited about learning new skills.  It's really a passion for teaching the thing I love most and I want to share to the true joy of swimming.

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Dallas, TX 75231
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

When working with a new student, I start with the basics.  I make sure that they have all the skills needed to move on to the next level. 

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

I have a swim instructor certification, CPR/First Aid, Lifeguard certification as well as a coaching license through USA swimming.

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

I usually range for $20-30 per lesson depending on the drive there.  I like to do one hour lessons a couple times a week to ensure that the student is practicing the skill enough to master it. 

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching once I got really involved in swimming competitively myself.  My coach needed extra help and I was super excited to give that.  I enjoy watching students grow in their swimming career. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students from 6 months old all the way to 60 years old.  I have also had experience with autistic children and have worked with them for 3 years. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently started private lessons with a student that wanted to move to swim team but didn't have the right stroke development.  I worked with her for a couple months and within that time, I got to see her strokes and form progress. After those months, I was finally able to move her to swim team and seeing the joy on her face made my day!

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

Every teacher is different and once you find one that matches your style it is fun from there! 

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

They need to think about what their goals are before starting swimming.  Learning to swim is a tough thing to do and if you don't set small goals, it can feel like you are getting no where. For example, the first lesson the only goal may be to blow bubbles correctly rather than just jumping in.  The second week we could add 3 seconds of bubbles and so on.  You must create goals in order to see the improvement.

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