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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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.
I have a swim instructor certification, CPR/First Aid, Lifeguard certification as well as a coaching license through USA swimming.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Every teacher is different and once you find one that matches your style it is fun from there!
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.