SwimNow Lessons For Beginners VB
I HAVE BEEN TEACHING CHILDREN AND ADULTS WATER SAFETY AND SWIMMING FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS. I AM A CERTIFIED WSI INSTRUCTOR AND HAVE WORKED (AND CURRENTLY WORK) WITH THE V.B. "RAPS" PROGRAM FOR TEACHING INNER CITY CHILDREN SWIMMING AND WATER SAFETY DURING THE SUMMER. I SPECIALIZE IN HELPING ADULTS AND CHILDREN OVER COME WATER RELATED PHOBIAS AND IN STROKE DEVELOPMENT.
FOR ME, THE JOY OF LEARNING AND ACCOMPLISHING WITH OTHERS NEW LIFE SKILLS IS A NEVER ENDING PLEASURE AND SOURCE OF SATISFACTION. IF I CAN HELP SOMEONE OVERCOME THEIR FEAR OF THE OCEAN, LAKE OR POOL AND ACHIEVE A LIFETIME OF GOOD HEALTHFUL ACTIVITY , I AM HAPPY AND BLESSED TO HAVE BEEN OF SERVICE! --eddie g.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
...I begin with assessment of each student's skills, background and goals. I look for any special needs or areas of special concern unique to that individual. I then devise a 5-10 day class regime designed to have the person swimming and meeting their specific objectives of the program. FIRST LESSON IS FREE! Therafter, 25.00 per class. The maximum permitted class size is 3 persons.--eddie garcia, jr....-e.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I grew up in FLORIDA around and in the water daily. While, my full time profession is in the law ( tax/business); my passion is long distance swimming ( and diving) in exotic locations throughout the world. I enjoy contributing my part to assure that EVERYONE swims and has basic knowledge of water safety and how to "save their own life" while enjoying our beaches, pools and water-related resourses here in Tidewater/Hampton Roads...-e.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
FIRST LESSON OR METING IS FREE. If we determine we can work together and are mutually satisfied, lessons are $25 per hour session. I prefer to do lessons on SUNDAY mornings using a YMCA pool or other local public or private facility. I , also, provide FREE/GRATIS vollunteer sevices for those children or adults who lack the ability to pay but have a strong desire and dedication to learning swimming and water safety basics FOR LIFE and are willing, later, "to pass it forward" to benefit others.....-e.
How did you get started teaching?
In college, I became aware of my ability to spot swimming issues affecting individuals and started assisting others in overcoming their fears and developing techniques to improve their comfort level and abilitiy to function in an aquatic environment. ...--e.
What types of students have you worked with?
...young & old; experienced and novices alike; men, women children and infants as young as 1 year(s) old....-e.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
....the HELLESPONT annual open water SWIM held in TURKEY/GREECE each year, involving participants from around the world in a 3K swim between continents!---ALSO, participatio in Leslie Paul's "RAPS" swim program as a volunteer instructor ( 2017)....-e.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
...find someone you trust and are comfortable with--OPEN COMMUNICATION is an essential key to learning to swim....e.