My goal is to help people of all ages gain the skills and confidence needed to enjoy the water. I grew up in and around the water, began swimming competitively at the age of 5, and started teaching swim lessons in middle school. As a swimmer, my personal experience includes 12 years of competitive swimming and several open water swims, ranging from 1 mile to over 10K, in a variety of conditions. As an instructor, I understand that learning to swim is not one-size-fits-all, and there are both physical and mental components to the process of learning and/ or perfecting a new skill. My job is to listen to you, understand your goals, and use my training to help you gain the skills and mindset you need to reach those goals.
Whether you are a triathlete looking to improve your open water technique or simply someone who has decided that now is the time to learn to swim–progressing from fear and frustration to respect and confidence in the water–I have experience working with swimmers of all ages and ability levels. Wherever you are starting out, whatever your goals, I want to work with you to help you improve your relationship with the water.
- Beginner Swimmers…any age
- US Masters Certified Swim Coach
- Adult Learn to Swim (ALTS) Certified Instructor