Years of swim coaching experience
I have been coaching swim lessons for the past six years.

List all aquatics certifications
My specialty in terms of teaching is children and adolescents, but I am comfortable with adults as well.

Swim Coaching Experiences
I possess the Jeff Ellis Swim Instructor Certification, CPR/AED, and First Aid certifications.

Mention any swimming achievements
This summer I am thrilled to be working with the Summer Camp at FitRec as a counselor.

What is your coaching style
My coaching style is energetic and immersive, with a healthy splash of humor. I like to bring a smile to my students faces and instill confidence as they learn and progress.

What is your philosophy/motto
Swimming is a survival skill and I believe that everyone should have an understanding of it. In my lessons I use positive reinforcement to build confidence and trust. Once a student has confidence they can advance more quickly. My goal as an instructor is for the student to be comfortable in all parts of the water, whether it be the shallow end, the middle of the pool, or the very bottom of the nine-foot deep end. For the adults: it’s never too late to learn how to swim. Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around for a while, you could miss it.