Years of swim coaching experience
2 years

Strongest area of swim coaching
My strongest area in teaching is teaching beginners. I love watching my students going from not being able to float to being able to do a 25 yard freestyle. It’s a rewarding feeling.

List all aquatics certifications
Ellis Swim Instructor Certification, Red Cross Certification for lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.

Swim Coaching Experiences
I volunteered and worked at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School as a swim instructor for 2 years.

Mention any swimming achievements
Achieved my personal goal for breaststroke.

What is your coaching style
I start off easy to get the swimmer comfortable with the water. I also try to add some humor and fun games so the swimmer can get comfortable and trust me. I’m not only your teacher but also your friend. As the lessons go on I make it a little more challenging.

What is your philosophy/motto
If you say you can’t do it, you can’t. If you say you can do it, you can do almost anything. A student will learn as much as they want to. No one can force them to the top, they have to get there on their own. I give the student the tools and skills to succeed, but the student has to be willing to take it.