Hi, my name is Sydney and I've been teaching swim lessons for 3 years. I have worked with children of all ages and abilities, including children with special needs. Outside of the pool I have worked with children as a tutor, camp counselor, and anxiety counselor. I graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in Psychology and swam for their Varsity swim team. I have participated in the sport competitively for 15 years and love to teach younger athletes.
Hi, I'm Leah and I've been a lifeguard for 5 years & teaching swim lessons for 4 of those years. I have 9 years of experience working with children ages 3-15 as a babysitter & teacher at Jewish Sunday schools. I have experience teaching students on the autism spectrum. I'm a senior at Brandeis University. I'm love teaching people how to swim - swimming can help people face fears & surprise themselves with what they can accomplish, I learned this in my four years on my high school swim team.
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My name is Teddi DiCanio. Living along the coast, I spend time in the ocean, when not in a pool teaching swimming. For about twenty years, I have taught swimming to people of all ages and ability levels. One of my important skills as a teacher is the ability to break actions (and ideas) into component parts to work on. I have a master's in education and when not teaching I may be writing, teaching voice, or performing intermittently as a storyteller.
Hi! My name is Meghan. I am a registered nurse originally from Natick, MA. During my time at Natick high school, I competed on the swim team for 4 years. Prior to that, I had been taking lessons my whole life. During nursing school, I spent summers teaching infant and pediatric swim classes at the Boston Sports Club. Currently, I am a school nurse at a learning center for autistic children. I believe water safety is extremely important and am excited to begin teaching with Sunsational swim!
Hello there, my name is Adrienne. I've been swimming since I was 6 years old. I swam competitively in Grade School and High School. I have had the privilege to teach young children from 10-months-old to 13 years old and some adults. I love teaching swimming because it is a life skill that never fails you. In my eyes, swimming provides so many health benefits to the body, soul, and mind. It gives focus, relaxation, fun, and discipline.
Hi, my name is Molly and I've been teaching swim lessons for 3 years with ages 4 months to 60 years. I have experience teaching special needs children and fearful beginners. I've worked with children for 7 years as a registered behavior technician, teacher, and babysitter. I went to Florida Gulf Coast University and earned a degree in special education in 2020. I love teaching swimming because there is nothing more satisfying than teaching a child and being able to watch them develop over time.
Hi, my name is Beth and I've been teaching swim lessons for 25 years. I've been working with kids, mainly in the pool, but have also been a camp counselor and youth worker both on land and on cruise ships. I'm currently a head swim coach and lifeguard/CPR instructor. I teach people of all ages and abilities and love seeing people master a new skill. I was a competitive swimmer for 12 years and never really left the water.
My name is Sarah and I have been teaching swim for about two years. I am a recent college graduate and have worked as the Swim lesson program coordinator at the YMCA and have taught children ages 3 months through 12 years old as well as adults. I specialize in helping children face their fear of the water by challenging them with games and other motivators, all while maintaining a safe calm environment. I have experience teaching swim to kids on the autism spectrum and with downs syndrome. I
Hello! My name is Michaela and I've been teaching swim lessons during the summers for ages 3-14. I've also worked with children at camps and other pools as a lifeguard. I went to Needham High School and graduated in 2019, and I am now at Clemson University studying Marketing. I love teaching swimming because it is a great and fun skill to have!
Hello, my name is Tom Jacobs, and I have been teaching swimming for 50 years. I have worked as a lifeguard and swimming instructor, most recently in a YMCA setting. In the last two years, have had in excess of 200 different students. I particularly like working with younger children so as to give them the gift of loving swimming, and being safe in the water, at an early age.