My My mother wrote in my baby book that I took my first strokes and swam at the age of two years and nine months so I was a true “water baby”. I first became WSI (Water Safety Instructor) Certified when I left home to attend college. My dorm had an indoor pool and the staff was looking for students to teach swimming. My first class was to work with some community children who were blind. What a challenge God gave me but I learned so much from this experience and I still consider this one of the most rewarding times of my life.
I have now been teaching for over 40 years. I look forward to the challenge of new students and then delight when I later see them swim away from me. I am on staff at East Shore Athletic Club at 8545 Dorchester Road in North Charleston.
My specialty and passion are the water babies, but I delight in teaching adults. Learning to swim develops so much more than just the skill and the sport. It is one of the best exercises for your body not only for health but for arthritis and sports medicine. You develop confidence and self-esteem. You learn faith and trust in both yourself and in others. And you find the pleasure and the joy of being in and around the water. Swimming is a challenge that can grant you great fulfillment and joy.