Olympic Champions Swim Clinic & Forum

By |2017-10-24T13:42:03-07:00June 6th, 2016|

  Taking the show on the road! That’s exactly what we did last week as my Olympic champion friends and I had the privilege to share our story with coaches and age-group swimmers in Bogota, Colombia. Every four years, the Olympic Games introduce us to new athletes that are not of the baseball, football or [...]

Turnover and Working with the Millennial Generation

By |2017-10-24T13:42:03-07:00March 30th, 2016|

I have a dilemma. We have too much turnover in my company. We hire young, energetic people that are from the millennial generation, for the most part. We hire the very people that Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to about free public university. These good people are defined, loosely, as people who were born from the [...]

Teaching Safer Swimmers before we Teach Fluid Swimmers

By |2017-10-24T13:42:03-07:00March 15th, 2016|

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, over 200 kids between the ages of 1-14 drowned last year in the United States.  Of those, 143 of them were under the age of 5. California had the 3rd highest incidence of drowning and to be even more specific, Orange County had the highest rate in California. Drowning [...]

Learn to Swim v. Learn to Survive

By |2017-10-24T13:42:03-07:00February 29th, 2016|

So what’s the difference between learning to swim and learning to survive? We hear it all the time, “my child knows how to swim." We get her in the water (we will use a female child for this example) and sure enough, the child can swim, doggie paddle, etc. a few feet like a champ. Your [...]

Connecting With Clients

By |2017-10-24T13:42:03-07:00February 3rd, 2016|

This past week I was reminded on two separate occasions that connecting with my clients is not so much about selling as it is about connecting. The first conversation I had was with a client who was patiently watching her daughter transition from being a timid and fearful student to a confident student ready to transition to semi-private [...]

Welcome to the Olympic Year

By |2017-10-24T13:42:03-07:00January 6th, 2016|

The holiday festivities have come and gone and we are now faced with having to follow through on new year’s resolutions that we wholeheartedly plan to incorporate into the root of our beings. Weight lose? Eat healthier? More exercise? Maybe to be a better, more understanding spouse? All of these resolutions sound great, but as [...]

An End to a Great Year

By |2017-10-24T13:42:03-07:00December 1st, 2015|

I am so excited that the holiday season is here because it means that I am closer to spending quality time with family and friends. 2015 has been a special and busy year for my family as we opened the doors to Evolution Swim Academy Mission Viejo and we welcomed our baby boy Luca into [...]

Let the Holiday Season Begin!

By |2017-10-24T13:42:03-07:00November 2nd, 2015|

With the Halloween festivities now behind us and the holiday season officially in full swing, we now look forward to lots of food, spending time with family and great holiday deals. Halloween takes special meaning in my family because it is an opportunity for us to take our yearly family picture. This year, as we [...]

My Kindergartner and my “aha” Moment

By |2015-11-04T13:42:28-07:00October 1st, 2015|

This year, my 5-year old daughter Valentina is attending kindergarten. Normal enough right? Not so much. Although having a 5-year old cry on her first day of school is nothing out of the ordinary and sure, her crying makes it super difficult for mom and I to let go, we understand that it is part [...]