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May is Drowning Prevention Awareness Month

By |2017-10-24T13:42:02+00:00May 2nd, 2017|

We are all humans. We do make mistakes and yes, it can happen to you. No matter how careful we are, all it takes is a 30-second distraction to send us into panic mode because we cannot locate a child. Even worse is not being able to locate them when there is a body of [...]

Being a Product of the System

By |2017-10-24T13:42:02+00:00March 29th, 2017|

For the past decade, I have been hard at work creating a system that will provide many advantages to the swimmers and families that choose to be a part of it. A system that can provide quality and appropriate programming for infants and beyond. Evolution Swim Academy has been successful in producing safer swimmers and [...]

A Story about Swim Parents: In Hindsight

By |2017-10-24T13:42:02+00:00November 30th, 2016|

I was blessed to have had a career in swimming which allowed me to travel the world and most important, to obtain an education that may have been out of reach had it not been for the financial support from Arizona State University in exchange for my skills in the pool. My swim career did [...]

Learn to Swim v. Learn to Survive

By |2017-10-24T13:42:03+00:00February 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+00:00February 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 [...]

My Kindergartner and my “aha” Moment

By |2015-11-04T13:42:28+00:00October 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 [...]