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I Am SafeSplash: Teacher Spotlight


My title is Zoe, and I’m an Teacher at SafeSplash Swim Faculty. I’m a Freshman at Archbishop Mitty Excessive Faculty in San Jose, CA. I solely educate as soon as per week proper now, however when I’m not instructing swim classes, I like going to high school, hanging out with my associates, and going to swim apply. 

My journey with SafeSplash truly goes again longer than I can keep in mind. I began studying to swim with SafeSplash 12 years in the past after I was simply 2. My first Coach was Coach Bryan. He was the one which taught me to not be scared or afraid of the water. After Coach Bryan, I continued to study to swim with Coach Chris, Coach Michael, and Coach Joe. All have been wonderful coached that instilled lifelong abilities and values in me. 1-May-31-2023-04-47-04-1332-PM

Whereas taking classes at SafeSplash, I realized all the pieces from the fundamentals to extra superior abilities. The issues I keep in mind most are studying blow bubbles (as a result of it was the very first thing I realized), studying tread water (as a result of it was the toughest factor I realized), and being recruited to the WAVE program (as a result of it was essentially the most enjoyable factor I acquired to do).

After I was 8 years outdated, after spending a while within the WAVE program, I made a decision I wished to be on a swim crew and go to swim meets. Ultimately, I joined the GooseMonkey Swim Membership and nonetheless swim with them right now! Being on a swim crew is essential to me as a result of it has given me alternatives and experiences I by no means thought I’d have. Nice coaches, improbable crew members and enjoyable reminiscences that make us develop nearer collectively are just some of the issues i like most about swim crew.

I used to be so completely satisfied after I turned 14 as a result of it meant I might apply to be a swim teacher. It was one thing that I had wished to do for an extended, very long time. After getting the job, I needed to do a TON of coaching, which was enjoyable, nevertheless it felt like homework generally. I realized educate children swim, why I used to be instructing them the talents I used to be, and do it safely. I even acquired the chance to change into CPR Licensed by the American Pink Cross. It was an excellent studying expertise to see the lesson from the teacher’s perspective.

After I had accomplished my coaching, I acquired to shadow courses with one of many managers (who is definitely one among my swim coaches nonetheless – Coach Joe) for 2-3 months. After that, I used to be in a position to begin instructing courses on my own. It was so cool. I really like instructing! I really like taking issues I’ve realized and watching little children grasp new abilities and face fears with my steerage!
 
I really like working at SafeSplash as a result of it’s unimaginable that I get to work on the similar place that taught me swim so a few years in the past. As a scholar right here, I realized all the pieces from blow my bubbles to swim my butterfly. Now, as an Teacher, I get to show those self same issues to children and see swimmers’ progress from a special perspective. Whether or not as a scholar or teacher, I’ve beloved each second of being part of SafeSplash Swim Faculty and all the unimaginable issues I’ve realized alongside the best way. 


 

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