UNIQUE & EFFECTIVE SWIMMING PROGRAM
aquachild is run by a dedicated staff that strives to provide children with a unique, positive and rewarding experience in the water.
At aquachild we believe that every child should have the opportunity to learn to survive and have fun in the water using the unique method taught by our instructors.
Boating, surfing, diving, from an early age, I knew when I had kids I wanted them to love the water as much as I do. In 1999, when my first child, Jaya, was born, I had heard about survival swimming lessons for infants but was unable to find any instructors in Dade County. Eventually, in 2001, when my daughter was 2, I finally found an instructor teaching out of her home.
Even during the first week, I was amazed at not only at Jaya's progress but what even the infants were able to do. Watching 10 month old babies swim and float independently was shocking to me. I had to learn how to teach this. Always having a passion for teaching and working with kids, I realized there was a need for more instructors teaching these life saving skills. After a little persuasion, our instructor told told me how to get in touch with my future mentor.
Now almost 10 years later with the thousands of students I've taught, I couldn't have found a more rewarding career. Being a positive influence, and empowering children is something that will never get old for me.
By the time they got me out I had swallowed a lot of water so they rushed me to the emergency room to pump my stomach. The next day my mom brought me back to the same pool and got me in. She followed up by putting me in swim lessons. My mom would not let this experience be the defining one. This led me on the waterlogged path I'm on today.
I studied underwater archeology at Florida state university. In 2001, after 200 hours of hands on training, Scott and I started aquachild. I have a beautiful wife Ana and two amazing children Pixie and Raiden.
Seeing our own kids so comfortable in the water... swim team, water polo,surfing, and scuba diving (Jaya just got certified this year!) I fully appreciate the value of teaching the very lessons that enabled them to get to this level. Watching students progress and become so confident, I'm happy to know I've contributed to them being safer in the water and enjoying a lifetime of swimming.
Swimming since 4 years old. At 7 years old started swimming competitively.
I worked as a lifeguard at Victory Pool for the past year.
Swam for his country Grenada in 3 World Championship Games Rome 2009,
China 2011 and Turkey 2012
I'm currently training for the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil
Looking forward to teaching our future Olympians!
I've been swimming
since I was a child taught by my father.
At 6 years old, I joined the Swim Team for 2 years. After that, I swam on the Water Polo team for the next 10 years.
Swimming is a family tradition, my father and uncles have been swimming, teaching, and playing water sports for as long as I can remember.
I am excited to teach future generations of swimmers!
I started my diving career when I was 18. In 1997 I became an Open Water Dive Instructor
and travelled around the world teaching people how to dive. In 2009 my daughter, Maia, was born.
I also wanted her to love the water and be safe around it. When she was 18 months old, she started the program at Aquachild.
It was incredible to see her swimming progress. Loving to teach and amazed by the swim float swim method, I decided I had to learn.
And so, I completed over 200 hours of hands on training with Brian and Scotty, beginning of 2012. Since then I've been working at Aquachild.
Being able to share the same amazing results I had with my own daughter with other families is the best.
And knowing that I'm making a difference with something I'm so passionate about is really fulfilling!
|Posted by Marcus Wellington, FL
Published on 11/18/2014
|Posted by Ashley Plantation, FL
Published on 07/10/2012