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Here is some information about the instructor Cynthia Nelson:

Cynthia's Swimming Philosophy

Each swimmer learns at their own speed and ability and no swimmer is the same.  As an instructor, I try to meet the needs of each swimmer whether it be learning to overcome the fear of water or pushing them to excel as a strong swimmer by improving stroke technique and stamina.  Some swimmers will learn faster than others and some will pick up skills on the first or second try.  Each swimmer is just as important and I will work with them to succeed.

Cynthia's Background

Cynthia Nelson is currently the Assistant Aquatic Director of a YMCA and a Head Swim Coach of a 115 member age group swim team in Northern NJ. She has a 15 year competitive swimming career as a swimmer for a USA Swim Team on Long Island, and was a 4 year varsity swimmer at Drew University in  Madison, NJ.  She has 2 years competitive coaching experience as an  assistant coach  at Bucknell  University, a Division I school in Pennsylvania and was a coach for the 2001 Stanford International Swim Camp in California.  She teaches lessons daily at the YMCA for children ages 4 and up.

She began her teaching career at the age of 15 with a small developmental swimming group on LI and then went on to teach at summer camps, and swim schools in LI, NJ and Pennsylvania.  Teaching is part of her life and it shows!

She loves children and is patient, kind and friendly.  Creativity is a big part of the way she teaches and she allows the children to explore the fun and exciting aspects of swimming. 

Cynthia's Certifications

Red Cross Lifeguard

Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer

ASCA Level 1

Coaches Safety Training

WSI

Cynthia's Other Qualifications

Experience teaching children with special needs
Experience teaching handicapped children and adults.

Cynthia's References

 Numerous references available upon request

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Email Cynthia with your questions!

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