As little as I might like to admit it, I’m a California boy through and through. Though I was first in a pool at five days old, and later got my A diploma, at Zuiderbad, I really was able to respect the role swimming could have in my life during my years in the Bay Area around San Francisco. Moving through the ranks of watersport allowed me to have a comfortable place to get lost in each day and has since kept me on my feet through some of the hardest times in my life. This opportunity is what I want to share with every learning swimmer I can. Though they have come bearing different faces, competitive swim, lifeguarding, waterpolo, surfing, and diving have all brought me different parts of understanding the greater whole of moving through water. Once I began to coach I immediately fell in love with showing others how to access this hidden treasure, and realise their goals. With a little bit of coaching, and an awareness of yourself as much as a curiosity to learn, I believe everyone will be able to discover an athletic part of themselves they didn’t know they had.
My teaching style is therefore highly adaptable and forgiving, encouraging everybody to learn from experience as much as trust their body’s natural love of water. I am open to all backgrounds in water sport and have a keen personal understanding of the way someone’s body adapts to a new set of skills, adapting my individual feedback to tailor to your specific needs and prior understanding
My favourite thing to teach someone is to trust themselves and promote their capability and comfort through practice. I therefore enjoy teaching the basics of swim form and body position, as well as teach advanced lessons for stroke techniques. My recent experience as a swim coach has also allowed me the experience that I need in this field to be able to rally a group together and have everybody learning new things about their personal capabilities simultaneously. If you ever need me I’m usually the one running around with a huge smile on his face. Don’t hesitate to let me help you find the potential within your own future swimming career