Meet Vlad

Training experience:
3+ years

Nationality: 
Romanian

In the Netherlands since:
2022

Languages:
English, Romanian

You can find Warren at:
Amsterdam
Diemen

Personal vision:

“I believe everyone will be able to discover an athletic part of themselves they didn’t know they had”

Profile:

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. 

 Coaching Style:

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

Specialities:

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

Our adult swim classes

Your Personal Swim Coach will help you become a more confident you, a stronger, fitter and healthier you, a happier, care-free you and ensure your success in learning to enjoy and feel safe in and around water!

Water introduction

If you cannot swim at all and are fearful and/or challenged in water generally.

You took classes before and  failed or it has been a very long time ago.

Stroke introduction

You are comfortable in shallow water, but are not able yet to perform all 4 basic strokes.

This level requires for you to have passed the introduction program, or you are able to perform swim an backcrawl and single back stroke (froggie leg).

Intermediate

You can swim comfortable in shallow water, however deep water gives you discomfort.

This level requires for you know all the 4 basic strokes and you have had swim lessons before.

Advanced

You have  no issues in deep water and are able to swim more than one lane without breaking.

These groups works on improving their swimming skills and stamina and follow the program for diploma A, B and C.