Christina, the founder of YPSC, is a NRZ certified swim instructor, a certified NLP master and international rowing athlete. Her journey to start this swim school started in 2012, thanks to an interesting turn in her career. Ever since, she is unstoppable to fulfill her mission; empowering people by teaching them how to swim.
"While living and working in Kenya for two years, as a manager in horticulture, I enjoyed teaching others how to swim. I was not a teacher at that time, but just a ‘decent swimmer’ Still my level of swimming what a lot of people aimed for…for sure …if you can’t even get yourself ‘in the water! That was the first time I realized how hard it can be dealing with fear of water and how much fun you are missing out that way.
I came back to The Netherlands and decided to get off the corporate track by following this internal desire keep on motivating people by sharing my passion for the water. After obtaining my qualifications and internships at several schools, I came up with the idea to start private lessons for adults in The Hague. Almost immediately, the response was viral. The concept we offer is exactly what a lot of people were waiting for apparently.
"I have experienced in many ways that our mindset can keep us away from the objects we have in life. Fear is natural biological reaction aiming to protect us from danger. However if the proportion of fear is out of context, it is nearly impossible to learn new things or the get the best of yourself. When I was able to understand this, I could communicate with our students in a more effective way. Within a couple of lessons , students make steps forward that they could not imagine. This process is very inspiriting and makes me want to help more adults and introduce them to the joy of water. It humbles me that our students allow us to work with them. They are our heroes!”
Your Personal swim Coach started with two instructors and less than 20 students only. Within less than 4 years, we grew to over 30 coaches, 600 students weekly and are a licensed school to hand out ENVOZ swim diplomas. I owe a big thank you to Mandy, who stand by my side along those first years. You should definitely meet here and enjoy one her lessons in The Hague.
We have taught hundreds of people how to swim over the years and will continue expanding our locations and instructors. Each individual who will cross our path will be welcomed with open arms. I can’t wait to help you to achieve your goals!