I have been teaching backyard lessons and helping children learn to be safe and love the water for 20 years.
I started teaching swim lessons in pools around Los Angeles, and after the birth of my first kiddos, (twins who are now 10 years old,) we moved to Seattle and no one had a pool! So I found one.... and then another. I've been teaching lessons at home ever since we came here.
The methods I've developed with my expertise in both water safety and child development have made learning to swim a magical experience for hundreds of children over the years! Complementing my work in the water is also my career work as a Parent Education Instructor for North Seattle College for the last 8 years.
I work on building community and supporting families as we navigate the tumultuous journey of parenting. Working with families in and out of the water is my passion! I am a mama of 3 wild boys - twin 10 year olds, and a 5 year old.
When you arrive for your lesson, please park in the designated parking area in front of the house or directly across the street.
The entrance to the pool is through the gate on the right side of the house.
Please be ready to enter the pool area enclosure as soon as the as your lesson begins. There is a clock on the outside of the enclosure for reference. Lessons are back to back and require punctuality in order to get the most of your swim time.
Feel free to arrive no more than 15 minutes before your scheduled slot and take about 15 minutes afterwards to get dressed and on your way. There is a changing/waiting room and bathroom down the stairs in the basement of the house for your convenience.
Parents who are accompanied by very young wiggly children or those with particularly nervous swimmers are asked to watch from the lesson cam in the waiting room. There is also a bench in the enclosure for adults and siblings who wish to quietly observe the lesson.
We appreciate you doing your best to keep noise down to a minimum to minimize interrupting other swim lessons and respect our very sensitive neighbors.
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org