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  • Freestyle w/fins

    Matthew: Freestyle with Fins Meet Matthew. This was a college student who I trained from the ground up. When he came to me he did not know how to swim and within six months developed into what you see in this video. After teaching body awareness and body balance, I move onto streamline and then freestyle. Here Matthew is taking long strokes and using fins to help propel himself through…

  • 12 Noodle Exercises for the upper body and lower body

    12 Noodle Exercises for the Upper and Lower Body A series of noodle exercises that help a swimmer develop body awareness and body balance. Noodles are just swimming aids that new swimmers can use for support as they are learning the proper body position. Many, but not all exercises can be completed without having to put the face in the water. Noodle Arm Balance Noodle Front Float Noodle Front Float…

  • Client Story: Sharon

    CLIENT STORY:SHARON Sharon and I connected after she found me when doing a google search for adult swim instructors. She had taken lessons before but never learned to swim. Suffering from an immense amount of fear of water after witnessing a drowning, her goal at first was simply to become comfortable with being in the water. She told me immediately, and matter of factly that she would not put her…
  • Client Story: Kim

    CLIENT STORY:KIM Kim started training with me after she returned from a trip to Hawaii. She and her partner had taken a vacation and while there, Kim realized learning to swim was needed. Kim is tall, retired military and a former track and field athlete so much of her strength is in her lower body. She was scared of getting water over her head and only felt comfortable in waist…
  • Client Story: Daron

    CLIENT STORY: DARON Daron came to me in March, 2019. He was seeking a health change and started teaching himself how to swim. We worked together for three months and progressed him from struggling how to float (back and front) to completing his first open water swim only 5 months after he learned how to swim.   BEGINNING OF TRAINING When Daron and I started working together, he was swimming…
  • Manning’s Story

    Manning’s Story https://vimeo.com/237120917 How I finally ended up doing what I was called to do. Many of you are familiar with my story.  For those of you who are not here is the cliff notes version. When I moved out to Katy it was to get a new start after my best friend and mentor, Karen passed away. Staying in my old place was too hard emotionally because of all…

  • Freestyle w/fins

    Matthew: Freestyle with Fins Meet Matthew. This was a college student who I trained from the ground up. When he came to me he did not know how to swim and within six months developed into what you see in this video. After teaching body awareness and body balance, I move onto streamline and then freestyle. Here Matthew is taking long strokes and using fins to help propel himself through…

  • Freestyle w/snorkel

    Johnny: Freestyle with Snorkel I love working with older adults who have recently retired and have chosen to take up swimming as way to maintain their cardiovascular health.  As part of a long set, I encourage my clients to use a snorkel as it limits the need to take breaths through rotary (side) or rhythmic (alternating sides) breathing.  It also slows them down so they can concentrate of their technique…

  • Hypermobile and a weak back

    Hypermobile and a weak back This was a client of mine who is a triathlete who needed to work on her swimming.  She  was very strong in her running and cycling portions but could not hold herself up (kept sinking) in the swim portion.  You will see here in the video that she demonstrated hypermbility in the low back.  She was having trouble stabilizing and engaging the low back so…

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    Trauma & Hope

    In the last three weeks, the south/southeast part of the US has unwillingly been subjected to the “collusion” of two deadly storms. Harvey took aim at Texas and left his mark of destruction with flooded homes, cars and leaving people homeless. Irma, the jealous one decided to outdo herself, showoff and settle the score by making her mark on the Caribbean & Florida. It is atmospheric “sibling” rivalry at its best.

    Needless to say, we the unwilling participants, the people who live in these areas, who have family in these areas, are having to figure out a “new normal.” Even those who have survivor’s guilt. Let’s just be plain my city (Houston) is experiencing shock and trauma. We still have roads that are flooded, homes that are being gutted, and people still living in shelters.